Category: Oris

Hands-On Review – 38mm Bronze Oris Divers 65 “Cotton Candy” Pink

The Skinny 38mm bronze with bronze braceletOris 733 (base Selitta SW 200-1) with date$2750 US The Two Big Questions Is the new Oris Divers 65 Cotton Candy 38mm in bronze going to stain your wrist, and is it a watch for men or women? As an owner, I can attest that Oris’ bronze tarnishes gently…. Read more »

Curating The Collection – How Storage Impacts Confidence in Collecting

Just admit it: you, like me, give more than two shits about what people think of your watch collection, and the reason is clear: our collections represent us. Every little detail that we’ve allowed past the velvet rope into our personal horological disco is out on the floor for others to judge. We really wouldn’t give two shits about that judgement if we didn’t understand that what’s being judged is not watches but our most intimate expression of our mostly solipsistic and, thus, often lonely subjectivity inner lives. You, dear reader of horological essays, like me who writes them, give two shits about how people judge you if not your watches, I’m sure of it.

Curating The Collection – Allen Pares Back to Less Than 20 Core Watches

All activity on my personal watch collection has come to a grinding halt since I bought my two Cartier Tanks toward the end of 2020. Having invested in a stereo system and guitar stuff, both of which have been important for me during COVID isolation, my watch funds have been a bit tapped. But the… Read more »

Hands-On Review – Oris Aquis Whaleshark Limited Edition

The Skinny 43.5mm wide x 13mm tall Movement: Oris 798 / (Sellita SW330-1)  GMT complication with rotating 24-hour bezel 300m water resistance Limited to 2016 pieces Price: $3200 US The Issue At (and In) Hand The water is warm and full of life. Gentle giants gracefully move though the sea for millions of years. Then homo sapiens flourishes on land,… Read more »

Hands-On Review – Oris Carl Brashear Cal 401 Limited Edition Diver 65 in Bronze

The Skinny 40mm 100m / 10bar Water Resistance Oris In-House Cal 401 automatic winding movement with 5-day power reserve and small seconds $4200 A Symbol of Hope Billed as a “Symbol of Hope,” Oris has dedicated this watch to the incredible African-American Navy Master Diver Carl Brashear. As the first person of color to become… Read more »

Second Look Review – The Oris Big Crown ProPilot X

There’s wisdom in the old adages that tell us to be wary of first impressions, to not judge books by their covers, and to give things time, because only time will tell. Second Looks are opportunities to revisit watches that have been available for a while – many years, even – and give them fresh… Read more »

Hands-On Review – Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400

The Skinny 43.5mm x 13mm 300m water resistance In-house Calibre 400 automatic mechanical with date $3300 US on rubber strap, $3600 US on steel bracelet It’s totally new…on the inside. Oris’ CEO VJ Geronimo recently came on a recent episode of the podcast to talk about a new in-house movement, the Calibre 400. Designed from… Read more »

E46 – The Oris In-House Calibre 400 Movement (with VJ Geronimo)

The Calibre 400 is not the first of Oris’ in-house modern movements, but it is their first work-horse automatic winding movement of the modern era. Designed from the ground-up according to Oris’ value-focused ethos, this movement is highly efficient, packs a 5-day power reserve, is robustly anti-magnetic, and happens to look a bit like the… Read more »

Watches, Environmentalism, and The Ungalmorous SCUBA Dives of Mission Lake George

Mission Lake George was sponsored by Oris. This essay was read aloud on Episode 43 of Beyond The Dial. SCUBA diving in freshwater is not terribly glamorous, especially when compared to saltwater diving. Freshwater is often murky, and “poor vis” can render recreational diving pointless. The water is also usually cold, with even the smallest… Read more »