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oris opinions.

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I have actually looked at old threads on them but i`ll ask anyway, and that is what do you guys think of Oris watches, as some of you will probably be aware they only make mechanical watches, no batteries.I get the feeling they`ll be well liked and respected on here, more a kind of workhorse watch rather than luxury, but certainly not cheap.

Its just that i`ve got my eye on one of the Oris aquis range, the strap is black rubber with metal clasp, stainless steel case, black face, black ceramic bezel, and orange superluminova markers and hands....oh and with a date window at 6.00.Undersated but a sure head turner at the same time.Sorry theres no pic but its easy enough to take a peak!

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This one?

Oris is owned by Swatch has long history and uses ETA movement so they're all workhorses.  If I found a good deal on the watch above then I'd treasure it, no complaints.  Love the orange hands and marker, hate the strap (too shouty with logo) but not a deal breaker as you can always swap it out.

I've never owned an Oris, I think they're price point is weird because they kind of a fill the gap between the brands inside the Swatch group.  They're just that little bit more expensive than the Hamilton-Certina-Tissot and obviously below the Omega-Blancpain-Glashütte Original range.  And there lots more ETA movement brands that makes good diver/sports watch at the £200-800 range (think Steinhart, Christopher Ward, Deep Blue, Seiko etc).  

Personal circumstance I guess, at £1400 (which is what this watch costs) it needs to be something I know I'll keep for a long time because I know it'll hurt if I'd decided to sell it on.  I've just never found anything from Oris that makes me love it so much that makes me feel that way to take the punt, again just personal view.  I can totally see myself owning one at some point.

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Certainly very nice watches and an interesting history, vintage ones have pin pallet escapement or cylinder mostly, quite stylish, i  like them!!

Also like the "Regulator" dial version of the Aquis

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Mine...

 

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I simply adore it and cannot fault it in any way what to ever; not even in the slightest! I think they punch WELL above their weight for the price point.

Came with the bracelet and the rubber but I moved the rubber on, just not for me. The bracelet is sublime and head and shoulders above anything else I have seen / held.

I could easily own a few if money was no object...

Chronoris and a few variants of the 65 tickle my fancy.

 

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@sabailand Never heard anything bad about them, designs aren't always to my taste but very well made and good value, I like the Oris Big Crown Pointer and the Chronoris Date

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1 hour ago, yip_london said:

Oris is owned by Swatch has long history and uses ETA movement so they're all workhorses.  If I found a good deal on the watch above then I'd treasure it, no complaints.  Love the orange hands and marker, hate the strap (too shouty with logo) but not a deal breaker as you can always swap it out.

I've never owned an Oris, I think they're price point is weird because they kind of a fill the gap between the brands inside the Swatch group.  They're just that little bit more expensive than the Hamilton-Certina-Tissot and obviously below the Omega-Blancpain-Glashütte Original range.  And there lots more ETA movement brands that makes good diver/sports watch at the £200-800 range (think Steinhart, Christopher Ward, Deep Blue, Seiko etc).  

Personal circumstance I guess, at £1400 (which is what this watch costs) it needs to be something I know I'll keep for a long time because I know it'll hurt if I'd decided to sell it on.  I've just never found anything from Oris that makes me love it so much that makes me feel that way to take the punt, again just personal view.  I can totally see myself owning one at some point.

Oris is an independant company - not owned by Swatch! More reason to buy one rather than feed the corporate behemoth that is Swatch. Great watches - I've had a few and always found them to be excellent watches at reasonable prices.

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8 hours ago, Jonesinamillion said:

Mine...

 

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I simply adore it and cannot fault it in any way what to ever; not even in the slightest! I think they punch WELL above their weight for the price point.

Came with the bracelet and the rubber but I moved the rubber on, just not for me. The bracelet is sublime and head and shoulders above anything else I have seen / held.

I could easily own a few if money was no object...

Chronoris and a few variants of the 65 tickle my fancy.

 

I want one of these now... haha

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7 hours ago, Lampoc said:

Oris is an independant company - not owned by Swatch! More reason to buy one rather than feed the corporate behemoth that is Swatch. Great watches - I've had a few and always found them to be excellent watches at reasonable prices.

You're right about them being an independent company, my bad, not sure what I was smoking last night :ooops:

Also just noticed the Aquis uses non-standard strap/bracelet so changing them is costly.

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21 hours ago, yip_london said:

or-1323-oris-watch-aquis-date-01-733-773

 

This one?

Oris is owned by Swatch has long history and uses ETA movement so they're all workhorses.  If I found a good deal on the watch above then I'd treasure it, no complaints.  Love the orange hands and marker, hate the strap (too shouty with logo) but not a deal breaker as you can always swap it out.

