Win a Trip to Our Fabulous Florida Keys with Oris!

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Win a trip to Coralpalooza 2017 Calling all certified scuba divers in Europe and North and South America! Share a photo or video on Instagram showing us why marine conservation is important to you with #ORISCRF2017 for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the Coral Restoration Foundation’s annual #Coralpalooza event June 2-4 in Key Largo, Florida. Entries close:  May 1, 2017 YOU MUST BE A CERTIFIED DIVER RECOGNISED BY A TRAINING AGENCY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SCUBA DIVING ACTIVITIES. ORIS SA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW THE OFFER IF SUITABLE INDIVIDUAL CANNOT BE FOUND FOR THE EVENT....

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Oris and Aviation: More Than 75 Years of The Big Crown Pilot Watch

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1938 It was the year 1938. Aviation was booming around the world - Spain alone commanded a fleet of 500 aircraft- and pocket watches were not practical for pilots. Prior to the aviation age in the twentieth century, wristwatches were seen as feminine and only used by women. Men vastly preferred pocket watches.  It's not until more pilots needed watches in their cabins that the practicality of wristwatches became evident. Wristwatches were styled in a masculine way to move away from the feminine stereotype of wristwatches.  The Big Crown Wristwatches became the norm for pilots, but the watch company Oris...

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Oris Releasing Limited Edition Staghorn Restoration Watch in September, 2017

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The Watch Oris is releasing a Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition dive watch in September of 2017. De Paulas.com is proud to be carrying this 43.50 mm, 1.713 in. stainless steel timepiece. The Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition boasts the Oris automatic winding day date featuring the legendary automatic winding, bi-directionally rotating red rotor.  Not only does the Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition feature a fine Swiss movement and quality craftsmanship, it also is representative of the fragile staghorn which it's helping to save, with a beautiful piece of engraved staghorn coral on its caseback. The Oris Staghorn Restoration Limited Edition...

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Star Wars Episode VIII Last Jedi Trailer Released

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Star Wars Fans Rejoice. It is finally here, the new trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi.   Well let's just get right to it.  Here is the trailer. Pictured above is the Han Solo Star Wars Nixon Watch.  Click the watch to check out the Star Wars Nixon Collection.

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Ice, Ice Baby: 30,000 year-old Ice Age Jewelry Found in Indonesia

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We Always Liked To Bling Turns out ice age humans liked to make and wear jewelry as much as we do. In Indonesia, scientists discovered 30,000-year-old jewelry, art, and artifacts which date back to the last ice age. The new study, published on Monday, April 3, 2017 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed journal, reports these items were all made by cave dwellers on modern-day Sulawesi, an island in the Indonesian archipelago.  Some artifacts found recently were beads from the teeth of deer-pigs or babirusa shaped like small donut discs which were worn on a necklace in...

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