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Hi all,

I'm just about to pull the trigger on my first automatic watch (coming from a Suunto Ambit 3) when I noticed the newish Oris Williams Day Date (which I think it beautiful) but have a few questions for you.

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1st. My only gripe with it is the polished portion around the glass. I'm not saying it's a deal breaker but it ends up bothering me, is there any way to brush that out? I saw some forum member brush his whole Oris Aquis bracelet and did an amazing job.

2nd. I went through all the 269 pages of the "Show your Oris" thread to find a picture of this watch and did not find any. Why is that? Is the watch relatively new or is their something less desirable about having a "themed" watch (i.e. Williams).

3rd. I really like the rubber bands of the Aquis (with Oris written on both sides). Does anyone know if an Aquis rubber strap would find this watch? If so, I'd probably get the bracelet version and get an Aquis black rubber strap to go with it.

4th and last: How does this model compare to the Aquis in quality? I really like the Aquis but my wrist is only 6.5 inch and I feel like a 42mm watch would fit better than 43mm (Aquis) and the Williams really speaks to me with the blue second hand on black dial.

Any other comments/suggestions is welcome. This forum is killing me already, I started looking at the Victorinox Inox Titanium (in blue), then got interested in automatics and thought I wanted a Tissot PRS 516 Carbon Powermatic 80 (blue second hand on black carbon fibre dial), and now I'm at looking an Oris (which is really the top of my range for the moment). As you can see, I'm a sucker for anything blue.

Thanks again,
 

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I have the same wrist size. I thougt aquis would be to big....
Once the bracelet is sized- it works great.
So I encourage you not to be afraid of aquis size.



As comes to Williams-I have tried it in a shop and it looked great. I tried the chrono version which I think it is better idea if buying sports automatic watch but it was really to big...:)
Williams date is a beaty but as i already have Aquis date and other date only complication wathes I would look for something different.

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This one's on my list -- it's called Williams Engine Date -- however I'm not sure I like the etched "williams" on the side of the case near the crown. You can kind of see the top top edge of the etching in the first photo posted above.
 

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A lot of folks who brush polished stainless use a green 3M cloth for the job. It would be rather fiddly to do as you would need to mask all the other parts of the watch to prevent you accidentally brushing them.
 

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Yeah, that Williams Engine watch is also a contender for my dollars, would love to be able to try em all before pulling the trigger on one.

The Aquis Date seems like a more "timeless" piece (are we allowed to use that word on a watch forum? :D) while the Williams F1 simply speaks to me in terms looks. Love the simplicity and colors of it.

Decisions decisions decision...
 

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5, I don't know if this helps much but I firmly belive that all a watch has to do is call to you. I take nothing else into condsideration. You only have to read a few of my posts to see that the Aquis fulfills that role for me.
 

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I really quite like the Williams collection, my favourite being the day-date with blue dial:
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It ticks all my boxes for being a day & date, blue dial with integrated bracelet. I think the Williams collection is an elegant sport watch and nice alternative to a diver. That said, I have no connection to or particular interest in Williams Motorsport, so that might put me off. I do, however, have a fantasy of owning one from all four of Oris' "pillars": Diving, Culture, Aviation & Motorsports, and this watch would probably fulfill the motorsports role. I don't think they are that new, coming out in 2015 from memory.

The Williams is is quite similar in concept to the Aquis line, especially the integrated bracelet/strap design, and overall clarity. While I have seen them in person (although in my experience they are rare even at ADs), I have never handled one. I would assume, however that build quality would be on par with an Aquis, which is to say excellent. That said, the best thing would be to compare for yourself if you haven't already. I would doubt that the rubber strap between and Aquis and Williams would be interchangeable, however. To me, an attractive element is the polished Bezel.

As for popularity, all I can think is Oris is renown for firstly Divers watches, and then Pilots watches, in my opinion. Despite sponsorships with Williams and Audi, Oris' motorsports connections lack icons suchasth Tag Heuer Monaco or Rolex Daytona.

I quite like the rugged Victorinox Inox too, but can't do quartz watches anymore...Hopefully it may come out in an automatic soon.
 

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I own the watch in question and I love it. I wear it 1-2 times a week, but only because I wear more brown and blues to work. But I love the watch. It is made very well and the strap has a unique odor to it. At first I wasn't a huge fan of the odor but now I enjoy it. I bought my from Jomashop and have had 0 issues with it.

Best of luck.
 

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I own the watch in question and I love it. I wear it 1-2 times a week, but only because I wear more brown and blues to work. But I love the watch. It is made very well and the strap has a unique odor to it. At first I wasn't a huge fan of the odor but now I enjoy it. I bought my from Jomashop and have had 0 issues with it.

Best of luck.
Would you post some photos?

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I have the previous generation Williams and I love it. Mine also have the polished ring and mine has worn extremely well in the past 5 years. I am not an F1 and Williams theme doesn't bother me, it's subtle enough I think and same goes for the newer models. I really like the cut in above the crown, gives just that little extra dimension. Blue dial is great on both. As you can see, mine is on steel braclet and super comfortable. Not sure how it compares with Aquis but generally can't go wrong with Oris.



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Thanks for all your input. I think @sticky convinced me by saying: get the one that speaks to you. I think I'm overthinking it. I really like the Aquis but I feel like no color/pattern combinations speak to me like when I first saw the William with the blue hand on black dial. I was like: WOW!

On the whole "williams association" subject, I'm the same, no particular attachement to Williams but I find Oris did an amazing job with the subtle branding (just a W logo on the dial and a small "williams" over the crown that you'll never/rarely notice while wearing the watch). The funny thing is I no longer follow F1 racing but the only racing team I've ever followed was in fact Williams when Jacques Villeneuve won the championship in 1997. HA!

I think I should start with this bad boy and maybe wait for the perfect Aquis one day. As mentioned in my OP, I'm a sucker for anything "blue" but the Aquis sunburst blue and the blue dial/bezel don't seem to do it yet. I wish I'd have an authorized dealer near me since many people comment on how Aquis pictures don't really do them justice (especially the blue and green models). Maybe I'd be floored to see a live one but right now I can't justify spending this kind of money without the wow-factor.

Now I need to figure out if I want the bracelet version or rubber strap. Again, the model that wowed me was the rubber bracelet but many people say it;'s cheaper to get the bracelet version first and then buy the rubber strap than doing the opposite.

Keep the discussion going.

Thanks for all you feedback,

Cheers.
 
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