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!.
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?
Have adjusted it like that. Also removed the jumper altogether to see if the disc would move more, but it didn't.
I measured the diameter of the peg on the driving wheel and it's 0.3mm, is this the correct size?, to me the peg looks a little bit smaller then the other once I see pictured here.
It is supposed to be completely flat, no wobble. If it's not flat there is a risk the disk is not just scew but the date ring also is misaligned to the star wheel. The snappy action during date shift will for sure not work in that case.
A date jumper is supposed to do what the name applies, keep the dial in place with a small force, just to keep it in place only by friction will make the dial move a slight bit with every small chock the watch gets and I doubt even ROLEX haven't made it work that way, but one never knows
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night, all. I've been an enthusiast for a very long time(I'm 65) but have never progressed past the stage of strip and clean. I'll set up my bench and then not touch it for a year or so, but I'm back. I live in Mexico Beach, FL and as most of the area our home was almost destroyed by hurricane Michael last Oct 10th, 2018, but lucky for my lovely wife and me the interior of our home was untouched, so watch bench, tools and my collection were all in great shape. Most of the home repairs are done with a few items remaining that are lower priority, so back to some sort of normal for us. I look forward to reading the forum for tips and knowledge.