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    Orient Mako or Ray?- Help Me Decide



    To all,

    I am looking to buy my first automatic and have narrowed it down to the Orient Mako in Blue:


    http://orientwatchusa.com/cem65002d


    or the Orient Ray in Blue:


    http://orientwatchusa.com/mens/diver-watches/em65009d


    They are the same size and movement and the price difference is negligible. I would be grateful for any comments, particularly from those of you that own either of these watches. Help me decide!


    #2


    I've got the Ray. I like it. The Mako seemed a bit plain to me, but some prefer it.


    1 vote for Ray here.

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      #3


      It's purely a matter of personal preference, as the watches are essentially identical except for the bracelet, indices, hands, and bezel font. For a dive watch, I've always preferred the classic Submariner no-number indices look. And I think the Ray's bracelet suits it better as a "dress diver" than the much plainer Mako.


      The Mako simply isn't to my taste, but I have considered buying the Ray several times before.

      Ben

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        #4


        I got the Mako, but only because here in Canada, I couldn't find a decent price on the Ray anywhere (actually I think I couldn't find it at all). Go for the Ray.


        Also, if you plan on changing the strap (I went for a NATO strap), buy the rubber band version. Same watch, but cheaper.

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          #5


          Looks like 3 votes for the Ray so far.....


          Keep the comments coming. I appreciate them all.

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            #6


            If you want it to look a little closer to an omega seamaster // rolex submariner, get the mako (it has dot markers). If you don't care, w-evs

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              #7


              I'll be ordering the Ray tomorrow. Thanks to all who lent their advice.

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                #8


                I ended up with the Ray, too. General consensus was that the Ray bevel was better, and then it was just a choice of numbers or no numbers. Numbers are more functional, marks are more fashionable.


                The blue color is awesome. You'll love it.

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                  #9


                  I received my Ray last week and posted a pic of it all in the Recent Purchases thread. Thanks to everyone for their feedback.

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