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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.

Oris probably makes the most unique 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 feel and 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.

Another reason for Oris being a unique Swiss brand is because it has developed a completely unique bezel system called the “Rotation Safety System” for the Oris ProDiver range, which locks the bezel in a certain position – which means it’s impossible to accidentally knock the bezel into a different position.

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.

About Oris Divers:

Oris Divers pay homage to Oris’ first divers watches released in 1965, and because of that, are deliberately made with a distinct “vintage” look and feel to them. Oris Divers are water resistant down to 100 meters/330 feet, and such water resistance is usually recommended for swimming and snorkeling but not diving. These watches are crafted either in stainless steel or bronze and come in three (3) different case diameter sizes: 40mm, 42mm and 43mm.

Movements:

  • Oris automatic movement 733, base movement Swiss automatic SW 200-1 (Sellita), with 26 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 38 hour power reserve.
  • Oris automatic movement 771, base movement Swiss automatic SW 510 (Sellita), with 27 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 48 hour power reserve. This is a chronograph movement with no date function.

Date Function:

Depends on the model.

  • Oris Divers Sixty-Five: most of their models are equipped with a date window.
  • Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition: no date function.
  • Oris Movember Edition: no date function.

Functions:

  • Basic time functions: hour-, minute-, and second hands.
  • A few of their models are equipped with a chronograph.

Case Material:

The most commonly used materials are:

  • Stainless steel.
  • Bronze.

Case Dimension:

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

  • D: 40mm.
  • D: 42mm.
  • D: 43mm.

Case Back:

  • Solid case back.

Bezel:

  • Unidirectional.

Oris Divers are equipped either with steel or aluminum bezels.

Crystal:

  • Sapphire crystal.

Strap Materials:

The most commonly used materials are:

  • Stainless steel bracelets.
  • Leather straps.
  • Textile straps.

Clasp:

  • Tang-buckle.
  • Buckle.

Water Resistance:

  • 100 meters/330 feet.

Water resistant sports watches which are water resistant down to 100 meters/330 feet are usually recommended for swimming and snorkeling but not diving.


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