This Omega Officer was one of three models purchased by the Swedish army between 1940 and 1942. This one is the black dial variant in a CK2299 stainless steel case.
The original black dial has aged well and is a little patchy in appearance. It is signed Omega Officer with the classic Officer script together with the Omega logo. The hours are represented by Arabic numerals with a railroad track outer for the minutes. It has blued steel hands possibly still filled with the original radium. There is a small seconds sunken sub-dial at 6 with a Guilloche finish. The crown is possibly a historic replacement.
The case is stainless steel and in good condition. The case back is screw fit and is marked as expected with Antimagnetisk, Vattentat, Stotskyddad and Omega Swiss. In addition, there is the case serial number and the initials ESP in the centre.
Inside the watch is run by a very clean example of the Omega calibre 26.5 T3. It runs well and keeps good time.
The diameter of the watch (excluding the crown) is just over 30mm. This is small by today's standards but average for a military watch of this era. Look at the picture to see how it sits on my (small) wrist.
The watch comes with a lightly used brown non Omega strap.
1942 Omega Officer
Year 1942 Case Metal Stainless Steel Back Metal Stainless Steel Back Type Screw Diameter* 30.4mm Length** 38.1mm Power Manual Calibre 26.5 T3
* Excluding the crown
** Tip of lug to tip of lug.