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A First, Who knows Oris Watches ?


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On 3/4/2019 at 3:44 PM, joessportster said:

Hello All.  A first for me someone sent me a message offering a trade.  They asked me if I would be interested in an Oris Divers 65.  I know NOTHING about watches but I do know anything of value can and will be faked.  How Rampant is the counterfeit market on these watches ?  I certainly would not ship B-4 receipt of the payment.


I told the potential buyer / trader I would needs pics and a serial number


Is / Are there tell tale signs I should look / watch for (No Pun Intended)



Reps all have the same S/N

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May as well add some color to the thread....  (long live dead threads!!)


Looking them up on Ebay, the one I saw said it had a 100 meter water resistance rating.


If you are looking for a "dive" watch, then you want one rated at 200 meters.  Put it this way:


50 meter rating = splashing water on it while washing your hands

100 meter rating = you can swim with it on

200 meter rating = you can now feel free to actually go scuba diving with it

1,000 meter rating = nobody is going to be looking for your dead azz!


The ratings as I understand are for static pressure, not dynamic.  So, if you take a 50 meter rated watch....dangle it from a string and take it down 150 feet, it should likely survive.  The fly in the ointment however is you can't move.  Once it's on your wrist and you are MOVING you are adding other pressure to it which is why you need the 200 meter for actual scuba diving.


If you don't intend on ever jumping in the water then disregard all the above and one can do as they please.


A friend of mine bought a Tag.  It was rated at 1,000 meters.  He's never going to go much deeper than a swimming pool....  but he thought it was a cool looking watch AND it happened to visually fit his size (he was a big dude).


Public Service Announcement is now over, you are free to go back to your morning Rice Crispies.

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It's great that you're considering the trade for an Oris Divers 65. It's always exciting to explore new watches. While Oris is known for its quality, it's wise to be cautious about counterfeits. Asking for detailed pictures and a serial number is a smart move. When inspecting the watch, pay attention to the weight, materials, and overall craftsmanship. As for tell-tale signs, inconsistencies in the logo,  markings, or poor-quality finishing can indicate a fake. Oh, and speaking of watches, I recently stumbled upon some replica watches that look surprisingly authentic. Just thought I'd mention it in case you're interested.

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