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    New Incoming - A bit (of) rubbish

    Recently I posted about the new Oris Aquis 'Upcycle' https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...-Aquis-Upcycle

    In summary, Oris have used reclaimed PET plastics from the ocean as the material for the dials. This means that each and every watch is different and unique. Hodinkee have a great write up with all the details here: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/th...s-date-upcycle

    Last weekend, I spoke to a few jewellers to try and find some nice balanced dials that were not too crazy, or not exciting enough. Legibility was key as you could end up with a large colour imbalance making it hard to read.
    It came down to two and I decided to visit Francis & Gaye in Coventry, which was a great choice. Huge range and fantastic service.

    Anyway, this might be the hardest watch I've tried to photograph, so here are some mediocre shots to try and show it off.





    I'll work on getting some better ones. The dial really changes in the different light and you see different colours breaking through. I've never owned an Oris before, and I'm really pleasantly surprised with the comfort as well as finishing. Next job is to try and source a strap and clasp to change it up every now and then.

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    New Incoming - A bit (of) rubbish

    Good luck with a strap - it has weird proprietary lugs. Nice watch btw. Oh and to remove the bracelet you need a special tool, and I donít think it comes with the watch so be careful with that. I think the Oris rubber would look great - maybe the orange
    Last edited by RustyBin5; 15th September 2021 at 07:12.

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    Master
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    Lovely purchase, they have their detractors but I think they look fantastic.

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    Master
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    Oris make a great, solid watch.

    The rounded caseback and the gaps in the bracelet make for a very comfortable wear, despite the size

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    I like that a lot. Did you have a few dials to choose from?

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    Master Sinnlover's Avatar
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    Thatís really nice
    The bezel colour and lume glow really match the blue dial
    Very nice

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    Congratulations
    I am a fan of Oris and this is definitely something different from the usual.

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    Master
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    I really like that a lot - very nice

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    Master
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    Congratulations. A very 21st century piece. Enjoy.

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    Francis & Gaye are a great shop and really nice to deal with.
    Great dial you managed to get.


    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app

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    Saw a Ladies' and a Gent's version in a shop window yesterday. Very striking, that's for sure.

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    Almost looks like a section of a photograph of the milky way.


    Quite keen to see one in the metal.

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