A mint and rare condition stainless steel Swiss mens vintage Omega SeaMaster, auto wind wrist watch, with bumper movement. The watch with a stunning stainless steel case and high grade 17 jewelled movement, the watch with a satin silver and gold dial. The watch has just been fully serviced and overhauled by my watch-maker and is keeping excellent time. This is a beautifully made mens stainless steel Omega wrist watch, dating from ca. 1945.
For more detailed information on military marking on pocket and wrist watches by the English armed-forces in the period 1870-1970 see, the web-site link: http://www.royalsignals.org.uk/photos/watch.htm. In 1940, the Ordnance Department published the requirements for military watches. The list includes pocket, wrist, and stop watches. Note also, that there was a provision for watches produced before 1940 to be retroactively marked if they were serviced. A further useful and most informative article has been found on the web-site: http://www.sfu.ca/~mmh/BritishX.htm, with lots of detail on the British w.ww. issued military watches.
THE DIAL: 100% mint, the satin silver dial with gold hour arrow-head batons and signed "Omega Automatic". Dial with gold dauphine hands and subsidary seconds hand. Diameter is 29 mm. The new crystal is also in excellent condition.
THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with typical Omega red gold colored plates. The watch with a compensated regulator and two arm bimetallic balance, with overcoiled hairspring. The movement fully signed "Omega", and with 17 jewels. The watch with bumper rotor to centre. The watch with a domed steel winding button. The movement is an Omega 28.10RA calibre and the number is 10,615,xxx (dates the watch to 1945). The watch is a stunning example of high grade Omega engineering.
The CASE: 100% mint, the stainless steel case measures 33 mm outside diameter, and 40 mm to ends of lugs. The front cover is excellent and the snap on two-piece watcer-proof stainless steel rear cover closing tightly. The watch case overall in very fine order. The inside of case with the "Omega Watch Co" triangular mark and the case number of 2375-2. The watch comes with a new high quality leather watch band and a new red leatherette presentation box as shown.