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    This vintage Oris looked interesting

    I was looking at this vintage Oris on e-bay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300373839063&ssPageNam e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    But did not pull the trigger as I could not answer the most basic questions:

    1. Is it real?
    2. What's it worth?

    Any input for the future would be appreciated...

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    Re: This vintage Oris looked interesting

    Probably from the 1950s. Unlikely to be fake although you could get a Frankenwatch. Worth what somebody will pay - it's not a high grade movement and the case is gold plated.

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    Re: This vintage Oris looked interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald View Post
    Probably from the 1950s. Unlikely to be fake although you could get a Frankenwatch. Worth what somebody will pay - it's not a high grade movement and the case is gold plated.
    Thanks - It looked interesting...but a little high priced.

    Good to see somebody else from the 'valley' - the Ottawa valley that is. I'm in Kanata.

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    Re: This vintage Oris looked interesting

    Good god, why would anyone pay 200 for a seven jewel wristwatch? Is there something I don't know about Oris?

    I'm over in Stittsville; ever notice how there doesn't seem to be any decent antique stores in Kanata?
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    Re: This vintage Oris looked interesting

    Definitely overpriced!
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    Re: This vintage Oris looked interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    Good god, why would anyone pay 200 for a seven jewel wristwatch? Is there something I don't know about Oris?

    I'm over in Stittsville; ever notice how there doesn't seem to be any decent antique stores in Kanata?
    Quote Originally Posted by WatchBuff0 View Post
    Thanks - It looked interesting...but a little high priced.

    Good to see somebody else from the 'valley' - the Ottawa valley that is. I'm in Kanata.
    Looks like it's possible to have a vintage watch get together up here.

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    Re: This vintage Oris looked interesting

    pass on this one. Nice looking dial, but the mvt is low-grade. You should be able to find a nice vintage oris or similar with the same styling and a 17j for around that price.

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    Re: This vintage Oris looked interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by timesofplenty View Post
    pass on this one. Nice looking dial, but the mvt is low-grade. You should be able to find a nice vintage oris or similar with the same styling and a 17j for around that price.

    Will keep looking - Having just recently purchases an Oris XXL Regulator, I've been looking out for other Oris watches. Just starting up the learning curve, so thanks for the input!

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    Re: This vintage Oris looked interesting

    Actually, I've heard that Oris was FORCED to use pin-lever escapements in the early days to prevent competition. I've also heard that it didn't necessarily work since they managed to get chronometer certification for a pin-lever movement. Firsthand, I can say that my Cal. 451 is quite a nicely made movement for something that is classically thought of as "junk". Look here https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=40107 and here http://www.friendsoforis.com/forum/i...howtopic=24962 and run a search or two. Don't bash 'em just because they did things differently - if everyone did things the same we'd all still be walking everywhere.
    I hope I look as good as my Hamilton when I'm seventy. I guess time will tell.

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    Re: This vintage Oris looked interesting

    Quote Originally Posted by timesofplenty View Post
    pass on this one. Nice looking dial, but the mvt is low-grade. You should be able to find a nice vintage oris or similar with the same styling and a 17j for around that price.
    No, you won't. Oris never made 17 jewel lever watches. they only manufactured pin levers. Bear in mind that collecting Oris is like collecting Timex. This is basically, an inexpensive watch. But unlike Timex which has built up a reputation for mechanical innovation over many years and has much to recommend it, if you are collecting pin levers, Oris was a typical Swiss pin lever. It has many competitors that made similar items and survived by an accident of history into the new mechanical watch era, somewhat in the same way that Unitas did.

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