Oris Big Crown 1917 : Basel 2017
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    Oris Big Crown 1917 : Basel 2017

    I think this one is a tremendous looking old pilot. Nicely done What do the Oris-WIS think?

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/or...17-introducing

    Limited edition of 1917 pieces. Comes with a nice leather pouch accessory and a couple of straps which seem to be all the rage at Basel this year for vintage re-issues.

    only live pic I could find so far...

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    Re: Oris Big Crown 1917 : Basel 2017

    wich is the funtion of the small botton?

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    Re: Oris Big Crown 1917 : Basel 2017

    Nice looking watch but not my sort of thing really.

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    Re: Oris Big Crown 1917 : Basel 2017

    I like it also but no seconds hand and too small at 40mm.



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    Re: Oris Big Crown 1917 : Basel 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by seisnofe View Post
    wich is the funtion of the small botton?
    now I know...

    "Oris developed a pin-lever movement, meaning that you don’t need to pull the crown to adjust time, but simply press the pin a 2 and turn the crown. That is a detail that makes the hole concept fully achieved."

    https://monochrome-watches.com/oris-big-crown-1917-limited-edition-baselworld-2017-price/
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    Re: Oris Big Crown 1917 : Basel 2017

    Cool for what it is.

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    Re: Oris Big Crown 1917 : Basel 2017

    The button at 2 to allow the crown to set the time is pretty cool. The lack of a seconds hand on an automatic would probably drive me nuts though.


    And I'm not liking the retail price of 2400 CHF (~2400 USD). Being limited and all, I`m certain there will be no discounts.

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    Re: Oris Big Crown 1917 : Basel 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybotron View Post
    I like it also but no seconds hand and too small at 40mm.



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    It's actually good that there isn't a seconds hand. Too many people have hang-ups about accuracy on automatic/mechanical watches and a seconds hand just makes people too 'anal' about accuracy when they should just enjoy the damn watch for what it is. Leave the seconds hands to quartz watches.
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    Re: Oris Big Crown 1917 : Basel 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by appleb View Post
    The button at 2 to allow the crown to set the time is pretty cool. The lack of a seconds hand on an automatic would probably drive me nuts though.


    And I'm not liking the retail price of 2400 CHF (~2400 USD). Being limited and all, I`m certain there will be no discounts.

    There will be discounts eventually - they won't shift 1,917 of these at that price. No way.

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