Ollech & Wajs Swiss Automatic C-1000 Dive Watch #OW-C-1000

Brand: Ollech & Wajs

Product Code: OW-C-1000
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Ollech & Wajs Swiss Automatic C-1000 Dive Watch #OW-C-1000

With the burgeoning popularity of scuba diving in the 1960s, watchmakers were no longer measured by seconds and minutes alone, but by feet and metres. A dive watch that could safely function at 300 m (984 ft) was an incredible accomplishment that still eluded most major brands. However, testing had begun on a watch capable of going deeper than anybody had ever thought possible. In 1964 the Ollech & Wajs Precision ‘Caribbean 1000’ achieved a certified record-shattering depth rating of 1,000 m (3,300 ft), earning it a place in dive-watch folklore. Ollech & Wajs honour this iconic watch with the OW C-1000 — the modern incarnation of the Caribbean 1000.

A product of modern Swiss watchmaking, the OW C-1000 is powered by a robust, modified ETA 2824-2 OW5P, adjusted in five positions. The movement’s mainplate is engraved with ‘Ollech & Wajs Zurich 1956’ and fitted with our own machined rotor, bearing the famous OW propellor monogram. The movement is housed in a 39.56 mm, 316L stainless steel, 1,000 m water-resistant case, which is stamped, machined and brushed in Jura, Switzerland. The OW C-1000 S is also equipped with a reinforced case back, an extra-strong, domed sapphire crystal and a special quadruple gaskets screw-down crown. The watch has a stainless steel rotating bezel with a mineral insert to measure dive times, and Super-LumiNova®-covered indexes and hands for extra readability when diving to extreme depths.

The OW optional S-type Mark II beads-of-rice, stainless steel bracelet was inspired by those found on past Ollech & Wajs models of the 1960s Precision line, including the legendary Caribbean 1000. 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 the usual stretching common among pressed steel bracelets, ensuring both longevity and comfort to the wearer. The bracelet’s double-lock deployant clasp prevents accidental opening while remaining easy to handle for divers.

The watch is mounted on a premium-quality, highly durable and water-resistant black nylon RAF style band, hand-finished with a brushed stainless steel thorn buckle, signed ‘OWZ 1956’.

Just as the OW Caribbean 1000 expeditioned to the North Pole and was worn by record-breaking skin divers and elite deep-water commercial divers, the C-1000 continues its legacy and serves a new generation of elite professionals and sportspeople.

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Product Features
  • Movement:Swiss Automatic ETA 2824-2, modified by OW
  • Case:Stainless steel, 39.5mm x 15.8mm. 49.5mm lug to lug
  • Back:Solid screwdown caseback
  • Crystal:Domed sapphire with inner AR
  • Band:Black nylon, 20mm
  • Water Resistant:1000 meters
  • Weight:TBD
  • Warranty:3 Years
Movement: Swiss Automatic ETA 2824-2, modified by OW
Case: Stainless steel, 39.5mm x 15.8mm. 49.5mm lug to lug
Back: Solid screwdown caseback
Crystal: Domed sapphire with inner AR
Band: Black nylon, 20mm
Water Resistant: 1000 meters
Weight: TBD
Warranty: 3 Years

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