Oris is no stranger to manufacturing killer and limited edition watches. Oris further went into its archives and brought back a dive watch from half a decade ago; the Oris Divers Sixty-Five. This watch is a great example of a company recreating their heritage piece in the perfect way. This timepiece looks very similar to the original design but has a larger, more modern-sized casing created from stainless steel.
It also has a unidirectional bezel that today’s watches own, an automatic and modern mechanical movement, a sapphire crystal and a rubber strap. By contrast, the original and old model is much smaller and was sold in a chromium-plated brass casing. It also has a Plexiglas crystal; this crystal lacks anti-glare treatment. The older version of Oris Divers Watch even had a versatile black colored plastic strap and a bi-directional rotational bezel.
The Casing of the Oris Divers Sixty Five
This watch is crafted using stainless steel and measures forty millimeters in diameter with a 12.99mm thickness. The length of this watch is around 47.5mm, and its lugs provide you with a 20 mm wide strap. The size of this watch is comparable to a classic vintage Submariner, and this is an excellent thing.
Once strapped on the wrist, the watch works incredibly well. It has an ergonomic design, and the crown does not dig in your writs. Overall, this stylish timepiece has a perfect design. The weight of Oris is at 78.9 grams and is similar to the weight of classic vintage watches instead of a modern and contemporary watch; this means that wearing Oris is exceptionally comfortable even over long time periods.
The area present in-between the lugs and the sides of the watch’s casing are fully polished. The screw-in case back that comes with the original Oris emblem engraving, the crown and the lower part of the lugs are polished fully and made brand new.
Since this watch is a diver’s watch, the crown on this timepiece is screw-down. Even though it is slightly firm, it is very easy to operate and comes with an “ORIS” relief engraving. On top of the stainless steel casing is a unidirectional bezel with 0-60 minutes present on top. It also has a luminous dot present inside of the triangle in place of “0.” The bezel on Oris dive watch is black steel and has a black colored aluminum insert. Moreover, the domed shape sapphire crystal along with an anti-glare coating present in the interior of the dial gives the watch with a vintage touch.
The Dial of Oris Divers Sixty-Five
The watch has a glossy and curved black dial made with luminous printed indices. It has Arabic numerals in places of 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’ clock. Also, the printed inner minute track is very similar to those present on the 1965 original model on which this timepiece is based on.
The nickel hands for seconds, hours and minutes, all come with a luminous filling that matches the dial. The small date aperture is practically hidden over the 6 o’clock numeral and comes with white numbering on a black background. This allows it to blend into the minute track easily and due to the trend with no-date watches, this is a great compromise. The original vintage model contains the date at the 3 o’ clock position, and the adjacent numerals were reduced in size, and this threw off the symmetry of the dial. Thankfully, the modern version went with form over function and what looked best on the watch.
Oris Divers Sixty-Five Movement
Powering this classic vintage yet contemporary watch is the Oris Caliber 733. This is based entirely on Sellita SW200 and comes with a date function. This movement is entirely automatic and is the complete copy of the ETA 2824-2. The movement also beats at 4 Hz and has a power reserve of thirty-eight hours and contains 26 jewels. The functions of this watch include minutes, hours, date, and central seconds. You can also manually wind the watch when you want, and this timepiece has a stop-seconds function as well.
It might had been better if the movement was at a much higher level. Such as the Caliber SW-200 that comes with a chronometer-level adjustment, allowing it to be more precise. Furthermore, with an affordable yet reliable watch movement present inside, Oris was able to keep this watch at a less high price.
You should know that this is not a professional grade diver watch. However, this is an ISO 6425 certified diver’s watch that allows it to be water-resistant at a minimum of 300 feet. But apart from this, Oris Divers Sixty-Five is an excellent vintage-inspired watch. While the Oris Divers Sixty-Five looks slightly similar to its ancestors, it contains modern upgrades and accouterments that make it stand out.