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Pre-Owned Picks — Discontinued Oris Watches

HomePreowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Discontinued Oris Watches Preowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Discontinued Oris Watches A vintage selection from Oris for week 26 by Ben Hodges June 26, 2020 MIN READPre-Owned Picks — Discontinued Oris WatchesThis week, I am checking out some intriguing watches from Hölstein’s premier independent. Yes, I am talking about the plucky soloist Oris. In its heyday, Oris was outputting up to 1.2million watches and clocks per year. The onset of the low-cost and reliable quartz timepieces from Japan in the ‘70s and ‘80s, however, took a toll on the brand.
The choice was either to follow the herd and produce quartz with a Swiss twist or, like so many Swiss watch-makers, fold and fade into obscurity. For a time, Oris did produce a range of quartz pieces. But fortunately, a management buyout in 1982 changed the fate of Oris. The brand became Oris SA and swore never to make a quartz-operated wristwatch.
Oris Diver Sixty-Five released in 2015
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6 Discontinued Seiko Watches Collectors Love

HomeWatch Talk6 Discontinued Seiko Watches Collectors Love Watch TalkSeiko6 Discontinued Seiko Watches Collectors Love Gone, But Definitely Not Forgotten by Michael StocktonJanuary 06, 2020 MIN READ6 Discontinued Seiko Watches Collectors LoveWith watch collectors, the old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder” could hardly be more true. We take a look at 6 Discontinued Seiko pieces that are as hot today as they were during their production run.

A Discontinued Seiko Doesn’t Always Equal RareWe’ve watched Seiko change quite a bit over the past several years as they’ve made more of a concerted effort to market themselves globally instead of focusing on Japan and casting some odds and ends to the rest of the world. In accordance that change, the Japanese brand has more rigorously subdivided its collection into lines such as “Prospex”, “Premier”, “Presage”, “Astron”, and “Seiko 5”. The feeling is that placing pieces into these sub-collections makes marketing clearer and more global. W..