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Three New Divers From Oris

PostPosted: May 2nd 2016, 8:31am
by Darksider
Oris has been making watches bearing the designation “waterproof” since 1949, and started offering the Super Diver shortly after the Rolex Submariner (or was it the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms?) originated the genre in 1953. Left in the shadow cast by those two, Oris continued to make solid underwater timekeepers – with Kif anti-shock systems – trusted by professional divers around the world. With summer just around the corner, they've just launched three new dive watches – one heritage update, and two limited editions, proving that half a century later, they are still making strong diving instruments.


First up is the Oris Divers Sixty-Five. Based on a diving watch made by Oris in – you’ve guessed it – 1965, the Sixty-Five made a handsome return last year, when the company introduced this very cool retro-inspired diver. Then came a blue-dial version and a bronze limited edition dedicated to the U.S. Navy’s first African American master diver, Carl Brashear. In 2016, the collection continues to grow with a new model in a style suggestive of early dive watches.


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Re: Three New Divers From Oris

PostPosted: May 2nd 2016, 3:42pm
by fatman
The sombre is a sexy beast but for 2 large I would rather track down a Hawker Hunter to replace the one I let go.

Re: Three New Divers From Oris

PostPosted: May 2nd 2016, 6:42pm
by foghorn
The bigger version (but why?) version of the first re-issue of the diver 65 is nice,but the integrated strap kills the others for me. And the "blacked out" version is fine if you like an expensive bracelet on your wrist but , as a watch it's pretty illegible except for well lit conditions.

Re: Three New Divers From Oris

PostPosted: May 2nd 2016, 8:41pm
by bedlam
foghorn wrote:The bigger version (but why?) version of the first re-issue of the diver 65 is nice,but the integrated strap kills the others for me. And the "blacked out" version is fine if you like an expensive bracelet on your wrist but , as a watch it's pretty illegible except for well lit conditions.

I can't fathom these blackout watches. I tried the blackout version of the Oceanaire and it was pointless, as non-functional as one would expect.

Why???

Re: Three New Divers From Oris

PostPosted: May 2nd 2016, 10:08pm
by conjurer
bedlam wrote:
foghorn wrote:The bigger version (but why?) version of the first re-issue of the diver 65 is nice,but the integrated strap kills the others for me. And the "blacked out" version is fine if you like an expensive bracelet on your wrist but , as a watch it's pretty illegible except for well lit conditions.

I can't fathom these blackout watches. I tried the blackout version of the Oceanaire and it was pointless, as non-functional as one would expect.

Why???


Because they look cool when you're trying to pick up broads.

Re: Three New Divers From Oris

PostPosted: May 3rd 2016, 6:36am
by TemerityB
conjurer wrote:
bedlam wrote:
foghorn wrote:The bigger version (but why?) version of the first re-issue of the diver 65 is nice,but the integrated strap kills the others for me. And the "blacked out" version is fine if you like an expensive bracelet on your wrist but , as a watch it's pretty illegible except for well lit conditions.

I can't fathom these blackout watches. I tried the blackout version of the Oceanaire and it was pointless, as non-functional as one would expect.

Why???


Because they look cool when you're trying to pick up broads.


Well, yeah.

I'm an unabashed Oris fan, yet I've never been a huge fan of many of their divers; models like their Pro Diver and some of the Aquis models simply looked too chunky on my girly left wrist. These are a bit more refined; the quality is obviously there, but the 2016 price points turn me into a Tex Avery wolf.

Re: Three New Divers From Oris

PostPosted: May 3rd 2016, 7:18am
by codguy
The lack of AR coatings have kept me away from the brand, every Oris I've looked at has a glare/washed out dial that I prevents me from a purchase.

Others here won't give a shit but I demand to view a clear dial. And the fact that majority of my wartches have dual AR coatings (Omega, SWI, Damasko, Breitling, others) prevents said glare & me from throwing $ towards a Oris watch.

Shame too because the FOO group in Oz have been more than welcoming of my correspondence and even they acknowledged this fact with me.

Re: Three New Divers From Oris

PostPosted: May 4th 2016, 1:27am
by 3Flushes
codguy wrote:The lack of AR coatings have kept me away from the brand, every Oris I've looked at has a glare/washed out dial that I prevents me from a purchase.

Others here won't give a shit but I demand to view a clear dial. And the fact that majority of my wartches have dual AR coatings (Omega, SWI, Damasko, Breitling, others) prevents said glare & me from throwing $ towards a Oris watch.

Shame too because the FOO group in Oz have been more than welcoming of my correspondence and even they acknowledged this fact with me.


Me also, too.

And it's a very inexpensive process to add AR to the glass (if there is such a thing when adding to the overhead of a watch). I wear glasses which makes things a real pain in the ass, especially with sunglasses, which cost me more than my third car, every two years. My eyes deteriorate enough for me to change my glasses every year, but I just won't. One good year, one a little fuzzy is the price of getting old with no vision coverage in America. (I highly recommend Nikon Rx sunglass lenses; like the optics, they have the best coatings, both sides. Especially for progressive sunglassesShop around for a good deal, or they can cost you as much as your last car did).

Even with all the stuff I add to my clear progressive (why they call them that is because your eyes are progressively turning to shit) Rx lenses, it's still tough to read my watch. I'm good with AR at least on the inside, I pretty much manage to friction off anything on the outside in short order anyway.

Why do somea these guys go the extra buck-and-a half for the nicer crystal and not twenty-nine cents more on a coating? What is truly amazing about the business is how $1.79 in labor and material adds $487 to the cost of the Omega, Breitling, and like that's, final product.***


***Please Note: The prices for glass and coatings, and overhead, and stuff above are made up for exaggeratory purposes, and do not represent the actual cost nor subsequent mark-up of those components and qualities of a good watch glass, as far as we know.