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Why Orient Kano Ranks #1 as best valued Auto-Diver

2 min read November 12, 2019

Why Orient Kano Ranks #1 as best valued Auto-Diver

When it comes to a valued, well rounded, mechanical watch, Orient watches is perhaps one of the best out there. The “Kano”, is a vintage modeled inspired divers watch added with modern technology in different finishing techniques such as brush, polish and matte.

22mm Hexad 316L Stainless Steel Watch Band Straight End Lug, Diver Clasp Brushed SS221803B040S

Hexad watch bracelet is a striking new design in 2016. Each link is composed of 3 Chamfer edge solid 316L stainless steel units. Hexad is a contemporary version of the traditional O-Boyer bracelet, but more thick & sturdy over 100 grams.

Super Engineer II Solid SS Straight End Watch Band, Brushed SS222203B024

There are three color options for the Orient Kano: blue dial with blue bezel, black dial with red bezel, and a classic black on black dial and bezel. Each of the models have a different finish on the dial.

Super Engineer II watch bracelet is composed by 5 chamfer edge well-made solid 316L stainless steel units. Screw-in adjustable details instead of pressure pins. This item includes one pair of FAT spring bar (eg. generic Seiko Dia. 2.5mm spring bar) to ensure a more secure connection.

MiLTAT Zizz Collection 22mm Cracked Croco Dark Brown Watch Strap, Beige Stitching 22P22BBU55C4C34

The Kano uses the F6922 automatic movement, which is the same movement as the Mako series, and it has features that aren’t typically found in a watch in this price range. The F6922 has hacking seconds, it can be hand-wound, and it has 40 hours of power reserve.

Zizz collection, hand-sewn ‘Z’ stitches on Italian leather keeper is the signature of the collection. Cracked Croco Italian Calf Leather is soft but durable. Top layer & flip over side is using the same leather. This is a premium quality replacement strap definitely ideal for luxury watches such as IWC.

German made 22mm Sturdy Semi-gloss Black Saddle Leather with Rivet Watch Band, Brushed 22P20BBU54C1A87

For a watch of this caliber for under 400.00USD, the Orient Kano is definitely worth looking into if you’re looking for an all-rounder watch with a great design, great quality and a true mechanical in-house movement suited for both casual and formal attire.

The German-made leather watch strap collection. This military style Saddle leather strap with rivet is made in Germany, using a meticulous 50 step process. Sturdy semi-gloss rivet leather watch strap is ideal for sports, aviator or chronograph watches


Movement: ORIENT Cal.F6922 Automatic, Hand-winding and Hacking Movement
Power Reserve: Approximately 40 hours
Crystal: Mineral
Clasp: Fold-over with Double Push Button Safety
Crown: Screwed-down
Water Resistance: 200 meters
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 44mm without crown
Case Thickness: 12.9mm
Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
Bezel Function: 120 Click, Unidirectional
Calendar: Day and Date
Band Material: Stainless Steel
Lug Width: 22mm

Shop 22mm Super Engineer II Straight End for your KANO


6 Responses


April 01, 2022

Hallo, i m also interesseted in a curved endlink bracelet for the Kano. Will there be a bracelet for it in the future? Or is it possible to fit one of the other bracelets to the Kano? Thank you!


January 24, 2022

Hi Gabriel,
How are you? Very glad you like the article. However, we don’t have any curved endlink / fitted watch bracelet that fits KANO yet. We will forward your request to the production team, and hopefully, we will have news from them one day.
Strapcode Team


January 24, 2022

Great article. Does strapcode sell a metal Kano bracelet that meets at the case (vs straight across)? That would seal the deal for me. I like watches 43-46mm yet many of the beautiful bracelets on this website (Seiko sumo is an exception) are for smaller diameter watches.

Mike g
Mike g

January 19, 2022

I picked one of these up from Amazon and I’m quite impressed. The bezel has a very solid turn and click. It was good enough for me to replace the crystal with a crystal times, and wow, a classy tool watch. Replacing with strapcode super-o boyer. I’m quite impressed.


February 20, 2020

Oh ok. 10 years ago. Thats a great reference point, rather than looking at the actual specs.


November 27, 2019

Yeah, right. Unless there have been major changes with Orient, I doubt it’s “the best”. I ordered an Orient Diver about 10 years ago and it was flimsy and loose with sharp edges. I sent it right back – wasn’t even close the the SKX007.

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