75 years old yet looks just as incredible, if not more incredible, on the wrist today as it did all those years ago! This is one of those designs that transcends time and will continue to do so for another 75 years! This is the exact same model that has become famous due to the RAF connection, however this model isn't a military issued model so cannot bare the RAF name. But model, movement, dimensions, dial is all the same! There is the argument that this may have been an actual RAF watch but “Civilianised”, meaning the caseback was alternered or replaced to make it easier to remove from the force. These were tools and meant to be given back at the end of service, so some people did go to some extremes to take the watches with them. It is an absolute pleasure both on and off the wrist, the dimensions in my opinion are perfect. With Longines releasing the re-edition of their similar model, I would not be surprised to see Omega do the same in the not so distant future!
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no original Omega box or original Omega paperwork. The watch comes with a 3 month warranty and is running well and keeping good time, the movement is clean. The case is showing signs of age but that is to be expected for a 75 year old watch. The watch comes paired on a brown leather NATO with an Omega buckle.
This is one from the personal collection, so it is sad to see it go but I would be a pretty terrible watch dealer if I kept everything! I do believe Omega will eventually reissue this model, like Longines recently did, then I believe we will see these creep up in price!
Reference : 18545528
Movement : Omega Manually Wound 30T2
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1944
Case Size : 33mm
Case Thickness : 10mm
Lug to Lug : 43mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Aluminium Composite Case - Stainless Steel Back
Service History : Serviced - 3 Month Warranty