An Oris Divers 65 is my go to watch for wearing with short sleeves, going to pool parties or the beach. I really like vintage Tudor and Rolex Submariners but with old watches, you always worry about water entering the case. Not to mention, they are often in need of costly overhauls and repairs and are really not optimal in regards to durability like a modern Tudor or Rolex. Plus, they cost quite a bit more, especially in good condition.
The Oris 65 solves the problem with modern wearability, durability, and they are more affordable to own (retail with the rubber strap is $1850).
I continue to put the Oris through the paces. While I am not a diver, I do like to swim with my watch on, play football at the beach with the watch on my wrist, and numerous other situations. And I did just that last week on a family vacation to Grand Haven, Michigan.
An elevated view of Grand Haven State Park beach on Lake Michigan
For the entire trip, other than when I was sleeping or showering (showering with your watch is stupid, although admittedly I used to do it back in college). The watch got wet numerous times, hit the sand along with me when going for the football multiple times, and got continually used each day at the beach. It got sand under the bezel, on the watch, yet with a simple rinse, it was fine each time.
The Oris 65 wears well, offering a watch that has ideal proportions in my opinion
Did I need the watch to be on my wrist at the beach? No. But if you are into watches, and own a dive watch, then it would be a shame not to take it to the beach. And besides, I am not going to leave the watch in a rented vacation house, or on my towel at the beach, where it can easily be stolen.
Instead of getting into overanalyzing each detail, which I did, more or less, in my original Review of the Oris Divers 65 last year, I will say this: the watch performed admirably, and looks great with a pair of boardshorts. Enjoy some of the photos I took (with the Fujifilm X70) while vacationing.
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
Waking up with the sun each morning
A view of the Grand River where it connects to Lake Michigan
On the beach, with nephew in the background
Grand Haven State Park
Wristshot on the pier during a mild storm
Obligatory shot of watch tied around the rope from a lifesaver
A storm during high tide resulted in a decent waves, for Lake Michigan, a few of the days
Wristshot on the pier