OWC, (Orange Watch Company), born out of passion, frustration and the obsessive complusion of one man - Daniel Fock - who is now following his dream and the legacy of his Great Grandfather, Willem Hugo Fock who studied at the Ecole d'Horlogie in Neuchantel in the early part of the 20th Century.
Dan has planted his Dutch roots in a special place called Orange (a rural centre in Australia) and has started a family not of Orange Men, but Orange Women with a wife and 3 daughters.
Dan grew up in the USA, Singapore & Australia. Has a Master's Degree and spent too much time in Banking and Corporations globally, before leaving corporate life and now doing the school run and growing OWC.
It is a marriage of global experience tempered or sometimes lead by his obsessive complusive nature to make what he likes to call, bespoke small production runs of time pieces. Dan is the Time Lord of Orange. (Special apology to Doctor Who).
OWC's initial focus is on the ISO range of watches, that is: "In the Spirit Of". Other more "Orange" designs will flow from the OCD (Orange Centre for Design) where we will create "classic" designs all with Orange flavour.
Dan is a little obsessed with the Bauhaus, Fibonacci and the Robert Browning phrase, "Less is More". While this many not be displayed in his correspondence, it is the cornerstone of each OWC watch.
OWC time pieces are clean, fit for purpose, overly engineered, CNC executed, hand assembled and tested by humans - not machines..
The movement is the heart and soul of our watches. Currently we are using the Soprod A-10 and the no less competent Seagull ST-1812.
In our opinion, the A-10 represents a freshly designed 11.5 ligne automatic movement with exceptional specifications that powers high-end watches. The ST-1812 is a clone of a classic high-end movement, the 2892-A2 that offers outstanding value.
Read why we chose the ST-1812 and the A-10 (insert link to new page)...
Our vision for movements includes: new and vintage; mechanical and electronic.
Case Size 40.5mm (without crown)
Case thickness 12.9mm
Crystal thickness 4.5mm (Sapphire with AR coating)
Lug Size 20.0mm
Lug to Lug 51.0mm
Crown 7.0mm or 8.0mm Screw down
Bezel Ceramic & Solid
Bracelet 20.0mm non-tapering 4.0mm thick
End links Solid
Attachment Screw Bars Torx T-6
Water Resistance 30ATM (Laboratory tested)
Movements Seagull ST-1812 & Soprod A-10
OWC products evolve. We reserve the right to change specifications & prices without notice. Hence individual watches may differ from the general specification. (We like to tinker).
FREE Global shipping. Prices are in USD (United States Dollars).
Diver (MS): with Soprod A-10 USD1,100.00; with Seagull ST-1812 USD725.00
World Timer (WT): with Soprod A-10 USD1,100.00: with Seagull ST-1812 USD725.00
Doctors Watch (DW): with Soprod A-10 USD1,125.00 with Seagull ST-1812 USD750.00
Limited Editions: Museum, Vintage and Bespoke upon application
Options and Extras: Please check with us for pricing and availability.
Customisation: Changes and additions from the standard will attract additional charges, (please check).
Prices are indications only and may not reflect current stock and pricing - please check.
Prices exclude ALL local and government customs, taxes and charges.
OWC reserves the right to change specifications & prices without notice.
2015-05-19: Final sample box arrived. This is best of the lot - but just been informed that they send a box made of a different material (WTF...). I designed it to be flat packed, assembled using no tools, fasteners or adhesives.
2015-05-18: New Soprod A-10 movements have arrived. Unfortunately prices are higher due to exchange rate realignments.
2015-05-14: Received our first test batch of 10 Museum Edition movements from initial refurbishment in their country of origin. Now with our Master Watchmaker for evaluation and comment.