1943 WW2 military Issue Omega HS8 Fleet Air Arm Pilot watch, Bravingtons, 30T2. Case reference 2292.
A rare WW2 Omega pilots watch. Issued to Navy pilots (Fleet air arm), these are beautifully simplistic, yet reliable and sturdy pieces of history. With the Omega cal 30T2 inside, it has a high quality and robust movement with central second adaption for military purpose.
The dial is in an aged condition, but importantly is original and not restored. The case is in good condition, with a particularly clean case back with the military signing HS8 with broad arrow. It also has the authorised decommissioning de Lear's "Bravingtons" signature on the back.
Ready to be enjoyed, this is a desirable and neat piece of history and design.
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The dial has some wear to its left hand side. The numerals and tracks are still legible. It is an original dial that has not been restored. It has taken on a cream coloured patina.
The hands are original and in excellent condition. Thermally blued and very good.
The crystal is a new plexiglass replacement.
The original crown with coin edge finish. Stainless Steel, in good condition with nothing more than light surface scratching.
Steel and alloy mix, this is in good condition with some darker tarnishing but no large scratches or nicks.
The case is Steel and alloy. It is in good condition for it's age and use, with light surface scratching but no deep scratches or dents. The lugs are fixed bar military lugs, as original, in good strong and straight condition.
Stainless steel case back with original graining across. In very good condition with no noticeable scratching. Military signing for Fleet Air Arm, H.S.8 with broad arrow. serial number 3978. Signed Bravingtons below.
New WatchGeckota Premium seat belt grey NATO strap.
Omega 30T2 movement with rose gold finish and central second hand. Keeping time to +200 seconds a day with an amplitude of 230 and a beat error of 7.6 m/s. A movement that will keep running for years at an acceptable rate but could use a service realistically.
Case width: 33mm
Case width with crown: 34.3mm
Case length: 33mm
Case Depth: 11.5mm
Case length lug to lug: 43mm
Lug width: 18mm