CW c65 Automatic vs. Oris Sixty-Five (Movember)

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Re: CW c65 Automatic vs. Oris Sixty-Five (Movember)

Post by 0uatiOW » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:23 pm

Head to head, watch only without considering the price, I would choose the Oris. On Oris’s side, the selection of models in the 65 Diver range is broad - with the 65 and the 65 Vintage, both available in several colours. The bronze-edged bezel is a nice detail, but that model isn’t really comparing like with like.

At RRP, I’m my view, the Oris doesn’t justify the extra cost, nice as it is. Mind you, you don’t expect to pay RRP for either of them.
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Re: CW c65 Automatic vs. Oris Sixty-Five (Movember)

Post by albionphoto » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:29 am

The picture you posted is of the Oris Movember limited edition from 2017. I own one. It is a very nice watch. The picture doesn't show the rose gold plating on the hands and indices very well. It is small (40mm) with a box sapphire crystal. The back is stainless steel with a nice engraving of the Oris flag on it. Mine keeps good time (+3.5 s/day). The original Movember strap with the moustache on it is really horrible. It's very stiff and didn't really break in at all. I replaced it for a geckota strap immediately upon getting the watch. It does come with a Nato strap but I didn't like that either. This was expensive in the US (~ $1,800) on launch in 2017. I had to go through Oris themselves to buy one because it wasn't officially sold in the US. The lume is OK but not up to Oris' normal standards.

Is it better than the C65? I don't own a C65. Some of the price of the Oris goes to the Movember charity. In terms of value for money the winner is the C65, in terms of rarity and charm I'd say it goes to the Oris.
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Re: CW c65 Automatic vs. Oris Sixty-Five (Movember)

Post by Thegreyman » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:15 pm

The Oris is a good looking watch on the whole with dial symmetry and date centred at 6 o clock. The CW has a cleaner bezel without the minute tracks that clutter up the Oris. In a straight fight on looks the Oris might just fractionally edge it but taking into account price the CW seems a better option.

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Re: CW c65 Automatic vs. Oris Sixty-Five (Movember)

Post by John Price » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:00 pm

Also, take a look at the case designs. Here I think the C65 beats the Oris as well.

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Re: CW c65 Automatic vs. Oris Sixty-Five (Movember)

Post by Bando4444 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:20 am

CW all the way

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Re: CW c65 Automatic vs. Oris Sixty-Five (Movember)

Post by angusbon » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:12 pm

Oris all the way. Heritage, brand recognition, longevity....
I have a c65 handwound and love it, but imo in the vintage Diver category the Oris 65 just can't be beaten

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Re: CW c65 Automatic vs. Oris Sixty-Five (Movember)

Post by timor54 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:08 pm

Chris Ward (I believe?) admitted that the C65 design was in essence based upon the Oris Diver 65.

I think the handwound C65 is the most original (and IMO the best) of the C65 models; whilst the others, in particular the auto, are rather derivative.

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