Jenny caribbean 1000
Model 702

Case Diameter: 40 mm
Case Height: 16 mm
Case length: 46 mm
Lug Width: 20 mm
Crown: 6 mm, screw down
Crystal: 30 mm, domed acrylic
Movement: ETA 2452 25j
automatic, 18,000 bph, 42 hr
power reserve, 12-9-12 date
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel: Bi-directional, no index
Water resistance: 1000 Meters
One-piece case, 5 mm
thick domed acrylic crystal
secured by threaded retaining ring
Vintage: Late '60s
With patents dating to 1964, the caribbean 1000 is recognized as the first 1000 meter dive watch. Jenny produced caribbean
1000 watches for a number of other watch companies. I have seen examples of this watch with dials branded by
Ollech &
Wajs, Aquadive, Jaquet Droz, Phillip Watch and many others. Caribbean 1000s were available with a variety of dial colors
including silver, orange, yellow and blue, with bezels available in the same colors. Three different user-changeable bezel styles
were available, elapsed time, decompression time and 12 hour GMT.
The logo of the Jenny Watch Co. (pronounced
YANNI) is the fish design seen on the back of the
watch case.The Jenny family currently owns the
Doxa brand name, so you’ll see the logo on
modern Doxa dive watches also.

This is an earlier version of this watch, probably
from the '60s. The early models had smaller dial
indices and used a lower-case c in the caribbean
signature. This particular caribbean has a 25
jewel movement, which means it was not
originally exported to the United States. Watches
shipped to the U.S. were equipped with a 17
jewel version of the ETA 2452 movement. This
was a common practice as watches with more
than 17 jewels were considered "luxury" items
and subject to higher import duties. It also
appears the U.S. spec watches did not have the
12-9-12 date change function.

After 40+ years the lume will still energize.