Complete with the instructions, this ChronOris men’s chronograph is also on the Oris bracelet.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
There are no serial numbers to date Oris by, but the ChronOris was launched in 1970 and ran until 1980. Most watches are sold in the biggest numbers close to the launch date, so we think this is from circa 1971.
This is the original model that the new, £1,450 ChronOris is based. The idea may have been based on the Omega Chronostop, another 60 second timer in the market just before the Oris was launched. Unlike the Omega, the Oris has an internal bezel that is set via the crown at 3 – the crown at 4 winds the watch and sets the time. The pusher at 2 starts, stops and resets the stopwatch. The original instructions to operate the 17 jewel calibre 725 movement are included, and must be quite rare in themselves. The case is chromed, but in good overall condition with just slight wear around the lugs but the graining around the bezel is clearly visible, showing it has not been polished. The chrome has faded off the crowns and pusher though. The bracelet is stainless steel and has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath, and has the signed Oris clasp. The dial is good with just very slight marks, and the pop of orange on the hour markers and chrono hand lifts the design up.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box, original instructions and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 41.1 mm
Width without crown 37.8 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 41.4 mm
Case Thickness 12.9 mm
Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 192 mm. The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon. By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.
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