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    Misaligned Date Window on Oris - What's a reasonable tolerance to expect?

    So I bought my first mechanical watch about a month ago. It's been running great. I've found out that if I turn the watch to engage the rotor a couple of times each time I put on or take off the watch it stays wound up very well and the watch stays within an accuracy of +-1 second. The last week I tested this I found out that my watch hardly skipped a beat. In those 7 days it was within a second, impressive.

    Unfortunately that precision does not apply to the date window. Am I being too picky here? I've done a little bit of research and from what I've read, it seems my watch may have a misprinted date wheel as the alignment alternates between being too high, just right, too low, and then just right again. The ones that are too low go pass what I think should be the tolerance because you can even see part of the next date in the rotation. What do you think?

    I did buy this from an authorized dealer and I have worn the watch. Should I go back to the dealer and have them send it off to Oris? Or would it be better for me to contact Oris directly?


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    Re: Misaligned Date Window on Oris - What's a reasonable tolerance to expect?

    I suggest you take the watch back to the AD and see what they propose.
    The date disc is clearly not printed right and is a legit issue.

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    Re: Misaligned Date Window on Oris - What's a reasonable tolerance to expect?

    I think if you can see the next date up at all that is unacceptable and I don't blame you for being bothered by it one bit.
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    Re: Misaligned Date Window on Oris - What's a reasonable tolerance to expect?

    Definitely out of spec. I'd take it back to the dealer.

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    Re: Misaligned Date Window on Oris - What's a reasonable tolerance to expect?

    Absolutely not acceptable. I'd take it back to your AD and work through them.
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    Re: Misaligned Date Window on Oris - What's a reasonable tolerance to expect?

    If the whole number fits in the window, it's good to go. Yours clearly does not, I'd take it back.


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    Re: Misaligned Date Window on Oris - What's a reasonable tolerance to expect?

    Take it back. You have the right to expect a properly aligned date on an Oris.
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    Re: Misaligned Date Window on Oris - What's a reasonable tolerance to expect?

    If it was an affordable Seiko or Orient then I'd say that it was par for the course but no way no how is it acceptable on an Oris and don't let the AD tell you it is - it ain't.
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    Thanks, good to know my expectations are not out of line. The dealer called me back this morning. He said to bring it in and that we'll probably have to send it to Oris to get serviced, 3-6 weeks is the turn around time I'm told.

    The waits a little disappointing for what is essentially a watch I received out of spec and not something that happened over time.

    Is this the standard procedure to expect for the watch industry?

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    Re: Misaligned Date Window on Oris - What's a reasonable tolerance to expect?

    It can be, but this sounds like it needs a new part rather than a tweak. As such it might be worth pressing for an exchange. Did you buy on plastic?
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