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Old 29 May 2021, 03:40 AM   #1
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Your opinions on ORIS

Hi. Yesterday I saw a beautiful ORIS Aquis hulk. Are Oris good watches ?? Appreciate your opinions and reviews.

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Old 29 May 2021, 04:27 AM   #2
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Well made Swiss watches, I have got the Big Crown pilot watch. Famous for using red rotor in their automatic movements, big crown for easy adjustment, developed in-house movements with power reserve of up to 10 days. Checkout their website. Some of the older models can be found with discount at grey dealers online shops.
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Old 29 May 2021, 04:40 AM   #3
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I have the Oris Carysfort Reef and love it. Have the bracelet, orange, and black rubber straps as well. Fit very well and very comfortable. Itís a fantastic brand with a focus on being environmentally friendly. They donate a large amount of their limited edition proceeds to preserving different parts of the world. They also pledged to be carbon neutral in a few years as well.

They have a few watches I believe with an in house movement, but the others are based off stellita movements which are easy to find someone to service.


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Old 29 May 2021, 06:03 AM   #4
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I have the bronze pointer date, they make solid reliable watches.
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Old 31 May 2021, 03:06 AM   #5
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I enjoy the brand.
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Old 31 May 2021, 03:18 AM   #6
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Nice looking watches with a history.

My personal experience was I Didn’t like the way it felt in my hands.
Winding and turning the bezel felt inferior to the standard Rolex has me accustomed to.
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Old 31 May 2021, 04:26 PM   #7
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Excellent value especially around the 1k mark.
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Old 31 May 2021, 09:30 PM   #8
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I like the watches and the different models. They are a value in the market.
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Old 8 June 2021, 12:24 PM   #9
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Nice watches, interesting designs - well made and hard to beat at that price range - my opinion.
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Old 9 June 2021, 12:37 AM   #10
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I started off with an Oris Der Meistertaucher diver about 15 years ago when I really started getting into watches....it was the full kit. Great watch...solid, I really liked it.
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Old 9 June 2021, 12:40 AM   #11
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Excellent independent brand, was my first nice watch.

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Old 9 June 2021, 07:50 PM   #12
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Wanting to buy one very soon. Established brand, well built, very solid, integrated bracelet for the Aquis and beautiful dials. Oh and under 2K. So for me a strong buy.
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Old 11 June 2021, 03:58 AM   #13
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Nice looking watches with a history.

My personal experience was I Didnít like the way it felt in my hands.
Winding and turning the bezel felt inferior to the standard Rolex has me accustomed to.
i find that's usually the issue with sub 3k watches is the feel of the bezel and crown.
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Old 14 June 2021, 10:55 PM   #14
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Nice brand for sure..looks like good value
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Old 14 June 2021, 10:57 PM   #15
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Owned an Oris GMT and enjoyed it. Eventually sold it as I prefer the benefits of a rotating bezel.
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Old 15 June 2021, 02:21 AM   #16
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I own a bronze brashear diver. It's one of my favorite watches. I also briefly owned a GBR LE Aquis, and found the build quality to be truly exceptional. It just wasn't competing for wrist time so I sold it.

In my experience Oris is a fantastic value!
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Old 15 June 2021, 05:11 AM   #17
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My favorite jeweler is a dealer and I like the Oris style but opted for Marathon GSAR for a rugged tool watch at a lower price.


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Old 15 June 2021, 05:42 AM   #18
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Excellent independent brand, was my first nice watch.

I have the same one, it was my second watch!
Wore it last week for the first time in a few years. Ran like a dream. Bracelet feels wide compared to trends nowadays.

Oris are great, workhorses. Go for it OP.
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Old 15 June 2021, 11:11 PM   #19
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I had a 1917 LE "big crown" for a while but never really bonded with it. It appealed to me in pictures, but in person it just didn't have that magic. As others have mentioned, if you're accustomed to the fit, finish and feel of mid-to-high-end watches, it may be a slight disappointment: they make good pieces, but the quality isn't what you find at higher price points. Certain things about it (the feel of the winding; the rattle of the strap against the lugs) felt cheap to me. But I still find many of their watches to be attractive!

Resale is a crime scene, be advised. They do not hold any value, and many grays won't even buy them.
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Old 8 August 2021, 11:04 AM   #20
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Aquis is a very nice watch....nice design, well made and very comfortable to wear!
Very good value...now with in house movement on some models....
Can get at a discount too!!
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Old 8 August 2021, 02:14 PM   #21
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I have an Oris Carl Brashear and it is the only watch I consistently get compliments on when I wear it. This does not answer your question of, are they good, but I enjoy mine and they are beautiful.
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Old 6 September 2021, 12:15 AM   #22
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I love Oris. They're an honest brand that kind of dances to their own beat. And their new in house Caliber 400 has an industry leading ten year warranty.
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Old 10 January 2022, 07:25 AM   #23
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I very much like my Oris Big Crown Pointer Date with the blue dial on a dark tan strap! I keep looking at the Oris Sixty-Five and Aquis divers, too, and at some time I will acquire one of these also.
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Old 11 January 2022, 09:59 AM   #24
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Speaking of, just got this the other day



Quality for price paid still is one of the best value props out there, especially in the secondary market. If they slimmed out the dimensions a bit, they could really make some noise in the Sub 2k dive category


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Old 18 September 2022, 08:55 PM   #25
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Hi. Yesterday I saw a beautiful ORIS Aquis hulk. Are Oris good watches ?? Appreciate your opinions and reviews.

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I have a Oris Rectangular 01 561 7783 4065 -07 5 19 17 and find it to be a pleasure to wear and one that is in my regular watch roation. Oris make quality watches and their offerings often punch above their weight class in terms of bang for buck quality to value.

However...if you compare them to a more up-market brand, be it Rolex or say Omega you will see the difference. As another member pointed out, the crown and bezel action (I had and later sold a Oris Aquis "Lake Baikal) is noticeably inferior, as is their bracelets.

I think though if you are looking for a good, solid, bang for buck watch sub $2000 an Oris is worth your consideration. They have watches of course that sell for more but then your bordering on Tudor territory.
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