Awesome Vintage Gents Ollech & Wajs Chrono Divers Wristwatch.
WHAT! a fantastic O&W, timeless design with ultra Cool Bi-Directional Divers Bezel and colourful Dial.
One of the rarer Ollech Wajs Precision Chronographs.
Things you should know
Here at GungaDin Watches, I am always honest and thorough, to avoid any confusion please read the 3 minor things that have happened to this wonderful Vintage timepiece.
- The Central Chrono "Lollipop" hand is a replacement, replaced by us, due to the Watch having the incorrect style hand when it came into our safekeeping.
- The two sub dial hands have been repainted back to original factory specifications due to being poorly painted by a past owner.
- The Dial has at some point had its Hour batons relumed. Now Shines brightly.
If you understand that this is a Vintage Timepiece and one that has had a past life before potentially becoming part of your collection then please read on!
Dating this Watch
It's hard to date this Watch exactly but I feel this Watch is around 1965-1970.
Super Quality Landeron Calibre 248 Manual Wind Chronograph Movement, with 30 minute Recorder.
This Calibre of Movement uses the Top Pusher to start/restart the Chrono function and the Bottom one to Stop/Reset the Chrono.
*FULLY Professionally Serviced by us at GungaDin Watches*
The Movement is wonderful and Clean whilst ticking away strongly and keeping Excellent time having been FULLY PROFESSIONALLY serviced by our fantastic in-house Watchmaker. You will receive a copy of the Service receipt please keep this for your records/warranty.
Covered by our 3 month limited Warranty, which is free with all purchases that have been serviced by us.
Awesome Cool Colourful Tachymetre Dial
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The Dial is in Awesome Vintage Condition with No real wear at all, which is remarkable when you consider this Chaps age!!
Fantastic Dial, reminiscent of the Nivada Grenchen's of that Period.
The hour batons have been relumed at some stage in their life. As a result the lume shines brightly under a charge.
THIS IS NOT A REDIAL!!!!
Case and Bezel
Quality Case, all Stainless Steel.
The Case is in Good Vintage Condition for the Nature of this Vintage, a few Age Related marks on the usual places, but nothing major, edges still nice and sharp.
Stainless Steel Screw In Case Back in Very good order.
The original factory engravings are present and legible on the caseback.
Bi-Directional Bezel is in Good Order with age related scuffs and scratches throughout, which I feel really adds character to the piece.
Case approx. measures in at:
Diameter with Crown: 41.9mm
End of lug to lug: 46.1mm
Lug Spacing: 19mm
This Case was rated Waterproof back in the Day, it is now a Vintage Timepiece, it has NOT been tested for Water Resistance and if you wish to Submerge this Watch, you will need to have the Watch Professionally Resealed before doing so!!
Hands, Pushers, Crystal and Crown
Original Hands, bar the central Chrono Lollipop hand. Subdial Chrono hands were covered in poorly painted white & pink paint when the Watch arrived, we stripped the hands back and properly repainted them to the specs of their original finish.
Central Chrono hand was all wrong, Originally these were fitted with a Lollipop hand so we plumped for a modern Lollipop, which sets the chrono off so well.
Pushers in great nick, functioning nicely. Gaskets have been replaced as part of the service.
Original Unsigned Crown, in good nick.
Acrylic Crystal is in very good order. Possibly Original, it has benefitted from a light buff and polish as part of the service.
On a new 19mm Handmade, Rally Racing style Tan Brown leather strap with Steel Buckle, that compliments the Watch very well indeed.
Comes with a free GungaDin Watch Box as pictured.