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    Vintage Jenny Caribbean

    Jenny Caribbean is a dive watch but is also significant as a vintage watch. Jenny appears to have made watches for only about 10 years from the early 60's to the early 70's and they are accordingly rare and sought after.

    The basic movements were ETA to which Jenny added special cases, dials and bezels.

    Jenny invented the triple safe one piece case in the early 1960s and issued the first 1000 metre rated diver which ultimately lead to the Omega Ploprof.

    My research shows that Jenny was probably assembled by Ollech & Wajs under a reciprocal arrangement that allowed O&W to sell the Jenny patents with their own branding.

    The evidence for this is that whilst it is well known that Jenny owned the patents, there is no evidence whatsoever that Jenny had a watch making facility. O&W ofcourse had a well known factory.

    Moreover, the Jenny divers came in some very unusual shapes and only the O&W Caribbeans can be found with exactly the same unusual cases.

    The Caribbean range included Super Water Proof Divers rated for deep water use between 200 metres and 2000 metres, and Dive Chronos rated for use in more shallow water.

    The Jenny Caribbean 1000 came with a decompression table bezel and as we have recently cracked how to use it in the WUS Dive Watch Forum I can tell you it had no purpose other than underwater use.

    The extremely rare Jennys are the Caribbean 1000 in Orange or Blue from 1963.

    Here are photos of them. They are wanted dead or alive, and have major collector value as vintage watches.

    If you see one, PLEASE let me know

    Best Wishes,

    Peter
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    Re: Vintage Jenny Caribbean

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG
    If you see one, PLEASE let me know
    No! Let ME know! :-D
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    Re: Vintage Jenny Caribbean

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Boucher
    No! Let ME know! :-D
    No. :-X I asked first :-D :-D

    Peter
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    Re: Vintage Jenny Caribbean

    Here's mine, from Philip Watch.



    Cheers, Aldo.
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    Re: Vintage Jenny Caribbean

    Guys, what can you tell me about this one. My wife feels like shes getting left out. I want to have this one fixed up for her.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...4578&rd=1&rd=1

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    Re: Vintage Jenny Caribbean

    Maybe this one!
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    Re: Vintage Jenny Caribbean

    Hi Peter,

    few years ago I got some watches of the estate of Mr. Ollech for auctioning, and among them there was a reasonable number of Jenny watches. This made me believe that Jenny became a possession of Ollech & Wajs.

    Anyway, I'm not sure, and you should contact Mr. Wajs for further informations via http://www.chronotime.ch
    I guess he should know, who actually made these diver watches.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Vintage Jenny Caribbean

    Quote Originally Posted by dunk50 View Post
    Guys, what can you tell me about this one. My wife feels like shes getting left out. I want to have this one fixed up for her.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...4578&rd=1&rd=1

    sorry I can't get the photo to load.
    Hope you didn't buy it. There are much better ladies divers watches for sale.

    Jim
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    Re: Vintage Jenny Caribbean

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi Peter,

    few years ago I got some watches of the estate of Mr. Ollech for auctioning, and among them there was a reasonable number of Jenny watches. This made me believe that Jenny became a possession of Ollech & Wajs.

    Anyway, I'm not sure, and you should contact Mr. Wajs for further informations via http://www.chronotime.ch
    I guess he should know, who actually made these diver watches.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
    Thanks for the info, Roland.
    We will follow it up.
    Regards,
    Jim
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    Re: Vintage Jenny Caribbean

    Hi Guys,

    Jenny is still in business. In fact they own Doxa, and will soon be releasing a new series of Caribbean watches. Jenny made watches for Ollech & Wajs, I was fortunate enough to have one of these in NOS condition. But foolish enough to sell it, I bought it over the net for $250!

    Andy
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