Oris Watches and Worn & Wound Promotion
Topper's Robert Caplan and Worn & Wound's James Helms admiring the star of the show: the Oris Divers Sixty-Five with a bronze bezel insert.
The five most popular Oris watches standing tall next to Worn & Wound's choice of straps.
Just this past weekend, we had an amazing experience at Worn & Wound's inaugural west coast watch event Wind^Up, which took in our very own backyard of San Francisco. It was great seeing the community come out to celebrate both new and established independent watch brands, all of whom are producing exciting designs. Events like Wind^Up remind us that it is truly a great time to be a watch fan.
At the show, the Topper team collaborated with Worn & Wound founder Zach Weiss and Product Manager James Helms to see which of their original straps would pair best with some of the most popular Oris watches released during Baselworld 2018. We took the five watches that piqued the most interest amongst guests from the first day of the show and had the W&W team curate a special selection of straps to best pair with each Oris watch.
In partnership with Worn & Wound, we are now making each of these specially selected straps available when you order these watches on our website. Visit https://shop.topperjewelers.com/collections/oris-watches-and-worn-wound-straps for more information.
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The watch of the show that gained the most interest was the 40mm Oris Divers Sixty-Five with the new bronze bezel insert and matching 'gilt' dial accents. Zach found this variant pairs best with Worn & Wound's mahogany Mil-Strap Classic – a dark, pass-through style strap that's both rugged and handsome – a perfect choice for this watch.
The original brown Oris OEM NATO strap.
Worn & Wound's Mil-Strap Classic - Mahogany.
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As for the new 36mm (not pictured), their team paired it with their Model 2 Classic leather strap, also in mahogany.
Worn and Wound's choice of strap for the new and smaller 36mm Oris Divers Sixty-Five with a bronze bezel insert.
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As for the new, yet classic and attractive blue 36mm Oris Divers Sixty-Five, James matched this watch with one of their more colorful ADPT straps in sage, creating a beautiful contrast between the shades of blue.
The original blue Oris NATO strap paired with James's W&W choice.
Worn & Wound's ADPT Strap - Sage.
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For the larger blue 42mm Oris Divers Sixty-Five, the Worn & Wound team didn't stray far from the original distressed brown leather strap that comes on the watch. They paired it with one of their High Craft leather straps in a vintage rye color, keenly named after one of their favorite whiskeys.
The original Oris distressed brown leather strap paired with the W&W High Craft - Vintage Rye leather strap.
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For this year's new Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition Bronze Chronograph, the W&W team went with a more timeless look. They paired the watch with their High Craft Vintage Sage textured leather strap, whose pale and muted tones bring a little more attention to the contrast of the lively bronze case and blue dial. This strap will also develop a unique patina – much in tune with the watch case, which will age beautifully the more it is worn.
The original Oris leather strap contrasting the color difference of W&W's High Craft - Vintage Sage leather strap.
Worn & Wound's High Craft - Vintage Sage textured leather strap.
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Another big hit at the show was the Oris Big Crown D.26 286 HB-RAG Limited Edition, which was paired with W&W's stunning Model 2 - Premium Natural leather strap. Everyone at the show greatly admired this particular selection, favoring how well it complements the green dial, without deviating too far from the color of the original Oris leather strap.
Worn & Wound's Model 2 - Premium Natural leather strap placed on top of the original Oris strap.
Worn & Wound's Model 2 - Premium Natural leather strap.The Topper Blog consists mainly of original writing by Rob & Russ Caplan with occasional special contributions and interviews. All photography in the blog is taken at Topper Fine Jewelers , or on location unless otherwise indicated in the photo captions.