A wonderful Omega 30T2 combined with an English Dennison sterling silver case.
The 30T2 movement was a real hero for Omega as it was the base rock that enabled the brand to successfully grow over the next 25 years. It was a simple but very robust design and is in great demand from worldwide collectors. This particular example is in great condition and runs well.
The dial has aged well with an even patina. The Arabic numbers are interesting in that they were originally copper tone but over years have changed. I suspect that at some point in time, decades ago, they may have been professionally overpainted with luminous material. The skeleton hands are infilled with non-active luminous material. Small seconds sunken sub-dial at 6 which has a circular Guilloche finish. Rail track outer to mark the minutes. The acrylic has surface scratches. The crown may be generic but it's usual for Omega crowns from this period not to be marked.
The diameter of the watch is a little over 33mm. Small by todays standards but normal for this period. Indeed the average classic Seamaster from the 1950s measures a little over 34mm.
The solid sterling silver case (.925) is in very good condition and is free of significant dents or scratches. The case back has a few slight irregularities. It is marked Dennison on the inside and the silver hallmarks confirm this and date it to Birmingham 1941 with .925 purity silver. Due to restrictions on the movement of precious metals, Omega couldn't export complete watches. Instead, as in this case, they would export the movement and combine it with a locally made case. Dennison were noted as one of the best case makers in the world and probably the best-known in the UK.
The watch comes fitted with a new black Italian leather strap.
1941 Omega 30T2
Year 1939-1943 Case Metal .925 silver Back Metal .925 silver Back Type Snap Diameter* 33.2mm Length** 40.4mm Power Manual Calibre 30T2
* Excluding the crown
** Tip of lug to tip of lug