Orient M-Force Automatic watches gives you the impression of a sort of combination of multiple watches when you buy one. What really sets the M-Force apart is Orient’s use of sapphires (almost a rarity at the price point at which it is offered) besides mineral crystals; dial designs, material quality and colour combinations much, much better than what you get in watches in the class and upgraded hardware like solid links for the bracelet. The movements really need no mention, since Orient has a longstanding goodwill for providing the best in the category and are always on the quest for providing better. There have been many other M-Force models that came up over the years, but the original M-Force is considered a classic even today. Good, ‘first mechanical watches’ for novices and collectibles for veterans, the splendid look and enriching experience of Orient M-Force Automatic watches scratches satisfactorily the itch that compels you to go for a new watch without draining you out of your resources.
The M-Force is the most popular sports line from Orient, combining very attractive, classic and clean styling with automatic movements. The screw-down, often offset, protected pushers confirm its diver status.
The M-Force name, however; stays somewhat shrouded in mystery, though many of the watch forums claim it’s the circular dolphin logo on the rubber strap of the first Orient M-Force that’s responsible. But then again, the M-Force is a large, fast-moving oceanic shark (genus Isurus; especially the Isurus Glaucus of Indo-Pacific and Australian seas) with a deep blue back and white under-parts. Where does this relate?
The dolphin, according to some, resembled more a shark, so the rechristening was M-Force. And the trend of nicknaming of the Orient watch models started. Howe’er, M-Force also means strength (origin is Germanic) and also ‘Child of truth’ in Japanese; the last two seems to be more plausible reasons behind the nomenclature.
Orient uses a total of 52 different movements to power the M-Force – the Caliber 40N5A being the most widely used – exhibiting centre to sub-seconds, days; day and date, hand-winding and hacking facilities. On the other end, it is the Caliber 40N5A; an automatic movement originally introduced for higher end models (the King Master, for example) but found way into the M-Force II. But what really helps to define the Orient M-Force is their in-house creation and robustness.
The splendid look and enriching experience of Orient M-Force Automatic watches are the result of a complete absence of the cheap, jangly feeling so common in low-priced mechanical watches. The M-Force is built good and solid, with thick and well-machined stainless steel forming its components and bringing them to an impeccable finish.