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Oris Aquis Ladies' Automatic Watch

Oris Aquis Ladies' Automatic Watch

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I also want to mention that this watch looked really good on my brother too, who has similar sized wrist as me (6.5").
Tayath
I have a 6" wrist, and it looks good on me.
brothertime
i have 5,9 so should be perfect on mine hahaha if not... will be a gift for the girlfriend. i wish i could buy an oris 43mm
This guy in Germany makes custom aftermarket leather straps that will fit Oris watches. They look quite well made (and expensive).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124068590@N04/albums/72157658112395974
https://diaboliqstraps.jimdo.com/gallery/
I been wearing mine since i got it and i got curious how accurate it was. I know if i was super anal about accuracy, i'd wear a quartz or look at my smartphone, but just out of curiosity, wanted to see how my watch stacks up. I know it's not COSC certified and it's not a chronometer watch, but i was expecting the watch to be off to the tune of around ~10sec a day.
In the past 25hrs, it's 65 seconds fast, is that normal? To those people that bought this watch, have you guys noticed anything yet? I'm going to keep my watch running and see how off it is after a week, just to satisfy my scientific curiosity.
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Thank you for your response, you've confirmed my suspicion that its a bit too off. Its not magnetized, i used the app Lepsi to check, but i’ll run it by a degrausser if i get the chance. I do think it was the shipping, when i opened the box the watch was not securely in the holder; both the holder and the watch were lose in the box.
Edit: i reran it on the lepsi app and it showed that it is magnetized. note to self, when checking the watch, make sure to face the case-back and not the watch face to the phone. The magnetism must be so minute that it didn't pick it up when i scanned the watch-face.
Tayath
Who knows what it may have sat next to in transit. I'm pretty sure a powerful motor or speaker could've done it. Let us know if the degauser fixes it.
I would definitely like to see pics of this on a man with small wrists. I was super tempted to buy it since I have 6" wrists, but in the end chickened out because of the lack of pictures out there. I guess I could pick one up and hand it down to the GF.
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They are considerably longer. Righty tighty/ lefty loosey. Did you go the wrong way with them?
CeeCab705
It was quite a while ago. I believe I did unscrew them the right way but I did not use a proper watch holder to hold the case in place, just an extra helping hand to stabilise the watch. Perhaps the angle which I applied the force cause them to snap?
For the record, this time around 30 purchased so far at $479.99, shortly before the drop ended.
Last time, 35 sold at $479.99.
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/oris-aquis-ladies-automatic-watch/talk/1880674
So this is selling reasonably well for a watch in its price range, and for ladies.
Cloaca
It got up to 30 purchased when i last saw it. Now comes the difficult game of waiting for my watch to get in.
Tayath
Thanks, I changed it. I like to record the number sold and price for items I'm interested in, since Massdrop seems to send that information to the memory hole when a drop ends.
Waiting / wishing this to be offered in stainless steel and with the bracelet. Long term, stainless will show fewer dings and wear than PVD. The watch is still a good value at this price.
Nice watch for the nice price. It's very difficult to find a good photo or video of this watch on hand in order to understand how they look. But a little searching and comparing with similar models help me to understand some things. The main thing is that it is not a unisex watch. Rubber band width going from 18mm to 14mm and it will be very weird-looking on male wrist. Secondly, I was afraid that this watch is very massive because on several sites height indicates as 13 mm. But I found true dimensions of the watch from the owner and it is 11 mm. Lug to lug size only 40 mm and it is less than Seiko snk809 (I have this watch and it fits very good on my wife's wrist). So, I join - will buy this piece for my wife.
All this is a unisex watch. I'm not sure why it was not stated unisex. But after doing research online no where is it stated even on Oris https://www.oris.ch.
Here's a link directly to the same watch https://www.oris.ch/en/watch/oris-aquis-date/01-733-7652-4725-07-4-18-34b where it doesn't state for one sex.
Again this is a unisex watch after doing further research. I think for a male like myself this fits on my wrist perfectly after looking at the sizing.
I hope this gives you all the decision to pick this watch up regardless male or female. Great price to pick it up being that this is a $1000.00 watch if you look online depending where it's being sold. I'm picking up one hands down. Also take a look at urbangentry for a great review on this watch

more info. Yes I know he's reviewing a different color of the watch. That's all. Hope you all enjoy it. Truly a steal for the price.
