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Oris, overall, is a solid brand, as Roger states above.
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I have a BC3 day date (believe it's this model: http://www.oris.ch/en/watches/oris-bc3-day-date/01-635-7500-4164-07-8-20-50), and an XXL Complication (can't find on the Oris site, but it's this one: http://i10.servimg.com/u/f10/16/96/11/52/oris10.jpg). Can't say either get much wrist time now that I've got a Speedy Pro, but neither have ever given me any trouble. And the BC3 keeps better time than any other auto/manual wind watch I've owned - about +1 second per day, IIRC.
post #28788 of 48312
i dont loooove those particular models, dont move me. i dont hate them either, the first one was the best of teh bunch imho.
post #28789 of 48312
BeteG,

My Oris, was the first auto I got. The Rose Gold really did it for me. I wear it on occasion where my others just won't do (High Secure Prisons and MH Wards) and it looks works for me in that I feel I got a better watch on but it don't scream at yer!.

Sorry for the crappy pic

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So, cushion shaped watches with wire lugs. Seems these were less rare in the 20's and 30's, like this Omega:

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Does anyone currently produce something similar, besides Panerai's Radiomir models? Ideally not as vintage looking at that Omega, but smaller than the Radiomirs.

(Interestingly, when searching for this I learned that the cushion shaped first Panerais from 1936 weren't an original make up, but were using existing Rolex case designs.)
post #28791 of 48312
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Does anyone currently produce something similar, besides Panerai's Radiomir models? Ideally not as vintage looking at that Omega, but smaller than the Radiomirs.

The Nomos Lux Weissgold Hel?
post #28792 of 48312
Thanks, but I'm looking for more of a classic cushion case, like these:

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Been away from TWAT for a bit but I was lurking in the shadows.

 

Over the wedding weekend I got some hands on time with my father-in-law's Rolex 2-tone Submariner which he bought in the 90s.  Instead of the more modern ceramic bezel it has the old metal insert that has had some abuse.   To add to the abuse some of the 18kt gold links have been dented, the bezel does not turn, and it is scratched to high heaven other than the sapphire crystal.  

In its 20-year life it has not been serviced but I mentioned he should probably have it done since he mentioned it only keeps power for 24 hours after wear.  He lives a couple blocks away from the Dallas headquarters so I joked about the watch never being far from home if service was done there.  

 

It is interesting to see how people treat their watches given the cost of these things initially.  In his case it was beat up being a father and travelling as his profession is not one conducive to watch abuse.  Others treat their watches like treasures that are rarely worn and just sit in a safe.  He also has an example of this in his YG Rolex Day-Date President which if I remember correctly has which has the proper fluted bezel and sticks with black face.  

 

And my thought for the day, I am wearing my Hamilton Khaki today and the leather strap is worn in and just wraps my wrist to perfection.  My GMT does not sit as comfortably as this watch.  Do deployment/fold over clasps on leather feel as good as a buckle?

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BeteG,

My Oris, was the first auto I got. The Rose Gold really did it for me. I wear it on occasion where my others just won't do (High Secure Prisons and MH Wards) and it looks works for me in that I feel I got a better watch on but it don't scream at yer!.

Sorry for the crappy pic
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Looks great!

post #28795 of 48312
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.... Do deployment/fold over clasps on leather feel as good as a buckle?

Better.
post #28796 of 48312
Nothing fancy like you guys biggrin.gif

post #28797 of 48312
Looks great BetelG

Black face, tan strap combo rocking
post #28798 of 48312
looks good, B.
post #28799 of 48312
That is a handsome watch. I am digging the tan ostrich biggrin.gif
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"A Dank" (in stitches, 2013) guys! :D

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