Oris is a brand with a rich heritage in quality underwater timepieces. The most popular models in their dive collection are the Oris Aquis (WR to 300m – 1000m) and the Oris Divers Sixty Five (WR to 100m). A collection of competent timepieces with a product for all users from outdoor beach life (Oris Sixty Five) to full on professional diver (Oris Aquis Depth Gauge).
A Short History of Oris Watches
Oris has a long history in watchmaking going back to 1904. They are one of only a handful of truly independent Swiss watch makers. Oris takes it’s name from a brook located close to the original factory in Hölstein, Switzerland. Unlike the true premier brands such as Rolex and Blancpain, Oris don’t make their own movements. They do, however, use the finest Swiss ETA movements as a template for their own watches, adding features to accommodate their own requirements.
Oris is an honest brand that produce value for money, solid watches. Their products are akin to those sold by TAG Heuer, Longines and Breitling. Most can be identified by their see through exhibition casebacks with their trademarked distinctive red rotors introduced in 2002. I’ve had a couple of Oris watches over the years and I’ve never been disappointed.
Oris Aquis 300m to 1000m Professional Diver’s watch
The most popular models in their current line up of diving watches are the Oris Aquis (WR to 1000m) and the Oris Divers Sixty Five (WR to 100m). The watch featured below is the Oris Aquis – a range of competent timepieces developed for professional use in harsh marine environments.
An appealing feature of the Aquis collection is the breadth of styles and case sizes. Not everyone wants a “look at me” 45mm dive watch on their wrist. The current range of Aquis start at 36.5 and 39.5mm going through to a nice “mid-sized” 41.5 to 43.5mm.
Typical Specification of an Oris Aquis Date
- MATERIAL : Multi-piece stainless steel case, ceramic minutes scale top ring
- SIZE : 41.50 mm
- TOP GLASS : Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
- CASE BACK : Stainless steel, screwed, see-through mineral glass
- OPERATING DEVICES : Stainless steel screw-in security crown
- WATER RESISTANCE : 30 bar
- INTERHORN WIDTH : 22 mm
- NUMBER : Oris 733, base SW 200-1
- DIMENSIONS : Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
- FUNCTIONS : Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds, date window, instantaneous date, date corrector, fine timing device and stop-second
- WINDING : Automatic winding
- POWER-RESERVE : 38 hrs
- VIBRATIONS : 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
- JEWELS :26
Oris Aquispro – 1000 metres with RSS
The larger watches in the 45 to 50mm range are their more professional models like the 1000 metre Aquispro Date and the Aquis Depth Gauge. The Aquispro features a stealthy black DLC coated titanium case. A key feauture of the Aquispro is Oris’s patented Rotation Safety System – otherwise known as RSS. The diver can adjust and lock the uni-directional rotating bezel into place with the chunky rubber grip. It’s powered by the Calibre 400 automatic movement with a five-day power reserve. With it’s elevated levels of anti-magnetism this movement comes with a 10-year warranty.
Oris Aquis Depth Gauge – 500m
Honestly – we didn’t know Oris produced a dive watch with a Depth Gauge. Now that we do and we’ve watched a few videos about how it works – we all want an Oris Depth Gauge! Such a simple system but also so clever. This watch comes in a sensible 45.8mm stainless steel case with TWO straps – a rubber dive watch and a smart steel bracelet. The straps use Oris’s Quick Strap Change system making it easy to switch between the two. The black diver’s strap has an gadget for easy adjustment adding extra circumference to fit over a wetsuit.
A small hole in the crystal allows water in to a channel that runs around the outside. The deeper you dive – the more the water pressure entering the hole increases. As it rises it pushes the outer yellow dial around in an clockwise direction. The depth reading is taken from the number at the 12 o’clock position – starting at 1 metre and increasing in 1 metre intervals up to 10 metres. It then follows with 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 25 and 30 metres. The mixed gas depths of 40, 50, 70 and 100 metres are highlighted in bright yellow. Simple – but GENIUS !
Pre-owned Aquis Dive watches recently discovered on the market
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Oris Divers Sixty Five re-inventing their 1965 dive watch
Most in demand is the Oris Divers Sixty Five model (introduced in 2015) which celebrates the production of their first dive watches in 1965. Hidden under what appears to be a vintage aesthetic – these classic dive watches are engineered using state-of-the-art techniques. The Divers Sixty Five range covers cases from 36mm to 43mm – available in many designs including a beautiful Chronograph version.
Can I dive in an Oris Diver’s 65
The purist diver will probably tell you that a watch must be certified water resistant to a depth of 200m to qualify as a DIVER’S WATCH. That’s basically true as that’s what the ISO6425 dive watch certification states. However, let’s be honest, how many of these watches will ever be used beyond surface swimming or even just a dip in the bath. Oris has stuck to the origins of their original 1965 diver’s watch which was “just” 100m water resistant. Officially a watch certified 100m WR is means it is possible to swim or snorkel with the watch on, but it is not appropriate for scuba diving.
