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#16 OFFLINE   s67

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 11:48 AM

I have no O&W photos I'm affraid but when do you can use them.

Loving reading the info posted here in particular the letter. I laughed out loud where the diver praises the watches performance but then suggests the bracelets are connected better as they lost one of the test watches on a dive.
Surely this is a fail in any diving watch test.



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Posted 06 October 2008 - 10:04 AM

QUOTE (DaveE @ Nov 19 2006, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (MIKE @ Nov 19 2006, 04:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

QUOTE (DaveE @ Nov 19 2006, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>



BTW, another forummer's watch (Ocean-Graph) seems to be shown in the second picture.


That be this one, then biggrin.gif



More great info Dave and Roy wink.gif


That's a super watch Mike, what a find tongue2.gif tongue.gif A Caribbean with that US Divers bezel would have cost a fortune eek.gif

Presumably, your watch does not have the Jenny logo, but has the diver and fish logo on the back.

cheers

Dave

QUOTE (PhilM @ Nov 19 2006, 04:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great post Dave with loads of useful information yes.gif


I'll be able to provide more information if I get permission from Albert Wajs to scan the old O&W and Caribbean catalogues that I have and then post the images smile.gif

cheers

Dave


thats a great looking watch!


#18 OFFLINE   Andy the Squirrel

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 08:26 AM

How come Ollech & Wajs doesn't appear to have their own web site? Who owns them?

#19 OFFLINE   mattbeef

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:59 AM

Its because Albert Wajs is about 80 and still going

#20 OFFLINE   rambutan

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 06:12 PM

very helpful to get this type of detail - exactly the reason I joined this forum

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:56 AM

Thanks for taking the time to write this up, a very informative read to go with my cup of tea!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

Last year I asked some questions to mr. Wajs and he kindly answered. I have a nice true 24h Moon Orbiter with original sword-type hands and mr. Wajs wrote:

mr. Wajs said:

Von der Moon Orbiter wurden weniger als 100 Uhren hergestellt, von der Early Bird ca, 500 Uhren.

That means, there was less than 100 Moon Orbiters produced. As it is known some of Moon Orbiters have 12h movement what makes true 24h Moon Orbiter even rarer. Early Bird is a well-known watch and the series was much bigger (500). As you probably know Early Bird hommage is now produced by Airnautic.

Another quote from mr. Wajs, when I asked why some Moon Orbiters have instead Orano Computer on the dial.


mr. Wajs said:

Das Modell habe ich selbst gestaltet, und dann in einer kleinen Serie bei Orano gebaut. Orano hat wahrscheinlich einige Moon Orbiter für Eigene Kunden hergestellt
I personally created Moon Orbiter and small serie was produced for me by Orano. Probably Orano made some watches more extra for his customers.

My Moon Orbiter:
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