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Oris is one of those nice lesser priced brands which always surprises me in terms of perceived "bang for the buck". I have a Revue Thommen which has served me well for over 5 years now and is a terrific watch and is in this same price category. Although I haven't yet owned an Oris I have tried them on several times and have been favorably impressed, just not in the position to buy right at that time. One dealer did tell me that he had more warranty repairs for Oris than for some of his other lines, but most of them to be fair are pretty elite and on average 5 to 15 times the price. How is your Oris treating you? Has it be reliable for you?
 

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hi haakon59....i have a 2003 tt1 black face / black numeral/ black bezel day/date....it keeps very exact time and has seen some hard use:eek:...has never missed a beat...i'm very happy and about to buy another:D...see my post "help me decide" regards, fred
 

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One dealer did tell me that he had more warranty repairs for Oris than for some of his other lines, but most of them to be fair are pretty elite and on average 5 to 15 times the price. How is your Oris treating you? Has it be reliable for you?
One reason could be that if your buying a $15,000 watch you might not be wearing it working on your car or diving in the ocean :001_rolleyes:

ORIS is a workhorse watch and many of the divers are true tool watches that get worn and used everyday. If your buying something that's 5 to 15 times the price i doubt that's your only nice watch and its not getting used day in and day out like more ORIS' that hit the street.

My cynical side thinks it could also be their is less markup on the ORIS and he would love to get you into a higher priced watch for more money in his pocket.

ORIS uses ETA and Sellita movements in their watches which are the base movements for over 80 to 90% of all Swiss watches so i just don't believe that reliability is an issue.

Personally i have over a half dozen ORIS models with my oldest being my beloved XXL chronograph that i bought in the ninety's that has never missed a beat.

I have said this 100's of times before but i don't believe your going to find more bang for your buck in a Swiss timepiece than your going to get with ORIS, unique styling and attention to detail all equal a quality timepiece from one of the few smaller independent watch companies.:thumbup:
 

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I just purchased my first Oris recently. It's the Frank Sinatra small seconds and it is just beautiful. As others have said, the attention to detail and overall finish is top notch. I don't expect to have any problems from what I've heard over the last few years from Oris owners ;)

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Oris is a good value for the money and I like their designs quite a bit. They have some slightly outside the box type models which help them to stand out as unique. But I am happy to hear such strong affirmation that this watch is made well enough to not give most people any problems. This is always the risk in the lower price range. I am happy Oris watches work so well for most people.
 

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Coming into this thread a little late but I would just like to say that I have had my Flight Timer R4118 LE for 16 months now and it has performed faultlessly.

It gets used in all sorts of situations, including work, and it still looks really good. That can sometimes highlight the difference between quality and lack of it.
 

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I've only had mine two weeks. Not a problem. Have been wearing it everyday so far. Will most likely rotate to another watch next week.

I have had some very positive comments about the look, etc. But, then again most of my friends are use to me wearing different watches and take notice to what I have on.

Nice watch.
 

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Re: Oris reliability

Hello,

When I first got my Oris XXL, I noticed that my watch ran in the range of -12 seconds per day, to -6 seconds per day, depending on position. I fussed over the timing, accuracy of the watch for some time, and sent the watch to a watchmaker to have it maintained. After its return, the watch still loses 12 seconds per day, so I decided to just set the watch a few minutes fast and forget about it. I hear about regulating the movement to have the watch run faster, but my DIY effort didn't seem to have any affect on the timing of the watch. Aside from that complaint, I'm quite happy with the watch.
One last word of caution, buying straps for the watch could become an addiction!:001_tongue:

Kind regards,
Rob
 

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Hello,

When I first got my Oris XXL, I noticed that my watch ran in the range of -12 seconds per day, to -6 seconds per day, depending on position. I fussed over the timing, accuracy of the watch for some time, and sent the watch to a watchmaker to have it maintained. After its return, the watch still loses 12 seconds per day, so I decided to just set the watch a few minutes fast and forget about it. I hear about regulating the movement to have the watch run faster, but my DIY effort didn't seem to have any affect on the timing of the watch. Aside from that complaint, I'm quite happy with the watch.
One last word of caution, buying straps for the watch could become an addiction!:001_tongue:

Kind regards,
Rob
You know, I had the same kind of thing happen to me once with a Chronograph. It was running 30 seconds slow per day so I sent it in be regulated and I got it back running 45 seconds slow per day and eventually the movement gummed up and it stopped completely. It was not an Oris by the way. I was shocked at the time because it seemed to me that regulating a watch is a fairly simple matter, but now I just set my watch ahead (or behind, depending on the situation).
 
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