Orient Bambino Dress Watch Review

Orient is a watchmaker that has been around for more than 50 years already. Still, they continue to release superior-quality timepieces that are stylish and affordable. Their Bambino collection is one of the most sought-after models in the mid-range level for their minimalistic and elegant design that makes them look 10 times more expensive than their actual price.

The Orient Bambino Watches

Here are the Orient Bambino Watches to add to your collection.

Bambino Version 3

The Bauhaus-inspired Bambino Version 3 has a slight sunburst dial and a modern appeal. It’s suited to be a dress watch, although it’s versatile enough to be worn on any occasion.

The 40.5mm Bambino Version 3 has a stainless steel case, a domed mineral crystal, a leather strap, a date window, squared hands and markers, and a Japanese automatic movement.

Orient Men's FAC0000DD0 2nd Generation Bambino Version 3 Japanese Automatic Band Color:Black Watch
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Orient Men's FAC0000DD0 2nd Generation Bambino Version 3 Japanese Automatic Band Color:Black Watch
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  • Domed mineral crystal
  • Modern, minimalist style
  • Japanese-automatic Movement
  • Case Diameter: 40.5mm
  • Water resistant to 30m (100ft): in...

Pros:

  • It’s the perfect dress watch with a very affordable price tag
  • Design is similar to those you’ll see in luxury brands
  • Power reserve of up to 40 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • Leather strap feels cheap
  • The grey dial variant has a watch face that’s difficult to read
  • Gains several seconds a day

Price: $110

Bambino Version 1

The Version 1 probably has one of the cleanest watch faces you’ll see in the market. Everything would have been perfect if not for the outline on the dial window which seems to be a bit out of place.

The 40.5mm Bambino Version 1 has a stainless steel case, a domed mineral crystal, a leather strap, rhomboid hour markers, a date window, and a Japanese automatic movement. It’s available in gold, rose gold, and silver cases in black or white dial variants.

Orient Men's 2nd Gen. Bambino Ver. 1 Stainless Steel Japanese-Automatic Watch with Leather Strap, Brown, 21 (Model: FAC00005W0)
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Orient Men's 2nd Gen. Bambino Ver. 1 Stainless Steel Japanese-Automatic Watch with Leather Strap, Brown, 21 (Model: FAC00005W0)
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  • Domed mineral crystal
  • Domed dial ; Lug Width:21mm ; Case...
  • Japanese-automatic Movement
  • Case Diameter: 40.5mm. Power...
  • Water resistant to 30m 100ft: in...

Pros:

  • Sleek and classy design
  • Slim profile
  • Power reserve of up to 40 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • The outline on the dial window seems out of place
  • Strap is stiff and feels cheap
  • Loses a few seconds a day

Price: $115

Bambino Version 2

The 40.5mm Bambino Version 2 has a stainless steel case, a domed mineral crystal, a leather strap, a date window, and a Japanese automatic movement. It has thinner hands, Roman numeral hour markers, and a tapered crown which matches its antiquated theme.

If you’re one of those enthusiasts who love old-school watches, then the Bambino Version 2 is the right fit for you.

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Orient Men's 2nd Gen. Bambino Ver. 2 Stainless Steel Japanese-Automatic Watch with Leather Strap, Brown, 21 (Model: FAC00007W0)
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Orient Men's 2nd Gen. Bambino Ver. 2 Stainless Steel Japanese-Automatic Watch with Leather Strap, Brown, 21 (Model: FAC00007W0)
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  • Domed mineral crystal
  • Domed dial
  • Japanese-automatic Movement
  • Case Diameter: 40.5mm
  • Water resistant to 30m (100ft): in...

Pros:

  • Keeps time well
  • Affordable pricing
  • Hackable movement
  • Power reserve of up to 40 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • It’s a bit thicker than other Bambino models
  • Some variants have a color scheme that seems to be mismatched
  • No lume on hands

Price: $120

Bambino Version 4

The Bambino Version 4 is the result of fusing the V3 and the V1 models. This has a noticeable sunburst dial and more daring color combinations.

The 42mm Bambino Version 4 has a stainless steel case, a domed mineral crystal, a leather strap, a bordered date window, roundish hour markers, red-tipped seconds hand, and a Japanese automatic movement.

