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    • By anilv
      Hi guys,
      Thought I'd share some pics of my Oris Big crown with pointer-date (circa 2009?).
      Simple classic design and quite in the spirit of the older Oris watches.

      The case back gives a good view of the ETA2836 inside. The red rotor was a Oris touch. The edge of the caseback has a coin-edged design, similar to the front of the watch. This improves the look of the caseback as the metal edge would look too big otherwise. Increasing the display window wouldn't work I think as that would only show the movement holding ring.

      The line is still pretty decent..

      And the bracelet is nice and supple.

      But the design of the clasp is a bit plain.

      Oris deserves credit as it was one of the brands which was instrumental in bringing back the Swiss watch industry back from brink of the abyss. In the late. 80s and early nineties, their classically designed watches using ETA movements sold well by focussing on the mechanical movements and using it as their USP. Their tag-line at the time was 'high-much', as seen on the rotor in the movement pic above.
      This watch came my way as a part exchange for an Omega Constellation. The previous owner had gotten the Swiss watch bug but as he got deeper into the hobby he started to appreciate other brands. To be specific, he was  getting into the 'manufacturer' brands as opposed to 'ebauche' brands. It's a shame as this watch is quite good as it is. Ah well, the previous owner should be into Pateks by now!.
      Anilv
       
    • By mjtaven
      Can't stop wearing it !

    • By Ajayel
      Yesterday my Oris watch hit a tiled floor when the strap pin broke and the back crystal popped off. Being in a rush , I quickly pressed it back into position and left it for later investigation.

      Today the crystal seems to be fixed in position, but I have no experience of removing or replacing these. Was a simple press of the thumb strong enough to do the job? How can I check, other then testing with my thumb nail. Are these a simple pop on fixing?
       
      Many thanks.
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    • Hello Bernard, I have looked at your video. I must say you've done a fantastic job and it is a great credit to you It shows an amazing range of tooling but a lot of them are only for clock makers whereas this forum is mainly for watch makers ( there are some clock makers here but in a minority ) There are also a load of general workshop items which would be of use to any of us but to sell them all to one person would almost be impossible. I have been thinking of reducing my collections of pottery and Haig memorabilia but to sell them individually is a daunting task. l would say that it would be worth advertising the larger stuff such as the lathe, pillar drill, grinding wheel also the staking set, but then you need to contact a tool dealer of used tools and get a price for everything else. You will be very disappointed with the offer but at least you will get rid of a big headache in one go. I am going to the Harrogate show on Saturday and I think there will be two tool dealers there. If you want I could ask them whether they would be interested in your workshop and put you in touch with them. I sold all my surplus hand woodwork tools to one of them last year and while I didn't make a fortune I got rid of stuff I was no longer using and made some space. let me know if you're interested in going down that route and I will pass on what I find out. You can contact on this site. all the best, Mike           
    • You can do that but be warned you might be dealing with radium. The problem is without a Geiger counter you can't be 100% sure whether it is or is not but from the 50s they were still using radium.
    • Thanks.  I'll get some crystal glue and nail varnish and test the two.
    • Hi, Welcome to the forum.
    • Welcome.  Very nice watch.
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