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  1. hi.my orient tri star and seiko 5 snx have not manual winding too.but not important because i can wind them with swing from side to side .

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      That’s a great workaround with these non-manual winding movements!

  2. I’m using the exact same watch. And I like it. However orient is producing all bambinos with the same size and they are big for my wrist. Also if you check some vintage watches with a domed dial such as omega, you will see that they are no big than 36mm. I think orient should produce a smaller version as well. Another thing is, it doesn’t keep the time well enough. Every week it goes faster for 3 minutes. Other than these, it is a stylish watch to wear. Additionally, thanks for your nice review. I like the brown strap, but I’m thinking to get a steel one instead because they are more durable. I’m thinking to use a 20mm steel strap but I’m not sure if it is going to fit well.

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      Too bad that the Bambino is not a good fit for your wrist. In that case a more smaller watch size should work fine but the issue with such watches (as you’ve pointed out with the vintage Omega) is it becomes rarer these days.

      Brands know the style nowadays had shifted to bigger sized watches, so much so many brands don’t even bother producing watches with the smaller 36-38 mm diameter. This is very unfortunate since I’m also a fan of small and classic watch size. In fact, I can’t seem to remember ever encountering any of the more affordable automatic watches with a smaller size case…

      On the automatic movement accuracy, at 3 min per week, it must be running about +-25 seconds per day. While that is still acceptable as per the manual, I think it can be better. I’d suggest you take it to a watchmaker and had him/her adjust the accuracy

      You might be able to pull off the 20 mm strap on the Bambino but I have to warn that the lug width is 21 mm which means there will be a slight gap in-between the strap and the lugs. There’s no harm in trying it and see if you like it or not. Sometimes, you just have to put the strap on the watch and wear it yourself to decide on if it’s a good fit or not =)

      Cheers!

  3. For me, a man who wear watch looks more handsome and decent. But not everyone affords to buy it. Men should read this page so they can find where to buy perfect watch for themselves which is not in surprisingly price. Of course girls can read it too so they have the idea for birthday and christmas gifts for family and friends. I, myself will surely grab one of these watches soon. I really like it all!

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      Hi there. I completely agree with you. A watch is something that a gentleman should wear. By wearing a watch, we can be more punctual for our meetings and appointments which really increase our professionalism and life as a whole. Time is gold, and to keep track and be punctual is like mining gold. Thanks for dropping by. Have a good day!

  4. Hi,
    I like the retro style this Orient Bambino Automatic Watch delivers – It looks stunning.

    So many watches these days are far too big for me, then there’s the others with so many dials that it makes telling the time a hassle.

    This has a very clear dial, looks great and not too big. It will suit me down to the ground.

    Can I ask, you say that purchasing another strap is not easy in this size, is there anywhere you know of where I can purchases a strap at the same time as purchasing the watch as I would like a replacement in the future?

    Thanks for your time,
    Simon.

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      I completely agree with you Simon. I frequently check out some of the latest models nowadays and just feel like they are too big. Some watches even comes in 46 mm diameter! That’s too big man! It might work for a big guy but for a small guy with a chicken hand (like me), a small watch is the way to go =)

      You just stated the best points about this Orient Bambino buddy. It’s simple, elegant and simply stunning. And it’s selling for just about $200 which makes it very popular. In fact, Amazon also has trouble to stock up for this watch.

      The strap with 21 mm width is quite difficult to buy as normally aftermarket straps come at 20, 22 and 24 mm widths. If you can’t find a suitable 21 mm, you can use the 22 mm width strap and try to fit it in the lugs by trimming the edges a bit.

      I would recommend your local watch shop for you to buy and change the strap. It is much easier to have someone do it for you if you are first time changing the straps. They can also point out to any compatible straps for you. But I doubt any brick and mortar watch store carries this Orient Bambino. The best option is to buy it from Amazon or other online stores like ebay or Jomashop which will surely carry a suitable watch strap. All the best Simon!

  5. I never liked watches myself, but I always thought they made a perfect gift for someone’s birthday, so I ended up buying a lot of watches for friends and family. I haven’t seen this one before, though.
    At first sight, it gives me the impression of a pretty luxurious watch, and its price isn’t extremely high, surprisingly. So I guess it would look great on someone (not on myself, of course :P)
    Btw, I really like your website 😀

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      Hi Ashley! Thanks for the kind words =) I really appreciate it.

      Yep Orient Bambino is a very fine watch. For around $200, it is one of the best low end dress watch you can buy. Being an automatic watch, you will never replace any battery. It’s the perfect gift for anyone.

  6. That’s a gorgeous watch. I think I need to put it on my hubby’s gift ideas list for his bday/xmas. If I wanted to find a 21mm lug, where could I find it or look for it?

    I’m assuming that is where the wrist band attaches to the watch face? Is there a particular reason they made it 21mm?

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      Hi Marlinda! Glad that you love the watch! The Orient Bambino is very nice and any man will be really happy to be given this watch as a present.

      Yes the lug width is the place where the strap attaches to the watch. I can’t think of any reason why Orient made it 21 mm. You can find replacement straps in Amazon, though last time I check it is quite hard to find a good strap with 21 mm width. You can also find some straps at your local watch store.

      A good alternative is to buy a 22 mm strap (which is more popular and can be bought easily) and cut off a bit of the strap ends to fit the lug width. The picture above with the brown strap is actually using 22 mm strap and you can see how it’s not obvious at all.

      Thanks for reading!

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