There are some duos that just naturally go together. Peanut butter and jelly, gin and tonic, salt and pepper… you get the idea. Well, we’ve got one more pair to add to the list: rugged tool watches and vintage motorcycles. And once you see the latest offering from Ollech &Wajs, you’ll completely understand where we’re coming from.
Zürich, Switzerland-based Ollech &Wajs has been cranking out rough and ready tool watches since the 1950s, so it’s easy to see why the brand turned to a mid-century Swiss military motorcycle for inspiration on their latest watch. The OW 350CI watch boasts a design that was inspired by the Condor 350, a 1970s Swiss-produced motorcycle that was powered by a Ducati Scrambler 350 engine and intended for Swiss military use (a Swiss army bike?). The watch’s styling, from its stainless steel case and bezel to its faded military green dial and rustic leather strap, all bear a resemblance to the iconic bike. And it’s no wonder, as the brand collaborated with Atelier Zevaco — a vintage motorcycle restoration workshop based in Zürich — on the watch. The OW 350CI also features a lefthanded crown so it won’t dig into the wearer’s wrist while riding, and the watch sports a great assortment of everyday tool watch features like 300m water resistance, a rotating 12-hour bezel, an AR-coated sapphire crystal, Super-LumiNova lume, and a Swiss-made 2824-2 ETA automatic movement.
Thanks to its 39.5mm case size, the Ollech &Wajs OW 350CI will look great on any wrist — whether you ride a motorcycle or not. It’s available now for $1,240.