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OSO Orbit Quasar Chronograph Review by Scott Selkirk

This review was extracted from a post by Scott Selkirk in Budget Watch Collectors Facebook Group.

A huge thank you to Nelson at https://osowatch.co/ for sending me this watch for review.
If you like the look of this watch Nelson has also agreed to sponsor a giveaway in the next week or so. So keep your eyes peeled for that.

STATS AND SPECS

Diameter: 40mm Lug to Lug 46.5mm
Lug width: 20mm Height 12mm
316L Stainless Steel Construction
Seiko VK64 Mecca Quartz Movement
Domed Sapphire Crystal with A/R Coating
W/R: 100m
Price: £212 $300
1-year international warranty

POSITIVES

I love the shape of the watch. It is very 70’s looking and very different to any other watch in my collection.

The case finish is superb, mainly a lovely fine brush finish to the case apart from a very nice and well executed polish chamfer down the top sides of the case. The transitions between the brushing and the polishing are very crisp and clean. To finish off the look the watch has a polished fix bezel and chrono pushers.

I think this Quasar version of the watch looks amazing with its white enamel dial and blue and yellow accents. To me, the colours just work. The face has a good bit of depth to it with the sloping Tachymeter chapter ring and the recessed sub dials which all add together to give you plenty to admire on the face of the watch.

The dial also has a nice framed date window at 6 and nice short applied indexes which fit in well with the overall look of the dial.

The watch also has the logo etched on the crown and the buckle. The logo is all three letters of OSO formed into a logo and as far as logo’s go it is definitely one of the better ones.

Finally the case back has to be one of the best I’ve seen. An engraved solar system and a mountain range. Very nice.

DISLIKES

No ticking second hand is going to turn a lot of people off this watch. I have a couple of watches with no ticking second hand and I’m OK with it, but I know it will be a deal breaker for some as the watch looks dead at first glance.

The top inside edges of the lugs is quite sharp, they definitely would have benefited from a little bit of smoothing off.

Silver hands on a white dial are not the best combination for great legibility and if you have a larger wrist than my 7.5ish inch wrist you might struggle to get it to fit as I only have one hole left on the strap when I wear it.

CONCLUSION

OSO is a new microbrand and this is their first offering and what a good first offering it is. The orbit does come in two other colour ways, green dial and panda dial and it also comes in a gold PVD coated case.
Nelson the owner of OSO has a love for vintage watches and has definitely put some vintage touches into the Orbit.

For 200 quid I think you are getting quite a unique looking well-made watch which comes in a nice slim presentation box.

Click the link below if you would like to check out the OSO website and don’t forget about the giveaway.
https://osowatch.co/

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