Cheap replica Oris watches continues to raise awareness for men’s health this year with its support for the Movember Foundation.
Named by joining the words “mo”, for moustache, and the month of “November”, Movember was founded in Australia in 2003 by two friends, Travis Garone and Luke Slattery, who decided to grow a moustache during the 30 days of November to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
Today the movement has exploded and in just 13 years it has gone from 30 participants to over five million worldwide. The Foundation aims to change the face of men’s health by fighting prostrate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues through research, education and support.
Luxury fake Oris watches celebrated the start of this important month at Dandy’s Barber Lounge in Geneva for an “Apéro Shave Down” party in true gentlemanly style. Oris’s male employees, partners, clients and friends were all in attendance for a hot lather shave in preparation for the month ahead.
But it is not just about growing a moustache; the Movember cause also includes a “Move for Movember” challenge to get men moving to improve their health. The challenge invites men (and women) to do physical exercise every day for the whole month. A lunchtime run, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or a fun game of table tennis—it all counts.Best fake watches Oris watches online.
Joining the supporting challenge, Oris is supporting Scott Poynton from The Forest Trust as he walks a marathon a week from Nyon to La Dôle and back again to raise 50,000 CHF for the Movember Foundation. Scott will leave at 7am from the Piscine de Colovray in Nyon each Wednesday in November (2, 9, 16, 23 and 30th November) and everyone is welcome to join him (for all or part of the way). Revolution Switzerland will be joining him and luxury fake Oris watches on the 16th so stay tuned for more…or even better…join us for the walk. If walking up hills isn’t your thing, then you can always join the fun by having a shave at Dandy’s Barber Lounge or by supporting Scott and his incredible efforts to stop men dying too young.
There is a certain balancing act that must be respected when designing a successful “automotive-themed” watch, with many examples simply falling prey to the uncanny valley of making the watch look much like a car, wheel, or gauge. With the new cheap replica Oris Williams Engine Date, the brand has found an equilibrium with a legible steel sport watch that won’t look out of place in a pit lane. Oris has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Willams F1 and the new Williams Engine Date is far from their first automotive themed watch (they also work with Audi). Using the same distinctive case design established by the previous Oris Williams models, the Oris Engine Date adds some dial skeletonization and detailing to further establish a connection with automotive designs.
Much like the Oris Williams Day Date, the Williams Engine Date uses a 42 mm steel case with a mix of brushed and polished finishing. With an anti-reflective sapphire crystal up front and a mineral crystal display case back, the Engine Date is water resistant to 100m. Despite being automotive-themed, the dial design is legible, with large numerals at three and nine and wide luminous hands.
The skeletonization is limited to the center of the dial and the minute numerals are printed horizontally, rather than following the curve of the dial. The movement is finished with an anthracite coloring and I rather like how it integrates with the main dial. With a long minute hand and minute track on the rehaut, the proportions are strong and the design is eye catching, especially for a watch at this price point. The seconds hand and the marker beneath the date window at six are blue, a match for Williams F1’s team colors.
For the Williams Engine Date, the titular “engine” is luxury fake Oris’ calibre 733, a modified Sellita SW200-1. With 38 hours power reserve and a beats at a 4 hz rate, this automatic movement is finished with Oris’ instantly recognizable red oscillating weight. While the SW200, which is essentially direct competition for the ETA 2824, is not a fancy movement, it is perfectly acceptable at this price point and offers excellent reliability, performance and serviceability for its cost.
Available on either a steel bracelet or a race-ready rubber strap with folding push-button clasp, the replica Oris Williams Engine Date will have a price of 1,400 CHF. With a sporty race-derived design that doesn’t get in the way of its ability to be watch, the Oris Williams Engine Date offers a nicely sized interpretation of the modern automotive-themed watch.
If there’s one thing cheap replica Oris is good at, it’s to create interesting and nicely designed limited editions, especially of dive watches. Well, it’s not that difficult when your base for these editions is the reliable, rugged, efficient but pretty affordable Aquis Date. We’ve seen for instance the Great Barrier Reef edition or the Carlos Coste version. This time, Oris teams up with the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, to create a volcano-inspired version, the (of-course) black and red Oris El Hierro Limited Edition.
El Hierro? A Spanish Institute of Oceanography? A volcano? And a dive watch…? Ok, before going into the details of the Oris El Hierro Limited Edition, first a short story, explaining the reasons behind this watch. In October 2011, strange activity was observed off the coast of El Hierro, the most south-western of the Spanish-owned Canary Islands. Patches of pale-coloured water began appearing, dead fish floated on the ocean surface, and locals noted a strong smell of sulphur in the air. It turned out that these were the first signs of a submarine volcanic eruption, some 400 meters below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. The eruption continued until March the following year, leaving the cone of the volcano just 88 meters below the water’s surface.
