We have here a classic Oris timepiece and one of Oris's most iconic designs. The silvered two tone dial has a mixture of applied Arabic and dagger markers, which sit on a guilloched ring. The outer minute tracking is inside the date ring, which is displayed around the outermost edge of the dial. The pointer hand, fitted with a red half moon, moves to show the current date. Along with the sweeping central seconds hand, the watch has cathedral hour and minute hands that are lumed and provide a nice contrast to the dial, making for an easy read. The dial is signed 'Oris, 25 Jewels' at 12 o'clock and 'Automatic, Swiss Made' at 6 o'clock.
The 36mm, polished stainless steel case with gold tone milled bezel has a gentle curve to the tapered lugs, and a lug to lug length of 42mm. The thickness is 11.5mm, which makes for a comfortable wear on the wrist. On the right hand side of this case is the distinctive big crown, which ties in nicely to the coin-edge bezel. Inside is the automatic Oris caliber 634, which is visible through the exhibition case back, and has been fully serviced by us and is running strongly. We've kept the watch on a brown croco grain strap very similar to its original with oris buckle The watch comes with its oris presentation box.
Oris was founded in 1904 by two men, Paul Cattin and Georges Christian. The name comes from a brook in the Swiss town of Hölstein. In a short span of time they became the largest employer in Hölstein. By 1929, they had a total of six factories and at the end of the 1960s, Oris became one of the largest watch companies in the world, producing approximately 1.2 million timepieces a year. The 'Big Crown' was introduced in 1938 to be used by pilots who wore thick leather gloves and needed a bigger crown for making adjustments.
This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
I'm a big fan of Oris and we've had many of these Pointer Dates over the years. They usually do very well as people can really see the value for money that they offer! Plus, if you've tried one on you'll know how well they wear and just how much watch you get, especially with how versatile they are on a huge array of strap options.
Age : 1991/2000
Specific Age : 1990s
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : Our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty