EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE
Omega British military
1953 ROYAL AIRFORCE PILOTS watch. 100% Original UNPOLISHED
This watch model is affectionately referred to
by many as Omega ’53 as this model was made and issued for only one year,
you guessed it - 1953 !!!
Regarded by many as the most collectible Omega
military watch (many called it THE PILOTS WATCH) and highly sought
after by collectors amongst the other few military watches such as IWC or
Manufacturing of this watch was commissioned by
British military and deemed as a "no compromise" TOOL WATCH. The
watch was designed to be durable, rugged, accurate, reliable, legible, and
able to operate as an instrument under extreme conditions. Read on to
see how this was done.
OMEGA 53 RAF PILOTS WATCH
Original Large Size
steel case with water proof screw back case.
excluding crown, 40 mm including crown.
Lug to lug is 48mm
and man, it is
13 mm in thickness and feels so great to
hold and feel so secured when strapped on your wrist.
reinforced case is a lot thicker than that found on civilian Omega watches
from the same era. The six grooves on the waterproof case back, screw down
and lock perfectly and tightening down smoothly into the case body.
As with all watches officially issued by the British armed forces, this one
is signed on the rear with its type and reference number, together with the
evocative military broad arrow emblem
with reference numbers that read:
the case back and you will that Inner case back is also fully hallmarked by
Omega and correctly referenced OMEGA WATCH CO, FAB SUISSE SWISS MADE, ACIER
STAYBRITE 2777-1 SC. There is
also the original antimagnetic cage or
protect the movement. The
inner spring for holding the antimagnetic cage
is also intact.
One of the most interesting features about military watches is that in
most cases, issue records are kept by the Army, Navy and RAF that can
identify a particular watch from the details above to a particular
serviceman that has been issued with the watch.
allow the military strap to go through, thus providing a
stronger hold (than the normal flexible pins fixed on civilian watches)
to rough out through the critical condition during war time. This is an
important feature of a military issue watch, evidencing its age and
authenticity as an army watch issued for the war.
(for winding up whilst wearing flight gloves)
Original dial with signs of wear at the edge.
watch is typical military and has a mat black dial, contrasting white
markers, luminous hands and hour marks. It is plain and simple, designed for
The extra Large/broad
original hands set provides more accurate reading of time,
especially seconds, which is vital for any successful military mission.
As they say, every second counts on the battle field. The hands
including the sweep seconds hand are all original.
Dial is signed with Omega logo, T in a circle and FAT Arrow Mark. Original
domed Crystal with light scratches, we have not polished it to leave it as
original as possible.
Original Omega signed Mechanical
winding movement sets, winds properly and keeps accurate time. The
movement is in very clean condition and is signed "OMEGA SWISS 17
Jewels Cal 283 13057440.
Fitted with a 100% UNUSED
NEW OLD STOCK Vintage Open end Military strap and presented in our inhouse watch box for your
THE WATCH IS
IN 100% ORIGINAL UNABUSED UNPOLISHED CONDITION, IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT THE
HISTORY BEHIND THIS WATCH WHICH WAS MADE ONLY FOR ONE YEAR, YOU WILL WANT IT
TO BE IN ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION, IT IS VERY EASY TO HAVE IT POLISHED BUT
REMEMBER, ONCE DONE IT IS IRREVERSIBLE... and we leave it (i.e.polishing) to
you to decide.........................
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