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Old 6 April 2016, 09:27 AM   #1
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Oris Divers Sixty-Five Blue

Into the Blue.

I have never owned an Oris watch until now but there are a few things I know and like about the brand. They support a number of great causes in Australia such as our incredible Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Australian Marine Conservation Society. They are a relatively small independent manufacturer rather than being part of one of the big European luxury brand conglomerates. Their quality to price ratio is reputedly unbelievable.

Now I have never come across an actual vintage Oris watch that I can remember but I have seen a scant few photos here and there but that's all.

After one of my socks and jocks runs at one of our better department stores I exited into the mall and came across the range of Oris Divers Sixty-Five's displayed in a jewellery shop window. Within no time they are seeking attention on my wrist, black dial on rivet bracelet, black dial on rubber strap, blue dial on rubber strap. Sweet, definitely the blue or Deauville Blue as Oris have named it. It's two tone dial with an inner grey circle and a thick outer ring in a pale blue is rather chic. Very easy to get a good discount off RRP and it's done.

What a terrific package it is. A great balanced case, thin by modern diver standards that sits easily on the wrist. Superbly finished stainless work brushed on top polished on sides. Oris/Sellita automatic movement, okay nothing wrong with that in this range. Simple thin retro styled uni-directional 120 click bezel, handsomely proud big crown, super comfy tropic style rubber strap, stunning dome sapphire crystal that really is a dome unlike many other retro divers that claim a dome crystal when really they just have a curved one. Great lume, And very funky font on the 3,6,9,12. Elegant candlestick hands with a lollipop seconds hand and of course that dial! Okay put aside any cynicism because this watch, unlike many others is not "faux patina". I defy anyone who likes divers and vintage style watches to dislike this watch. Overall a really well considered package. The price, well forget it because you won't even think twice.
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Old 6 April 2016, 09:33 AM   #2
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They make a well made watch I have a Aquis blue C
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Old 6 April 2016, 06:10 PM   #3
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congrats, very cool watch, both the black dial and this one.
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Old 6 April 2016, 06:19 PM   #4
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Big congrats on that beauty




Mine says hi

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Old 6 April 2016, 08:05 PM   #5
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I like it!
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Old 6 April 2016, 08:25 PM   #6
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Looks great. Congratulations.
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Old 7 April 2016, 02:27 AM   #7
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Yes, great watch!
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Old 7 April 2016, 07:42 AM   #8
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I've owned a few Oris models in the past, and miss some of them.
Congrats on the DSFB
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Old 8 April 2016, 07:44 AM   #9
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Thanks for the comments and after three days that little old Sellita movement is running within +2 second a day, not too shabby!
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Old 8 April 2016, 01:17 PM   #10
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Very nice watch
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Old 9 April 2016, 08:16 PM   #11
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Saw one yesterday on display. The dome is great, and the numerals look better in real life (IMO). All that for "just" €1,700. Nice!
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Old 16 April 2016, 06:42 PM   #12
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Great watch! Congrats. In fact i'm considering one. For now the black, but the blue is really nice too...
I'm normally not a fan of rubber straps, but this is a great combination. How doen the rubber feel and wears?
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Old 17 April 2016, 10:44 AM   #13
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Great watch! Congrats. In fact i'm considering one. For now the black, but the blue is really nice too...
I'm normally not a fan of rubber straps, but this is a great combination. How doen the rubber feel and wears?
The rubber strap is excellent, very pliable and comfortable and ventilated. It's a classic strap.
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Old 17 April 2016, 12:39 PM   #14
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Oris makes unbelievable watches. I've owned one for about 12 years, handed down from my dad. It's a tank and incredibly accurate. It has a nice presence on the wrist and feels quite substantial and masculine. I love the new Sixty-Five Divers watch and you cannot go wrong at its price point.
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Old 17 April 2016, 09:20 PM   #15
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The rubber strap is excellent, very pliable and comfortable and ventilated. It's a classic strap.


Ok Many thanks, you convinced me! It would be great next to the rolex bracelets.
Love the looks of this watch!
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Old 20 April 2016, 09:13 AM   #16
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It looks great. I really wish they would've done the matching blue bezel as well and I would be a buyer
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Old 20 April 2016, 10:30 AM   #17
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I love it. Congrats.
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Old 27 April 2016, 05:35 PM   #18
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My new baby!!
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Old 27 April 2016, 10:50 PM   #19
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^ Nice!! Congratulations.
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Old 28 April 2016, 02:18 AM   #20
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Old 28 April 2016, 07:00 AM   #21
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Thanks Cru and Psmith!
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Old 28 April 2016, 10:18 AM   #22
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Really like this piece.
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Old 29 April 2016, 08:06 AM   #23
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Solid but slightly unfair comparison review here given that in reality the Tudor is more than double the price of the Oris. They also fail to mention that the cloth strap that comes with the Tudor is almost a bin job but I guess you have to own one to know that. Another disagreement I have is that if any of the three watches is all about faux patina it's surely the Tudor as it's the most deliberate (some think confused) melange rather than the other two that are virtually pure re-release watches, but otherwise a decent read.
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Old 29 April 2016, 11:41 PM   #24
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Old 3 June 2016, 12:31 AM   #25
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My first Oris says hi ! no complaints with mine super watches
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Old 3 June 2016, 05:14 PM   #26
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Nice Bronzo Nigel!!
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Old 3 June 2016, 11:51 PM   #27
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Old 4 June 2016, 08:32 PM   #28
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Great watch Tom . . love the nato. Think this range from Oris is fantastic. I'd have them all if I could
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