Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch With Green Dial

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch With Green Dial

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch With Green Dial Watch Releases

First blue, and now green. Oris has fought the regular impulse to offer a black dial for the Oris Divers Sixty-Five 42mm watch, and instead has launched a new green-dialed version of their handsome vintage-inspired design. Green dial watches are rather uncommon, but Oris has elected for a deep green that they call “oceanic,” a green that could be compared to the greenish glow of an algae bloom or the warm tones of a coastal kelp forest.

Aside from the green dial, this Oris Divers Sixty-Five is identical to the blue dial version announced at Baselworld this past March, a watch that I really like. New vintage watches, as I like to call them, are really hot right now, and Oris is one of the stars among the pack. With successful versions of the theme including their original Divers Sixty-Five, the bronze-cased Carl Brashear limited edition, and the 42mm steel versions, both blue and now green.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch With Green Dial Watch Releases

Oris can trace their dive watch history back as far as 1965, which was a great time for both scuba diving and dive watch design. The explosion of the sport and its heroes meant a comparable explosion in dive equipment, and while today’s dive watches are mostly style accessories, in the '60s they were crucial equipment that kept you alive for your next dive.

With an aluminum unidirectional dive bezel, sapphire bubble crystal, a large crown, and a slim case, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five 42mm has the tough purposeful look of a '60s dive watch but just enough eccentricity to stand out among your casual “tool” divers. With a warm cream color treatment for the Super-LumiNova lume on the applied markers and hands and that saturated dark green dial, like its blue sibling, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five 42mm won't soon be mistaken for anything else.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch With Green Dial Watch Releases

The case is 42mm wide in steel, water resistance is 100m with a screw down crown, and timekeeping is managed by way of a Sellita SW 200-1. The caseback is adorned with Oris’ shield emblem and interested parties can pick from one of four mount options, including a black rubber strap, a brown vintage leather strap, a green/black striped NATO-style strap, or a steel bracelet. While I haven’t seen the green/black version, I did get a chance to see the blue/black NATO-style strap for the blue Oris Divers Sixty-Five and it's a considerable upgrade over your standard $15 NATO, it even includes a rather clever push-button folding clasp (seen here).

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch With Green Dial Watch Releases

Priced from 1,900 CHF on a strap or 2,100 CHF on the steel bracelet, you gotta ask yourself: blue or green? I think both are wonderful uses of their individual colors, warm, saturated, and dark enough to suit both the lume color and the highlighting effects of the heavily domed bubble crystal. The original Oris Divers Sixty-Five 42mm was one of my favorite watches from Basel 2016 and the new green model has a charm all its own. oris.ch

What do you think?
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  • Grinnie Jax

    For me

  • TrevorXM

    Another score for Oris. Beautiful watch.

  • Shawn Lavigne

    they really nailed the design on this one.

  • Elijs Dima

    Niiiiice.

    (Okay, maybe this dial colour but with the date placement like on the 40mm black-dialled Oris65, at the 6-position).

  • wallydog2

    I’d go for the green with brown leather. Very handsome; ie., the watch, not me….well, me too, in a retiree kind of way.
    (Can we have the prices in U.S. dollars? What’s CHF?)

    • Luciano

      You know.. there other people that don’t use USD as a currency.
      Anyway, 1.00 CHF = 1.03 USD today.

      • David Williams

        Er, quite so!

        CHF = Swiss francs, the ‘CH’ being from the Latin Confederatio Helvetica – Switzerland is a federal republic.

        The Swiss economy thrives on watchmaking, financial services and tourism – the Swiss franc is one of the most highly respected currencies in the world.

      • wallydog2

        Being Canadian, let me first apologize. CHF = Swiss Franc. We’re used to trading in beaver pelts and maple syrup.

        • SuperStrapper

          Have you seen the nice increase on whale blubber futures lately? I’m glad I invested.

        • The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

          and toques. Those fashionable toques, eh?

      • The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

        There is a slight bit of volatility with the CHF:
        1.00 USD = 0.971500 CHF
        U.S Dollar ? Swiss Franc
        – Mid-Market rates – 2016 09-030

      • We use coconuts – but at an exchange rate pegged to the U.S. Dollar (like the Hong Kong Dollar and the Bahraini Dinar).

