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    name and authenticity of Oris watch

    Hi guys,

    I bought this Oris hand wound vintage watch recently. Is there anyway I could tell whether it's real?

    Front:
    ORIS
    17 Jewels
    Anti-Shock
    Swiss made


    Back:
    (in a circle) shock resistant, all stainless steel, water resistant
    (in the middle) 7247-40, swiss made, 30M

    Logo:
    This is where I am perturbed. The ORIS logo is straight, not slanted.
    There are 4 lines on the top left hand corner of the ORIS logo and 6 lines (3 full, 3 in shortened fashion).
    Looking through Oris watches online, it seems that there are actually 5 lines on the top left hand corner.

    I tried uploading photos, but it keeps failing.

    Thanks!

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    Re: name and authenticity of Oris watch

    Hi and welcome. We really do need to see pictures.

    Your file size is probably too big - try resizing your images to less than 900kb.

    How to insert pictures
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    oh i see, thank you so much! here's the watch. it's a vintage hand wound Oris. the seller was a very nice chap. Do let me know what you guys think!
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    It looks genuine and original Oris watch from the 50's I'd think.
    Nice one

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    I agree - or perhaps the 60's. I'm not an Oris expert, but their logo has changed (like that of many firms) from time to time and maybe they simplified the stamp for the case back slightly for ease of manufacture. The movements made by Oris themselves were well made but inexpensive pin pallet ones. Yours will have a bought in higher quality one - I had an Oris with an AS movement a while back. It wasn't a premium brand until recently so is very unlikely to have attracted fakers.

    Your watch is in great cosmetic condition with a lovely textured dial. Congratulations.
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    Agree entirely with previous posts and Marrick appraisal.
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    Re: name and authenticity of Oris watch

    Hey all, thanks for the replies. Really appreciate it. Does anyone have any idea how to solve a timing delay? It seems to be 2 mins slower than all my watches though I tuned it to the same timing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickxa2 View Post
    Hey all, thanks for the replies. Really appreciate it. Does anyone have any idea how to solve a timing delay? It seems to be 2 mins slower than all my watches though I tuned it to the same timing.
    2 minutes is outside the regulator adjustment. Probably a service is the only way to get it more accurate.
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    Re: name and authenticity of Oris watch

    Quote Originally Posted by mickxa2 View Post
    Hey all, thanks for the replies. Really appreciate it. Does anyone have any idea how to solve a timing delay? It seems to be 2 mins slower than all my watches though I tuned it to the same timing.
    I strongly suspect it needs to be serviced. I only trust sellers I have dealt with previously when they say 'serviced'... Seller's definition of 'service' tends to be elastic
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: name and authenticity of Oris watch

    Oh right, pardon me for asking this. Is there a thread where I could learn more about the terms used here? Tried googling but wasn't really enlightened.

    Pin pallet,AS movement, regulator adjustment, servicing...?

    Also, what exactly happens when I send my watch for servicing? Just lubricating the insides by a professional?

    Thanks guys and I apologize once more for my inadequacies!

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