Vintage Oris Super Star 645

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    Member IanUK's Avatar
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    Vintage Oris Super Star 645

    I was wondering if anyone can shed a bit of history on this vintage Oris that I picked up.

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    So far I have found that the Oris 645 KIF movement is a 25 jewels automatic, non-hacking, non-handwinding, non-quickset date. It has the KIF anti shock protection system. The movement was introduced in 1966.

    As well as more technical information I would like to know how it was placed in the market within the Oris range and against the current competition of that time.


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    Re: Vintage Oris Super Star 645

    In 1966 non-hacking, non-handwinding, non-quickset would place this in the bottom half of movements... maybe bottom quarter. But Oris was known for getting the most out of little. So their watches are usually collectible. This looks like a nice example.
    "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: Vintage Oris Super Star 645

    Before this, Oris was forced to make only pin lever movements - but they were practically the only ones who made them to COSC specifications! So, on the whole, this movement was a step upward for them. And it is an in-house movement.

    Hartmut Richter

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