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    Show Your Oris Big Crown Original Pointer Date

    It seems like there's been more Big Crown Original Pointer Dates (now that's a serious mouthful) on the forum. I thought it would be fun to have a thread to show them off. Here's mine.




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    Re: Show Your Oris Big Crown Original Pointer Date

    It's a lovely watch Jon but sadly I can't play as it's not a BC3 or a diver.
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    Re: Show Your Oris Big Crown Original Pointer Date

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Size:  2.71 MB19 year old Big crown.

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    Re: Show Your Oris Big Crown Original Pointer Date

    Here is mine. You know I like my BC Original Pointer Date, Jon.

    1). HR grey Cordura w/Lorica lining




    2). CNS matte dark brown leather NATO






    3). CNS taupe grey leather NATO




    4). Clockworksynergy distressed grey leather NATO




    5). Gnomon olive NATO

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    I guess just three of us.
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    Re: Show Your Oris Big Crown Original Pointer Date

    I sure hope there's more. When I have a little time I'll share my story with you about my BCP journey.


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    Re: Show Your Oris Big Crown Original Pointer Date

    Quote Originally Posted by JonS1967 View Post
    I sure hope there's more. When I have a little time I'll share my story with you about my BCP journey.
    Cool. I look forward to it.

    I think I was in high school when I saw it. That was more than 30 years ago. It was the first watch I fell in love with, but I've been sidetracked from other things (Sub, PO, Speedy Pro etc...) and forgot about it. I didn't even know if Oris was still making or not.

    And then, about two months ago I came across one when I was about to buy a Sinn. I felt like I traveled back to the 80's. I had to have it this time as a Sinn can wait not to mention Oris discontinued this particular black dial model. The new black dial model looks slightly more modern.

    Anyway, I feel very fortunate to own this piece.

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    Re: Show Your Oris Big Crown Original Pointer Date

    Wow! Your story is similar to mine, hiro1963! I spotted the Big Crown Original models in the mid 1990's and nearly pulled the trigger several times. On my closest encounter I walked away with a Rectangular model that I ended up trading in years later. I should have kept it hindsight but we've all moved on from watches we wish we had kept. Over the years I purchased a Speedy Pro, Rolex Sub, Panerai, an Oris BC-3 Regulator Diver, numerous Russian watches, a Max Bill Chronoscope and others. The occasional visit to a particular AD would always draw me back to the Big Crown Original. I was surprised they still made them and that they are essentially the same watch I saw back in the 90's. The funny thing is that by the time I finally decided (after nearly 20 years of thinking about this watch) that I was going to pull the trigger, I couldn't find one at any of the local ADs! No problem, Topper stepped in and helped me order it. I nearly ordered a black dial version like yours, but since everything else I own has a black dial I opted for the silver dial... the one that originally caught my attention.

    I'm with you. I feel fortunate to own this model. I really like plexi crystals and it's the perfect match for this watch. The bracelet is excellent too!

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    Re: Show Your Oris Big Crown Original Pointer Date

    You may have seen from another thread that my 7470 pointer date was stolen.
    Sadly, Oris have no NOS left.
    They have recommended me the BC Original Pointer Date as being the closes to mine in appearance ( Model: 01 754 7543 4061-07 5 20 53) . It looks great, as do your pics and definitely has the same spirit as my original.
    I love everything about it but worry that my fading eyesight and stubborn refusal to permanently wear glasses will mean that Model
    01 754 7679 4031-07 5 20 76FC (non-original) will be more legible. Has anyone compared both models in the flesh?
    I do prefer the hands of the non-original model but worry that the sapphire glass will give it an ultra-modern feel.
    Those of you with Speedys will know of the moonwatch debate between the 2 models. I went for the Hesalite/solid back more original version and never regretted it but here it is legibility of hands that is the issue.
    All guidance welcome!

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    Re: Show Your Oris Big Crown Original Pointer Date

    I'm sorry to hear your watch was stolen. That's a shame. You may try contacting Topper Jewelers to see if they can help. I agree with you about the crystal. I really like the plexi crystal on my Speedy and my ORIS.


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