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Orient Kamasu, Current BEST Valued Entry-Level Mechanical Dive Watch

3 min read August 11, 2021

Orient Kamasu watch band by Strapcode

ORIENT Kamasu models :

The best price found on Amazon is just under USD220, this is an affordable and nice-looking dive watch with the traditional sportiness of a dive watch. There are a total of seven different Orient Kamasu models in the market. The reference numbers and details are as follows:

  • RA-AA0001B19A, features a black dial and bezel
  • RA-AA0002L19A, features a blue dial and bezel
  • RA-AA0003R19A, features a red dial and black bezel
  • RA-AA0004E19A, features a green dial and bezel
  • RA-AA0005B19A, features a black dial and case with a black-and-gold bezel
  • RA-AA0006L19A, features a blue dial and bezel
  • RA-AA0007A09A, a limited edition Kamasu, features a blue pearl-like dial with a blue-and-rose gold bezel
Orient Kamasu watch band Green Diver Watch RA-AA0004E19A, Strapcode

Orient Kamasu Green RA-AA0004E19A on Super-J Louis JUB Stainless steel Watch Band

It doesn’t matter whether you are a professional diver or not, its clear that dive watches have become the preferred style of watch over the last couple of years. For those who are looking for a quality dive watch at an affordable price, names like Seiko SKX, Citizen Promaster FUGU, Orient Kamasu, and even microbrands are offering dive watches at a similar price and grade would certainly pop up as one of many options out there.

A retro look of Orient Kamasu on GORMA BOR bracelet

While the Seiko SKX007 have already been discontinued for quite sometime, it has given its competitor, such as the Orient Kamasu to step up where many would agree that it is the next best choice for an entry-level mechanical dive watch after the SKX007. Orient as a brand is widely popular due to the great value the brand offers an impressive quality-to-price ratio. The Orient Kamasu, Japanese for “Barracuda”, is a highly popular watch among watch enthusiasts for many reasons. The watch has a beautiful and timeless design, great built quality and performance, and of course a high-quality, robust and durable automatic movement.

Orient Kamasu on Retro Razor metal watch band

The Orient Kamasu measures at 41.8mm in diameter without crown and 46.8mm lug to lug. It sits at 12.8mm in thickness. The water resistance rests at 200m or 660 feet. The unidirectional bezel features an aluminum inlay with 120 clicks. All of the Orient Kamasu watches have stainless steel bezels with different variations when it comes to colorways.

Orient Kamasu AA0004E19A

Another Orient Kamasu RA-AA0004E19A on Super-O Boyer watch band

In terms of design, with the nick name “Barracuda”, the Kamasu’s 12 o’clock marker, as well as the hands, demonstrates the fishes sharp teeth. The Orient Kamasu runs on the Orient Caliber F6922. This automatic movement includes 22 jewels and vibrates at 21,600 beats per hour with a 40 hours power reserve. The specifications that come with the Kamasu at its current price point beats everything else from the competitor’s side. Although the price of a Kamasu is more than a Mako/RAY model, the watch is still reasonably priced for an automatic watch with sapphire crystal and a 200-metre depth rating. Be sure to visit our website for custom fitted watchbands that are specifically design for the Kamasu.

 

Black Orient Kamasu RA-AA0005B19A was on Black watch band

 

Orient Kamasu Watch Specifications:

  • Diameter: 41.5mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 47mm
  • Lug width: 22mmThickness: 13mm
  • Crystal: Flat Sapphire
  • Movement: Orient in-house automatic caliber F6922 automatic with hand-winding and hacking functions
  • Frequency: 21600 BPH
  • Power-reserve: approximately 40 hours
  • Accuracy: +25/-15 sec a day
  • Power-reserve: 40 hours

 

Written by Sam , images by Toni 

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