The Curator is powered by the Japanese made Orient 46N40 caliber. The 21 jewel automatic movement features a power reserve indicator, 40 hours of power, date, and a frequency of 21,600 bph. The movement neither hacks or hand winds. In the time we’ve spent with the watch, the movement kept good time and had now issues with power reserve.
It’s easy to forget that Orient makes their own movements and what that means. In an industry where “manufacture” brands, or companies that make their own movements, are exalted and have prices that match their prowesses, affordability is not often a part of the picture. So, when you hear that Orient makes their own movements, but their mechanical watches have a starting price around $100, it’s hard to connect that with the bigger picture. Naturally, there are vast and significant differences between an Orient caliber and one by a haute brand, but there are also differences between an Orient and a Miyota. Not to say one is better than the other, but in the scheme of the watch world, Orient (and Seiko) are really very unique.
No es el reloj que llevas, sino lo que has pasado con él.