Initial thoughts:

Very good looking dress divers that check all the boxes most others lack. They got a great fit & finish, the attention to details is impressive, their bezel actions solid and there are zero alignment issues.

Probing deeper

The Orient Kanno is a better or upgraded version of the Orient MAKO II with more than just a few differences. It’s the third version of the popular Orient Mako, offering better functionality than previous for the not-so-pleased, dive-watch enthusiast. They are stylish watches, suitable for nearly any outfit for nearly every occasion; even vigorous sports and water activities. It will look great with suits and swimsuits alike; or as a casual wear. Great design, great quality – also applies to the true in-house, mechanical movement.

Details to start with:

  • The movement is an Orient F6922. Now, it can be manually winded and hacked. More later.
  • The bezel now turns with 120 clicks, which is double the previous.
  • The crown is much easier to screw/unscrew, with better bites during each turn.
  • They are not Kamasu. They are KANNO.

Target audience

Vast! Its linear, sporty style fits a wide range of users. Those who are interested in getting their first mechanical watch or them merely looking for a lot of quality from a purpose-built, mechanical watch for less money or someone looking for a dive watch as good but not costing as much as something from Switzerland; Orient brings two prolific pieces for them. The Kanno welcomes the value proposition of mechanical dive watches to attain an entirely new level altogether.

About the movement

  • Seiko has licensed certain manufacturing and movement technologies to Seiko Epson and the Orient Caliber F6922 is one of them.
  • Opting for a modern movement like this one is completely the right step for the brand.
  • The Orient caliber F6922 is a self-winding automatic movement with 22 jewels, 21,600 bph and 40+ hours of power storage. Orient makes their movements in-house in Japan.
  • It replaces the old caliber 46943 with an accuracy of -25/+35 seconds per day. The new caliber cuts that down to a reasonable ±15 seconds. Besides, it also hacks and hand-winds, unlike Orient movements of yore.
  • The sweep is surprisingly smooth compared to other watches chime-in under $200.

To anyone going for a KANNO

Quantitative standpoints reveal the KANNO to represent great value for its more-than-decent movement, for the hefty bracelets and a case design running to the superlatives. The 200m of water resistance offered is more than even what professional divers seldom dare and they’re loaded with lume! That adds even more value to their qualitative standpoints which, at under $200, make it a deal too hard to pass by!

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