Beat up watches

The picture above has became an epic picture. It shows a Riki Watanabe watch after owner dropped it and all its hour markers (except 3 o’clock) came off. So don’t drop your Riki Watanabe watch or it will look like this.

Here’s is another picture I want to show you. Word of advise this time is, don’t abuse your Orient Mako or it will look like this.

This is probably the most beat up Mako on the Internet. You can see that the watch has scratched crystal and bezel. The case probably has some scratches as well. The bezel is faded probably due to long exposure under the sun. One of the spring bars seems to have given way. The other is about to give way as well.

What do you think the owner of this Mako work as? Must be some work involving manual labour and under the sun.

Diver, construction, mechanic, armed forces, etc.

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7 thoughts on “Beat up watches

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  2. Pete

    Or which is more sad- a load of great watches sitting in a safe never to be used as they were meant? That riki is appalling, shouldnt happen. At least the mako is living a full life, it now has more character…..the memories of its wearer ingrained in it but not a lost cause yet.

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    1. Yeoman Post author

      I agree that the Mako is living a full life except it is kind of too fast. Some SKX007’s and 6309’s took 10 to 20 years of use to reach the same condition. This mako probably took 2 to 3 years.

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    1. Yeoman Post author

      It has no “Abuse resist” but the “water resist” part is definitely working as I don’t see any water vapour on the crystal.

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  3. T C Lim

    Its sad to see watches in that condition. But its proof that Orient watches can take lots of abuse and still ticking.

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