Oris announces that it has partnered with the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) to support three scholarships for Master students, examining the activity of El Hierro. Funds for Oris’s contribution to the scholarship will be raised through sales of the replica Oris El Hierro Limited Edition watches, a black DLC-coated version of the Oris Aquis Date. The base is a very serious watch. The Aquis is certainly one efficient dive watch, with its 300m water resistance, its legible bezel, with brushed ceramic insert, its solid 43mm case, with prominent lugs and a good protection of the crown. Legibility is on par with what you expect from a professional-oriented dive watch, meaning sharp and clear in day- or night-time conditions.
The Oris El Hierro Limited Edition, just like the Aquis Date, has a reliable technical base, meaning an automatic movement, based on a Sellita SW-200. This movement will display the time accurately and will do the job for decades, without a single issue. A workhorse perfectly suitable for the vocation of the watch. It display the time classically – hours, minutes and seconds on the central axis – and a date discreetly inserted in a window at 6.
The Oris El Hierro Limited Edition sports several new visual features, which makes it rather different from the “normal” editions. The case first, still manufactured in stainless steel, with the same shape and the same brushed finish, is coated in scratch-resistant black DLC. Same goes for the bezel, with a black color, and an insert in black ceramic. The crown, the rubber strap and the buckle are finally all in black, to match the look of the case. Volcano-theme obliged, the luxury replica Oris El Hierro adds some red accents to the black scheme. The bezel minutes scale, the dial’s minute track and the central seconds hand are painted in volcano red. Finally, the dial shows a nice dark grey color, with brushed sub-ray pattern, a color that enlivens the looks, preventing from the all-black / all-matte effect of certain DLC watches.
Usually not big fans of full black watches, we must admit that here, at Monochrome, we enjoyed this El Hierro Limited Edition of the fake Oris Aquis watches. Black but not plain, dark enough but also lively, this is a nice addition to a large collection of good, reliable and efficient dive watches, still reasonably priced – the Oris El Hierro Limited Edition will come for 1,950 Swiss Francs (limited to 2,000 pieces).
Specifications of the replica Oris El Hierro Limited Edition
Case: 43mm diameter – stainless steel with black DLC coating – sapphire crystal on the front – 300m water resistant
Movement: Calibre 733, based on Sellita SW-200 – automatic winding – 38h power reserve – 28,800 vibrations/h – hours, minutes and seconds, date at 6
Strap: black rubber strap on black DLC folding clasp
For returning readers it is a known fact most members of team Monochrome are car-guys to some extent. Obviously, both watchmaking and the automotive industry are intertwined extensively, so when Oris gave us the chance to attend the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Nürburgring race, I jumped on the occasion! 6 hours of the fastest prototypes and road-car-based racers on the planet, blasting around an historical track sounds like a good way to spend a weekend! Oh, and there was a new watch. Quite a cool, special watch, to be handed to the drivers of Audi Sport: the cheap replica Oris Audi Sport III Limited Edition.
Most people might know the brand to be focused on dive watches but that doesn’t do them justice, as they are capable of so much more! They have brought us the world’s first automatic altimeter for the wrist, or a watch with in-house movement featuring a single barrel storing up to 100 hours of power, neither of these are in the diving collection. And to top that, Oris has had a strong connection with motorsports for quite a few years now, as a partner for Williams F1 Racing and more recently with Audi Sport. As you might have guessed by the full name of the new watch, it is the third edition of the collaboration between Audi and Oris (A reminder of the previous watch if needed). Both of these collaborations are on the highest level of motor-racing, Formula 1 and LMP1 Endurance Racing (Although they also support GT-class racing through Audi Sport).
A typical racing weekend in the FIA WEC class features a number of training runs on Friday and Saturday, qualifying on Saturday and of course a race on Sunday. The only exception being the Le Mans 24-hour race, which starts on a Saturday and runs for a full 24 hours. To be honest, qualifying is a bit of a formality since a LOT can happen in 6 hours of racing and even more in 24 hours. It is also entertaining to see that none of the competitors take it easy, in order to just endure the 6 hours. It is a full-on race, almost as if it lasts only 6 laps and there is a BIG prize to be collected at the finish (of course there is, but you get the idea right?). Swapping places left and right, the occasional light touching through turns as a Porsche wiggles its way past the Audi or the other way around, a fair number of pit stops and, a crash here and there and eventually the entire race comes down to less than a minute! After 6 hours, 194 laps and 1000km of racing the gap is less than 60 seconds! Sadly for Audi, they lost out to Porsche but achieved a P2 and P3 in the final results.
