Free Orient Mako Automatic Diver Watch Giveaway

Free Orient Mako Automatic Diver Watch Giveaway

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I am proud to present the second aBlogtoRead.com watch giveaway. I've made it even simpler this time to enter for a chance to win your choice of free Orient Mako Automatic Diver's watch. The giveaway is sponsored by Island Watch. The Orient Mako has an automatic mechanical movement that is in-house made by Orient in Japan. The movement features the time, date, and date of the week. Each with quickset adjusters. The watch is water resistant to 200 meters and features a solid stainless steel case and rotating diver's bezel. Attractive and affordable, it makes for a good everyday diver style watch and is about 41mm wide. Read my full review of the Orient Mako Diver line of watches here.

The winner will be able to choose any of the Orient Mako models carried by Island Watch. This includes all metal versions with black, orange, or a blue face - as well as versions with a rubber diver's strap. The blue faced model has two bezel options, one with blue and red in a the "Pepsi bezel" style.

Free Orient Mako Automatic Diver Watch Giveaway   watch giveaways

Free Orient Mako Automatic Diver Watch Giveaway   watch giveaways

Free Orient Mako Automatic Diver Watch Giveaway   watch giveaways

To Enter You Must:

1. Comment on this post below with your valid e-mail address where required. In the body of your comment you can mention your favorite current or past diver style watch.

2. By entering you are opting in to receive occasional watch related news letters or announcements from the sponsor, Island Watch. You may opt out at any time.

3. Wait until the giveaway is over on September 1st 2009 for the winner to be chosen at random.

A couple of basic rules. You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor's inventory and watch availability. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.

Good luck, and thanks to Island Watch (longislandwatch.com), the sponsor of the Orient Mako Automatic watch giveaway here at aBlogtoRead.com!

Free Orient Mako Automatic Diver Watch Giveaway   watch giveaways

Island Watch is a popular Internet watch retailer specializing in brands such as Orient, Seiko, Dievas, Junkers, Luminox, Traser, Aristo, Wenger, Zeno, Vostok Europe, among others.

272 comments
vojdiaz
vojdiaz

I've been looking at the mako xl or the mako for my first orange dial watch.  I currently use vintage seiko divers watch in my rotation.  If I had to choose, it would be a tossup between the orange dial and the pepsi bezel

arodprn
arodprn

I like this classic Orient design. Clean looks reminiscent of Rolex's Submariner but refined in it's own way redefining a divers watch.

joel f
joel f

I love the look of the Breitling Superocean, but it's way out of my price range..    Doxa has great alternatives that quite affordable, and the Mako is everyman's dive watch.

utonic76
utonic76

Still similar to a Rolex, but a dive watch would give me a good excuse to dive, even if it's in 46 inches of water. And you don't dare "dive" in less than 4 feet of water; you "flop"

moosehayden
moosehayden

First, I feel like I need to say how much I like your "About Us" comments on your blog.  Particularly this:  "We also believe in bringing real watchmaking to the people, less the marketing hype that comes with mass produced luxury which contributes unnecessarily to what goes into a watch".  I have always been fascinated by watches and clocks.  Your blog has alllowed me to see what before I only imagined and your boutique will now allow me to purchase what I never thought I could:  A beautifully handcrafted Swiss made watch.  It is amazing that you each have "regular day jobs making watches in major Swiss luxury watch firms while working on EHF projects on our personal time".  Simply Amazing!!  I don't own many watches and those ae the ones that don't "cost" much, don't say "Swiss" and are not the luxury type.  To me a big name means "able to afford" or "Mass Produced". Not that I wouldn't like to own some of the nicer "Boutique" watches I've seen but I could never justify spending so much money to own one.  The thought of buying a watch that is uniquely made by hand, without all the hype means a lot to me.  I feel like I need to say thank you for being willing to take on this type of watch making philosophy and bringing it to life for me and others to enjoy!  I know from the looks and commments you make in your blog, you could charge considerably more for your watches.  I look forward to seeing your company grow with the type of watches you make and seeing my ability to buy something that is uniquely handmade with me in mind:  a watch made with traditional watchmaking know-how by fine artisan watchmakers.  Who live in Switzerland.   My watch will say "Made in Switzerland" on it!  I really hope to win this watch in the "ABlog to WATCH Give Away".  Even if I do not, someday I will own one that I wear on my wrist made by "EHF" and it will say "Made in Switzerland".  Unique, Beautiful and Amazing!

