New life for a small watch

Loevhagen's "Small Watches" post the other day inspired me to climb a ladder to a top closet shelf and locate a watch case containing a dozen 25-plus year old watches. Seeing this 36mm Oris Big Crown Date Pointer brought back some fond memories so I wound it up, and have been wearing it for 3 days (still keeps good time). Yesterday I replaced the original leather band with an incredibly comfortable Formosa silicone band. This resurrected and rather unique small watch has become a new favorite.

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It looks great in your wrist beautiful Oris pointer date

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Oh boy… if 36mm is small, then I need to give my head a wobble.

Very nice!

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monster crown. love it

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thats one hell of a cracking watch.

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That’s actually not that small. Small is 32-34 like vintage gold wrist watches from 50s - 60s. This one looks very classy and not outdated at all. Modern Oris pointer dates looks is pretty similar, even more vintage than this playful, colourful piece.

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Love that thing!!!!

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I'd say that strap makes it justice 🤘🏻very cool watch, does not seem to have the ahe it does.

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Thsts a cool watch. What were the other 24?

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Great watch!!!

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Meglos

Thsts a cool watch. What were the other 24?

It was a box of 12 all 25+ years old. I looked again and there are 2 other Oris date pointers. One is just 32mm that I wore a lot. My daughter wants that one. And a Casio diver I wore surfing in my early years. A couple aren't quite as old, but would be considered classics - 2 Christopher Ward chronographs that I think are from 2004 (20ish years).