A rare stainless steel Swiss mens vintage WW2 Omega auto wind wrist watch with bumper movement, dating from 1944. The watch with an early water-proof 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. 1944.
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: 95% mint, the original satin silver dial with gold Arabic numerals and signed "Omega Automatic". Dial with cathedral 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 its original domed steel Omega stamped button. The movement is an Omega 240 calibre and the number is 10,413,xxx (dates the watch to 1944). The watch is a stunning example of high grade Omega engineering.
The CASE: 100% mint, the stainless steel case measures 34 mm outside diameter, and 41 mm to ends of lugs. The front cover is excellent and the screw on stainless steel rear cover closing tightly. The watch case overall in very fine order and stamped Omega WaterProof and Shock-Proof. The inside of case with the "Omega Watch Co" triangular mark and the case number of 237x.xxx. The watch comes with a new high quality leather watch band and a new red leatherette presentation box as shown.