I am using Orpat timepiece for the last five or six years and I have mixed feelings about this product. I wouldn’t say the second one I purchased was really great, so I had to buy this third one that I am using for some months now. The first one was the best I got ever, and I had to buy the second just because the first accidentally fell down and went out.
At first they had a mechanism that used three cells to run. One cell for the ticking of the timepiece and two for the alarm. The alarm has a highly shrill sound that is sure to startle you out of sleep. I am a sound sleeper, but I wake up at one bell from this alarm. Now, the newest model uses only one battery. That’s highly economical indeed, also it has improved since now the raise in volume is gradual for the alarm.
You can be sure to wake up at the time you want if you use this timepiece. Also it is very attractive in design, with various design models available, also in many colors. I have got a light green one now, which looks really cool.
The second time piece, I got was perhaps a duplicate model from Orpat, considering the store from which I got that. It didn’t last longer, and just stopped one day, though I don’t remember doing anything wrong on that. It never fell down as far as I remember, but it just stopped working one day. But it worked for almost an year before breaking down. Still I believe Orpat is a very good brand.