During the 60s, many Japanese brands released various case/dial types as they were mostly inspired from the Swiss watchmakers. One of the most unique dial type is the "Mystery dial".
The Mystery dial was very trendy in Japan and many Japanese watch manufacturers decided to jump into it. The concept of the mystery dial is simple:
This particular watch we have to offer is a very rare and unique Mystery dial made by Orient. Sold under the Olympia Calendar line-up, this particular model is hand-wound uses the disc as the hour marker while keeping the classic minutes and second hands.
In fact, Orient released other small variants of this dial with different disk hour markers and the "Etoile", a very unique one with a dancing star pattern.
This model is extremely rare and sought after by hardcore Japanese collectors.
Shipped from Tokyo, Japan.
Orient Olympia Calendar Mystery dial
Overall, this piece is in nice vintage condition. The case has some light scratches and appears to be unpolished as it retains sharp edges. No signs of peeling are observed. The dial is in very clean condition with no blemishes or spotting. The handset and crown are all original and in good condition. The original caseback is in great condition.
MODEL: Olympia Calendar
DIAL: Original silver/white mystery dial
CASE MATERIAL: Gold filled
CASE DIMENSIONS: The case diameter is approximately 36 mm (excluding crown), vertical (from lug to lug) approximately 43 mm, and thickness approximately 9 mm (including crystal).
CRYSTAL: Mineral Crystal
CASE BACK: Pop-in Stainless Steel
MOVEMENT: 19 Jewels hand winding
Manufacturing date: 1960s
Service History: Unknown, around +30s/day
Bracelet/Strap: Brown leather strap