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Oris Super - Manual Wind 10 Micron Gold Plated Dress Watch - c.1960s

£295.00GBP
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A Charming Oris Super Gold Plated Stainless Steel Dress Watch With Date Aperture and Beautiful Silver Sunburst Dial. 

Oris SA is a Swiss luxury manufacturer of mechanical watches. The company was founded in 1904 and is based in Hölstein in the canton of Basel-Landschaft.

Oris was founded by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in the Swiss town of Hölstein. They bought the recently closed Lohner & Co watch factory, and on June 1st, 1904, the two men entered into a contract with the local mayor. They named their new watch company Oris after a nearby brook, and they began the industrial manufacture of pocket watches. In its founding year, Oris employed 67 people.

In 1906, the firm opened an assembly plant and second factory in the nearby town of Holderbank. Another factory followed in Como in 1908. By 1911, Oris had become the largest employer in Hölstein, with over 300 workers. To entice more watchmakers, it built houses and apartments for its staff, and it expanded so that by 1929 it had additional factories in Courgenay (1916), Herbetswil (1925), and Ziefen (1925).

With the opening of the Ziefen factory and the electroplating plant in Herbetswil, Oris expanded its product range. The company began to fit bracelet buckles to its pocket watches, thereby transforming them into fully-fledged wristwatches.

What’s On Offer 

A stunning silver sunburst dial in pristine condition is the jewel in the crown of this charming watch from Oris, and what attracted us to it! With a subtly framed date aperture at 3 o'clock and gold plated applied baton hour markers with matching stick hands. A  gold plated central seconds hand completes the dial which is encapsulated under plexiglass and encased in gold plated (10 microns) stainless steel. At 35mm this is a mid-size watch however, it wears much larger - I was surprised when I measured it! - this is probably due to the very slim bezel which showcases the dial perfectly. This is a vintage watch so, of course, there are signs of previous wear, however, it has been well taken care of and is in overall excellent condition. It is actually running reasonably well according to our timegrapher, but is sold as seen without warranty. A bit of a bargain here - snap it up! 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Gold Plated Stainless Steel 

Dial: Silver Sunburst

Crystal: Plexiglass

Bracelet: Hirsch Black Leather Pin Buckle

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement Type: Mechanical 

Caliber: ASST 1950/51

Jewels: 17j

Waterproof: n/a

Power reserve: 46hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference: Super

Date of issue: c.1960s

Warranty: None, Sold As Is!

Dimensions

Width (without crown): 35mm

Lug width: 18.5mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 41.5mm

Wrist size: Adjustable