Post by russtmurray on Apr 12, 2019 16:34:26 GMT -8
Back at the end of March I went to a Redbar gathering here in Cowtown and had the opportunity to try on a Oris 65 Heritage dive watch. This was one I had a bit of a hankering for. Given the dearth of retro pieces out there, this was the one that ticked all the boxes for me. The 40mm case and relatively low profile feels great on the wrist. This pre-owned piece arrived this afternoon so here's a couple of quick and dirty photos for you. * It came with a bracelet but I figure it will be on an Uncle Seiko tropic most of the time.
*note the pip position on the tropic strap pics oops
So as they say, the honeymoon and subsequent divorce begins...
It's amazing on the rubber versus the bracelet, it's like having two different watches.
My Grand Seiko AD carry Oris and he really likes a lot of the new ones.
Thanks Jon. You're right, it is like having two different watches. Until I researched it a bit, I didn't think the original that came out in the sixties were offered with a bracelet but apparently they were. The date window on the original was at 3 o'clock. The slim profile and equally slim bezel seemed typical of the European dive watches back in the day. When I got certified in '77 I was always fascinated with the dive gear made by outfits like Beauchat, Poseidon, Mares, Nemrod, Fenzy etc. But when it came to dive watches, I thought and continued to think the chunkier the better. Not so much any more.....