DOUGLAS WATCHESWOLBROOK & DOUGLAS: THE TWO SISTER BRANDS
THE SHARED DESTINY OF
WOLBROOK & DOUGLAS WATCHES
To be more accurate WOLBROOK was the "mother" brand and DOUGLAS was the "daughter" brand. Inside DOUGLAS watches the movements and parts were signed WOLBROOK.
This practice was common, with other renowned watch brands in the 1960s, where cases, movements and parts were shared among sister brands.
THE DOUGLAS PROFESSIONAL WATCHES
DOUGLAS timepieces (the "Skindiver WT Professional") use essential colors for bezels and dials while the WOLBROOK ones (the "Skindiver WT Automatic" and the "Skindiver WT Mecaquartz") display more flamboyant combinations.
Once more the dials are signed Douglas while the other components are signed WOLBROOK.
SKINDIVER WT PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW
A UNIQUE TOOL-WATCH
Like many pilots, astronauts or regular men and women through the 1960s and 1970s owning a personal, extra back-up watch on top of your standard issued time instrument was common sense and practice.
A Douglas Skindiver “Worldtimer” from the 1960s, owned and worn by Neil Armstrong, the legendary test pilot, astronaut and engineer, was auctioned in 2019 and its authenticity was confirmed.
A test pilot flies countless aircrafts through his career. The fact that his Skindiver accompanied him in a cockpit is highly probable but which one is impossible to know and leaves a part of mystery...
Discover the re-edition of this tool-watch: Skindiver WT Professional Tool-Watch - X-15 Limited Edition
Photo Credit & Source: Heritage Auction