  • error406

    I think I prefer the blue. But mostly, when it comes to colored dials, renders are absolutely meaningless. Only photos under various lighting conditions will give any impression of how this will look.

  • Oris had always lost me with the design of its handsets, but this one totally nails it in every way, even down the the cool curved trapezoid frame around the date window. A very well-balanced design.

  • Beefalope

    It’s good.

    • DanW94

      What he said.

  • ??????

    Probably, my favorite Oris in 2016. Just enough of vintage vibe and gorgeous color combination. Like green dialed watches and brown straps.

  • funNactive

    No arguments that this is a dive company & makes dive watches but Oris is the only modern watch manufacturer (@ any price point $100.00 & up) that doesn’t make dive watches starting @ 200M (which is the minimum recommended going through PADI dive school, @ list from my instructors).

    • TrevorXM

      You are better off going with an Oris Aquis if you’re actually going to go diving with a mechanical watch. A handsome very original contemporary diver with 300m and more rugged in construction than the Sixty-Five, complete with an extremely cool modular crown guard. It also has perhaps the best rubber strap and deployant in the industry. But as an owner, I’m biased.

    • The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

      Just spend fiddy-bucks ($50.00) and get a G-Shock.

  • SuperStrapper

    Very handsome on the sueded leather. This is probably Oris’ best watch, but as previously mentioned the ho-hum 100m rating is strange considering the lineage of this brand.

    • Chaz

      If the buyers are like me, there’s a 90% chance that watch will never even see rain drops, much less 100m 😉

      • TrevorXM

        They will be. About the only water resistance this watch needs is enough for a good soap and water clean once in a while. Although there is a good article here on A Blog To Watch who took one of these diving. Worked great.

      • SuperStrapper

        Agree, but that’s not really the point.

  • Chaz

    What? No date window freak out?

    • TrevorXM

      Maybe other manufacturers need to start making funky date window shapes like this to silence that tiny but vocal group? Oris is extraordinarly good at date windows, though. Either they are almost invisible and unobtrusive at a glance like on my Aquis or fun and interesting like on this watch.

  • David Williams

    A great-looking “lifestyle” diver, whether in blue or green – ideal for sailors, boaters, recreational divers and others who enjoy being on and around the water, or who appreciate maritime heritage. More serious divers, especially if competent to approach 100m, will go for deeper-rated options, from Oris and others, to serve as backup for their dive computers.The green version could even find a wider market, as a tough, go-anywhere watch for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals – rangers, wardens, instructors, scientists, explorers and suchlike.

  • The Green / Brown is really good looking. Perhaps not THAT strap, but the color combo is a win.

  • Larry Holmack

    I like the green dial…but would like it better if it was on one of their larger watches. But I will say…I kind of like that green NATO strap.

  • Robert McKean

    Very nice watch, especially in the green, and not outrageous at 2K. However, there are watches at 1/2 the price with ceramic bezels and 200M+.

  • The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

    I like it…but…a minimum of 200mms and I would like to see the hour hand just a wee bit longer (minor quibble)

  • ??????

    I did lots of snorkeling (well, didn’t dive deeper than 3-4 m, but..) in 100M rated Seiko Sea Urchin, with no problem. And its crown isn’t of screw-in type. This Oris does have screw-in crown, so I am 100% sure it will work fine for recreative diving. Regarding the professional diving – better use dive computers.

  • The green is nice, but the blue is sweeter and the bronze-cased Carl Brashear is the total bomb.

  • Antjay

    yes please

  • benjameshodges

    I own the original ‘new vintage’ Divers 65 from 2015 but love the whole range. Think the blue dial 42 on the brown leather and the pale blue 40 on the NATO are great designs.

  • spiceballs

    Nice watch but as has been noted previously Oris need to move to better quality bezel material (not alloy, which scratches & fades too easily) and, oh yes, for me put date at “6”.

  • ??????

    Got up today thinking about this Oris 🙂 Really, what a great looking watch. Warm kind of design, which touches your heart

  • Marceau Ratard

    The green with the green NATO strap is beautiful, it will go well with my Oris Aquis small second

  • Eugene Ciemnyjewski

    I love the watch and would by the green one but only with a ceramic brezel…

  • Katnip Everlean

    Offer it in 40mm with this dial instead of the vintage-inspired one with the weird numerals inside boxes. While they’re at it, make the watch smaller because the Selita movement powering it is hilariously small

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