I'm hunting for the original Oris divers watch that inspired the sixty five re-edition.
I'm having a hard time finding it, does anyone know the reference number of that watch? It wasn't just called the 1965 was it?
Up until eighteen months ago, very, very few people knew of the existence of the watch that the Diver SixtyFive was based on. I would be quite certain that the 1960s original would have had a reference number known only to those at the Oris factory.
It was probably known or marketed as the Oris Diver or something.
Wristwatch marketing was not the slickly-oiled machine back then that it is now.
If I were searching for the original, I'd be Googling search terms like "vintage Oris dive watch" in the hopes that maybe a second-hand dealer or vintage watch collector might list one for sale with all the relevant information.
But before doing that, I would e-mail Oris HQ in Switzerland and see if I got a response from them.
Worth a shot.
Thank you! That's what I suspected. Either it's very rare or I have no idea what I'm searching for, guess it's the former.
I will keep hunting (that's part of the fun though, right!)
But I will give Oris HQ a shout as well to see what they know.
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