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Ollech & Wajs Caribbean 1000 Watch

Ollech & Wajs Caribbean 1000 Watch

An impressive list of upgrades helps bring the O&W's legendary C-1000 watch back to relevance.

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Editor’s Note

A low-key legend for more than half a century, the Caribbean 1000 has been reimagined for a modern audience. The inspiration for this timepiece was not only the first commercially available dive watch certified to 1,000 meters in 1964 but was also the timepiece of choice for British CI5 agents on undercover operations. Drawing from that history, Ollech & Wajs brings back the C-1000 with the same water resistance and size while adding some impressive updates. Among them is the Swiss-made, automatic ETA 2824-2 movement with hacking, hand-winding, 38 hours of power reserve, and a frequency of 28,800bph. It's protected by a stainless steel case which is stamped, machined, and brushed in Jura, Switzerland, and includes a reinforced screwed back, a special triple gasket screw-down crown, and a unidirectional 60 min rotating bezel. The dial leans into its roots as well, with a black surface, a date window, white markers, and sizable triangles at 12, 3, and 9 filled with bright green lume. The bracelet cements the vintage influence with links that are individually machined in a solid block of stainless steel to prevent the stretching issues its vintage counterparts typically experienced and finished with a double lock deployment clasp. A black RAF nylon strap is included as well.

Case Diameter: 39.56mm / Glass: Anti-reflective, Scratch-resistant Sapphire / Movement: ETA 2824-2 Swiss Automatic / Power Reserve: 38 hours / Water Resistance: 1,000m