Monday, December 8, 2008

My prize catch in Geneve

ORIS Small Seconds Pointer Date (NOS)
Caliber 644 Twenty seven jewels


I chanced upon this Oris in a small family run watch shop in Geneve. The shop also sells another five new-old-stocks, all in gold and silver rotors! If only funds were to allow, I can only purchase this one after a night of deep thought in the Geneve Minotel. Maybe when I return to Geneve in the future, the watches may still be lying in the showcase as shoppers will be more interested in the modern F1 and BC4 designs. Well, I certainly hope so!
This Oris has a radiant blue sunburst with contrasting red second hand and date hand. The hour hand is of a triangular semi-skeleton with lumed tip. Although the leather strap is of the Oris brand, I suspect this watch originally came on a metal bracelet. Maybe the watchmaker was in a situation to sell the stainless steel bracelet alone and then he later bought an Oris leather strap from the distributor.


Is there a correlation between "7476" and the caliber "644"?
Can the serial number reveal the production date?
If any Oris experts happen to read this post, please enlighten me!

3 comments:

Dan said...

Stunning watch, I am on the lookout for a 7476 myself but can't seem to find them ANYWHERE. Ideas?

kohym said...

My friend, I have totally no clue. this was chanced upon when i was zipping thru the streets of Geneve..i was lucky :)

Anonymous said...

i have same watch, just to advise mine has same black leather strap, dont believe the modern classic every had steel braclets