Mr.mishi
I hate to be a broken record, but I bought this for my wife the first time around, and the proprietary tapering strap if nothing else makes it a ladies watch. In the first go around I made many posts here, so please scroll down and read them. For instance, look at the last photo in this post for a good idea of the strap tapering:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/oris-aquis-ladies-automatic-watch/talk/1875961
And then go to around 6:50 in this video review of a stainless version of this watch to see the reviewer put it on his scrawny wrist:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/oris-aquis-ladies-automatic-watch/talk/1880559
Finally look at the photos on the twig-like wrist of the Chinese hand model here:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/oris-aquis-ladies-automatic-watch/talk/1876118
Let me tell you that it looks bigger there than on my petite wife, and I think that part of the reason is that, like most photos in this smart phone age, the lens is wide angle, not a 50-mm equivalent lens.
If you do buy this, promise me one thing: That you will do a wrist shot and post it in this thread, unlike the guys from the first drop, who disappeared after buying it. Take a shot from a couple of feet away to eliminate wide angle distortion.
Also, if you do decide to buy it for yourself, have a distaff backup plan: a spouse or girlfriend to give it to if you change your mind.
If the watch didn't have the proprietary lug system, then you could swap out an 18-mm strap for the 18>14 mm strap and perhaps rehabilitate it as a guy's small watch, but the strap cannot be practically changed. I have watches with 20-mm straps, so a guy with a somewhat thinner wrist than mine could pull off an 18-mm strap, perhaps.
At any rate, I'm glad that this watch is selling pretty well, since it's really nice, and I want to encourage Massdrop to get more stuff like this.
Cloaca
Cloaca, I appreciate the information and I can totally agree with you after looking at the information provided. Thank you for sharing as I've taken your information into consideration and yes, I will agree the tapering on the strap does make this watch a ladies watch. I appreciate the clarification and therefore will not be making the purchase.
I've had my eye on this watch for myself (woman, 5'10", preferring ~35mm cases) for over a year. I've seen it cycle through prices with the internet gray market sellers. This is the lowest price I've seen and I just decided to join the drop. Love this watch.
Waiting for that Oris 65 :)
Inamo
Fully agree, but 65 is very popular model and hardly the minimum price will be less than 1k $
With a 7.5” wrist, this won’t cut it. An Aquis Men’s and I’m in. A bit disappointed but happy to see Oris on here.
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I completely agree with you. My disappointment is more related looking everyday at the selection and finally finding one that really appeals to me. But it’s for women.
Though I think it’s great that they are having more drops for women on here. This might make a nice gift for my wife....
Women aren't the lion's share of watch buyers. Men are. MD would do well to cater to the segment who actually buy watches
*sees Oris for less than 500 dollars* *Heart jumps in throat* *About to click on join, but notices "women's watch"* I thought today was going to be a good day
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Pardon me for voicing my opinion on the fucking internet. I'm pissed that Oris is on here, but for the smaller size. That's all. Jesus Christ I can't be mad that I got my hopes up?
hyperchord24
If it had standard lugs, I'd rock it in a heartbeat. Granted, I have 6.25 inch wrists and still enjoy my 35mm unisex TAG from the 90s....
Why only a yellow one?
This is definitely not only a woman watch - its unisex. A great alternative for large and heavy watches. Perfectly made beautiful small watch.
As a dude with 5.5 inch wrists, I am very tempted.
Spectrearc
You have 5.5" wrist? How tall and heavy are u? I assume u're an adult? What size watches d'you normally wear?
Iqbal
173 cm, 57 kilos.
36-38mm mostly, lug to lug maximum of 46mm or it will overhang.
Yeah I'm skinny...
I'm down for one, my 1st automatic! As a woman, I really appreciate you guys doing this drop. I don't mind wearing bigger 40mm watches, but anything bigger than that will just look bulky on my wrist.
Tayath
It's quite nice. I got my wife the blue one they had last time for Christmas, but this yellow one looks nice also. It's very shiny and almost dressy looking, not a diver vibe at all, although it is in fact a legitimate dive watch.
Worth picking this up as a gift for the wife? Asking this since there's no official warranty on this, don't care much about warranty, only look at it from a certificate of authenticity perspective.
