Seiko Epson Caliber Yn55a

S. Epson Caliber YN55A

Seiko Epson Caliber Yn55a

BrandS. Epson
Caliber NumberYN55A (aka YN55)
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…)
Hand Count
3
FunctionsHours, minutes, central sweep seconds, day/date indicator at 3:00
Country of ManufactureJapan
Known ModelsVostok Europe Expedition North Pole-1, Aries Gold 9010 (Add your watch to the comments below…)

The S. Epson caliber YN55A is essentially an unbranded version of the Orient caliber F6922. It is a self-winding automatic movement with 22 jewels, also featuring hacking and hand-winding functionality. These movements are manufactured in Japan.

YN55, YN55A, YN55B, YN55C, etc…

The letter at the end of YN55 indicated the iteration of the movement. YN55 is the base caliber number and YN55A is the first version. As of this post, there is only a YN55A iteration, therefore, YN55 is the same as YN55A.

Accuracy:

Accuracy of the calibre YN55A is said to be within -25 seconds to +35 seconds per day. These ratings are based on the watch being at room temperature with the mainspring fully wound and the dial up position. Official documentation from 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 YN55A 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:

To set the date on your S. Epson YN55 powered timepiece, pull the crown out one click to calendar setting position. Turn the crown counterclockwise to advance the date. Avoid setting the date between 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 (aka S. Epson YN55), 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 this caliber:

The YN55A example pictured below was found in a Vostok Europe Expedition North Pole 1 watch. Image submitted by David R.

Seiko Epson Caliber Yn55

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L a r r y
L a r r y
1 year ago

Does Seiko own Epson or the other way around?

David R
David R
1 year ago
Reply to  L a r r y

This should answer your question. It was finally answered for me too

daniel
daniel
7 months ago
Reply to  L a r r y

seiko acquired epson in 1985

daniel
daniel
7 months ago
Reply to  L a r r y

but mostly if not all seiko’s movement with malaysia etch were made/assembled by epson precision

Jem
Jem
1 year ago

does this have indirect second drive similar with miyota 8xxx or a direct second same with seiko nh35/36?

Standard Date
Standard Date
6 months ago
Reply to  Jem

Direct drive seconds, just like all Orient movements that I know of from the last 20 years.

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9 months ago

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Greg Mohney
Greg Mohney
5 months ago

The Pagani “Black Bay” homage PD-1671 features an Epson-signed YN55A movement.

J.B.
J.B.
29 days ago
Reply to  Greg Mohney

Really? I just ordered one about a month ago and it has NH35 on the rotor. Strange.

Greg Mohney
Greg Mohney
29 days ago
Reply to  J.B.

Yeah, interesting… dunno!

Vitor
Vitor
17 days ago

I have an Orient with the so-called YN85 caliber. Should I assume it is the successor of this YN55? It’s embarked in an Orient Brazil watch and I can’t find any information about it in any place…

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