I am looking to get a new watch and I am interested in a few brands, one being Oris. Am I correct that Oris is still independant? By that I mean not owned by another company such as Swatch, LVMH. I understand they use modified ETA movements, etc, but the idea of buying from a smaller company interests me even if it is a few bucks more.
One problem I may have however is that I think a 42mm watch may be too big for my wrist and that is the only size they make of the one I like (Classic Date w/ steel bracelet). The couple of watches I own are all ~36mm and those seem "about right" to me size wise. In the near future I am going to go and try some 42mm watches on and see how they look and feel.
Thanks for any info about the Oris company or honestly if anyone knows of something similar to:
Oris Classic Date - 01 733 7594 4094-07 8 20 61 - Oris Classic - Oris - Purely mechanical Swiss watches.
In a 38mm from a smaller (independant) company I would appreciate it. Otherwise there is a nice Hamilton Valiant in a 40mm that is similar (and a bit cheaper) but I'd like to avoid Swatch, etc, if possible.