A rare and stunning watch, produced for the Royal Air Force for only one year in 1953, with the signature arrow on the dial. This is a pretty collectable military watch from what I gather. Briefly, Omega only made 5900 of these, all in 1953, on a military contract with the RAF.
I bought it in London from a trusted collector/ dealer there who is very active on the military watch forum.
Case: 37mm diameter, 48mm lug-to-lug. Wears slightly bigger than 37mm due to big crystal and long lugs. Appears unpolished and with scratches as youd expect. One ding at 2 in the bezel that I think adds tremendous character, but thats my opinion.
Lugs: 18mm fixed bar
Dial: Original, does not appear to be re-lumed. Tritium plots with mint patina as is typical. No appreciable lume power left.
Hands: Original, with some cracking of lume on hour hand (see photos)
Caseback: Original, with NATO number, etc.
Movement: Original 283 movement, with the antimagnetic faraday cage (aka dustcover) and spring tension ring (aka doohickey).
Crystal is newer replacement. Not sure about crown.
Service history is unknown but keeping time at approximately +10-15/day. About 36-40 hours power reserve.
Its really just a super-cool watch with great history and looks stunning especially considering its 65+ years old. Only selling because I have my eye on something else and I try not to keep too many in the stable.
Comes with a gray and an olive nylon NATO, and one leather single pass NATO.
Asking $3300 net to me, I will include domestic shipping by USPS priority
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