Lorus is a brand with worldwide recognition, with dealer networks in every corner of the globe. It’s come a long way from its beginnings in 1982.
Lorus is known for its broad offering, classic watches, sports watches, analog watches, digital ones. And all kinds of bands, too, stainless steel, nylon, rubber, and more.
It comes under the umbrella of the famous Seiko watch and clock brand. Which means you can expect Seiko quality in every one of their top quality watches.
The Lorus brand is also known for its relative affordability, which is perfect if you want a vintage watch for every one of your vintage outfits.
In this article, I’m going to share with you my top 15 favorite vintage Lorus watches to complete your vintage looks.
And without further ado, let’s get straight to it. (The following watches aren’t listed in any particular order.)
This classic Lorus unisex analog fob watch couldn’t be any easier to read, thanks to the black numerals as hour markers against a white dial, combined with luminous hour and minute hands, combined with a bright red second hand, along with bright red second markers running just within the perimeter of the dial.
It has an understated style, and is all about functionality. It’s reminiscent of a traditional nurse’s fob watch, but can be worn by anybody.
What makes this Lorus watch a favorite of mine is its sheer simplicity. It has an understated aesthetic, with a clear and unfussy dial.
The band is composed of stainless steel, and has a textured, modest aesthetic. The watch itself features a large black dial in a stainless steel bezel, measuring a generous 38 mm in diameter.
The hour markers and the clock hands are easily made out against the black dial, in a shade that’s an exact match to the bezel and band.
Now, this is what I call a bold and beautiful classic timepiece. It has a high quality leather strap, and a large, 43 mm diameter black dial, complete with a matching black bezel.
You’ll always have the time of day with this watch to hand thanks to the incredibly easy to read dial, featuring bold white numerals as hour markers and easy to spot minute markers as well.
It also features 2 chronograph subdials, and the Lorus logo is clearly visible positioned at 9 o’clock.
I love how this watch hits that perfect balance between sportiness and classiness.
The sportiness is down to the black and red coloring in the black silicone strap and on the dial as well. While the classiness comes from the stainless case and bezel.
The watch is also very easy to read, thanks to the luminous hands and bold hour markers, while the white minute markers also stand out very well against the black dial.
There are stylish chronograph subdials, and a tachymeter running just inside the dial perimeter.
If you’re after a masculine and more casual look, then this could be just the watch you’re looking for.
The strap is a casual black nylon, with a khaki green stripe running all the way through.
The bezel is a nice size at 40 mm diameter. And the dial features bold, unmistakable hour markers in regular numerals, and the clock hands are just as visible in the same white against the black dial background.
It’s also water-resistant, which means you don’t have to worry about it getting splashed when you wash your hands.
Now, this is the epitome of style. A bold design that demands to be noticed.
The bezel is a nice size, at a diameter of 43 mm, and its curvature really stands out against the sharp lines of the hour markers and clock hands, which are just as black as the accompanying black leather strap.
It also features a handy 3 subdial chronograph, a convenient date window at 6 o’clock, and the Lorus logo at 9 o’clock.
What a throwback this is!
It looks like it’s just been time-warped over from the late 70s to early 80s, with its rectangular display, complete with a double bright red border, and matching red buttons on the side.
The bezel is black and is on a black rubber strap, and the screen is very easy to read, displaying the time down to the nearest second, along with the day and the date.
This black analogue watch is simply stunning, with its large black dial and bezel, black leather strap with bright blue stitching and stainless steel casing, crown and lugs.
Meanwhile, the dial is packed with data.
Not only does the dial clearly display the precise time with its bold, luminous hour markers and clock hands, but it also features a chronograph made up of 3 subdials, and convenient numerals around the dial on the bezel itself.
What makes this watch stand out is its sheer simplicity.
There’s a simple, champagne colored dial set in a stainless steel 30 mm casing with gold plating, and a matching metal strap, crown and lugs.
Meanwhile, the 3 clock hands and the hour markers are also in a matching gold color.
It also just so happens to be water-resistant, so you don’t need to worry about any splashes when you wash your hands.
This is the perfect Lorus watch for anyone who wants to go for a simple, understated look, that would look just as good with a black suit as with jeans and a t-shirt.
It features a black leather strap with a vintage crocodile finish, while the dial is 38 mm in diameter, set in a polished stainless steel bezel.
The hour markers couldn’t be easier to make out in the form of black numerals against a white dial, while the hands are also black, which leaves the time very easy to read.
Now this is a watch with a difference!
I just love the classy look of the red wine colored dial set in its silver stainless steel, 43 mm diameter casing, with its matching stainless steel band.
There’s a handy tachymeter running the perimeter of the dial, bold silver hour markers, and luminous clock hands. And that’s not all. It also features 3 chronograph subdials, a handy date window between 4 and 6 o’clock.
How about this for vintage and retro? Looks like it’s straight from the 70s!
It has a stainless steel casing and matching band. Meanwhile, the dial is black, with a handy tachymeter running the inner perimeter of the dial.
But what really makes it look retro are the colorful accents, that are particularly visible in the chronograph subdials.
The watch is also very easy to read thanks to the luminous hour markers and clock hands.
Here’s another great digital that’s super retro, and reminiscent of hours whiled away in the street arcade.
It has very bold primary colors, it’s predominantly blue, with red accents, and a stainless steel case.
What’s more, it’s both very easy to read and feature-packed. It has a calendar, a chronograph, the month, date, and day of the week, a countdown timer, alarm, and even a handy backlight to read it in the dark.
I just love this classy Lorus watch with its large, navy blue dial in its stainless steel case, paired with a matching stainless steel band.
There’s a handy tachymeter running the perimeter of the dial, bold white, luminous hour markers and clock hands that are easily visible in low light conditions.
What’s more, it also features 3 striking, rectangular chronograph subdials.
This analog watch has a very unique and distinct look, thanks to the navy blue leather strap, and matching navy blue dial.
Meanwhile, there’s contrasting burnt orange detailing in the form of bold numerals for the minutes past the hour, stitching on the strap, and this is also carried through into the 3 sundial chronograph.
The time is very easy to make out, thanks to the bold, luminous clock hands and hour markers.
I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing through my shortlist of favorite vintage Lorus watches. You’ve got to admit, there’s a very broad range of styles to choose from.
It’s nice to live in a time when digital watches are considered vintage. But if you ask me, the analogue Lorus watches look just as good as the digital ones. It’s hard to pick out a favorite, to be honest.
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