A little while back on worn&wound we took a look at the Seagull 1963 chronograph (if you don’t recall or missed that one, click here and then come back, we’ll wait). The Seagull 1963 is a faithful representation of column-wheel chronograph watches manufactured in the 1960′s for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.
One of the great things about BaselWorld is being able to see and touch watches that are normally pretty off limits…in fact, there might only be a small handful of those watches in existence to begin with. Naturally, these watches tend to fall into the category of Haute Horology, and are not about to make one of our buyer’s guides, as they cost tens of, to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Oris is one of those brands whose watches need to be seen and held to really be appreciated. Sure, they look great in pictures, but their weight, finishing and build quality are all top notch. They also put an emphasis on doing things differently, with patented bezel designs, regulator modules, expanding clasps, etc.