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Did I mention that I took the plunge and joined the drop?
Travisbickle
Nice! She’s going to love it! :)
Definitely would be interested in more (men’s) drops from Oris.
If only one could get a men's Aquis at this price.
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Thank you for information. I only had bad experiences with silicon straps but if this one isnt bad ill probably stick to it. Plus it is a diver watch and i wouldnt want water on my leather band.
Buying a spare bracelet from a Swiss watch maker is not something you want to do. God only knows how much it would cost. Just the other day Glycine quoted me the Swiss franc equivalent of $241 plus shipping for a cut-to-fit silicone deployant strap.
Arrived! ===== 11/17/2017 23:57 Posting/Collection UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 12/05/2017 08:55 Arrival at inward office of exchange JAPAN 12/05/2017 09:00 Held by import Customs KAWASAKI 12/05/2017 09:45 In Customs 12/06/2017 09:56 Departure from inward office of exchange 12/07/2017 06:32 Processing at delivery Post Office 12/07/2017 15:57 Final delivery ===== So, 18 days bouncing around the U.S.A., with nobody bothering to update the tracking, thanks to the AFL-CIO-organized postal system, and then 2 days in Japan. Remember, this was Priority Mail International Packages service. No duties owed, but sales tax collected by the delivering postal staff.
There was some discussion here about whether this watch was a ladies watch or a unisex watch. Looking at it in the flesh, it's definitely a ladies watch. The strap tapers quickly to 14 mm. The watch case itself is quite small. Somehow 36 mm didn't sound that small, but it is. I have a 39-mm Seiko that I wear with no problem (20/18 mm strap), but the feel of this Oris is completely different. A 3-mm difference becomes more noticable as the watch's diameter decreases, area = pi-r-squared and all. Frankly, depending on the lady, this might be too small, and a smaller mens watch in the 39-to-42-mm range may be more appropriate, given recent fashion trends. There's a rotating bezel on it, but the impression is not at all that of a dive watch, and you have to take a second look to realize that it is a diver.
The strap is of the cut-to-fit buckle type (not a deployant). That had worried me, not wanting to go chopping up on an irreplaceable piece of a not-that-inexpensive watch. But in fact without any cutting you can adjust the circumference down very narrow by changing the connection point of the strap that goes through the buckle piece, and the extra length is "inside" the loop. You get a thick, double-layered strap, but it doesn't look bad. It also allows the woman to wear it a bit and decide how tight or how bangly she wants it before taking off any rubber, if in the end she wants to do that.
I just noticed this: gemnation.com is selling these two watches as the same price, $499, "on sale," with a 2-year international warranty. They are not an authorized dealer, but they have "a full-time Swiss-trained watchmaker who is licensed and trained to repair every brand and model of watch that we sell."
http://www.gemnation.com/watches/Oris-Aquis-Date-73376524722RS-40730.html http://www.gemnation.com/watches/Oris-Aquis-Date-01-733-7652-4725-07-4-18-34B-40722.html
This website seems to contentrate on high end brands: 500 of their watches cost over $50,000.
Mine was shipped on the 17th, last tracking update at the Jamaica, NY, postal facility on the 21st . I filed a missing mail report with the USPS but am not feeling too good about it.
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The last two entries in my tracking history (it's December 5, and shipment was on November 17):
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December 1, 2017, 7:43 am Depart From Transit Office of Exchange Your item was processed at the enroute center at 7:43 am on December 1, 2017.
November 21, 2017, 9:57 am In Transit to Destination =====
I'm officially declaring that the USPS is more aggravating than DHL. With DHL I've gotten use to "It's reached Frankfurt? I'll make a memo to check again in two weeks to see if it's left." Stuck in Frankfurt is easier to deal with than stuck in who-the-hell-knows where. And I trust German postal employees not to steal my stuff. USPS people are the scum of the scum.
Also, when the delivery time ("6 to 10 business days") passed for Priority Mail International Parcel, I filed a claim. In order to file a claim you need to make an online account. But when you log into your online account there is no link to anything like Manage Your Claims. The claim just goes into the ether, never to be seen again, unless the postal inspectors deign to send you an e-mail at some point.
Priority Mail International Parcels is insured for $200, and Massdrop has not responded to my inquiry about what happens if a $500 watch goes walkabout.