The event is heavily watch-related too, as mentioned before. You can find various brands all over the track, or as a sponsor or timing partner for any of the teams. One of them, obviously, being Oris which presented the all-new luxury fake Oris Audi Sport III Limited Edition to the drivers and team principal. And yes, we were lucky enough to be there and get up close with the racing, the drivers and of course the watch.
The new Oris Audi Sport III Limited Edition is the third rendition of the partnership between the Ingolstadt based car manufacturer and the Swiss watch brand. The first edition was introduced in 2014 and featured a 44mm wide steel case with a GMT function and tachymeter scale on the bezel. The second edition, see the link earlier in this article, was introduced last year and had a 44mm wide DLC-coated titanium case with a Sellita SW500 based chronograph movement. The most noticeable feature of this second edition was the linear indication of the small seconds indication at 9 o’clock.
The Oris Audi Sport III L.E. is again housed in a 44mm wide DLC-coated titanium case. Oris is known for its strong, crisp cases and this Audi Sport III L.E. is no exception. We have experienced this time and time again, whether we tried the exact replica Oris Aquis Date, Big Crown ProPilot or the Divers Sixty-Five, they always felt really good. The large case hugs the wrist well due to the nice curve of the lugs, something that is essential on every watch but trickier to get right then you might think. The weight of the watch also helps, as it is quite light, since it is made of titanium. The chronograph pushers and screw-down crown feel equally well built, and handle very nicely. Don’t be shy to use a bit more force as you might expect as both the start-stop pusher and the reset pusher need to be firmly pressed (common to all Valjoux-based watches).
The dial is quite busy and dark, but luckily still legible. The busy part is mainly due to the many markings and details, but since everything is either black, red or white it still keeps a somewhat restrained look. Sounds like a bit of a contradiction but in some combinations, it just works and this is a clear example if you ask me. The black dial has large, applied hour markers with red touches on each of them, and white markings all around for the minute and seconds tracks of both dial and subdials.
The subdial at 12 is the 30-minute counter and the one at 6 is the 12-hour counter. Most chronographs aren’t scaled to measure that long but if you consider this is built with endurance racing in mind, it makes perfect sense. At 9 o’clock you can see the special small seconds, which doubles as a countdown-to-start indication. Instead of a hand, the subdial has cut-out spaces surrounding the edge of the scale, with a rotating black disk and red tip underneath that displays the continuous seconds. An additional cut-out at the top of the subdial, showing the 5 seconds to start or the build up to “lights-out, go-go-go” if you will. The cut-out “bar” fills up in five seconds and then the red disappears as if the starting lights turn off and everyone is released to power down towards the first corner. And of course, at an event where you race for multiple hours and the start is always at a full hour, it helps to time the start of the chronograph as close to perfection as possible, or are we stretching it a bit here?
To balance out the dial a bit, the Oris brand name and “Chronograph Automatic” marking is placed at 9 and a relatively large date window can be seen inside the 12 hour counter. On the outside edge of the dial you can find the tachymeter scale, another indication this is a watch built with speed in mind. The bezel of the luxury replica Oris Audi Sport III L.E. has a ceramic insert, with a minute scale and a red triangle at the top. This bezel is bi-directional, to help you keep track of certain eventualities during the race if needed. The sapphire crystal has a slight dome, and received an anti-reflective coating to reduce reflections in direct sunlight.
The movement of the Oris Audi Sport III L.E. is the same as the previous version, a Sellita SW500 based chronograph movement dubbed the Oris 774 caliber. This Sellita SW500 movement is basically a Valjoux 7750 clone, and gives you the famous Valjoux-wobble when wearing. For those unaware of what this is, the Valjoux-wobble is the feeling of the heavy rotor spinning at high speed. This is due to the weighted rotor experiencing very little resistance, and when you “hit” a certain frequency or angle when moving you can feel your watch moving on the wrist as the rotor spins around. It sort of connects you to the watch, let’s you know it is a) still there and b) working hard to keep running and provide you the time when needed.
Coming to an end, the luxury replica Oris Audi Sport III L.E. is a sportswatch, of that there is little doubt. (The biggest clue is perhaps the name). It is attached on a perforated black rubber strap with a black DLC plated titanium folding clasp. Production stops at 500 pieces, the watch will come in a special presentation box, and it will set you back 3,750 Euros.
If you consider all of the attributes of the Oris Audi Sport III Limited Edition, it sits at the top-end of the Oris-range in terms of price (not including any precious material cased watches of course) but it still offers you a very strong watch. A chronograph movement, titanium case, ceramic inlay in the bezel, or DLC coating below 5k are not unheard of but combined into one watch it is not that common at all.
