Jenny

1970's Jenny Caribbean 1500

$ 2,850

The Jenny & Cie S.A. brand was established in 1963 in Lengnau, Switzerland by Paul G. Jenny, the son of original company founder Gustav Jenny. Jenny was the first brand to create a 1,000-metre water-resistant dive watch; the Caribbean 1000. 

The Jenny brand was the behind the scenes case designer for many of the dive watches produced throughout the 60s and 70s, including Aquadive, Fortis, and Ollechs & Wajs. Their success as a dive watch brand came largely from the ingenuity of the "Jenny Triple-Safe” case design, which employs a large monobloc case. 

In the 1960s the Jenny achieved what Rolex and OMEGA could not. Managing to produce a dive watch that could safely reach 1,000 feet (304.8m), an astonishing accomplishment for the era. Even the Rolex Submariner could only reach 660 feet at the time. By 1967, Rolex had created the Sea-Dweller that could reach 2,000 feet. However, Jenny had already accomplished this depth rating by 1964.  

Stock #
JCRBN1500
Brand Jenny
Style Caribbean
Model 1500
Serial 706XXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Yellow Scotchlite
Millimeters 43 mm
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap

 

CASE & BRACELET

The thick, square case shows moderate wear and has been lightly polished in the past, retaining full symmetry. The stunningly vibrant bakelite bezel is in excellent vintage condition, with minimal signs of use. The crystal shows moderate signs of crazing around the edges. The case retains its original stamped crown, and all original caseback engravings remain clear and visible. The watch comes on a two-piece handmade leather strap.

DIAL & HANDS

The striking and highly visible Yellow Scotchlite dial is in excellent condition, revealing virtually no signs of age. All lettering on the dial is in excellent condition. The date window is also in excellent condition. The luminous material on the hour markers host a slight patina and reveal moderate degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original hands show no degradation under U.V. light. 

ACCESSORIES 

None. The watch was recently fully serviced and is keeping time perfectly, back by a 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping. 

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