WOLBROOK & DOUGLAS: THE TWO SISTER BRANDS
WOLBROOK and DOUGLAS brands were two sister brands birthed in the 1940’s. To be more accurate WOLBROOK was the "mother" brand and DOUGLAS was the "daughter" brand, as 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.
Under WOLBROOK brand, DOUGLAS watches embody the professional line; with key features like Hesalite glasses. 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.