- BandLeather Strap
- Case MaterialSteel
- ConditionBrand New
Ollech & Wajs MP 2824 Automatic Watch
New old stock, brand new and previously unsold Ollech & Wajs MP 2824 automatic military style watch. Originally from 1996, no box or papers, but when sold in 1996, they never came with box or papers. Has steel case, hardened mineral crystal, hardened mineral glass and ETA 2824-2 automatic Swiss made movement. Ollech & Wajs started business in the 1950s when Albert Wajs began making and supplying stainless steel bracelets for wristwatches. In 1956, a partnership was formed with Joseph Ollech, and they soon began manufacturing wristwatches. Business was done from their retail premises in Zurich. They soon began to expand into world wide markets, more notably the US and UK markets by advertising in magazines that were popular with aviatos, soldiers, divers and sportsmen, selling direct to the end user by mail order from Switzerland. In the 1960s O&W sold a variety of professional automatic and manual-wind mechanical military and dive watches for an average of US . The Ollech & Wajs M 65 military watch was often sold at PX's on US military bases. These watches became very popular with US soldiers who bought them privately as a replacement for their government issued disposable watches. Sales reached an all time high during the Vietnam War era when they were selling thousands of watches via direct mail order. Dimensions are: width 38 mm excluding crown, 41 mm including crown, lug to lug 43 mm, thickness 11 mm.