I like to use the phrase ‘the only watch you’ll ever need’ lightly. Few watches live up to the phrase’s standard for my needs, but few come very close. So fresh Oris Divers Sixty-Five 12H Caliber 400.
The watch is also no different from other timepieces in the Divers Sixty-Five collection from the brand, featuring a rotatable bezel with 12-hour markings that allows for easy display of the second timezone. One can debate whether you can still call a bonafide diver’s watch with such a bezel, but personally, I travel more than I dive.
This makes the Divers Sixty-Five Divers Sixty-Five 12H Caliber 400 a very practical watch, honest and straightforward in its design, but with enough detail to keep things interesting. Another benefit of this is that I expect this model to age well, making it even more desirable as it collects a few scratches and patina adorns your trusty (traveling) companion.
Oris has maintained a 40mm case and equipped it with its manufacture Caliber 400, satisfying the watch snob in me. The movement is not only pleasing to look at with its almost symmetrical layout but is also an ample performer offering a 5-day power reserve. The date function is neatly integrated into the design of the dial at 6 o’clock. While easy to read, it doesn’t dominate, giving the rest of the dial a chance to shine with its powerful ‘less-is-more’ approach.
Divers Sixty-Five The Divers Sixty-Five 12H Caliber 400’s 10 ATM/ 100m water resistance may raise some eyebrows, but I, for one, never go that deep while scuba diving. Oris offers the watch on a metal bracelet or a black leather strap. My advice is to get both. On the bracelet, this is an excellent sports watch, the black leather straps look surprisingly formal.
Because the article is relatively modest and the design is restrained, it never overpowers a dress, making it suitable for a wide range of social functions. I also suggest finding yourself a nice brown strap, as it gives the Divers Sixty-Five Divers Sixty-Five 12H Caliber 400 a bit more of a classic vibe. Overall, I still don’t believe a watch has it all for me, but this Oris comes pretty close for me.
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