Orient Caliber F6922

Orient Caliber F6922

Orient Caliber F6922

BrandOrient
Caliber NumberF6922
In-House?
Yes
Movement TypeAutomatic
Diameter(Add to comments below…)
Height(Add to comments below…)
Jewels22
Vibrations Per Hour
21,600 bph
Anti-Shock SystemSeiko Diashock
Power Reserve
40+ hours
Hand Windable?
Yes
Hacking?Yes
Lift Angle(Add to comments below…)
Stem(Add to comments below…)
Hand Sizes
(Add to comments below…)
FunctionsHours, minutes, central sweep seconds, day/date indicator at 3:00
Country of ManufactureJapan
Known ModelsMako II, Ray II (Ref: saa0200ab9, saa0200bd9, saa0200cw9, faa02009d9, faa02001b9, faa02002d9, faa02003b9, faa02004b9, faa02005d9)

The Orient caliber F6922 is a self-winding automatic movement with 22 jewels. Orient makes their movements in-house in Japan.

You may have seen other sites list this movement incorrectly as caliber F69-22 or F.6922, but Orient officially writes the caliber number as F6922.

Accuracy

Orient claims accuracy of the caliber F6922 movement to be within -15 second – +25 seconds per day. These ratings are based on the watch being at room temperature with the mainspring fully wound and the dial up position.

Orient suggests that deviations from the accuracy claims should not be regarded within one day but within a one week period of results.

From the Orient manual:

“In order to maintain the watch’s accuracy, we recommend wearing the watch at least 8 hours a day.”

Power Reserve

The Orient caliber F6922 has a power reserve of 40 or more hours. Winding the crown 30 times will wind the spring fully and achieve full power reserve.

Setting the date

Avoid setting the date on your F6922 watch within the hours of 8:00pm to 4:00am.

In Orient Watch USA’s own words:

“After years of development, Orient had perfected a new watch caliber, the F6922, an automatic, hand-winding and hacking movement. It was built to succeed the oft-revered 46943 movement, which had powered Orient watches reliably for more than 40 years. Among the first watches to be powered by the new in-house caliber were the Mako II and the Ray II, which were released in April 2016.” –6/28/16

Examples of watches with caliber F6922

Additional Resources

Thank you to John for submitting the photo above of the caliber F6922 found in a Mako II.


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Derek
Derek
2 years ago

I just picked up an Orient Ray II with this movement. The information provided by this site really helped me make a final decision between this and another dive watch of similar design and specifications, but other one I was looking at has different movement. The information provided on this site about the other movement was very helpful as well! After a week of wearing the Ray II, it’s only added about 32 seconds total,… Read more »

HUSSEIN Faruque Aly
HUSSEIN Faruque Aly
1 year ago
Reply to  Derek

This movement made me choose this watch as opposed to the Seiko SKX

Antoine
Antoine
2 years ago

This movement is simply amazing. So far it has surpassed the 6R15 in my seiko SARB035 in terms of accuracy, for the fraction of the price. Words cannot describe how reliable and precise this thing is, especially for the price !

Carlton Geake
Carlton Geake
2 years ago
Reply to  Antoine

this is promising. I was not impressed by the accuracy of my F6922 and as a result I have created some issues which I need to have fixed. Can you tell me what sort of accuracy you are getting. I figure my example is probably an outlier and I am considering purchasing another watch with the same movement to give it a second chance. The one in my RA-AA0002 was running over a minute fast!… Read more »

Antoine
Antoine
2 years ago
Reply to  Carlton Geake

Maybe I got lucky, mine is about 3-5 seconds fast per day when I’m not wearing it, when I’m wearing it it goes down to about 1-2 seconds fast per day.

Carlton Geake
Carlton Geake
2 years ago
Reply to  Antoine

That makes me very jealous, but also very pleased for you.

Paul Geddes
Paul Geddes
1 year ago
Reply to  Antoine

You and I both Antoine. Remarkable.

Michal Kovac
Michal Kovac
10 months ago
Reply to  Antoine

Hello, I had the same problem. My Mako III was +6 seconds per day and 3 months later suddenly +40 sec a day. I have demagnetized them and now I have my +6 secs/day:-).

Paul Geddes
Paul Geddes
1 year ago
Reply to  Carlton Geake

Hi Carlton. My Ray 2 (about a yeay old, purchased from creation) runs at about +1-3 per day. I’m astounded as you would expect. I have thought about flipping it but can’t go through with it due to the accuracy. Instead, I plan on replaceing the bracelet (I often wear it on a nato strap because the stock bracelet is not good) with a strapcode option. Its a keeper.

alejandro
alejandro
1 year ago
Reply to  Carlton Geake

When i first got my Kamasu 3 weeks ago, it was also advancing a minute per day. Had it serviced at the center and after 3 days, it’s about 2 minutes ahead already. Will keep on observing for an entire week and if things don’t change, will bring it back to the service center again. I hope they can keep it running at the specification levels of +25/-15 sec per day.

