Oris Dive Watches

Oris is a brand with 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.

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Oris Aquis and Oris Divers Sixty Five

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). They Oris Aquis offers a range of competent timepieces developed for professional use in harsh marine environments. The Divers Sixty Five are for watersports enthusiasts partaking in outdoor sports such as snorkelling, sailing, swimming etc (but NOT scuba).

A predecessor to this current models in the Oris ProDiver (Titanium case, sapphire glass, WR to 1000m) – no longer produced but many fine examples can still be found.

Oris Divers Sixty Five – celebrating their first dive watch in 1965

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. Below are two nice examples of this 100m water resistant dive watch. The prices shown were correct at time of publication.

Can I dive wearing the 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.

LIVE FEED – available today

There’s generally a few dozen of these popular Oris dive watches for sale now. Only buy from a seller with a solid feedback score (more than 95%) and preferably more than 20 sales. Remember – everything you buy on eBay is covered by eBay’s Money Back Guarantee – so you can shop in confidence. These listing are updated daily to bring you the best selection of Oris watches from eBay each day.

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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.

More examples of Oris dive watches recently sold on eBay UK

Below are two examples recently sold on eBay UK. The black and red one is an Oris Aquis single hand. Note, it only has a full size MINUTE hand so a diver won’t get confused when timing a dive. The hours are marked by a subdial at the 3 o’clock position (it’s 5 minutes to 8 on this watch). The other is a very nice full set example of an Oris Divers Sixty Five with bronze bezel and contrasting black dial and tropical hour markers.

Below are two nice examples of the Oris Divers Sixy Five (100m water resistant dive watch). The prices shown were correct at time of publication.

eBay Trusted Seller – WatchBox (worldwide)

There are several well established companies selling on eBay who guarantee the authenticity of their watches. We recommend WatchBox (link below) for certified authentic new & used Oris Dive watches. Remember – all watches sold by this seller are covered under the eBay Authenticity Guarantee ✅ scheme.

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