Update from the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO:
11/02/2017 - The third general wage increase under the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement will be effective Nov. 25, 2017. This wage increase will be reflected in the paycheck workers will receive on Dec.15, 2017.
Well, it's Christmas season and the workers are understandably busy spending their raise, so I don't want them to exert themselves too much at work.
Cloaca
Hallelujah! My package has escaped from the USPS. Everything is clear going from here on out. Japanese customs has it. They'll give it a quick glance and probably charge me sales tax, which the Japan Post delivery guy will collect at my door when delivering the package, probably in two days.
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December 5, 2017, 9:45 am Held in Customs KAWASAKI PORT, JAPAN Your item is being held in Customs at 9:45 am on December 5, 2017 in KAWASAKI PORT, JAPAN.
December 5, 2017, 9:00 am Held in Customs KAWASAKI PORT, JAPAN
December 5, 2017, 8:55 am Processed Through Facility JAPAN
Mine came today, but it is missing the owners/certificate plastic card. Anyone got that? I know tit was only Massdrop warranty and not Oris, but I think card shall be included anyhow...
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Oris plastic card is not only about the warranty - it is a proof of authenticity, and even ownership, because it contains serial number and other details (actually dealer stamp on a card is warranty certificate, not the card itself). It is an essential part of a set, at least in case of Oris brand and without that, you can easily treat a set as incomplete. Really disappointed, as it has not been mentioned in a description and Massdrop refuses to accept that mistake.
Babis
I obviously don't want to buy a fake, but I buy stuff to use, not to curate and sell later in pristine condition, so I'm not that concerned about proving authenticity to others. If I can sell it for a decent price at some point, fine, but that's not the goal.
There was a rash of counterfeit IWC Portugiesers put up on Yahoo Japan Auctions a few months ago that I wrote about here elsewhere. Before they were pulled off by Yahoo after somebody clued them in, I had a good chance to examine the postings and the photos and read up on Portugieser counterfeiting. And I have to tell you, my friend, if you think that warranty cards, or manuals, or boxes or whatever prove authenticity, you are in for a shock. They counterfeit the whole kit and kaboodle for the most in-demand stuff. And for the rest, they buy the documentation. There's a thriving market on Yahoo Auctions for boxes and manuals and the like, and at least some of those will be matched with counterfeit watches, I believe.
Buying automatics with exhibition backs is one way to avoid the cheaper counterfeits, since you can see the movements.
Mine is already on the way! Incredible fast shipping in this one!
Nachosanma
"Incredible fast shipping"
Incredible fast delivery?
For the record, 35 of these were sold at $499.
A better video review of the same model in a stainless unblackened case.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCDZDlR4HxQ
great watch - if you have a mens model coming up let me know.
Here's an informative review of what I believe may be the silicone strap used on this watch or at least a close relative. It's quite a feature-filled and complex strap, with a deployant and wetsuit expansion and various adjustments. It's possible the strap on this drop is a simpler version. The guy says the whole contraption is about a centimeter thick at the rear. He also mentions that the Oris branding is really in your face, which may be good or bad, depending on your view.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H6whb9vtO74
Cloaca
I own a Men's Aquis with a silicone strap. The branding is far less noticeable than in photos, I'd like a bracelet, but sadly they go for a fair amount.
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Keth
The guy in the video was referring the the ORIS inlayed in the silicon near the attachments, but in the case of the current drop, this is only on the 12:00 side, not both sides. The letters are rather large though.
36mm is a great size for men and women both frankly. I can understand guys with 8 inch wrists having issue with 36mm, but this was a classic size far longer than 40mm + for most men. I have several watches that range from 34mm to 45mm, and this really is a nice, comfortably convenient size for most, and Oris makes a terrific time piece to boot.
StainlessOnly
I own a 46mm Aquis, and it's large, not only in diameter, but it's also a tall watch. I'm a big guy, and find my 41mm Orient Mako feels small, but 46mm feels huge!
I really want to buy this but after looking at images on the web and comparing to the size of watches I own, I think it’s just too small. I wish they could find men’s sizes for This watch.
Mwcharger
I was lucky enough to get what I felt was agreat deal on a men's Aquis with small seconds. When I saw this I freaked a bit, thinking it was the men's watch at this price, and i was going to be rather mad at myself for paying a bit more.