Right around the turn of 2015 when it seemed liked the watch industry as a whole was scouring its archives for inspiration and loading up on faux gilt and beige Super-LumiNova paints, Oris was already priming the Divers Sixty-Five – an obscure reference from the height of the Sixties, resurrected for what would soon become the year’s runaway hit, some 50 years after it was largely forgotten. Here is the cheap replica Oris Divers Sixty-Five Topper Edition Watch made for Topper Jewelers
On paper, the Oris Diver Sixty-Five’s eccentric design language seemed an odd first choice for a nü-vintage remix, but its relative affordability, conservative dimensions, and faithful attention to the detail from the quirky source material have proven to be the winning formula for Oris. So much so, the secret sauce has quickly been re-tapped for fresh color options, an all-new 42mm rendition with more traditional applied indices, and now this – a subtly revised special edition built in extremely limited numbers exclusively for Topper Jewelers (aBlogtoWatch interview here) – an authorized Oris dealer in Burlingame, California.
At first glance, the omission of the date aperture at 6:00 (3:00 if we’re referring to the original 1965 version) is an obvious, and welcome exclusive detail that characterizes the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Topper Edition. Here, the omission of the date wheel on the Sellita SW200 movement eliminates the disruption to the minute track and 6:00 marker, bringing an appreciated dose of symmetry and cohesion to the dial. Eagle-eyed Oris fans might also note the stainless steel bezel missing the PVD finish from the 2015 iteration – a nice Topper detail that more cleanly marries the case and bezel, without giving the appearance of trying too hard to visually emulate the the black plastic friction bezel on the original.
Subtler still is the matching “aged” luminous paint at the bezel pip and seconds hand, and the return to the fake watches Oris brand wordmark of yesteryear, along with another vintage signature: the “Anti-Shock 17 (now 26) Jewels” script on the dial. Collectively, they’re minute changes, for sure, but much more than what we tend to see on most special editions, and details that further blur the line between the 2015 homage and the original from 1965 to create something with its own unique character.
Physically speaking, everything else about this stainless steel watch wears identically to the 2015 edition – which Oris gently bumped from 36mm (of the original) to 40mm with 20mm lugs, and fitted with an extremely cool riveted bracelet that tapers all the way down to a wafer-skinny 16mm. The proportions and on-wrist feel are right in-line with many vintage dive watches, but a far cry from the rest of the modern Oris Diver collection, which starts at 43mm and runs all the way up to a knuckle-dragging 50mm.
But perhaps the real show-stopper with the Oris Divers Sixty-Five is the massively domed sapphire crystal, which pulls in light from all angles, bathing the dial edges in retro-glorious distortion, and yielding a package that’s simultaneously highly functional and funky in all the right ways. It’s an extremely unique look that’s tough to ace on a modern wrist, but luxury replica Oris watches nails it here. And thankfully, the 40mm watch head only tips the scale at a hair under 80 grams – enough to exude quality, while maintaining a nicely balanced wear that isn’t overly assertive – even when paired with the bracelet.
Speaking of which, Topper has sweetened the deal for serial strap-changers with this go-around – including the bracelet together with the equally excellent tropic rubber strap – both of which balance the watch head perfectly and fit the character and original design intent of the watch to a tee.
Now, much has already been said about the legitimacy of the Oris Diver Sixty-Five’s claims as “dive watch” with “only” 100 meters (some 330 feet) of water resistance, but it bears repeating that 100 meters is still over three times deeper than recreational scuba limits prescribed by PADI. Just to be certain, our very own James Stacey put the Oris Divers Sixty-Five to its word on a vacation in Mexico, diving multiple times to around 50 feet and reporting back with only a mild tequila hangover and a strong desire to return.
Unsurprisingly, everything else with the Diver 65 fits the bill of any purpose-built diver: from the screw-down crown and caseback and fully graduated uni-directional rotating bezel, to the chunky indices comprised of Super-LumiNova paint that lasts long into the night. Matching distinct personality to capability, there’s a lot to love with the replica watches Oris Divers Sixty-Five, and it should come as little surprise that the watch has been as successful as it’s been. Topper was wise to capitalize on that success while bringing collectors a more unique and limited option that’s a hair’s breadth closer to the spirit of the original. Sure, there’s no shortage of sporty and capable dive watches at or around this price point, but you’d be hard-pressed to find many that are as nicely balanced as this – unless, of course, your idea of a vacation involves a rebreather, in which case, Oris makes plenty of options that’ll gladly dive a whole hell of a lot deeper. Price for the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Topper Edition is $2,199.
It is only one-and-a-half year ago. That’s when Oris introduced the Divers Sixty-Five, a new kid on the “vintage diver’s watches block”, and collectors around the world embraced this very cool, and very affordable, vintage inspired divers watch. After the first model, with similar hour markers as an old Oris from 1965, a second model with Grey and “Deauville Blue” was introduced. At Baselworld this year, cheap replica Oris watches launched the 2mm larger bronze Carl Brashear Edition and a ‘normal’ 42mm edition in stainless steel, with ‘normal’ round hour markers and a striking deep, almost electric, blue dial. Now they add a green dial, again with the same round hour markers, and in a 42mm case with domed sapphire crystal.
