Recently, we introduced OW Watches, the resuscitated Ollech & Wajs , a shrouded pearl of the vintage watch industry, possibly not also known as most standard brands, but rather still an icon of hardware watches. After two debut apparatus/pilots watches, the OW P-101 and the OW P-104, it is the ideal opportunity for OW to bring back its most iconic dive watch, the Ollech & Wajs Caribbean 1000. So here it is, the new OW C-1000. Still generally accessible, actually cool, much more robust.
The OW C-1000 is a cutting edge take on the iconic Ollech & Wajs Caribbean 1000, product of the collaboration between Ollech & Wajs Zurich and the Jenny Watch Company in 1964. Furnished with a dependable ETA 2452 development, and the 1,000m (3,300 feet) water-safe 702 case, the Ollech & Wajs Caribbean 1000 was embraced, among others, by the plunging scene record holders Alberto Novelli and Cesare Olgjai, just as field-tried by the wayfarer Roberto Dei who took it to the Red Sea and the North Pole, and by the professional divers at Global Marine Incorporated.
The new OW C-1000 and OW C-1000 S
As we referenced, these new dive watches are an advanced interpretation of the Ollech & Wajs Caribbean 1000, which is evoked yet not copied. Consider this a tribute in excess of a re-version. Thusly, the new OW C-1000 offers a great deal with its two past sisters, the OW P-101 and the OW P-104, beginning with the general state of its toolish, strong case.
The OW C-1000 is implied, similar to the remainder of the collection, to be an instrument watch, hence the completely brushed surfaces and the exceptionally protected case. Similarly as with past models, it is housed in a generally compact case, estimating 39.56mm in measurement – made of 316L hardened steel. However, while the OW P-101 and the OW P-104 were field watches, yet with a 300m water-resistance, the new Caribbean is a genuine diver, with a 1,000/3,300ft water-resistance. In this instance, the case includes another screw-down crown with triple gasket, a reinforced screwed caseback and an extra-solid domed sapphire crystal – clarifying the somewhat thicker case, at 15.15mm.
A conventional however imperative hour long unidirectional bezel is made of brushed hardened steel with a mineral addition. The dial of the OW C-1000 additionally shares this 1960s device watch motivation, with a combination of three-sided applied files in cream, painted mallet markers for the hours and straightforward yet neat hours and minutes, hands – the entirety of that to give incredible contrast and decipherability in sunlight or dull conditions. A date window is situated at 6 o’clock.
Inside this tribute to Caribbean 1000 is a cutting edge yet powerful ETA 2824 development, tried in 5 positions, and which is outfitted with an Ollech & Wajs Zurich 1956 engraved fundamental plate and OW machined rotor.
Two models will be accessible, just separated by their lash/bracelet. First is the OW C-1000, mounted on a black Nylon RAF lash and priced at CHF 1,456. Second is the OW C-1000 S, which comes with another, completely brushed dot of-rice treated steel bracelet, reinforcing the vintage look of the watch. This second form is priced at CHF 1,596.
More insights concerning the new OW C-1000 and OW C-1000 S and orders here, at ow-watch.ch .