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OWZ for peace

OWZ for peace

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Ollech & Wajs, unofficial watch of the Red Arrows 1967–70

Ollech & Wajs, unofficial watch of the Red Arrows 1967–70

The stricken SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 was now at the mercy of the storm clouds that enveloped it. Its 260-horsepower engine made a laboured whining sound as it fought the relentless windshear threatening to force it out of the sky and into the raging Indian ocean.

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Readers and Their Watches

Readers and Their Watches

"I exchanged the “Ollech &” wajs Chrono for a camera from a friend.  He had bought the watch again at the time and had worn it for years in the tough everyday life of the Bundeswehr"

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Antarctica via the Pyrenees

Antarctica via the Pyrenees

Dylan Auguste is an adventurer really going places. Still only 29 years old he has already covered a lot of ground. 

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The 77-day Siege of Khe Sanh

The 77-day Siege of Khe Sanh

On 9th September 1967 Sergeant Jerry Wayne Hinkle stepped off a C-130 supply aircraft into the stifling heat of the Khe Sanh valley, close to the Laotian border.

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Dr Anthony Llewellyn: From Astronaut to Aquanaut

Dr Anthony Llewellyn: From Astronaut to Aquanaut

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Jack Bruce: Perfect timing

Jack Bruce: Perfect timing

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1,000 metres deep: The midnight zone

1,000 metres deep: The midnight zone

Most dive watches have a metres/feet depth rating printed on the dial, usually between the 6 and centre. 

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How the world’s best deep-water engineering company helped improve our spring bars

How the world’s best deep-water engineering company helped improve our spring bars

If the name Global Marine Inc. sounds familiar...

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The Ollech & Wajs Caribbean 1000, as worn by British CI5 agents

The Ollech & Wajs Caribbean 1000, as worn by British CI5 agents

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Final words on our COVID-19 initiative

Final words on our COVID-19 initiative

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If you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, you’d better be wearing the right watch

If you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, you’d better be wearing the right watch

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