When you read Monochrome frequently you probably noticed that we’re quite a bunch of snobs when it comes to watches, their design, heritage, build and finishing. Still, we can appreciate the occasional affordable piece, like the first Divers Sixty-Five that exact fake Oris watches launched. Both our managing editor Brice (who’s working on a proper Monochrome-style story about the new A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase that will be published this afternoon) and I bought the Divers Sixty-Five, and we wear it a lot. Brice shared his passion for this watch in The Collector’s Series and later we compared it to two other affordable vintage-inspired divers watches. Compared to the one that we own, this new model with a green dial, like the one introduced at Baselworld 2016, are a tad bigger and measure 42mm in diameter. The case has the same shape, the same screwed steel case back with that cool vintage Oris logo, a screw-down crown and a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides (inside and out).
The water resistance is 100m and while that is not on par with professional divers watches (these usually go to 200m, 300m or more) it is certainly more than enough for the occasional plunge in the swimming pool, or for taking a shower with the watch on your wrist. So no worries. Inside ticks the tried and tested Sellita SW 200-1 that Oris actually calls the luxury replica Oris calibre 733. When you’re looking for a nice, reliable and affordable divers watch, than the Oris Divers Sixty-Five is a no brainer.
Oris offers a choice of straps and a stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp. The bracelet has this little rivets on the side and these resemble the old 1960s and 1970s bracelet that were actually riveted. Here it’s only styling and no functionality, but hey, it looks good and befits the style of the watch. With so much choice, you will have to choose how you’re going to wear the watch before purchasing. Or you could just get the Divers Sixty-Five with several of the optional straps, and get that bracelet as well.
Case: stainless steel, 42mm in diameter, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside, screw-down crown, screwed steel case back with historic Oris shield emblem, water resistant to 10 bar/100m, uni-directional rotating diver’s bezel with black insert
Movement: automatic winding movement, Oris Cal. 733, based on Sellita SW 200-1, with date at 3 o’clock
Dial: green, curved dial with applied indices filled with creme Super-LumiNova, hour, minute and seconds hands filled with creme coloured Super-LumiNova
Strap: available on a black rubber strap, a stainless steel bracelet, a brown vintage leather strap or a green/black textile NATO strap with adjustable stainless
steel folding clasp
Along with many critics and collectors, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five was our favorite 2015 timepiece under $2,000. Now, thanks to our unique relationship and shared vision with Oris, my brother Russ and I are proud to announce the replica watches Oris Divers Sixty-Five Topper Edition: a 100-piece limited edition non-date version of the Divers Sixty-Five.
Using dial text and font treatments similar to the original Oris Divers Sixty-Five, we were able to work with Oris designers to create a retro dive watch that included more iconic 1960s elements and also enhanced the balance of the original. A year after our initial inspiration, we are pleased to see the result of our joint vision with Oris. Below are descriptions of how this watch is different from the original black dial version as well as the thoughts behind the design elements.
It turns out that in their 112-year history,cheap fake Oris watches online has never made a non-date dive watch. When we looked at the bold blocks of vintage Superluminova for the indices at three, six, nine, and twelve o’clock, we immediately thought of how balanced and beautiful a non-date version of the watch would be.
As we continued to think about the watch, our good friend and judge of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, Eric Singer, encouraged us with other design recommendations, including the orange bezel pip at the twelve o’clock and the orange tip of the seconds hand. Although the original Oris Divers Sixty-Five had an all-black-coated bezel, our version has a natural steel finish surrounding the black aluminum insert which gives it a solid instrument feel.
When designing the Topper Edition, our aim was to have its aesthetics be closer to the original 1960s-era watch. First, the dial text and font is more similar to the original piece. Instead of describing the 10bar/100m water resistance on the dial, the language of the original “anti-shock” is used. In addition, we fully replicated the dial text of the original by reintroducing the movement jewel count, a common declaration of Sixties-era watches. However, we updated the count from “17 jewels” to “26 jewels” to reflect the modern movement. Also like the original, “Swiss Made” is positioned at the bottom edge of the dial. The upper dial text has also received a retro makeover. The line under “Oris” was removed and the word “automatic” is in a font closer to the original “waterproof” text it replaced.
The 100-piece Topper Limited Edition Oris Divers Sixty-Five will come with two straps: the tropic style rubber strap and the newly introduced steel bracelet. The watch will be priced at $2,199.
