Orient

As one of the best Japanese watch brands out there, Orient is one of the oldest and most traditional watch brands. It originally started in 1901, but after an economic crisis the brand seemed to collapse until it was reborn in the 1950’s. The majority of the watches in this brand are mechanical, although occasionally the brand will incorporate some quartz and solar in their design concepts. Perhaps one of the most notable things about Orient is that it designed the first water-resistant watch and the first LED watch. Additionally, the company paved the way for what is known as the “time keeping battery saving indicator.” Most of these features have been since adopted by other brands, but it is important to note that Orient was a key player in crafting what are now typical features of the modern watch.