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Orient Caliber F6724

Orient Caliber F6724

Orient Caliber F6724

Manufacturer Orient
Caliber Number F6724
In-House?
Yes
Movement Type Automatic, self-winding mechanical
Jewels 22
Beat Rate
21,600 bph
Lift Angle (Add to comments below…)
Power Reserve
~40 hours
Hand Windable?
Yes
Anti-Shock System Seiko Diashock
Hand Count
3
Functions Central hours; central minutes; central sweep seconds; date indicator at 3:00
Hacking Seconds? Yes
Country of Manufacture Made in Japan
Known Models Orient Bambino 2nd Gen AC00 (some ref: AC08001T, AC08002F, AC08003A, AC08004D) more coming soon / Orient Nami (ref: FAC03003B) / Did we miss any? List your watch in the comments below…

The Orient caliber F6724 is a self-winding automatic movement with 22 jewels. This movement is found primarily in the Bambino line of Orient watches. Announcements of models with this movement were found as far back as 2016. Orient makes their movements in-house in Japan.

You may have seen this movement incorrectly listed as caliber F67-24 or F.6724, but Orient officially writes the caliber number as F6724.

F6724 VS 48743:

According to Orient, the caliber F6724 is an upgrade to the caliber 48743. Orient calls the 48743 a workhorse movement and says that the F6724 succeeds it. The F6724 offers hacking and hand-winding, the 48743 does not have these desirable features.

In a press-release dated 4/25/17, Orient Watch USA mentioned that the F6724 is becoming the standard for their premium watch collection:

“Like many of our recent releases, the Nami is powered by one of our latest mechanical movements, the caliber F6724. The F6724 is a 22-jeweled automatic, manual-winding, and hacking movement, which is slowly becoming the standard for our premium watch collection.” –Orient (Source: https://www.orientwatchusa.com/blogs/orient-blog/introducing-nami-diver-collection)

Note: The press-release quoted above may have an error by Orient. The Nami appears to contain the caliber F6722, not the F6724 featured on this page.

The newer caliber F6724 is the movement that powers 2nd generation Bambino watches (except for the open heart and small seconds models). The previous caliber 48743 powers the 1st generation Bambino. A quick way to tell the difference between Bambino generations is the text on the dial: 2nd Gen dials read Water Resistant. 1st Gen reads Water Resist.

Tip: It appears that the dial on the Orient Nami diver still says Water Resist even if it has the F6724 inside. Also, some sellers may be selling a first or second gen Bambino but using older or newer stock photos (many sellers actually don’t have a clue about the generation/version differences), so if you’re specifically looking for watches with the F6724, you may want to confirm beforehand.

Power Reserve:

The Orient caliber F6724 has a power reserve of 40 or more hours. Winding the crown 30 times will wind the spring fully and achieve full power reserve. Please report your power reserve experience below.

Setting the date:

Avoid setting the date on your F6724 watch within the hours of 8:00pm to 4:00am.

In Orient Watch USA’s own words:

“…The watch has been upgraded with the F6724 movement, a sibling of the F6922 which debuted with our summer diver watches. The F6724 movement is automatic, hand-winding, and hacking. Additionally, it is a date-only caliber, aligning perfectly with the design, and succeeding the workhorse 48743 movement.” -8/17/16 (Source: https://www.orientwatchusa.com/blogs/orient-blog/fresh-fall-2nd-generation-ac00-version-1)

Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Affordable automatic
  • Hacking mechanism
  • Hand-winding ability

Cons:

  • Not much official info, documentation, or parts are available for Orient movements

Examples of watches with caliber F6724:

Additional Resources

Thank you to @jimhamilton631 for submitting the photo above of the caliber F6724.

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Ryan Boi
Ryan Boi
3 years ago

Orient seems really proud of this movement so why do they always cover it up!

DAVID
DAVID
3 years ago
Reply to  Ryan Boi

I think this is clearly a case of function over form. As seen above, these Orient “workhorse” calibers are not decorated beyond some rotor etching. A solid caseback likely helps keeps their profile down too since Orients are often on the thicker side. But, I like mechanical watches because they are little machines, so I also like to see what makes them tick… decorated or not.

Red
Red
3 years ago
Reply to  Ryan Boi

Not always. The current Orient Symphony lineup (ver. III) have display back cases which show this movement. It is a pretty design and I agree it should be shown off more. Specifically in their Bambino lineup.

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Akim I
Akim I
3 years ago

Yes, on orient-watch.com we see ‘Cal.F6722 Made in Japan’ for Orient Nami

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Hans Liema
Hans Liema
2 years ago

Also Orient AC0000BW has F6724

Standard Date
Standard Date
2 years ago

F6724 (AC designation) was also found in a series of JDM Standard Date models from Orient Star. It had some modest decoration, and a rotor to match the Orient Star brand. Now sadly discontinued, they had textured dials in blue, white, black, or ash brown. The case had a great shape and dimensions: 39mm wide, 46.5mm lug to lug, and 10.9mm thin.

Epson has better parts consistency and tolerance standards than the former Orient Watch Co. The accuracy improvements are noted, and with the movement still in production, parts should be available for years to come.

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Standard Date
Standard Date
2 years ago
Reply to  Standard Date

Correction- it appears it was designated as “F6742” for the Orient Star models, but should be the same movement as any other “AC” coded models.

Gosciniak
Gosciniak
1 year ago

Calibre très précis : sorti de boîte après 24h… 3s incroyable !

Peter
Peter
1 year ago
Reply to  Gosciniak

I fully agree. The same with my Bambino 38mm. Couldn’t be better.

Gildas
Gildas
1 year ago
Reply to  Gosciniak

Comment mesurez vous la précision du mouvement svp ?

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Victor Au
Victor Au
1 year ago

Orient’s new 38mm Bambino RA-AC0M04Y10B uses this movement with an open back to show it.

Mohammed Abdul Rafay
Mohammed Abdul Rafay
10 months ago

Are the date disk of Orient F6724 and Seiko NH35 interchangeable?

Maxime
Maxime
7 months ago

Hello,
May someone help me and tell me what are the differences between calibers F6724 and F6T22?
Which one was released in last and which one would you suggest?

Cheers

Robert Donovan
Robert Donovan
6 months ago

Can’t get parts. Need a F6724 balance complete.

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