Pilot747767
Pilot747767

These Orient Mako Divers watches show here are beautiful. I particularly like the blue dial one with the stainless band but I also like the orange dial one with the black strap. I presently don't have a favorite divers watch but have had some Seiko ones that worked very well. I appreciate the opportunity to win one of the Orient Mako watches. Thank You!!

singleguyma
singleguyma

I am a watch collector...mostly swatch, but I do have a really nice scuba watch from Zeno-Watch Basel which is one of my classier watches.

Craig Trahan
Craig Trahan

I am a Watch Collector and Love Orients attention to detail and high quality timekeeping standards I Love the Blue Pepsi BeZel's and the Hammerhead Collections especially FEM7D004D, Great Watches

Stefan Dufresne
Stefan Dufresne

First of all I 'we' must say thank you to Ariel for hosting such generous giveaway's on his Blog.This is the result of one man's dream to be surrounded by timepieces and his efforts to share that passion to the web community.
The lucky recipient will not only inherit a great timepiece but also the envy of this very same community.
As for my part since I'm a resident of Canada and not eligible for this wonderful giveaway :( I'd like to wish the very best of luck to all the members of this great site.Thank you Ariel..J-S Dufresne

Ohh and by the way my fav dive watch is my brand new TissoT-T-touch..
Best regards to y'all

Andrian
Andrian

The Mako is up with Seiko Monster. Yes I own both

Chau
Chau

My favourite one is Orient Mako and Seiko Black Monster

Rodrigo furtado
Rodrigo furtado

I currently wear a Mako, and to replace a Rolex from daily wear. It is a nice looking watch, and has held up for now pretty well.
The Rolex was passed down to me by my father, and is as old as I am. Durning that time it has only lost 1 minute and 3 seconds very month. Which is surprising since it has been abused in daily use; fish guts, dropped on a highway at 60 mph and driven over by a semi, and more. Other than replacement of the sapphire crystal and regular maintenance , it continues to have the same accuracy from the day it was purchased in 1968.
The only complaint I have of Mako, is a monthly gain to time of 5.1 minutes monthly. Otherwise it is a nice looking watch, and it's taking the daily abuse well.

Macgyver
Macgyver

Hi,
I have several divers my favorite is my Debaufre Triton 2000 meter. Real nice looking and quite durable diver. Rated for 2000m (6562 ft.) has helium release valve and is definately a deep diver. The quality of the watch is right up there with some more expensive swiss made watches. A steal for 850.00. Check out the website if interested at (Debaufre.com)

Ivan1998
Ivan1998

One of the best dive watch on the market.

Boris Zuckerman
Boris Zuckerman

ORIENT-mako-automatic-diver-real watch for real man !

tim
tim

My favorite is the rolex submariner,because it a classic,but i really like the Orient classic divers watch as it has the same classic appeal!

jim
jim

my favorite orient is FD0C001M w ss braclet and orange face

John Saccani
John Saccani

I like all variations of diver style watches, but the Orient is a great variation of the traditional look with a very accurate and well made in house movement.

chris winterbottom
chris winterbottom

My current fav dive watch is the Mako. Easy to read and clear at my depths.

Chester Terry
Chester Terry

My current favorite dive watch is the Deep Blue 300M DayNight Ops. Wonderful watch with a decent movement for a good price.

kelley warren
kelley warren

Nice watch, and thanks for having this contest.

John Kelsey
John Kelsey

I just bought an Orient 2ER00002D, the blue dial 100 meter submariner watch that apparently has been discontinued. It is a classy watch that has consistent, day-after-day accuracy. It always loses 4 sec a day and has for the two weeks I have owned it. That is better than my Rolex Datejust. After it settles in I may have it adjusted.

Larry Compton
Larry Compton

Iv'e heard of orient wathches, but never seen oone. I'm a fan of automatic watches, I have a vintage 1950 omega sea master and an invicta diver. I love how the Makos look and would love to have one

Laurens W. Floyd, Jr.
Laurens W. Floyd, Jr.

I have never heard of Orient until seeing your blog! They are striking and at a price point that would not "break the bank". It is a nice watch you could wear everyday, be sporty, and not worry about so much about losing it!

