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For sale is this Omega 1953 RAF “Fat Arrow” Pilots Wristwatch.
These watches were designed and manufactured to a very high standard. They were originally made to be waterproof and the 283 calibre shockproof movement was finished in rose gold. The inner casing was constructed from soft iron to make the watch antimagnetic. This ensured that the aircraft’s instruments did not affect the watch’s crucial performance during flight operations.
Interestingly, 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.
It is believed only around 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”.
The watch for sale is in lovely overall condition.
The dial is in wonderful condition with no obvious flaws or blemishes.
The hands and crown are correct to the original specification of the watch.
The outer casing is in very good overall condition with several marks and scratches commensurate with age. There are some light scratches to the glass along with a slight crack near to the “8” marker which is very minor and can only be seen at a certain angle.
The Omega 283 calibre shockproof movement is in wonderful condition and is currently running well and includes its original magnetic deflector dust cover and retainer ring.
The watch diameter is 37mm.
Please see photos below:
The watch is currently listed for sale on our website for £3,795, which includes free worldwide delivery via DHL, fully tracked and insured. The watch also comes complete with two new NATO straps and a quality handmade leather watch pouch.
All our items are guaranteed to be completely genuine and authentic examples of their kind. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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