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

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  • Margotron
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    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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  • auronblue
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    Looks like 3 votes for the Ray so far.....


    Keep the comments coming. I appreciate them all.

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  • jessy_diamond
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    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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  • LesserBlackDog
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    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.

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  • jordan
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    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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  • auronblue
    started a topic Orient Mako or Ray?- Help Me Decide

    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!

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