Omega Cal.T2 SC PC Non-Magnetic 1943 35mm

£2,700

100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Inspected, Serviced and Guaranteed

A Very Well Cared For and Completely Original Example

High Grade Omega Cal.T2 SC PC, 18 Jewel, Manual Wind Movement

Original, Unrestored and Untouched Original Black Dial & ‘Syringe’ Hands

Large Stainless Steel Military Case with Tapered Lugs, 35mm Excluding the Crown

High Quality Black Leather Omega Strap With Matching Steel Omega Buckle

All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Stunning Condition

High Quality Hardwood Presentation Box Included

VWC 12 Months’ Written Warranty Included*

VWC Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee

Free Worldwide FedEx Delivery

Free UK Special Delivery

VGW Reference: OM1004S
Price £2,700

£2,700

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Omega Watches

Since the company was founded in 1848, Omega has pioneered a huge range of technical innovations in watchmaking. Britain’s Royal Flying Corps chose Omega watches in 1917 as official timekeepers for its pilots and again in 1940, RAF Pilots watches were supplied by Omega. The 1940s also saw the first tourbillon wristwatch and the first of the famous Seamaster watches, whilst the 1950s and ’60s introduced the legendary Constellation, Speedmaster, Seamaster 300 and Railmaster. Over these years, everyone from John F. Kennedy to Elvis wore Omega watches on official duties. What’s more, in 1962, astronaut Wally Schirra took his Omega Speedmaster into space on NASA’s Mercury Sigma 7 mission, and in 1969 two Omega Speedmasters were the first watches to arrive on the moon, worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

Description

A tough stainless-steel Omega watch, designed for military use and prepared for almost everything combat can throw at it. The watch was designed to be waterproof, shockproof and antimagnetic. The robust screw-back case houses the original Omega calibre T2 SC PC, manual wind 18 jewel antimagnetic movement. At 35mm and with such a deep case design, this is a good sized watch for both men’s and women’s wrists today. The register is an all original black 24 hour dial with syringe hands, quite typical in Omegas war-time watches.

The Dial

The original black unrestored dial carries syringe hands and white painted Arabic numerals from 1 to 24. A white minute and seconds track lines the perimeter of the dial and has remained in fantastic condition given the age.

The dial is all correctly signed ‘Omega’, ‘Non-Magnetic’ at 12.

The Movement

The Omega Calibre T2 SC PC, 18 jewels copper-plated beryllium bronze hand-wound movement is part of the famous Omega 30mm series. This series was continually developed over 25 years and during this period, became a cornerstone of Omega’s technical and commercial development. It is very highly regarded, not only for its accuracy and reliability, but also for its dependability in a wide range of adverse conditions. Indeed it is this series of hand-wound movements, along with Omega’s early automatic movement of around the same time, which were largely responsible for Omega’s success in the second half of the last century and through to the current day.

As can be seen, the movement is in sparkling condition and has obviously been very well cared for. It is of course, signed Omega, Swiss, 18 jewels and marked below the balance wheel with the calibre number T2 SC PC, along with the movement serial number 9846788 which dates the watch to 1943.

This watch has been fully overhauled and serviced by our vintage Omega specialist watchmaker and is calibrated to run arrow straight within +6 seconds/day! This is outstanding for any watch of this age and was tested on our electronic time-grapher. The power reserve on this movement is 44 hours when fully wound. The movement winds, runs and sets smoothly, exactly as it should. We therefore have no hesitation in offering a 12 month warranty on the movement of this watch*.

*Please note – our 12 months’ warranty is only applicable if the list price is paid.

The Case

This heavy Omega two piece stainless steel case carries a stepped profile, which carries through to the lugs as well as the bezel. The edges remain sharp and well defined, indicating that this watch has been well cared for and has not been overpolished. The lugs are cureved, tapered, and slightly swept back, to raise the case slightly on the wrist and emphasises its presence.

The inside the screw-down case-back is all correctly signed ‘Omega Swiss’ and ‘Waterproof’, describing the water-resistant seal created by the case-back. Inside, reads ‘Stainless-Steel’, the Omega Watch Co triangle, ‘Swiss-Made’ as well as the model reference number 2254.

Although this watch was initially specified as waterproof this has not been tested and is therefore not guaranteed.

As ever, we recommend all vintage watches are kept clean and dry at all times.

The Strap and Buckle

The watch is fitted with a dark brown suede strap, which we feel suits the watch perfectly, and an Omega signed buckle. However, if a different colour or style of strap is preferred, please let us know and we will do our best to offer your alternative choice, free of charge.

The Box and Papers

Although there are no original papers with this watch, the reference numbers, markings and signatures are all correct and indicate the date of manufacture to 1943.

Detailed particulars will be included with our purchase receipt for your interest and security. A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value of this watch will be provided at the time of sale along with our unique ‘Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee’ which states: “If this watch proves to be anything less than 100% genuine, authentic and original, a full refund will be given at any time”.

A high quality hardwood presentation is included in the sale.

In Conclusion

This is a first class example of a highly collectable and highly practical vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names which will provide an excellent financial investment as well as be something to use, wear, treasure and enjoy! This will make an excellent evening wear dress watch as well as a practical highly accurate and reliable timepiece to use on an everyday basis.

Vintage Omega watches are highly collectable and the rarity of this watch means the value will always remain strong. This watch will make an excellent investment and family heirloom piece and even though vintage Omega prices have risen markedly recently, we feel fine examples such as this still remain undervalued. As each year goes by and the world market for vintage watches expands, availability will become more limited so prices are surely destined to climb ever higher!

We are happy to accept PayPal as this is the quickest method of payment. However, if you wish to pay by bank transfer, we will be pleased to pass on a 3% transaction saving to you. Paying by bank transfer for a 3% saving will not affect your 12 months warranty. Similarly, if you wish to pay by International SWIFT or International Bank Wire Transfer, we will provide you with our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number.

Please note, we welcome part exchanges and if you have a watch or small collection for sale, please contact us as we will be happy to discuss this.

We will be happy to Service, Repair or Restore your watch, all at ‘sensible’ prices. Please see here.

If you have any questions, please call us on 0207 727 7095 or if calling from overseas on +44 207 727 7095.

Please take a look at our other fine vintage watches.

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