Vintage Orient Wristwatches

Even though the first Orient Star wristwatch was not produced until 1951, the roots of this Japanese wristwatch manufacturer go back to 1901, when a pocket-watch wholesaler named Shogoro Yoshida opened for business in downtown Tokyo. By 1934, Toyo Tokei Manufacturing, as the renamed company was known, began making its own wristwatches, which necessitated the opening of the firm's Hino Factory in 1936. Hino boomed until World War II brought...Continue Reading