Orient Men's Bambino Version 4 Stainless Steel Japanese-Automatic Watch with Leather Calfskin Strap, Black, 22 (Model: FAC08004D0)
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Pros:

  • Hackable movement
  • Power reserve of up to 40 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • No lume on hands
  • Difficult to read in low-light conditions
  • Stiff winding mechanism

Price: $120

Bambino Open Heart

The Bambino Open Heart takes on the overall style of the V4 with the addition of a stunning open-heart feature. You’ll love this watch if you’re into skeleton watches.

The 40.5mm Bambino Open Heart has a stainless steel case, a domed mineral crystal, an exhibition case back, roundish hour markers, an open-heart dial, and a Japanese automatic movement.

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Orient Men's 'Bambino Open Heart' Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel and Leather Dress Watch, Color:Blue (Model: RA-AG0005L10A)
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Orient Men's 'Bambino Open Heart' Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel and Leather Dress Watch, Color:Blue (Model: RA-AG0005L10A)
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  • Domed Mineral Crystal
  • Open Heart Dial
  • Japanese-automatic Movement
  • Case Diameter: 40.5mm
  • Water resistant to 30m (100ft): in...

Pros:

  • Very affordable for a watch with open-heart design
  • Vintage style that’s perfect for any occasion
  • Hackable movement
  • Power reserve of up to 40 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • No date window
  • No lume on hands
  • Cheap strap quality

Price: $140

Bambino Small Seconds

The Bambino Small Seconds is the first in the Bambino collection to have a subdial. It looks somewhat similar to the V4 with minor alterations on the dial design.

The 40.5mm Bambino Small Seconds has a stainless steel case, a domed mineral crystal, a leather strap, a date window, a small seconds subdial, Arabic numerals on the 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock positions, roundish hour markers, and a Japanese automatic movement.

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Orient Men's 'Bambino Small Seconds' Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel and Leather Dress Watch, Color:Brown (Model: RA-AP0002S10A)
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Orient Men's 'Bambino Small Seconds' Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel and Leather Dress Watch, Color:Brown (Model: RA-AP0002S10A)
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  • Domed Mineral Crystal
  • Small Seconds Display
  • Japanese-automatic Movement
  • Case Diameter: 40.5mm
  • Water resistant to 30m (100ft): in...

Pros:

  • Classic design with a retro feel
  • Design looks expensive and similar to those found in luxury brands
  • Power reserve of up to 40 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • Tiny date window
  • Gains several seconds a day
  • Strap feels cheap

Price: $165

Bambino Version 5

The Bambino Version 5 is an upgrade of the previous models with some experimental twists in the design. Nonetheless, the V5 still presents a minimalist look which made the previous models widely popular to the public.

The Bambino V5 can be divided into 2 distinct models.

The first one is a 40.5mm dress watch with a stainless steel case, a domed mineral crystal, a leather strap, a date window, leaf-shaped hands, and a Japanese automatic movement. The most noticeable difference is the all-Arabic numeral hour markers never before seen in the previous models.

The other model has a 40.5mm stainless steel case, a domed mineral crystal, a leather strap, a date window, an onion crown, rounded hour markers, and a Japanese automatic movement. It’s very similar to the older models except for the stainless steel bracelet.

'Orient Men's ' Bambino Version 5' Japanese Automatic / Hand-Winding Stainless Steel Bracelet Dial Color: Black Model #: RA-AC0006B10A'
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"Orient Men's " Bambino Version 5" Japanese Automatic / Hand-Winding Stainless Steel Bracelet Dial Color: Black Model #: RA-AC0006B10A"
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  • Domed Mineral Crystal
  • Butterfly Clasp
  • Japanese-automatic Movement
  • Case Diameter: 40.5mm
  • Water resistant to 30m (100ft): in...

Pros:

  • Vintage and modern designs to choose from
  • Power reserve of up to 40 hours
  • Water-resistant up to 30m

Cons:

  • No lume on hands
  • Small date window
  • Gains several seconds a day

Price: $170 to $250

Who Is This Watch For?

Looking for an affordable dress watch? The Orient Bambino collection offers a wide variety of watches with minimalist designs and color schemes that will surely capture the heart of anyone keen on finding a high-quality, mid-range timepiece. The versatile design and affordable pricing make the Bambino models excellent beater watches.

Conclusion

For their price range, the Orient Bambino collection is a steal even when compared to other mid-range watches. Their style and quality beat more expensive watches that offer the same features. The Bambino watches also have a hackable movement which is a function often seen in more sophisticated and luxurious timepieces.

With all these advantages at play, you won’t regret owning any of the models described in this Orient Bambino watch review.

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