Hello, WUS! First post here, but I think itís only fair that -after years of lurking and learning on the forum- you all get to share in the joy of my grail acquisition. Behold, the Oris 65 that has called to me for so long, yet that somehow evaded me. I probably went through 10 unnecessary watches before I realized I was just kicking the can down the road, which is when I finally decided to pull the trigger.
I couldnít be happier with the watch or the purchase. Sheís the only watch Iíve purchased new (from Bobís Watches - a completely 10-star experience throughout) and she has been my faithful daily wear ever since I cracked open the box.
I threw it on a lovely Colareb strap and I can say itís the most pleasing watch that Iíve ever seen, at least for my tastes. It blends my love of black, silver and brown, while also balancing modern and vintage tones nicely.
Itís a perfect 40mm wide and 11mm thick, and it goes with 99% of anything I wear or do. It gains about 2.5 seconds a day, which puts it in my self-described category as "really" accurate, and Iím very happy with that tolerance at this price range.
But wait, thereís moreÖ.
This is where the story takes a delightful twist. Upon unboxing my prized Oris, I looked over to check the time on the clock my grandfather had placed on his desk in the 70ís while he worked with New York Life. Iíve owned this clock for about ten years and itís one of my most prized possessions.
I was absolutely, completely dumbstruck when I noticed the font and placement of the numbers on the NYL clockís dial. They couldnít be more spot-on with the Oris if I designed it today!
Iím truly surprised I didnít notice this connection before, but it absolutely made this watch that much more special to me. Iím not a four-figure-watch kinda guy, Iím really not, but this major (to me) purchase was a fantastic decision and Iím just so happy with this phase of my watch journey, and I'm grateful you all let me share the story with the gang