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Oris Diver 65

Postby foghorn » December 1st 2015, 11:41am

This is a re-edition of an Oris diver from the 60's . The biggest differences between the original (on right) and the "modern" version are.........um...........er........................NOT much!! Which is good thing.




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The case size has been increased from 36 mm to 40 mm. (Thank you Oris for being reasonable and not going overboard with the size. Anything bigger would have affected the look of the classic dial design and you have enough 44mm plus divers in your catalog)


The crystal is sapphire now and not acrylic yet is designed to keep the characteristics of the original domed acrylic.



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The date is moved from 3 to 6 and blends in a bit better with the design that in the original model



The fit and finish is indicative of what one would expect from a watch from Oris, which is nice since this one is quite different from their usual offerings. The obvious intent not to stray from the original design is a big plus.



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The thin , well marked , and easy to grasp bezel allows for a larger dial and results in a very easy to "read at a glance" watch. The aluminum DLC coated bezel clicks smartly 120 times in the circuitous journey around the case of the triangle surrounded pip. The signed crown is another nod to the days of yore.



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I chose the "textile" strap over the "tropical" rubber which IMHO blows.

The cloth like strap is expertly stitched and a bit stiff given it's material but it's softening nicely. There are 2 metal keepers and a matching cloth/nylon/textile/ whatever the hell it is keeper which gives it a pseudo nato look. The model number is also on the inside lending a military flavor.


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It's rated at 100 meters which might be a problem for some divers to accept for a watch billed as a dive watch, but there aren't a whole lot of us who will ever go that deep unless we fall overboard.

The caseback is solid as it should be for a watch with a relatively plain Oris modded Sellita SW-200. I find exhibition casebacks unnecessary unless the movement is all dressed up with that cosmetic shit like perlage , cotes de geneve , et-fucking-cetera. Anytime I have shown a movement in action to a non-WIS all I get is a feigned response of interest.



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In conclusion:

It's a great watch.


I'll close with the rare and doubly overdone sleeve and driving wrist shot




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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby SaoGage » December 1st 2015, 11:48am

I just love the look of these and the sizing! Perfect! Good on Oris...

Also loving the Kontiki-ish vibe.
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby conjurer » December 1st 2015, 12:02pm

Thanks for the very fine review, foggy (it certainly took you long enough, goddamn it.) Great pics and werds. A very nice watch.
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby foghorn » December 1st 2015, 12:04pm

conjurer wrote:Thanks for the very fine review, foggy (it certainly took you long enough, goddamn it.) Great pics and werds. A very nice watch.



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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby biglove » December 1st 2015, 12:23pm

Nice review and photos.

One I would love to try.
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby foghorn » December 1st 2015, 12:30pm

biglove wrote:
One I would love to try.



No bracelet option :o
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby fatman » December 1st 2015, 1:30pm

Those are both really nice looking watches. The differences you pointed out do make for a well done reissue.
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby artman » December 1st 2015, 2:54pm

Nice review of a cool watch Foggy. Congrats!
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby jaw » December 1st 2015, 6:10pm

I really like that one fog. I've been trying to restrain myself from it for a while now, but the last thing I need is another diver. Love the retro look. Perhaps Oris has a shot at the next James Bond movie with this one. I think it could work.
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby hondaman » December 1st 2015, 6:54pm

My Oris TT1 might be getting a companion. Great looking watch.
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby Wasp » December 2nd 2015, 6:25am

Good photography and review. Enjoyed it much.
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby jaw » December 19th 2015, 8:03pm

Saw this live at the AD today. Gonna be really hard not to buy this watch.
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby Thunder1 » December 19th 2015, 8:06pm

conjurer wrote:Thanks for the very fine review, foggy (it certainly took you long enough, goddamn it.) Great pics and werds. A very nice watch.

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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby Mark1 » December 19th 2015, 8:09pm

What's not to like except for maybe the Nato-ish strap? Really, it looks good and comfy. Nicely updated but still true to the original. Congratulations.
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby jaw » December 19th 2015, 8:27pm

Mark1 wrote:What's not to like except for maybe the Nato-ish strap? Really, it looks good and comfy. Nicely updated but still true to the original. Congratulations.


It's double thick and softer than your standard NATO.
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby biglove » May 1st 2016, 6:58am

biglove wrote:Nice review and photos.

One I would love to try.


The blue version has a bracelet and I have the money saved but decided to wait until after our yearly Florida vacation/deep sea fishing trip.

You still loving it?
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby foghorn » May 1st 2016, 7:59am

Yup-it's the nutz.
But I suspect it will be too "small" for your tastes.
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby biglove » May 1st 2016, 10:16am

foghorn wrote:Yup-it's the nutz.
But I suspect it will be too "small" for your tastes.


Not sure how that would be? At 40mm I would think it would be the sweet spot. The Kontiki I just bought feels a tad large at 42mm.
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Re: Oris Diver 65

Postby TemerityB » May 1st 2016, 6:07pm

Jeez - how did I miss this thread?? An rare case of a new model actually seeming to improve upon the original one.

Nice one, man. Oris - I still only own one - remains a brand I really respect.
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