I've never owned an Oris, I think they're price point is weird because they kind of a fill the gap between the brands inside the Swatch group.  They're just that little bit more expensive than the Hamilton-Certina-Tissot and obviously below the Omega-Blancpain-Glashütte Original range.  And there lots more ETA movement brands that makes good diver/sports watch at the £200-800 range (think Steinhart, Christopher Ward, Deep Blue, Seiko etc).  

Personal circumstance I guess, at £1400 (which is what this watch costs) it needs to be something I know I'll keep for a long time because I know it'll hurt if I'd decided to sell it on.  I've just never found anything from Oris that makes me love it so much that makes me feel that way to take the punt, again just personal view.  I can totally see myself owning one at some point.

Yes thats the one ,thanks,:thumbsup: i`ve actually seen it cheaper than the price you quoted, but like a lot of things prices can vary somewhat, glad that the general consensus so far is positive.

11 hours ago, yip_london said:

 

Also just noticed the Aquis uses non-standard strap/bracelet so changing them is costly.

Yes thats correct, not a lot of options if you`re a strap changer, personally it wouldnt have a bearing if i bought an Oris watch or not though.

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The Aquis is superb quality they must have been laughing all the way to the bank when Longines brought out the hc at a few hundred less as a competitor. 

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I love my Oris bc3. Definitely one of my fave watches and feels so much more that it’s £800 value.

I would most certainly buy another Oris.


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12 hours ago, yip_london said:

You're right about them being an independent company, my bad, not sure what I was smoking last night :ooops:

Also just noticed the Aquis uses non-standard strap/bracelet so changing them is costly.

This won't be a concern, the bracelet is sublime, it won't need changing!

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Apart from being independent, in my experience Oris uses mostly Sellita movements or their own.  If there have been any watches I'm sorry to have moved on, they're Orises.

If it were me, I'd look at the Sixty Five range...

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57 minutes ago, Cyclops930 said:

Excellent watches nicely made and finished. I have had this one for years.


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This watch is really eye catching.

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12 hours ago, Wheelnut69 said:

The clasp is one of the nicest I’ve seen as well.

Pity some other manufacturers wouldn't take note. Tissot.

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2 hours ago, WRENCH said:

Pity some other manufacturers wouldn't take note. Tissot.

Agreed, I recently got a Visodate and the butterfly clasp is the one thing that lets it down.

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16 hours ago, JonnyOldBoy said:

Great value watches.

Some negatives :

Non standard lugs on some watches , small and badly placed date windows to fit movements, many wear very heavy

Some positives :

Unique styling , great prices , incredible build quality.

I have tried on many , never bought one..... but I admire them hugely.

 

 

Pretty much sums them up in my eyes. The Aquis is a GORGEOUS watch and I highly recommend you try one one. Yes they are heavy but they are lovely although in the end, I did buy something else. If one came up now at the right price I'd probably snap it up.

The orange one further up the thread is a beauty.

 

As for the strap issue...I agree with this statement:

17 hours ago, Jonesinamillion said:

This won't be a concern, the bracelet is sublime, it won't need changing!

 

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On 21/10/2018 at 21:18, sabailand said:

I have actually looked at old threads on them but i`ll ask anyway, and that is what do you guys think of Oris watches, as some of you will probably be aware they only make mechanical watches, no batteries.I get the feeling they`ll be well liked and respected on here, more a kind of workhorse watch rather than luxury, but certainly not cheap.

Its just that i`ve got my eye on one of the Oris aquis range, the strap is black rubber with metal clasp, stainless steel case, black face, black ceramic bezel, and orange superluminova markers and hands....oh and with a date window at 6.00.Undersated but a sure head turner at the same time.Sorry theres no pic but its easy enough to take a peak!

Thanks.

Hi Sabailand.

I own an Oris Aquis small second which I've had for a couple of years now. All I can say is that I love it. Fairly large watch, bullet proof bracelet strap and as accurate as you might expect. I would have no hesitation in recommending one. I currently like the Oris, Big Crown Propilot. I need to get saving first.

Regards, Paul.

23 hours ago, Wheelnut69 said:

Mine’s my daily wearer. Comfortable and not too in your face. The clasp is one of the nicest I’ve seen as well.

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I've just commented on this watch. Absolutely love it.

 

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13 hours ago, BadJuJu said:

good watches but do not worth the price. at least retail price.

Its odd you say that because a comment that continually comes up in reviews/comment etc is how good they are for their `price point`, things like that stick with you when considering a purchase, but im far from an expert.

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I have this fine pair...

 

ARTELIER, cal.623 (ETA 2859-2) 27 Jewels

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BIG  CROWN TELEMETER CHRONOGRAPH, cal.674 (modified Valjoux cal. 7750) 25 Jewels.

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Imo they are excellent watches & well worth the price I paid for them :thumbs_up:

 

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