VINTAGE OMEGA MILITARY HS^8. Ref: 2292. FAA / RAF
STUNNING VINTAGE OMEGA MILITARY HS^8. Ref: 2292. FAA / RAF.
1940’s WW2 Fleet Air Arm Navy Pilots/Navigators Watch Cal. 30T2 with Military Issue Markings HS^8 on Alloy/Steel Case Ref 2292
A 1940 Omega British Military pilots wristwatch, issued to the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. A base metal case front, with a stainless steel case back marked HS^8 9420. Case reference 2292 made by Omega. An off white dial with Arabic numerals and blued steel hands and sweep seconds. A high quality 16 jewel manual wind Omega 30T2 SC mechanism, as well as an Omega winding crown. The 'Bonklip' strap on this watch is the original issue, marked 'BHB&s pat no349657. Only 2900 of these watches were made and issued, making it a very collectible piece in great original condition
This remarkable piece from the 1940's has survived in nice original condition .The military markings HS 8 confirm that this piece was issued to the Fleet air arm Pilots .These pieces differed to the other watches issued to the mainstream RAF as these use a nickle plated brass case with a solid stainless steel case back .the fleet air arm found that brass cases resisted corrosion better than cheaper later versions another feature of these earlier cases was the fixed lugs
All original present and correct with unpolished case with corresponding numbers on backcase, case and bezel. 1 of only 3000 made, rare military issued watch full of character and history. Watch has just been serviced.
Omega Cal. 30T2 Manual Winding 16 Jewels Movement Signed Omega Swiss
Alloy Case with Stainless Steel Back with Military Issue Markings HS^8 and Signed Fond Acier Inoxydable Omega Fab. Suisse Swiss Made 2292. Original and Correct unsigned military winding crown.
Original Omega Military Dial Signed Omega Swiss Made
YEAR MANUFACTURE: 1941
CASE DIAMETER: Stainless steel. 33mm without crown.
LUG WIDTH: 18mm.
MOVEMENT: Omega Cal. 30T2 Manual Winding 16 Jewels Movement Signed Omega Swiss
AESTHETIC CONDITION: Watch with 80 years and evident signs of use and the passage of time. That said, it is in good condition compared to other specimens. All original.
DIAL: All original. The dial has lost color from being in the sun for a long time It has a nice patina. A soft color that still allows you to see the numbers. The blue needles reveal their bluish reflection in the light. AWESOME. Stunning piece! Honest patina!
PLEXI: Plexi in good condición.
CROWN: Original no signed.
SIGNATURES: Dial, case, movement.
OPERATION: The watch work but It has not been timed 24 hours. I do not know the service history.
STRAP: The watch is delivered with the original “Bonklip” strap marked 'BHB&s pat no349657 and Blue/gray nato strap.