TOM GORMAN
TOM GORMAN

Had a orient watch till someone stole it off my wrist...Was jumped by 2 guys...Like to try to get anotherone...Thanks..Tom Gorman

Stephen Delaney
Stephen Delaney

Hi All,

My favorite dive watch, and I have two, the Seiko " Monster " one in orange with a rubber strap, the other black on the bracelet. the only problem I have with the Seiko monster is the autonomy of the main spring, I take the watch off on Friday night after wearing it all week, by around 10pm Saterday evening it stops, and as you know this piece can't be manualy wound. The 7S26 movement needs a good shake to get it running, just like me!
But' they sure are cool looking.

Regards to all watch lovers!

StephenD

Rakesh
Rakesh

Very good website highly recomended very good watches to have

George Okuno
George Okuno

Seiko Monster and Omega Planet Ocean are my favorite diver styles. I never really looked too carefully at the Mako, but I'm starting to love the proportions.

Jeremy Onyango
Jeremy Onyango

That is a lovely array of watches... the color schemes and coordination are excellent, the interface is simple yet classy. just by looking at the straps you can tell it provides absolute comfort as well as exuding a sense of class and sophistication.

miriam
miriam

this is not your regular day to day use watch this one is one of a kind fave is an Orient!! It is the 300m saturation diver with black face. oh yeah i would love to win....

Albert
Albert

I am new to watches, but I have fallen in love with Orient and their affordable watches! As a poor student, they are a godsend. I know it's a boring answer, but I feel like there's no replacement for the original Rolex Submariner. If it's good enough for Bond, it's good enough for me!

Kevin Reed
Kevin Reed

I like the simple, uncluttered style. I currently wear a St. Moritz Data II. But I could retire it if I win...

Alex Bellotti
Alex Bellotti

Awesome looking watch. My favorite watch is the Omega Seamaster Professional - a bit too expensive for me though.

Ross Tomson
Ross Tomson

I absolutely love the style of this dive watch. Thank you for the giveaway. Pick me!

Ben
Ben

I have been admiring the Mako for some time so this may be my chance to add it to my small collection! My favorite watch is the classic Rolex sub, but alas can't seem to justify the expense when there are so many divers available at a fraction of the price. My Seiko Black Monster gets most of the wrist time these days.

Christofer
Christofer

Well my favorite bond is Pierces Brosnan and he has the Omega Seamaster Professional 2531.80 (But a bit more expensive for a student). But the orient sub 2er0 model and mako lock nice and a more affordable price for a student :P

Anthony
Anthony

My favorite diver watch is the Orient Mako.
Although it was released several years ago, it still looks better than many latest diver watches,including many Swiss made watches.

I appreciate it own style and quality, which separate it from other diver watches.

I don't dive, but I think diver watches are more reliable.

Robert
Robert

Timeless Clean lines
Favorite still the Breitling Superocean

Jeff Lau
Jeff Lau

The Orient Mako is a very nice diver's watch and the best thing about it is the affordable price. I would say my favorite diver style watch has to be the Rolex Submariner. It features a timeless style combined with a high quality Rolex movement.

Robert Halfon
Robert Halfon

One of the best Divers watch in my view is the Omega Planet Ocean Chronograph, with orange bezel. It iss clear, its luminous, its meaty on your wrist in the water.

Other more budget conscious models would be Citizen automatic divers watch, and Rotary Aquaspeed. They both do what it says on the tin.

Alejandro Montesinos
Alejandro Montesinos

My favorite dive watch is the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms.
The only thing I dislike aobut it is the price tag!

Good luck to everyone!

Gaurav
Gaurav

Hi, the blog is really great but it doesn't cover a lot of more expensive watches. I have a breitling Emergency and I think it is the best survival watch one could get. It saves life man. I was gifted that watch by my dad who is a pilot.

Bert
Bert

My favorite diver-style watch is the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. Classic.

Per
Per

Seiko SKX007 is my favorite but this orient would be nice to have in my collection to :)

john batten jr
john batten jr

rolex explorer 11 is the best watch i,ve owned. for utility wear an orange monster seiko

Alejandro Munera
Alejandro Munera

IMHO Any DOXA watch is a must for any diver that wants reliability.

I you want both reliability and the looks of a thing of beauty then:

BLANCPAIN's Fifty Fathoms is for you.

Greetings from Colombia!!!