Orient King Diver 46940 "Radical"
Sports watches are a flashy lot, I give you that. I've seen needless decoration and features added into an otherwise classic design, resulting in a garish Frankenstein of a timepiece.
You can almost say the design decisions were radical.
Which is very much like this offering we have here. Big watch for its time, with bright colors and complex dial details make for a fancy wrist piece.
Based on the in-house 46940 automatic movement, Radical features a bi-directional rotating inner bezel operated via the 4O' crown and a quickset day wheel operated via button at 2O'.
Daring to be different, the owner of such a watch has got to love the attention that comes with it. The many, many design elements that manifest themselves in this watch makes admiring it a pleasure.
From the large crowns to the four-colored rotating inner bezel, to the bright white and red minute tracks on the dial, to the yellow striped polished hour indices and the bright orange second hand - this watch is unapologetic in its attention grabbing details.
1970s Vintage Orient King Diver 46940 "Radical"
Hour, minute and seconds hands with quickset day-date
Eng / Arb day display
Bi-directional rotating inner bezel at 4'O
Black dial with multi-colored rotating bezel
42mm stainless steel case
22mm lug width
Orient 46941 automatic @ 21,600vph
Aftermarket leather strap