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Why ORIS is garbage. Never Ever Buy One.

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14 minutes ago, jdm said:

Swiss regulations allows their watches to claim Swiss Made (that is the legal purpose of the small writing on the face) as long a percent of value or processing is respected. 

And, Swiss regulations allows their watches to claim Swiss Made (that is the legal purpose of the small writing on the face) as long a percent of value or processing is respected.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_made#60%_rule_for_Swiss-made_watches
I believe that the strengthening mentioned in the above entry has been, in the end, approved recently.

Incidentally, also Japan has similar regulation. For examples, the much loved Seiko SARB033 "Japan Domestic Market" case is made in China.  

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The only ones that really are any different than an invicta special reserve with a 7750 are Omega Rolex and IWC. At least they make inhouse movements

Depending on what one consider an in-house movement, IWC may or may not qualify into that market (and marketing) industry segment. These are really the type of endless debates one can read on WUS.

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On 5/21/2019 at 10:07 AM, bjd1020 said:



.... Purchasing the crown was not an option they would allow. Can you imagine if an automobile manufacturer operated in this same way???

Call a Nissan dealer and inquire about parts for their CVT transmissions.

Seiko won't sell parts directly to a customer nor will most electronics companies.  Nothing new about that.

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13 minutes ago, nichod said:

Seiko won't sell parts directly to a customer nor will most electronics companies.  Nothing new about that.

Seiko doesn't sell to individuals, but pretty much anyone can buy and even special order Seiko parts from Cousins UK, Borel, Boley, Star Time, etc. These material houses also manage to obtain many Swiss parts, plus the many they had is stock before the restriction. but as per previous link the issue is simple:

  • Swatch group has a set and published policy of not providing parts other than to their Authorized Service Centers. Many other Swiss manufactures do the same Also, Swatch is limiting sales of certain ETA movements to companies of the same group.
  • Seiko don't have such a parts restriction policy. They also have a subsidiary company, SII to provide complete mov.ts to OEMs.

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Seiko doesn't sell to individuals, but pretty much anyone can buy and even special order Seiko parts from Cousins UK, Borel, Boley, Star Time, etc. These material houses also manage to obtain many Swiss parts, plus the many they had is stock before the restriction. but as per previous link the issue is simple:
  • Swatch group has a set and published policy of not providing parts other than to their Authorized Service Centers. Many other Swiss manufactures do the same Also, Swatch is limiting sales of certain ETA movements to companies of the same group.
  • Seiko don't have such a parts restriction policy. They also have a subsidiary company, SII to provide complete mov.ts to OEMs.
Exactly. And having more than one service center has a way to keep prices competitive.............

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Oris should be credited with leading the revival of mechanical watches in the 90s. Their re-issue of the pointer date was inspired and it took a while for others to catch up. Yes they took the easy way by putting an ETA movement inside but a decent watch for the price.

I have two, a Williams F1 watch and a black ss pointer date. I've had the Williams for more than 10 years and the Black pointer date for around 5 years. I plan to hang onto them for a while.

Anilv

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