We are thrilled to have worked with luxury replica watches Oris to have our ideas for this unique time piece become a reality. We are now taking pre-orders with delivery expected in late summer 2016. For more information, please call the store at 888-730-2221 or email [email protected] UPDATE: Reserve one online via the Oris Diver Sixty-Five Topper Edition pre-order page here.
Material: Multi-piece stainless steel case and steel bezel; Aluminum minute scale top ring; Luminous orange pip at center of triangle indices.
Size: 40.00mm (1.575 inches)
Top Glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
Case Back: Fake Oris Stainless steel, screwed
Operating Devices: Stainless steel screw-in security crown
Water Resistance: 10 bar
Interhorn Width: 20mm
Number: Oris 733, base SW 200-1
DimensionsØ: 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
Functions: Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, fine timing device and stop-second
Winding: Automatic winding, bi-directionally rotating red rotor
Vibrations: 28,800 A/h, 4 Hz
Material: Black dial
Luminous Material: Indices and hands Superluminova light old radium
Strap: Material Black rubber strap with stainless steel buckle, and multi-piece stainless steel metal bracelet with folding clasp
No risk of second-album syndrome here – this slightly larger take on the Divers Sixty-Five is a worthy, if slightly more mainstream, follow-up to the original release.
There must be something good in the water at Hölstein, because Oris has been on fire lately. The 100% mechanical brand has always had a solid following thanks to its no-fuss divers and pilots pieces, but even though the watches represent excellent bang for buck, they’ve always been a little under the radar. That changed last year with the release of the original Divers Sixty-Five, a pitch-perfect reissue that hit all the right notes. Well, cheap replica Oris watches has been busy making hay while the sun shines. There are now several new dial versions of the original model, as well as a 42mm limited edition bronze piece, which we’ll be tackling in-depth next week. Today, though, we’re focusing on the new steel 42mm version.
To be honest, I was quite surprised (and pleased) that Oris kept the original at 40mm, as is only appropriate for such a vintage-feeling watch, but many people wanted it to be a little larger. Well, ask and Oris delivers, with this case bumped up to 42mm, giving a noticeable, but not overwhelming, increase in presence. All the other details are pretty much the same – the bezel with aluminium insert, the awesome, highly domed sapphire crystal and the 100m of water resistance. Sure, some eyebrows may be raised at a dive watch with that level of WR, but it’s absolutely fine for swimming, and it’s a rating in keeping with the ‘skin diver’ roots of the piece.
This is where we see the other big change. Gone are the super-stylised cardinal numerals, replaced instead with much more conservative printed markers, in a cream colour that has a lovely vintage vibe to it. The other difference is that the dial is a wonderfully deep blue. Now,luxury replica Oris watches has been very clever here – creating a much more crowd-friendly dial that still stands out from the pack. The Arabic numerals of the previous generation gave the watch its charm, but also turned some people away who found them a little left-field. This has none of those issues – it’s a textbook vintage-look dive watch dial in a proven design that’s a perennial favourite. But it also avoids homogeneity, thanks to the use of blue instead of black, as well as the nicely retro touch of the trapezoidal date window.
Ticking away inside is a Sellita Works 200-1, which is essentially the same as the ever-reliable ETA 2824. Not a particularly exciting movement but, for the price, it’s the logical choice.
Oris offers some great options here – from a handsomely on-trend suede strap, to tropic-style rubber and nice fabric options. Not only are all these straps good quality, they’re also considered choices. It would have been easy to pull out a generic rubber or leather strap, but the brand has gone to the effort of giving you choices that match perfectly with the look of the watch. But for me the real winner is the steel bracelet. Again, it’s a cut above. Exact replica watches Oris online has replicated the look of an old-school riveted bracelet to a tee, complete with solid links and a subtle taper. The one potential spanner in the works is the lug width. The specs put it at 21mm, which is an uncommon size, and irritating if you’re a fan of popping on aftermarket options – though having said that, you can often get away with 20 or 22mm straps.
At the start of this review I used a debut/second album analogy, and it fits. The original Sixty-Five was the surprising breakthrough no one saw coming, – like Oasis’ Definitely Maybe – compared to this more polished, more poppy second release – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? The original and this 42mm version are both well-executed variations on a theme that are likely to appeal to different people, and I for one can’t wait to see where the Sixty-Five goes next.
Do you like the old or the new Sixty-Five more?
Who’s it for?
If you’re looking for a good, everyday watch with a retro flavour that won’t break the bank you could do a lot worse than this guy.
What would we change?
