As we enter spring, we’re all gearing up for a little bit of everything, some rain, some sun and a bit of wind. Spring watches have always been regarded as simple pieces on either leather or stainless steel. We think that the new Orient Surveyor ER23 collection comes just in time for the new season. The Orient Surveyor is a unique yet casual looking watch with little features here and there that really make them one of a kind.
The thing that got us really excited about the new Orient Surveyor was most certainly the dial. The dial features a textured graining that is in a grid pattern. It really reminds of the texture of the classic picnic blanket (which would certainly make this an ode to spring). The stainless steel hour markers are coated with luminescent material, as are the fence post hands. The white color of the lume brings out a fantastic contrast which attributes to the awesome readability. The charcoal chapter ring displays minutes or seconds. The watch also has a date display and employs a sapphire crystal. The Orient Surveyor comes in a variety of colors: black (FER23003B0), white (FER23004W0), blue (FER23002D0) and red (FER23003H0). All dial colors except the blue version are mounted on a solid stainless steel bracelet. The blue version features a black IP coated case and black leather strap. The strap is unique in its own right: it’s a bit wider than most and the bottom end of the strap is squared at the bottom instead of rounded. It’s certainly a quirky design feature.
The Orient Surveyor comes in at 42mm across and only 11.2mm thick. It’s a watch that comes at a perfect modern size and should be a great addition to your spring attire. The black (FER23003B), white (FER23004W) and red (FER23003H) dials are priced at $385 MSRP and the blue dial (FER23002D) is priced at $270.