Unlike many Swiss watch manufacturers, Oris don’t make watches with quartz time movements. Its watches are strictly self-winding or automatic – the red coloring of the rotor in its automatic watches is a trademark of the company. What follows is a short review of the current models on offer from Oris in the Williams F1 Team collection.
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The Oris TT1 Day Date has the cleanest lines of all three models. It has a 42 mm stainless steel case with vulcanized rubber bezel. The dial is a black printed carbon fiber structure. The hour and minute hands look like 2 silver double-edge knives. The indices are also silver and come with arabic numbers at the 12, 2, 4, 8 and 10 o’clock positions. The remaining indices form, I think, the best feature of the TT1 collection, in that they reciprocate the shape of the hour and minute hands of the watch. The date and day function is found at the 6 o’clock position. The Oris TT1 Day Date comes with either black rubber or stainless steel straps. I feel that the rubber strap complements the dial better than does stainless steel. Finally, the watch has an automatic movement.
The qualities of different kinds of watches vary. A mechanical watch needs winding after every 30-40 seconds and is expensive in nature. An automatic acheter remontoir on the other hand doesn’t need winding but may lose minutes after every month. On the other hand, the quartz watches give out accurate timings and their battery needs to replace every year.
And these devices and the springs move and wind around the wrist holder of perpetual motion, the automatic watch is able to show the correct time. However, when a collector wants to move to another look at their collection, the watch will stop first at 1-2 days.
Watches are either powered by a battery, solar power or a winding mechanism. Vintage watches were powered by tiny gears that either had to be wound or they would wind themselves when a person moved his or her wrist. This would help to power the watch so that a person could have a maintenance free watch. Battery powered watches need to have the battery changed every so often so that the watch performs at its best without missing a beat.
The color, the design: Do the research. Browse the internet for different kinds of models of watches from various sites. A few of them are bound to catch your eye. After comparing prices on the real stores and other online stores, you can go for a hassle free home delivery.