My only (minor) suggestion would be to bring the lug width back to 20mm. Best Replica Oris Divers Sixty Five 42mm Australian price
Oris Divers Sixty Five, 42mm, $2800 on strap, $3000 on bracelet
I am in the market for a new watch and, although I am a slow mover, have narrowed down the candidates to the best replica Seiko Titanium Snowflake and the Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic True Second SS. I am having some difficulty deciding which to purchase, and was hoping to gain a little insight. I concede that any answers to my questions may be highly subjective. Nonetheless, I would value your input: what aspects about a watch make you not only admire it, but ultimately own, wear, and (hopefully) enjoy it for many years? Additionally, have you purchased a watch that you no longer wear, and if so, why do you eschew wearing it?
I’ve purchased very few watches that I no longer wear at all; my habit is to choose a watch rarely but extremely carefully these days, as I increasingly value the diminishing time I expect to spend on this benighted ball of dirt known as Planet Earth. You, however, are less interested in the angst of an aging horological addict than in gaining insight into the Snowflake vs. True Second conundrum. To be quite honest, nowadays I am generally in favor of luxury replica Grand Seiko but in this case I think there is reason to prefer the Geophysic, an almost perversely well thought out watch. It takes a certain go-to-hell stubbornness to put a dead beat seconds complication in a watch priced to appeal to a public that will, as a rule, have no notion of what the complication means and for that, I think, Jaeger LeCoultre should be rewarded with at least a moderate trickle of gold.
I am interested to hear your opinion on the Parmigiani Kalpa (the Grande with the silver-blue dial and the Hebdomadaire with the best replica Seiko Naples yellow dial). I have an opportunity to buy them new with boxes and papers at really attractive prices from one shady local seller.
Are they good watches? The movements seem high quality and they come with Hermes straps. I know the design is not for everyone, but that is not a bad thing, in my view.
Parmigiani Fleurier is, for lack of a better way to phrase it, weird. They have in Michel Parmigiani one of the greatest experts alive in restoration and complications; they have the incredible financial resources of the Sandoz Family Foundation behind them; they have major manufacturing centers all over the Jura massif that supply not only their own watches but those of many others in the industry (including the creation of hairsprings at Atokalpa) and on and on.
And yet they manage to project a spirit of almost vapid complacency about their own watches and watchmaking in general that is difficult to understand. They are perhaps quintessentially Swiss in not understanding that you have to be at least a little bit excited about watches to buy a watch, but for all that, they still consistently commit the one unforgivable sin in making luxury watches: they are boring. Aside from a general disinterest in their designs I can find nothing really fundamentally wrong with them, but if they were the last haute horologerie maker on earth I wouldn’t want to own their (admittedly very high quality) watches; I’d go in for beekeeping or something.
Pre-Owned vs New Submariner
I’m getting a Submariner. Since it’s such a classic design icon and such a classic horological crush, I need to live it in the metal to either fall in love with it or just get over it and move on. Pre-owned 1999, A-series, 16610 (authenticity certified by local AD) or new 116610LN?
This is a somewhat late answer to a question posed in March that I just happened across, and I’m answering it because it is one of ever-green interest. In the case of the Submariner Date, our querent is asking which is to be preferred: a vintage (well, slightly vintage) Submariner Date with metal bezel, or one of the new chaps, with a ceramic bezel.
The question is one of whether you want to make a rational or an irrational choice and you may end up regretting either, depending on your disposition. Let us dispose of the former by saying immediately that the more recent model is simply a technically superior watch. Ceramic’s ability to withstand the corrosive effects of seawater, plus the technical superiority of the newer movement, make it the watch to be preferred if you want the most technically advanced Submariner.
However, and this is the rub, the metal bezel version is far more charming. It has a back-to-basics stolidity that may not stand wear and tear quite as well, but may very well stand the test of time on your wrist far better, than the modern version, with its almost forbidding perfection. There is something impressive about the resistance to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune of a ceramic bezel; there is also something marmoreal, something funereal about it as well. Nowadays if I’m going to wear a watch, I’d rather it show some signs of wear and tear, like its master.
Seiko has been on a real kick celebrating their own history over the last few years. Perhaps I’m just starting to notice it, but they seem to be taking playbook cues from the Swiss a bit too enthusiastically. Our beloved Seiko should never forget that so many watch lovers enjoy the brand and their many good products often very specifically because they aren’t European. My complaining aside, all this has thus far been good news for consumers because it means a lot of cool watches like these limited edition Seiko Presage Automatic Chronograph reference SRQ019 and SRQ021 watches that honor very (very) early Seiko timepieces.
I like these watches quite a bit, but I want to take a moment and discuss that above situation as we see it. Over the last few years, Seiko has been releasing more and more of their high-end watches to an adoring public around the world that has been more than happy to have more access to Grand Seiko and other higher-end, $1,000-plus Seiko watches previously sold only in Japan. In just a few years, luxury fake Seiko watches online has quickly developed much more distribution as well as products for “watch collectors.” I more or less define these consumers as people who want nicely made watches for purposes a bit more than mere functionality or basic style.