Yuri Bonalumi
Yuri Bonalumi
1 year ago
Reply to  alejandro

I have the Kamasu too. Mine now is only 1 sec. faster per day, constantly. This happens afther it has been adjusted by a workshop. After it was running +17 seconds per day

Luke
Luke
1 year ago
Reply to  Yuri Bonalumi

An orient workshop or an ibdependant watchmaker?

Did he adjust it to +1 dail up?

Grafton
Grafton
1 year ago
Reply to  Antoine

I was wondering how it compared to the better Seiko – thanks

Paul Geddes
Paul Geddes
1 year ago
Reply to  Grafton

Grafton, I love my SKX and it is a go to but the Ray 2 with is hacking and winding, not to mention the movement accuracy, makes it a keeper. A bracelet upgrade from strapcode will be just the job. So, as a comparison, my head knows the Ray 2 is a better watch, but if I coukd only have one of the two, my heart is with the SKX.

Carlton Geake
Carlton Geake
2 years ago

Hi, I bought an Orient watch with this caliber in. However I have had some issues with the movement and I am looking for a service manual. Does any one have such a document they can send me? I can not see one online. Thank you

DOUGLAS HAMNER
DOUGLAS HAMNER
1 year ago
Reply to  Carlton Geake

Just look up any service manual for SUWA Seiko 6000 series movement. They are very similar.

koimaster
koimaster
1 year ago

An under rated watch brand which deserves more exposure. Rock solid movements based on what my own experience has shown me and what others have discussed on multiple watch forums as well.

Konstantinos Tsatsos
Konstantinos Tsatsos
1 year ago

Dear Friends

I am looking for the “lift angle” of the movement F6922. Does anyone has that information? Please share it with me if you know.

Have a nice day
Konstantinos

Buck
Buck
1 year ago

Most likely 52 degrees, like the Seiko movements that it’s based on.

Konstantinos Tsatsos
Konstantinos Tsatsos
1 year ago
Reply to  Buck

Thanks for the information!

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Does anyone know the name of the anti shock system?

Chris Anagnostou
Chris Anagnostou
1 year ago

I am an owner of an Orient mako II faa02002d3, my watch is very accurate when I’m not wearing it and the dial is vertically (about +1sec per day), but when i am wearing it runs about +180 sec per day, what should i do?

Carlton
Carlton
1 year ago

I have observed that if I am doing something which requires a lot of rapid movement, such as cleaning the car, my Orient/Seiko movements can gain a lot of time. Sounds like your balance spring may be touching something in certain positions which can lead to gains of that magnitude (due to effectively shorter spring) Usually this is caused by being slightly out of shape. A replacement balance wheel (easily sourced) for an Orient 46943… Read more »

Nick Korovesis
Nick Korovesis
1 year ago

I had exactly the same problem with my new Kano (same F6922 movement in a larger 44mm case). From day one the watch gained +3 minutes per day on the wrist (24/7). When the watch was left dial-up on the desk the accuracy was an astonishing +2 seconds per day! I kept the watch another three months struggling to regulate it but in vain! When on the wrist the watch seemed to be totally out… Read more »

Trent
Trent
1 year ago
Reply to  Nick Korovesis

Obviously, you have tried to demagnetize it, correct? Maybe something in your daily routine causes magnetization. Just a thought.

DOUGLAS HAMNER
DOUGLAS HAMNER
1 year ago
Reply to  Trent

yup

BadgerWears
BadgerWears
7 months ago
Reply to  Trent

If you keep your watch next to your laptop, check your laptop. Mine has magnets or at least it is magnetic at the corners.

Padd
Padd
1 year ago

Return it!!

Kosts
Kosts
10 months ago

Have a visit at Tsougias, he has the official service i Greece.

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

Jestem szczęśliwym posuadaczem tego kalibru w zegarku Orient Kamasu vel Barakuda . Dokładność chodu to ok. 10 sekund na dzień – tydzień po zakupie.

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DOUGLAS
DOUGLAS
9 months ago

After years of development Oreint simply uprated a legacy 6000 series Suwa Seiko movement with more jewels, a better balance spring, hacking, hand winding with a quick set date. The rotor winding mechanism seems much more simplified. Essentially an all ready great movement has been super sized.

Billy
Billy
8 months ago
Reply to  DOUGLAS

Sounds like almost doing a new movement… 🙂

DOUGLAS HAMNER
DOUGLAS HAMNER
6 months ago
Reply to  Billy

The upgrades are roughly the difference between a 7S26 and a 6R15. Same base movement…but better components.

DOUGLAS
DOUGLAS
9 months ago

I am getting a 290+ Amplitude with a +2 -1 reading on this little beast. The 6R15 is looking pretty atrocious compared to this thing. Love to see an Orient Star reading.

Mark Madeley
Mark Madeley
9 months ago
Reply to  DOUGLAS

Thank you for that info. I’m thinking about swapping this movement from my Orient USA II into a Seiko N35 movement watch I have because of great accuracy as you describe. My N35 is ok but running around 13 sec fast per day. I will try to regulate the N35 first. When I did some custom hands for a friend on a similar Orient, I was impressed with the movement when I went into the… Read more »

Nick
Nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Mark Madeley

Hi will the f6922 movement directly replace an n35 ?

