This is a catch/release for me - I want to buy a Rolex DayDate and decided to test out the most accurate homage I could find before I drop $3K+ on a Rolex. This Orient is an amazing watch and definitely confirms that I will love the Rolex so I'm selling to make room (1-in/1-out rule and I don't like having 2 similar watches in my collection).

Here's some background info for the uniniatiated:

This is the rare and highly collectible stainless-steel Orient President DayDate in 36mm, it is a direct homage to the Rolex DayDate ref.18038. This version was created for the Asian market only, it went out of production about 10 years ago and was replaced by the gaudy gold 2-tone versions with cubic zirconia and inverted day window dials that you can find anywhere (ie. Amazon, eBay, Watchrecon, etc).


However, this stainless-steel version remains one of the most desirable DayDate homages because it is so accurate to the original Rolex. Featuring the highly sought after blue dial with gold hands/numerals in stainless steel case and bracelet - the sunburst blue of the dial against the gold/gilt is particularly striking in person. This watch is very difficult to find and has garnered a cult following in the watch community, you won’t find another example of this watch in this condition and especially not the blue dial variant.


Watch is keeping good time (about +4 spd according to my readings on the WatchCheck app). The previous seller's watchmaker recently gave the watch a clean bill of health when he had the crystal replaced with a domed sapphire crystal, which in my opinion enhances the vintage look as well as brings it even closer to its inspiration the Rolex. This watch is in such good condition that it has never needed a polishing and I would consider it a 9.0-9.5 (See Macro pics).

No major scratches,dings, dents or other aspects that would hurt overall rating of the piece.


Photos are part of the description and ARE of the actual watch. Macro shots of lugs, dial and crystal are included here.

Function: Day, date, hour, minute, seconds
Condition: Excellent, see pics including macro shots
Extras: Original Orient box, warranty booklet
Power reserve: approximately 48 hours
Movement: 21,600bph Orient automatic movement (I don’t know the exact name)

Included in this sale is the Full Kit (the watch + original bracelet, original box + papers, and the original cyclops crystal). NATO straps are for illustrative purposes only and not included.

I am asking $550.00 net to me (Zelle, Venmo, Paypal F&F, PayPal G&S + 4%), which includes USPS Priority shipping to CONUS only.

Please PM me if interested or email me: hungnguyenesq at gmail dot com. I have multiple sales on here, Reddit (theofficialhung), and eBay (hungdangnguyen23) where I have 100% positive feedback as a seller. Thank you for viewing my listing and happy watch hunting!!