Please thank the winner of the Orient Excursionist watch from the August 2011 aBlogtoRead.com watch giveaway for a follow-up image and comments. Congrats again to him:
"So, and I've been looking forward to this, my Orient Excursionist was waiting at my doorstep today. The box was a little beat up - but that was UPS's fault. The watch inside was in another box, which was perfectly intact, protected by copious amounts of packing nuts. Orient packaged this watch nicely, in a presentation box with a riveted faux leather finish framing a stainless steel plate. My first impression of the watch was, "Wow, it's big!" But it really isn't, not after you put it on your wrist. (My wrist is quite narrow - I removed three links from the bracelet, and it's still a bit loose; still, watch is nicely proportioned and doesn't look out of place.)
My previous watch was a Skagen, which I've been wearing for a while, so I'm really out of practice for such a chunky watch. But I'm catching on quick, never fear.
The watch looks great. Ariel had them send me a blue dial one; the blue is rich, midnight blue, and the luminous markers pop out at you. The hands are long, and the 24 hour hand is visible, while at the same time not being obstructive. Haven't worn it long enough to measure accuracy - so far, so good, though. Here's a picture of me wearing the watch - yes, the time is accurate, and I'm up too late... Thank you Ariel Adams, aBlogtoRead.com, and thank you Orient!"
Collectively... our pleasure. Enjoy.