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C-1000 SC-1000 SC-1000 SC-1000 SC-1000 SC-1000 SC-1000 S

Ollech & Wajs

C-1000 SOW1005

£1,320.00

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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.

 

* The bracelet of the OW C-1000 was inspired by those found on past Ollech & Wajs models of the 1960s. Its links are individually machined in a solid block of 316L stainless steel, before being carefully brushed, assembled and screwed by hand. This process prevents from the usual stretching common among pressed steel bracelets. It ensures both longevity to the bracelet and comfort to the wearer. The bracelet's double lock deployant clasp prevents any accidental opening.

 

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, 'Beads of Rice' Steel Bracelet

Water Resistance: 100 ATM

Manufacturer No: C-1000 S

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.