OW C-1000, Tribute to the Ollech & Wajs Caribbean 1000 Dive Watch

Recently, we introduced  OW Watches, the resuscitated Ollech & Wajs , a concealed diamond of the vintage watch industry, possibly not too 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, considerably more robust.

The OW C-1000 is an advanced interpretation of 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 jumping scene record holders Alberto Novelli and Cesare Olgjai, just as field-tried by the adventurer Roberto Dei who took it to the Red Sea and the North Pole, and by the expert 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-release. All things considered, the new OW C-1000 offers a ton with its two past sisters, the OW P-101 and the OW P-104, beginning with the general state of its toolish, vigorous 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 breadth – made of 316L treated 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 marginally thicker case, at 15.15mm.

A customary however essential hour long unidirectional bezel is made of brushed tempered steel with a mineral supplement. The dial of the OW C-1000 likewise shares this 1960s device watch motivation, with a combination of three-sided applied files in cream, painted implement markers for the hours and straightforward yet decipherable hours and minutes, hands – the entirety of that to give extraordinary contrast and intelligibility in sunlight or dim conditions. A date window is situated at 6 o’clock.

Inside this tribute to Caribbean 1000 is an advanced at this point strong ETA 2824 development, tried in 5 positions, and which is furnished with an Ollech & Wajs Zurich 1956 engraved primary 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 tie and priced at CHF 1,456. Second is the OW C-1000 S, which comes with another, completely brushed dot of-rice hardened 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 .