Oris thru and thru, but had to look at other options
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    Oris thru and thru, but had to look at other options

    Hi folks,
    i have always had Oris watches, I think they are a brilliant brand.
    Since the year 2000 I have had the following:
    Oris full steal pointer day date
    Oris Full steel Chronometer
    Oris Classic
    Oris Bc3 36mm
    Oris Bc3 40mm
    Oris Bc3 + 42mm

    All these watches I bought and sold to buy my next Oris, except last year I gave my Bc3 + 42mm to my brother in law who had lost his job, but still did so much for his sister and me.

    Having a family of 5 and plenty other priorities I did not want to spend too much, but wanted a new watch from an AD.
    I am sorry to say that I felt the 2 Oris I was interested in just cost too much and they have recently gone up.
    So I purchased a Longines Hydro Conquest, which was nearly half that of the Aquis.

    I really wanted the ProPilot day date, which also cost much more.

    I respect Oris for the fact that they have stuck with mechanical watches, they have mostly brilliant designs, they have an almost cult following, they are an independent company (as a Scot, we always side with the small guy or under dogs!) they are progressing with in-house movements, they are not part of some huge aggressive Swatch type company.

    Just couldn't afford it this time, they have gone up significantly since 2011 when I purchased the BC3 +
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    Re: Oris thru and thru, but had to look at other options

    Angus, I'm sure I have no need to tell you what cracking watches Oris make but even though they represent stunning value for money there's no denying that they are a bit rich when other things get first priority on your funds. Look at it this way - your next Oris isn't far off really.
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    Re: Oris thru and thru, but had to look at other options

    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    Angus, I'm sure I have no need to tell you what cracking watches Oris make but even though they represent stunning value for money there's no denying that they are a bit rich when other things get first priority on your funds. Look at it this way - your next Oris isn't far off really.
    I get the feeling that you are exactly right with that!
    Oris is like Volkswagen for me.
    Ive always had VW's, tried looking at others, but they are just not VW

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    I have a Longines hydro Conquest, as well as a bc4. Both great watches that I wear a lot. Excellent purchase IMHO.

    FWIW I have no less than four divers: Seiko orange monster, the Longines, Christopher ward GMT and Tudor black bay.

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    Re: Oris thru and thru, but had to look at other options

    I've had my hydroconquest for a couple months and recently received the aquis, both great quality!

    Will be looking into a 65 and a lld in the not so distance future!


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