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FS: Omega 1953 RAF “Thin Arrow” Pilots Watch *LINK*

Dear All,

For Sale is this Omega 1953 RAF “Thin Arrow” Pilots Watch

These watches were originally issued with “Thin Arrow” radium dials. However, these were considered too dangerous by the MOD when stockpiled and they were therefore recalled and redialled with safer Tritium “Fat Arrow” dials.

Only 5,900 of these watches were ever manufactured and issued to the RAF in May 1953. Consequently, they are rather appropriately referred to today as the “53 Omegas”.

Due to the majority of the original radium dials having been replaced by the MOD it is thought that only a few hundred or so Omega Thin Arrow examples still survive.

The watch for sale is one of the best examples we have ever seen and is in excellent overall condition having been recently serviced by one of our highly skilled and experienced horologists.

The original radium dial is in lovely original condition with no obvious flaws or blemishes.

The sword hands, seconds hand and crown are all correct to the original specification of the watch.

The casing is in excellent condition with very few noticeable marks or scratches. There are some minor surface scratches to the glass in places.

The� 283 calibre movement is in very good condition and is currently running well and keeping excellent time and includes its original magnetic deflector dust cover and retainer ring (replacement).

Please see photos below.

The watch is listed for sale on our website priced at £5,950 which includes a newly fitted NATO strap and quality hand-made leather watch pouch. This price includes free shipping for members of Chronotrader!

All our items are guaranteed to be completely genuine and authentic. We offer a fourteen day "no quibble" money back guarantee on all the items we sell together with a full six-month warranty on all our wristwatches and clocks. This means that you can buy from us with complete confidence.

For further information on the watch for sale please feel free to call us on 0207 117 2807 or email us direct via

Many thanks and regards,

Finest Hour
Vintage Military Timepieces & Collectables

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