Orient Caliber F6b22

Orient Caliber F6B22

Day-date with a 24 hour hand

Orient Caliber F6b22

Brand Orient
Caliber Number F6B22
Yes (Seiko Epson)
Movement Type Automatic, self-winding mechanical
Jewels 22
Beat Rate
21,600 vph, 3 Hz
Lift Angle (Add to comments below…)
Power Reserve
~40 hours
Hand Windable?
Anti-Shock System Seiko Diashock
Hand Count
Functions Central hours; central minutes; central sweeping seconds; 24 hour subdial at 5:00; pointer style day subdial (day/night indicator) between 10:00 and 11:00; date at 3:00
Hacking Seconds? Yes
Quickset Date?
Country of Manufacture Made in Japan
Known Models Orient Bambino Version 8 (Ref: RA-AK0702Y10B), Orient Sport Watch (Field Watch?) (Ref: RA-AK0402E10A), Orient Mechanical Contemporary Ladies (Ref: RA-AK0005Y) (Add your watch to the comments below…)

The Orient caliber F6B22 is self-winding automatic movement with a day-date and 24 hour subdial. This caliber has 22 jewels and beats at a frequency of 21,600bph (3Hz). Orient makes their movements in-house in Japan.

Power Reserve:

The Orient caliber FB622 has a power reserve of about 44 hours. Winding the crown 30 times will wind the spring fully and achieve full power reserve.

Orient F6B22 VS F6B24:

Orient has a similar calibre F6B24 with the main difference being that the F6B22 has pointer style 24 hour indicator at 5:00 and the F6B24 uses a disc style day/night indicator. Both of these complications function the same way (by following the main hours hand and inability to be independently set) but the display is different. The F6B22 looks like a subdial with a hand and the F6B24 looks like a moonphase indicator (which it is not).

Also worth noting: Both calibers have a standard datewheel, but some models of the F6B24 display the date via a panoramic cutout between 7:00 and 8:00 instead of a date window at 3:00 – functionally, they are the same.

Examples of watches with caliber F6B22:

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