Oris Purely mechanical Swiss watches FOUNDED IN: 1904 (Paul Cattin and Georges Christian) Brand Established: 1985 PRICE: €800 – €4,000 I love the clarity – they only make mechanical watches. It is seen by many as a great first time mechanical watch and it is nice that all of their watches come with 3 year manufacturers warranty. Note though: they did make some quartz watches in the 1980’s, in case you are after a vintage piece. INTERESTING FACT Oris is based in Holstein, Switzerland for over 100 years. At one point the company was the largest recruiter in town.