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    oris big crown automatic watch

    hey all,

    1st post here and also just joined.

    i have a oris big crown mens automatic watch and was wanting to know how to read the serial numbers as to when it was made and also to find the model of what i have. i don't have any camera and so i can't send any photos. please can anyone help me out. thanks

    the poorguy

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    Re: oris big crown automatic watch

    wow this is turning out to be going nowhere on other websites it appears that some of these watches have serial numbers and some don't.

    this watch has a big crown that is threaded and a black dial with date only and the second hand has a red arrow on the very end. also the movement says either 23 or 25 jewels and a clear back with a silver winding rotor stainless steel clasp band.

    i figure it is from sometime in the 1990s.
    no one seems to know much about oris brand watches.
    may have to contact oris and see what i can find out from them.

    this watch is very well made and very accurate. no box no paperwork just would like to know a little bit about what it is and how old it is. don't really care what it is worth as i plan on holding onto it unlike the previous owner who gave it up in a card game.

    the poorguy
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    Re: oris big crown automatic watch

    maybe this is a better question.

    when was the silver winding weight used in the automatic watches and when did they start using a red color winding weight in the automatic watches.

    the poorguy

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    Re: oris big crown automatic watch

    Welcome to the forums!
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    Re: oris big crown automatic watch

    Can you take the watch to someone who could make photos for you? Where do you live?

    Or, can you find photos on line of similar watches?

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    Re: oris big crown automatic watch

    live in okc ok.
    yes i was talking to someone and they said that they could do some photos and then i could load them and send them.
    i will get this done as soon as i can.
    can probably find the online photos that are close but would rather do the actual photos.

    will get that done and post them.

    thanks.
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    Re: oris big crown automatic watch

    You can't use the serial numbers on an Oris watch to date it as far as I know.
    Gold coloured rotors were used up to the late 90s
    Silver rotors were used from the late 90s til 2002 when the red one was introduced.

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    Re: oris big crown automatic watch

    I believe that you are right on the serial numbers as I have been finding info about that.
    what a bummer.
    I am going to get some photos and post them and see what I can find that way seems to be the best solution.

    thanks.
    the poorguy

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    Re: oris big crown automatic watch

    If you were about 1000 miles closer I could help you with the photography!

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    Re: oris big crown automatic watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Scott View Post
    If you were about 1000 miles closer I could help you with the photography!

    i appreciate that.

    the poorguy

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