Ollech & Wajs



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* The OW C-1000 is a modern take on the iconic Ollech & Wajs Caribbean 1000 from 1964. It is powered by the robust and modified ETA 2824-2 OW5 automatic movement, which is equipped with an Ollech & Wajs Zurich 1956 engraved main plate and OW machined rotor. The movement is housed within a 39.56mm, 316L stainless-steel, and 1000m water resistant case, which is stamped, machined, and brushed in Jura, Switzerland. The OW C-1000 is also equipped with a reinforced case back, an extra strong domed sapphire crystal and a special triple gasket screw down crown. The watch has a stainless-steel rotating bezel with a ceramic insert to measure dive times, and Super-LumiNova® covered indexes and hands for extra readability when diving at great depths.


* This particular model comes fitted to a 20mm black RAF nylon strap but can also be fitted to black rubber strap if preferred.

Movement: ETA 2824-2 Automatic with Date

Case: 39.5mm x 15.8mm, Stainless Steel

Dial: Black with SuperLuminova Hands and Indexes

Glass: Sapphire Crystal

Strap: 20mm, RAF nylon strap, origin Great Britain

Water Resistance: 100 ATM

Manufacturer No: C-1000

The Re-Birth of Ollech & Wajs.

The name Ollech & Wajs began in 1956, when Zurich resident Albert Wajs decided to partner with his friend Joseph Ollech and open a luxury watch shop, initially retailing Breitling and Omega before launching their own brand: Ollech & Wajs Zürich.

By the 1960s the Ollech & Wajs range consisted of men's chronographs, diving watches (in particular the Caribbean 1000, which was, as its name suggested, the first 1000m water resistant diving watch), military watches, much appreciated by American soldiers who ordered OWs for entire battalions during the Vietnam war and also pilot’s watches, which the French Air Force commissioned for active use. 

Ollech & Wajs, now under new ownership have returned to the company's heyday and strive to manufacturer high quality, Swiss made sports watches with a nod to the classic designs of their 60s predecessors. All OW watches have a 90% Swiss made origin and are designed at their headquarters: Ollech & Wajs Precision A.G. on Bergstrasse in Zurich and then individually assembled and adjusted in Haute-Sorne, in the Swiss Jura.