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Oris XXL Worldtimer

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Date Purchased: March 20, 2005

  • Oris XXL Worldtimer
    • Movement: Oris Cal. 690.
      • 30 jewels
      • Hours, minutes, subseconds, date, second time zone, am/pm indicator
      • Automatic
    • Case: stainless steel
      • 40mm diameter
      • Brushed and polished
    • Sapphire Crystal 
    • 30 meter water resistant

This is my dream watch, and I own it.  I wanted one since the first time I saw it, even before I learned about the very special movement.  Here are the technical details:

Movement 690 Cal. Oris 690, Worldtimer, base ETA 2836-2. 

Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2'''

bi-directional automatic winding, ball bearing

30 jewels, Incabloc, Glucydur balance, 28800 A/h, 4 Hz, power-reserve 38h, fine timing device and stop-second

Simultaneous indication of 2 individual time-zones. Centre hands for hours and minutes (T1). Centre hour hand T1 with forward or backward setting device, hour by hour, commanded by two pushers.

Subsidiary dial with hours and minutes (T2) at 3 h including day and night indicator. Subsidiary second at 9 h.

Date window at 6 h. The date is synchronised with the centre hands T1. Automatic forward or backward rotation of date if hour hand of T1 is set forward or backward over midnight. Quick date setting device.

Oris development based on ETA movement. Initial production 1997.


The official Oris website

Oris was established in 1904 by Paul Cattin and Georges Christian in Hölstein, Switzerland.   Starting in the 1930s they were particularly known for their pointer date watches, which are still an important part of their collection.  They also made 8-day mechanical alarm clocks in the 1950s. 

Oris survived the quartz revolution of the 70s, and was a leader in the rebirth of mechanical watches in the 1980s.  For their 100th anniversary Oris offered an anniversary set including an Artelier Worldtimer and an 8-day clock.

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Where I bought this watch:

Metals in Time