Orient Men’s Ray II Dive Watch Review

Features

The Orient, Diver Ray II series features a stainless steel 41.5mm case, with a uni-directional rotating bezel, a black dial, and a scratch-resistant mineral crystal. The 22mm stainless steel band is fitted with a fold-over and a safety release clasp, it also fits perfectly over a wet suit.

This beautiful wristwatch, powered by an Orient Calibre F6922, automatic movement, supports date, day, hour, minute, second functions. It has a water resistance feature of up to 660 feet/200 meters and is suitable for short periods of recreational swimming. This stylish timepiece is sure to complete anyone’s collection.

After many years of experience and perfection, Orient has finally developed a new in-house movement that negates the need for the pusher to correct the day of the week. Now it’s done with the crown, like most modern watches. Another great feature of this watch is that it illuminates in the dark. It is great for situations when you need to check the time in the dark.

Orient has always done beautiful work with the day-date window, which is separated between the two and framed in chrome. The hands are chromed sword hands with the hour hand almost looking like an arrow, and the blood tipped second hand has an iridescent end on this model. They’re perfectly sized and easy to read at almost any time of the day.

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Men/ Women: Men

Power Reserve: Approximately 40 hours

Crystal: Mineral

Movement:  Automatic, Hand-winding, Hacking Movement

Clasp: Fold-over with Double Push-Button Safety

Crown: Screwed-down

Water Resistance: 200m

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Case Diameter: 41.5mm without crown

Thickness: 13mm

Dial Color: Jet Black

Bezel Material: Stainless Steel

Bezel Function: 120 Click, Unidirectional

Calendar: Day/Date

Band Material: Stainless Steel

Lug width: 22mm

User Experience

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Mechanism

There is no type of battery involved in the functionality of the watch, which is a huge advantage. And even after you leave it stored for a while, it starts working again as soon as you put it on, after you reset it, as if nothing happened.

Also referred to as self-winding, watches with automatic movements utilize kinetic energy, the swinging of your arm, to provide energy to an oscillating rotor that keeps the watch ticking. They’re considered more satisfying to horologists because of the engineering artistry that goes into the hundreds of parts that make up the movement. If you do not wear an automatic watch consistently (for about 8 to 12 hours a day), you can keep the watch powered with a watch winder.

The Orient Ray II builds upon the Ray legacy. It has transitioned away from the reliable 46943 automatic movements to the more robust Caliber F6922 that is automatic, hand-winding, and hacking. This new mechanical movement has removed the need for a second crown at the two o’clock position. The diving bezel has also been upgraded to be 120 clicks for improved precision. These changes have definitely improved the utility of the Ray as a diver watch, all the while preserving the classic aesthetic that the Ray has become known for. However, it is appropriate for skin diving only.

To begin with (at least in the USA), there are six Orient diving watch models with the F6922 movements. These are various combinations of the Orient Mako II and Orient Ray II with black or blue dials, and the latter comes on the steel bracelet or matching rubber (black or blue) straps.

Durable

Relating to their customer’s vastly different needs, this watch comes in a wide range of prices and different designs for its esteemed customers. Specifically this brand, this brand comes with a black dial (FAA02004B9). The watch is made of stainless steel, so it does not wear out over time like leather.

This watch comes with a two-year warranty, but based on several positive customer feedback, you would not be needing the warranty as the watch is very durable. Made from high-quality materials, the Orient Ray II FAA02004B9 is made to last for a long time.

Diving and everyday use

Orient is still one of the few low to mid-range watch companies that still manufacture their own automatic movements. They specialize in producing watches that cover the whole range from luxury to dive, from low-end to high-end.

This watch is a multipurpose watch, even though it is called a diving watch, it can be worn to a casual outing, a party, occasional swimming, and most especially diving. It can be both a dive watch and double as a dressier option.

Pros:

  • Quality watch for a moderate price
  • Stainless steel band
  • Luminescence feature
  • Practical and stylish

Cons:

  • Some say it has a “submariner style”
  • Day/date window a little hard to see
  • Rather confusing single crown adjustments.

Overall rating

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Design 95% – The facing surface of the watch is nicely brushed, while the sides are beautifully polished. The lugs angle down ever-so-slightly to curve over your wrist, and the edges are soft and slightly rounded. Orient’s classic dolphin logo adorns the case back and a mineral crystal provides a crystal-clear view of the dial.

The watch has a beautiful design, this helps when it is being worn casually. Since it is made of high-quality materials, waterproof features are guaranteed.

 Material 94% – The Orient Ray II FAA02004B9 watch is an Orient “pro diver” watch, thus it id waterproof capacity is absolutely higher than ordinary dress watches. According to Orient, all the pro diver watches can resist water up to 660 feet. In fact, you can rest, assured that these watches perform well underwater, as long as you don’t go scuba diving to exactly 660 feet.

Price Range 98% – Because of how affordable they are, they are one of the top ten choices for dive watches, this is not only because of the quality of the watch but also because it is very versatile.

They are extremely inexpensive for what they are, and we all have that churn in our bellies (at some point in our lives) for an affordable dive watch.

Overall 98% – This watch is known for being one of the best divers watches out there, not only known for its high quality but also its practicality.

The watch has a firm grip and does not slip off easily. It has a luminescent feature that makes it easy to tell the time in the dark, especially if you are a deep-sea diver.

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The Orient Ray II FAA02004B9 is one of the best diving watches in the world right now, constantly creating innovative designs with a wide variety to choose from; Orient continues to satisfy the needs of their buyers. This watch is one of the best out there is made of top quality products and we brought it to you at a reasonable price range.

Since it is made from very strong materials, you can count on it to last for a very long time. As we mentioned earlier, changing the band is very easy, allowing you to wear this one on many different occasions too, not just when preparing for a dive holiday. Even though their product speaks for itself, buying this watch, you are guaranteed a top-quality diving watch.

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