This is a quite stunning, 1946 hand wound gents wristwatch finished in a steel coloured case. This exact model with the cal 30T2 movement was used for a host of military watches including the British Royal Navy. Of great interest, this watch was presented to an F.C. Zurich footballer for the 1946/7 season as can be seen by the engraving on the rear.Omega have long been a favourite maker of mine, an perhaps their colourful history has something to do with this appeal. If Omega strove in the inter-war years to be one of the ‘big’ players in the wristwatch industry, by this age they had certainly made it. Perhaps the most impressive of all its features, is the much sought after caliber 30T2 movement, well advanced for its age, a design that became renowned for its accuracy and reliability for the British forces in WW2 and was utilised post-WW2 by the American military.
The entire watch exhibits that delightful minimalist style that Omega often achieve quite brilliantly. The case measures some 34mm and is in good condition. The inner of the snap back case bears the reference of 2227/12 and is of course signed Omega. In keeping with the excellent condition of the case, the movement is spotlessly clean as it was just last serviced in 2011. It runs perfectly keeping good time and has a serial number of 10741821 dating the watch to 1946. It is fully signed Omega and has 15 jewels. The dial is in good, original condition and complimented with the original hands to include subsidiary seconds, all in steel. The steel hours are a mix of Arabic form and markers, all applied and please note the two-tone finish and Omega logo and signature in black print. The watch comes on a black leather strap with steel coloured buckle to match the case. Overall a stunning all original and collectable football watch in great, original condition.
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