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Sekvens represents Ollech & Wajs in Sweden & the Nordics

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We are very proud to announce that Sekvens is now an authorized Ollech & Wajs dealer.

Being a fan of the brand for years it is extra special to be able to help more people discover the fantastic watches that OW offers in Scandianvia. We are currently able to sell to Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway.

The current Ollech & Wajs collection consists of original contemporary designs with a nod to the historical models from the past.

About OW Zurich.

In 1956 two Swiss watch specialists, Joseph Ollech and Albert Wajs, founded Ollech & Wajs. Prizing precision, robustness and durability above all things, the two associates sought only the best components to assemble the finest of wristwatches in their workshop. The Zurich-based company has ever since been dedicated to the creation of mechanical watches equal to any challenge.

Ollech & Wajs History time line
Ollech & Wajs History time line
Ollech & Wajs OW Astrochron blue dial chronograph with blue and white nato strap. Automatic movement Swiss made.
Ollech & Wajs OW Astrochron Chronograph. 500m / 50 ATM water resistance.

The simple OW monogram quickly became known and respected on several fronts. Military and aviation watches equipped with the same Valjoux 72 movement as the Rolex Daytona proved to be popular among American GIs, who needed a sturdy and reliable watch in the battlefields of Vietnam. Pilots and scientists depended on watches like the OW Selectron, with its integrated slide rule performing as a calculator, including those all the way up to the NASA headquarters. And in 1968, an astronaut in NASA’s ‘Group 6′ wore an OW watch. Impressive considering OW was a small independent manufacturer – the founders’ focus on durability and precision proved to be just right.

Ollech & Wajs OW P-101 Brown Leather
Ollech & Wajs OW P-101 field watch with a brown leather strap

Underwater, OW’s divers line has won the hearts of deep-sea explorers and diving clubs since the ground-breaking debut of the Caribbean 1000 in 1964. With its patented stainless steel monobloc case, certified to be water-resistant up to a depth of 3,300 ft, the Caribbean 1000 enabled OW to set a new world record, in front of Omega and Rolex. As well as being combat-proven in Vietnam, OW watches were worn by NASA’s astronauts and scientists, the Red Arrows, the French Air Force, record- breaking skin divers, early oil-field divers, British CI5 agents and legendary Cream bassist Jack Bruce, and admired the world over. All this in spite never actually applying the full company name to a single watch dial.

Ollech & Wajs C-1000 automatic Swiss made dive watch with textile strap
Ollech & Wajs C-1000 automatic Swiss made dive watch with textile strap

Upon Albert Wajs retirement in 2016, OW was acquired by a long-term collector and distributor of the brand. In 2017 a new collection of exceptional timepieces was unveiled, exemplifying the original vision of Joseph Ollech and Alberts Wajs and equal to the challenges of the 21st century.

As of May 2023, Ollech & Wajs is represented in Sweden by us here at Sekvens. We will keep a number of models in stock – normally the watches are built to order, the waiting time is about 2-3 weeks. Welcome to explore the range. Do you have questions? Feel free to contact us by clicking here

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