Oris Dive Watches
There's no shortage of Swiss watchmakers that will charge more than your mortgage for the privilege of owning one of their timepieces. However Oris, which has been producing fine timepieces for over 100 years, puts a premium on value. It's one of the many reasons that Mr Porter started stocking Oris watches this month— whereas it doesn't hurt that the company knows how to make a great-looking timepiece.
As a lot of my fellow watch aficionados, I am constantly scouring the deepest depths of the interwebs hunting for the next rare find. I do this for a variety of reasons, from researching an article to looking to make a purchase— but, most of all, I do it to test my knowledge on watches; to be able to quickly identify counterfeits, re-dials, and “Frankenwatches”.
Last year, the German Historical Diving Society held its ninth annual meeting in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, with participants from all over the world. Some of them worked at Comex, others have a military background, and most of them are collectors of vintage dive gear – but above all, they all share a unique passion and dedication to document and preserve the history of diving.
He's a gunner This week, I'm going to begin with a moan about something unrelated to watches. Actually, I'm not even gonna attempt one of my tenuous, "barely there" segues. What's the whinge? Ok, I suppose it's specifically about Arsenal Football Club being awful, whereas more generally about the things in life that you love constantly disappointing you. In fact, it's really more about Arsenal being awful. I don't know why I persist with this relationship.
By a fogged mask, you spy movement just past the pier piling that descends into the dark water — Al Qaeda frogman or elderly snorkeler? It’s difficult to tell in the silty gloom. Biting hard on the rubber mouthpiece, you curse that you forgot to strap the dive knife to your leg before descending. Your lungs burn and you realize you’re just about out of air. A glance at the luminous dial of your dive watch tells you it’s time to ascend. Angling towards the shallows, you kick hard for the beach.
It has been noticed that designer Niklas Bergenstjerna re-imagines some modern dive watches with a vintage bronzed look. Initially inspired by the Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition Dive Watch, Niklas imagined what some some contemporary divers would look like if bronze were the material of choice rather than steel.