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1970's Ollech & Wajs Chronograph Wristwatch

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    Posted 7 years ago

    geo26e
    (154 items)

    This manual wind chronograph wristwatch was made by the Swiss manufacturer, Ollech & Wajs, circa 1970. The company started manufacturing wristwatches from retail space in Zurich in 1956, specialized in automatic and manual-wind mechanical military and diver watches. O&W finally ended production in the early 1980s. During the first season of the 1970's British television series 'The Professionals', actors Martin Shaw and Lewis Collins wore what appear to be Ollech & Wajs Caribbean 1000 wristwatches.

    This chronograph is powered by a Valjoux 72 caliber movement, same movement used for the iconic 70's Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Reference 6263 wristwatches. It is of course not in the same league as the Rolex but I get to wear a Valjoux 72 at a fraction of the cost!

    Hope you have enjoyed this post! :-)

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning watch geo!!!
    2. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you Sean, agh, Roy, Mike & nutsabotas! :-)
    3. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Cheers Kerry & Vetraio for the appreciation!:-)
    4. ozmarty ozmarty, 7 years ago
      Like the nice clean lines and look ..
    5. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you Mani, Racer44, BHG & ozmarty! Very much appreciated! :-)
    6. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much Phil, pops & Trey! Very much appreciated! :-)
    7. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you snoopy!
    8. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you Adam, Tom & Shanmu! :-)
    9. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you Petey!:-)
    10. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you Ashlee! :-)
    11. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thanks very much shawnicus for the appreciation! :-)

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