Orient Men's EM6500BB 'Ray' Automatic Stainless Steel Watch with Black Rubber Strap

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  • Round watch with corrugated dive-style bezel, luminous hands/indices, and day/date window at 3 o'clock
  • 41.5 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window
  • Japanese automatic movement with analog display
  • Ribbed rubber band with buckle closure
  • Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft): In general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not scuba diving

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Product Description

The new Orient EM6500BB is nick named the Ray. It is similar to the Orient Mako series but the Ray has stronger (i.e. brighter) luminous material on the hour markers and hands. It comes with a black dial, black 60 click uni-directional dive bezel, 21-jewel automatic movement, a  quick set day and date, screw down crown, and a superb black rubber dive strap with a dolphin logo. Movement: Orient 21-Jewel Automatic (self-winding). Case: Brushed stainless steel, 41mm x 13.3mm thick. Back: Solid screw-in back. Crystal: Hardened Mineral. Band: Rubber dive style strap, buckle closure, 22mm. Water Resistant: 200 meters. Warranty: 1 Year.


With its roots dating back to 1901, Orient Watch has specialized in the manufacture and growth of mechanical timepieces. Since 1950, Orient has been at the forefront of the production of mechanical watches in Japan. When it comes to watchmaking, Orient does not have an obscure history: Orient has been producing mechanical watches for more than 60 years. It is one of the top three watch manufacturers from Japan and produces 2 million watches per year. Frankly, it may be the biggest watch brand you’ve never heard of. All of Orient’s movements are exclusively made in Japan and no iteration in manufacturing is outsourced. The implicit value of possessing an Orient watch is that the only way to enjoy its tremendous quality is through ownership.


Orient prides itself on the premise that its timepieces are a “watchmaker’s watch”-- a no frills mechanical watch that is robust and trustworthy.

  • Our online reputation suggests that an Orient watch is reliable out of the box. This can be attributed to Orient’s undying dedication to mechanical watches.
  • In the eye of the Quartz Revolution in the 1970s, the other top Japanese brands went on to predominantly manufacture quartz, while Orient remained focused on its mechanical movements. And while Orient does produce quartz watches, all movements are supplied by its parent company.
  • So what’s the difference between quartz and mechanical? Despite the obvious difference in moving parts, the short answer is seen in the smooth sweeping second hand of a mechanical watch versus the choppy tick of a quartz movement.
Mechanical Movement

As an in-house movement producer, Orient joins a short list of watch companies that actually manufacture their movements in-house and exclusively for their own use. In the industry, it is highly uncommon that a company produces their own movements in-house, and by doing so Orient Watch can ensure that the quality of their wristwatches are held to the highest standards— Orient’s watches have often been lauded for their rich styling, dependability, and tremendous value.

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  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.9 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • ASIN: B00A6U2ER6
  • Item model number: EM6500BB
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 29, 2012
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,749 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
    • Average Customer Review:
      4.7 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews

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    Product Specifications

    Watch Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Orient
    Model number EM6500BB
    Part Number EM6500BB
    Model Year 2014
    Item Shape Round
    Dial window material type Mineral
    Display Type Analog
    Clasp Buckle
    Case material Stainless Steel
    Case diameter 41.5 millimeters
    Case Thickness 13.3 millimeters
    Band Material Rubber
    Band length Mens-Standard
    Band width 22 millimeters
    Band Color Black
    Dial color Black
    Bezel material Stainless Steel
    Bezel function Unidirectional
    Calendar Day and date
    Item weight 1.1 Pounds
    Movement Japanese-Automatic
    Water resistant depth 330 Feet

