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Price range: $900 – $5,000. Brief information below.

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Brief information and technical specifications:

About Oris:

In 1904, Paul Cattin and Georges Christian, established Oris close to Hölstein in Basel-Country in Switzerland. The headquarters of Oris are still in the small Swiss city of Hölstein. Oris is one of very few independent Swiss watchmakers left. Oris is famous for making relatively affordable mechanical watches. According to Oris, they have never made battery/quartz driven watches and they never will.

As far as ranking is concerned, Oris probably belongs to the world’s top 20-30 luxury wristwatch brands.

About Oris Diving:

Oris probably makes the coolest combination of tool-, and divers watches on the market. Oris’ design is practical, functional, chunky, burly and robust. Oris isn’t trying to resemble Rolex, Breitling or Omega, and their rather traditional and classic designs. Oris is Oris – a completely unique brand with a completely unique identity.

The brand is unique because Oris is an exclusive member of very few fully independent Swiss watchmakers left in the industry. Oris is unique because it has never made any quartz/battery driven watches. Oris is also unique because its design is completely unique – you can never mistake an Oris divers watch for anything else but an Oris divers watch! I’m pretty sure you won’t find a brand that even resembles Oris’ divers watches!

Another reason I say that Oris is a unique Swiss brand is because it has developed a completely unique bezel system, which locks the bezel in a certain position – which means it’s impossible to accidentally knock the bezel into a different position. Not all Oris’ divers watches have this function – only a few of them.

And last but certainly not the least: Another reason for Oris’ uniqueness are the relatively affordable prices and the quite massive water resistance that this brand has to offer you. As far as the water resistance is concerned, Oris’ divers watches are way above anything that TAG Heuer or Longines have to offer.

Oris’ divers watches are either made of stainless steel or titanium and the water resistance ranges from 300 meters/1,000 feet to 1,000 meters/3,280 feet.

Oris’ divers watches are quite massive, so be prepared for the fact that many of their watches are very large!

Movements:

  • Oris automatic movement 674, base movement base movement Swiss automatic ETA/Valjoux 7750, with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 42 hour power reserve.
  • Oris automatic movement 733, base movement Swiss automatic SW 200 (Sellita), with 26 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 38 hour power reserve.
  • Oris automatic movement 743, base movement Swiss automatic SW 220 (Sellita), with 28 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 38 hour power reserve.
  • Oris automatic movement 749, base movement Swiss automatic SW220 (Sellita), with 28 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 38 hour power reserve.
  • Oris automatic movement 3 Hand Swiss, base movement SW 200-1 (Sellita), with 26 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 38 hour power reserve.
  • Oris automatic movement 4 Hand Swiss, base movement Swiss automatic SW 220 (Sellita), with 26 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 38 hour power reserve.
  • Oris automatic movement 774, base movement Swiss automatic SW 500 (Sellita) with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 48 hour power reserve.

Date Function:

  • Yes.

Functions:

  • A few models have a chronograph function while most watches just have the basic time functions: hour-, minute, and second hands, and a date window.

Case Material:

The most commonly used materials are:

  • Stainless steel.
  • Titanium.
  • Ceramic.

Case Dimension:

Ladies’ watches: D = Diameter. TH = Thickness:

  • D: 36mm.

Men’s watches: D = Diameter. TH = Thickness:

  • D: 40mm.
  • D: 43mm.
  • D: 46mm.
  • D: 49mm.
  • D: 51mm.

Case Back:

  • Most of their watches have a solid case back. A few of their models have an exhibition case back/sapphire crystal case back.

Bezel:

  • Unidirectional.

Only a few Oris divers watches have a ceramic bezel. Most bezels are either made of stainless steel or titanium.

Crystal:

  • Sapphire crystal.

Strap Materials:

The most commonly used materials are:

  • Stainless steel bracelets.
  • Titanium bracelets.
  • Black rubber straps.
  • Brown rubber straps.
  • Orange rubber straps.

Clasp:

  • Buckle.
  • Push-button clasp.

Water Resistance:

Depends on the model:

  • 300 meters/1,000 feet.
  • 500 meters/1,640 feet.
  • 1,000 meters/3,280 feet.

Oris Diving is indeed suitable for diving. It’s a matter of fact, Oris’ divers watches are among the very best tool- and divers watches in the industry.


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