Mark Madeley
Mark Madeley
6 months ago
Reply to  Nick

I don’t know, Nick. I ended up selling the Orient instead of pulling the movement. You’d want to get the diameter & thickness and also the vertical distance between the stem and the top of the movement as well as the dial feet placement. There may be some other factors to consider. I’m very amateur at this hobby. Thanks for your question.

Nick
Nick
6 months ago
Reply to  Mark Madeley

Thanks.

usclassic
usclassic
8 months ago

Does the rotor wind bi-directionally or only one way?

DJ
DJ
7 months ago
Reply to  usclassic

I got a clear answer in minutes from Orient’s support the the F6922 movement rotor is bi-directional winding. Their response is below:

Thank you for the message.

The rotor is bi-directional, meaning it can wind in both directions and not just one.

Please let us know if you have any other questions and we would be happy to help.

Customer Service
Orient Watch USA

1909 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90057
Telephone: (213) 989-2019
Service@Orientwatchusa.com

usclassic
usclassic
7 months ago
Reply to  DJ

Thank you that is good news since I wear the watch on my right wrist.

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Bob
Bob
7 months ago

Have two Orients with the F6922; the Mako II black runs -3 s/d, the Mako II Pepsi runs +3 s/d. Better results than a couple of Swiss pieces (Raymond Weil Maestro and a Mido Multifort Patrimony) with a much higher price tag.
Looking for other Orient with this same movement. . . . any suggestions?

Michael
Michael
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Bamboo has it I think

Michael
Michael
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Bambino. My spellchecker wants to keep changing my words. Lol.

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Cory Checketts
Cory Checketts
6 months ago

My Ray II has become my go-to beater watch. Mine loses about 3 seconds a day. It’s as accurate as my Speedmaster’s ETA 7750 movement and 1/10 of the price. I’m very pleased with it. So much so that I sold my SKX because I wasn’t wearing it anymore.

Vicente
Vicente
6 months ago

I have an F6922 on my Orient Kamasu. Watch works great, but the movement seems to change speed depending on the amount of barrel wound. It goes faster (a couple of minutes a day) if i use it too much when the barrel is fully wound. It also seems to slow down a minute or so at midnight when it changes Day/Date… Not sure if im too new to automatics and this is normal.

David
David
6 months ago

I have made comparisons with my Ray II and my Seiko SARB035. With absolutely no hesitation, the Ray II is a far more accurate watch. My SARB is true to the stated accuracy figures. Whereas my Ray II is accurate to just +2 seconds each day. I have been wearing this watch now for approximately three months. Absolutely blows the Seiko out of the water. The Ray II is less than half the price of… Read more »

Doc Babes
Doc Babes
5 months ago

My Mako II is accurate by +1/0 sec. per day on the wrist. Off the wrist it gives + 4 sec. per day dial up. Power reserve is at 42 hours per day. Very satisfied with this movement.

José Sánchez
José Sánchez
5 months ago

How the caliber cost as a replacement?

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David
David
5 months ago

My Ray II is running at +5 seconds per day. This has been the case since I got it almost a year ago. Excellent watch. Made me put my Sarb035 back in its box. Excellent movement.

Philip
Philip
4 months ago

I am from Greece, 19/12/2020 I bought €208 ($254) a brand new Orient ray II.
Now (22/12/2020 am 08:32) that I am writing these lines it runs +11 seconds per day.
Remarkable performance for brand new caliber.

PpaBear
PpaBear
4 months ago

I am no horologist but I can say this is good movement. Mine runs arround 5-7sec plus per day if worn and with dial up plus 15 per day. I got the watch for a month. It is not the most accurate watch but it is really consistent in it’s “accuracy”. Btw I got the Defender 2. Awesome watch and lumina.

PpaBear
PpaBear
4 months ago

Watch check

PpaBear
PpaBear
4 months ago
Reply to  PpaBear

Sry I am noob. Did try to upload SCRNSHT from the watch check.

Scott
Scott
2 months ago

Thinking of getting an Orient watch with the F6722 movement. How does this compare with the F6922 movement in my Ray II?

Bryce
Bryce
2 months ago

Brought an orient raven ray 2 it ran really well for two weeks gaining only about 4 secs a day then it just suddenly stopped. turns out it has a damaged mainspring I don’t know weather to junk it or pay for repair as I brought it from creation watches and it doesn’t seem to have a warranty. hugely disappointed with orient.

Jordan Samuel
Jordan Samuel
1 month ago

What stem do I need? The 401 looks similar, but is it?
Broke stem trying to get the broken screw part of the crown off.

Dave M.
Dave M.
29 days ago

Hello, well written document on this movement. Appreciate it!
Question for anyone, what position must the stem be in, to be able to remove stem with detent button? I have read everywhere and everyone seems to skip over this small but import detail.
There is 3 stem positions, should the stem be in position 1 (neutral), position 2 (date change), or position 3 (time change)?
Thank you!

Brandon
Brandon
29 days ago
Reply to  Dave M.

To DIY remove the crown and stem on Orient watch movements you want to pull the crown out to time setting position. I’ve seen it mentioned somewhere else on this site but can’t find it now.

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