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    Has to be the best value on Amazon for ANY watch. This is just a fantastic item, well made and a great value . It is true that Orient watches generally need breaking in of the bezel . This is common and should not be used to lower the ratings. Yes, mine was tight and after several movements is just fine now. The extra crown is strange, we all agree, and it actually kept me from buying this watch for a long time. I tired seiko, pulsar, citizen and momentum dive watches and they all went back. Orient simply makes the best for the money I have seen. The lume is great, the build is great, and the style is great. It really is not that thick and looks great with a zulu band that I highly recommend. I did not like the rubber dolphins band but did like the dolphins. I just did not like as the rubber is not that soft and wanted the extra security of a zulu or NATO band. If you only want to spend a hundred bucks, this is well worth it, and better than many more expensive watches.
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    My twenty year old underwater watch had to have the battery replaced annually by a jeweler. The last jeweler failed to properly seal the watch case after replacing the battery; and since I wear my underwater wrist watch 24\7, it leaked soon after causing an electrical short and thus ruining my twenty year old watch. I started looking for an automatic underwater watch whose case did not require an annual breaking of the waterproof seal to replace the battery; and I found the Orient Ray EM6500BB Black Dial 21-Jewel Automatic Dive Watch on Rubber Strap on Amazon.com for less than $125.00 US with an added free shipping bonus. My new Orient Dive Watch has never left my wrist for over five weeks now and it keeps near perfect time. I like the fact that this handsome watch has a solid stainless steel case that measures 41.5 mm in diameter which is larger than the Submariner Model made by Rolex which has a stainless steel case diameter of only 40 millimeters. I like this watch because it represents a great value for the money I spent and the Orient Watch Company is one of the oldest watch making companies in Japan with its original patent on its own original automatic watch movement. I am so impressed with this watch that I plan to buy two more watches as gifts to give to my two children who are now fully grown adults. (I personally like the Orient Dive Watch logo of the two dolphins on the rubber watch band which I think makes this watch distinctive and easily recognizable to anyone familiar with the brand.)
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    I have owned a couple of Oreint watches. My first was purchased in Japan around 2002 when my luggage was lost during a trip. It's a hilarious story as to how I came to own that first watch, but there isn't enough room here to write about it. Bottom line is that I still own that watch and it still works fine.

    Fast-forward to this Oreint Ray. The style these days is either "big" watches or smartwatches. This doesn't fall into either of those fashion trends as it is moderately sized and not "smart" beyond time, date. Truth be told, I dislike having to yank a cell phone out of my pocket to see what time it is and during the business day I need to use my time wisely. I also try very hard to avoid pretense so the modest size and obviously unknown brand helps. I threw out the rubber band and replaced it with a black leather band.

    I am not OCD about accuracy. As long as it doesn't lose or gain 3-5mins a day, I don't care. I can tell you that I don't adjust it often enough for it to be an issue. All I want is time, week day and date... this watch gets it done. In my mind, it is as accurate as any other watch I have owned. The style of the watch is what it is... another "Diver-ish" Rolex-ish, Omega-ish style watch. Not unique at all, but it's $100 so what do you expect? The lume on the face seems very good. Seems well made.

    If the diver-ish style is what you want, and you really want to try a mechanical automatic, this is a no brainer adult watch.
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    When my everyday watch stopped working, I decided that I no longer wanted to deal with batteries. I started looking at the less expensive automatic watches and stumbled on to the Orient Ray.

    My requirements were that it had to be waterproof, not just splash proof.
    No batteries.
    Decent look that went well with business casual as well as with shorts and a t-shirt
    Needs a way of some simple timing.
    Finally, it needed to be less that $150 or so.

    The Ray fit all of these requirements.

    I don't dive, but I do a lot of camping and canoeing. This means that I can end up in the rain or in the river at any time. Since it is waterproof to 200m, this works great for me.

    The auto winding does away with the batteries. No need to figure out how to get the back off to replace the batteries. As long as I wear it daily, I don't have to worry about it.

    It looks good in whatever I wear. I guess it wouldn't really go with a tux, but I think I've worn a tux 2 times in my life. And I guess I could buy the stainless bracelet and it would look fine in the tux.

    When I camp, I cook in a Dutch oven. The rotating bezel to time how long the food has been cooking. Or how long the kids have been away from the campsite. Or whatever.

    And the price is awesome.
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