Used Oris Sixty Five Divers sold recently on eBay
eBay is a great place to go to check a) the current prices of a specific watch and b) to see what the watch looks like in the “real world”. Most product photos on eBay are taken with great care to best represent the watch. You get to see what it really looks like (not a computer enhanced brochure photo). All the examples below have previously been listed on ChronoDivers.com and sold on eBay
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LIVE Listings – Oris Dive Watches available today
A selection of Oris Dive Watches listed for sale in the last 48 hours.
Flags ( 🇬🇧 & 🇺🇸 ) are used at the start of each listing to identify the country the seller is willing to SHIP TO. If the same watch appears several times – this indicates the seller is able to ship to multiple countries.
PLEASE NOTE – these listings come from ALL sellers. Certain watches may NOT be covered by the Authenticity Guarantee. Please take care and ensure the watch meets your own criteria before purchasing. If in doubt > use the Authenticity Guarantee ✅ scheme to protect your investment.
🇬🇧 An ORIS Aquis small second 45.5mm 500m Luxury dive watch Blue dial Mint in box. This watch is available now for £1,400.00. The seller is located in Skipton, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used. This watch is bein…Read More
🇺🇸 A Oris Divers Sixty-Five 40mm Blue Dial. This watch is available now for US$1,399.00. The seller is located in Hingham, Massachusetts, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being sold by a seller…Read More
🇬🇧 An Oris Aquis Source Of Life Limited Edition – 01 733 7730 4125. This watch is available now for £1,690.00. The seller is located in London, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used. This watch is being sold by …Read More
🇺🇸 A Oris Aquis Date 43.5mm (Ref No. 01 733 7730 4154-07 8 24 05PEB). This watch is available now for US$1,099.00. The seller is located in Dublin, Ohio, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being …Read More
🇬🇧 An Oris Aquis Date | 2015 | Full Set | Blue Dial | Stainless Steel Dive Watch. This watch is available now for £1,150.00. The seller is located in Norwich, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used. This watch is being…Read More
🇺🇸 A Wristwatch USED Men’s ORIS Aquis Date 01 733 7730 4134 Stainless Steel. This watch is available now for US$999.71. The seller is located in Osaka,JP, Japan. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being s…Read More
🇬🇧 An Oris Divers Sixty-Five Steel Bronze Auto 42mm Mens 01 733 7720 4354-07 4 21 18. This watch is available now for £1,336.61. The seller is located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used…Read More
🇺🇸 A ORIS Aquis 01 733 7766 4135-07 4 22 64FC Blue Dial Men’s Watch Genuine. This watch is available now for US$1,989.00. The seller is located in Nakano, Japan. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as New with tags. This watch is bei…Read More
🇬🇧 An Oris Aquis Depth Gauge Chronograph Mens Strap Watch 01 774 7708 4154-Set RS. This watch is available now for £2,577.35. The seller is located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used. T…Read More
🇺🇸 A ORIS DIVERS 65 01 733 7707 4064-07 4 20 18 #T539. This watch is available now for US$1,243.20. The seller is located in Japan, Japan. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch is being sold by a seller with the user…Read More
🇬🇧 An Oris Divers Sixty-Five Auto Steel Mens Strap Watch 01 733 7707 4053-07 5 20 89. This watch is available now for £1,298.40. The seller is located in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used…Read More
🇬🇧 An Oris Aquis Small Second | 2015 | Full Set | Blue Dial | 45mm Case | Dive Watch. This watch is available now for £1,300.00. The seller is located in Norwich, United Kingdom. The condition of this Divers Watch has been listed as Used. This watch is b…Read More
What to pay for a pre-owned Oris Dive watch
The price of a pre-owned Oris watch always surprises us at ChronoDivers – you get a LOT of watch, from a luxury Swiss brand, for a reasonable price. Expect to pay about £900 to £1200 for an Oris Divers Sixty Five – unless it’s the chronograph. A nice clean example of the Chronograph with box and papers will set you back £1,800, possibly as much as £2,400. For an Oris Aquis you might be lucky and find a nice one for under £1,000 with full set – the hard to find Aquis GMT and Aquis SMALL SECONDS commanding even more, £1,500+
There are a few “special” versions like the 1000m professional Oris AquisPro Date Calibre 400 – these will easily fetch £2,400 to £2,800. And then there’s my personal favourite the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge (500m WR) – a stunning watch with a clear display of meters below the surface (0 to 100m). These are very hard to find so expect to pay over £1,500 to £2,500 for a pristine example. Finally, for a good example of an Oris Pro Diver (full set etc) anything from £1,500 to £2k.
Looking for Certified Authentic Oris Watches
For investment security and peace of mind we recommend shopping with a dealer who is covered under the eBay Authenticity Guarantee ✅ Please check the individual listings below – or – browse all the eBay CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC Oris watches
If you are interested in buying a new or pre-owned luxury watch from an established UK dealer you are in the right place. This seller has been awarded the Chronodivers Trusted Seller ✅ accreditation. Mark Worthington Jewellers have online sales of over 2,800 watches with a 100% customer feedback score.
Official Website (external link) – Oris.ch