Your name: Ian

Your watch: Oris 1970s “Twin Date”

What’s the story behind this watch?

Over the last few years Iíve developed a strong affinity with Oris Ė whatís not to like in an independent Swiss company that only produces mechanical watches that are relatively attainable despite a high level of quality?Last year I picked up an Oris Aquis and fell in love with it – so much so that I decided to start looking into older models to add to the collection. I stumbled upon í60s and í70s hand-wound models that were larger than most of their contemporaries, were quite affordable and had some style to them. Doing some research on the movements I found an interesting story.The Calibre 718 movement in this watch is a pin lever escapement. These are generally looked down on as they were more affordable and had a tendency to wear out faster due to the lack of jewels on pallet.…

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