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    A Tale of Two Blue Oris Watches - The big crown pointer date and the Carl Brashear

    Hey everyone!

    So over the past year, I have rediscovered my passion for watches and have rapidly expanded my collection (RIP my wallet)

    About 6 months ago, I heard about the Carl Brashear limited edition, and fell in love with it. I found a used one for a decent price, and decided to bite the bullet (my first big watch purchase...yikes). Absolutely love the bronze case (with the nicely developing patina) with the deep blue dial! Here are some pictures!

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    Since then, Oris has been on my radar and when I saw the Oris big crown pointer date, I knew I had to have one. I think the vintage aesthetic is really cool and would make a great dress watch. So last week, to celebrate a milestone at work, I decided to bite the bullet (AGAIN) and pick one up. Based on reviews I had seen online, I was keen on either the 80th anniversary edition (with the green dial and bronze case) or the light blue pastel dial. I walked into the shop prepared to buy either one of those...and then I saw the version with the deep blue dial and the bronze bezel (think its called the bicolor version). There are almost no reviews of this model online, so I wasnt even aware of it...and I was blown away by it. The gold hands and bezel, and white date marker and numerals looks amazing against the deep blue dial! As I am somewhat of a sucker for a blue dial (they seem to work well with my skin tone), I decided to get it. Here are some pics!

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    So I am now the proud owner of these two beautiful Oris watches! Keen to hear what you all think, and if you have any strap suggestions! :D

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    Re: A Tale of Two Blue Oris Watches - The big crown pointer date and the Carl Brashear

    Best not to tell your wallet about the Brash chrono. Now there’s a REALLY nice bit of kit.

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    Re: A Tale of Two Blue Oris Watches - The big crown pointer date and the Carl Brashear

    I'm not much help because I wouldn't change a thing with those straps. They look perfect as is...

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    Re: A Tale of Two Blue Oris Watches - The big crown pointer date and the Carl Brashear

    It sure is...I was sorely tempted to flip my one and get the chrono. But I really enjoy the large running seconds hand on the regular Brashear, and I couldnt justify the higher price. Maybe one day I shall own one :)

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    Re: A Tale of Two Blue Oris Watches - The big crown pointer date and the Carl Brashear

    Quote Originally Posted by Thyholynoodles View Post
    It sure is...I was sorely tempted to flip my one and get the chrono. But I really enjoy the large running seconds hand on the regular Brashear, and I couldnt justify the higher price. Maybe one day I shall own one :)
    Sadly (for me at least) it never seems to work out like that. There’s always something new and shiny to distract me.

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    Re: A Tale of Two Blue Oris Watches - The big crown pointer date and the Carl Brashear

    Oooooooooooh, the patina on that Carl Brashear LE
    Before you ask, yes, I've seen -45 degrees (both Celsius and Fahrenheit)

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    Re: A Tale of Two Blue Oris Watches - The big crown pointer date and the Carl Brashear

    Quote Originally Posted by Yukoner1 View Post
    Oooooooooooh, the patina on that Carl Brashear LE
    That’s just how I like to see patina. I’m not into the green bronze look.

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    Re: A Tale of Two Blue Oris Watches - The big crown pointer date and the Carl Brashear

    Congrats on your two Oris'. Both are developing their own unique patina. However, my favourite of the two has to be the Big Crown Pointer Date. As the patina ages, it will in all probability have a nice vintage vibe to it.

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    Re: A Tale of Two Blue Oris Watches - The big crown pointer date and the Carl Brashear

    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    That’s just how I like to see patina. I’m not into the green bronze look.
    Agreed in theory, although I haven't personally seen / handled the green bronze before. My bronze Sixty Five is only 2 months old (and doesn't get a whole ton of wrist time), so I don't expect to see much patina for a while. That said, I absolutely love the bronze material.
    Before you ask, yes, I've seen -45 degrees (both Celsius and Fahrenheit)

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    Re: A Tale of Two Blue Oris Watches - The big crown pointer date and the Carl Brashear

    Two beauties congrats.
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