High-end and limited edition Seiko watches continue, nevertheless, to represent only a small percentage of their overall production, but in watch enthusiast circles (and watch trade shows) it is the high-end models that get all the noise (mostly because it is what we watch writers like to cover). In the process of making more of their high-end watches available, Seiko has been understandably pushed to create new models, and lots of them, to satisfy the larger distribution of their high-end timepiece products. cheap replica Seiko watches white dail, as a Japanese watch maker, can scale production like the best of them, and continue to offer rock-solid quality and consistency. With that said, from a “why does this product exist” perspective, in my opinion, they are looking to celebrate a few too many anniversaries and historical occasions in a way that I feel may tire out collectors sooner rather than later. Again, it isn’t an issue with the products – because so many of them are cool – but I feel that they need to be careful of “crying wolf” when it comes to the “reason for the season,” or else collectors might take the brand’s communication efforts progressively less seriously as time goes by. Just some helpful feedback to a brand we clearly love.
As I mentioned above, the result at this time of offering generous servings of new limited editions is a great plethora of interesting watches coming out all the time. One of the (many) limited edition watches for 2016 in honor of the 60th anniversary of Seiko’s first automatic mechanical watch in 1956 are these two chronograph models with dials inspired by a Seiko watch from 1913, all under the Seiko Presage family of products that, starting in 2016, will finally “officially” see its way out of Japan to global Seiko markets.
Seiko Presage includes a rather impressive range of more classically inspired watch designs. Aside from these chronograph models is the also new Presage Multi-hand Automatic SPB041 which has a power reserve indicator and is pretty neat. For now, let’s look at the two enamel-dialed SRQ019 and SRQ021 watches.
As the dial color of each is different, so are the techniques used to produce the dials themselves. With that said, which one you choose is a matter of taste since the prices are the same. In 1913, Seiko came out with its first collection of watches that used the “Laurel” brand name. I’ve seen a few of these at Seiko and they are really cool – especially given that they are over 100 years old. The original Laurel dials were white with a red 12 o’clock indicator that is emulated in the Seiko Presage SRQ019.
That white dial is actually enamel, which means it is oven-baked. You can see the interesting contours of the dial which are common of the enamel look, and these contours do not really exist on the black-dialed version. This white enamel Seiko Presage SRQ019 model is perhaps the most “historically significant” of the two, even though Seiko decided to include a chronograph complication to the theme. It’s a lovely-looking watch and one of the benefits of enamel is that the color remains true for a very, very long time. Seiko points out that they have assigned the production and oversight of the fake Seiko Presage enamel dials to the skilled enamel craftsman Mr. Mitsuru Yokozawa.
The other of the two limited edition models is the Seiko Presage SRQ021. The dial looks black but is actually a deep reddish purple that you’ll recognize as traditional Japanese urushi lacquering. This is a different technique than enamel baking, and of course, more culturally Japanese (which is fitting for a pretty nice Japanese watch). These dials are produced for Seiko by master craftsman Mr. Issu Tamura in the city of Kanazawa. They point out that each dial is painted and polished by hand a few times. Seiko has offered a series of urushi dials over the years, most of them being modern in style. This is one of the few “traditional-looking” urushi-dial Seiko watches which I think will make it a winner for many people.
I happen to like this dark urushi face a lot because of how nicely the solid white hands and Arabic numeral hour markers visually pop from the dial, resulting in a great look and excellent legibility. Also, the white enamel-dial Seiko unfortunately uses coated blue hands as opposed to flame-blued hands. The latter forms an actual blue color on the base metal where the former, which Seiko uses, essentially paints the underlying hand blue. This doesn’t offer as crisp a look, and when looking very closely at the hands, you see the bleed of the underlying hand color in the edges were the paint material is thinner. The urushi dial uses white hands which, in my opinion, make for a better quality look.
The replica Seiko Presage Automatic Chronograph watches limited edition watches come in polished steel cases that are 42mm wide and 15.2mm thick. A bit on the large side for a dressy watch, but they are worth it, and of course, they are automatic chronographs… The case is water-resistant to 100 meters and is topped with a domed sapphire crystal. You can see the movement through a sapphire exhibition caseback window.
Inside the watches is the in-house-made Seiko caliber 8R48 movement. A very popular high-mid-range automatic chronograph movement, it operates at 4Hz (28,800bph) with a power reserve of 45 hours. Chronograph complication enthusiasts will enjoy that the chronograph is both column-wheel-based and has a vertical clutch transmission system (tends to make operating the chronograph more precise). These all add thickness to the movement which is why the case is a bit over 15mm thick. The movements offer the time, date, and 12-hour chronograph.