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From the early 1940s here we have an example of the ultra-thin Omega watch in excellent original condition. Everything indicates that this is a well-cared-for, little-used and genuine watch. The highly defined brushed steel case, the dial with a few spots but still with saturated colours and the lovely R17.8 Omega calibre movement. It's all good!

 

The dial is Art Deco with painted hour Arabic numerals at 3, 6 and 12. Elswhere the hour indexes are painted with fancy extensions. Of particular note are the rare Rex hands. Small seconds sunken sub-dial at 6. Signed Omega and Fab. Suisse.

 

The stainless steel case with its stylized lug covers is virtually unmarked. The case-back is marked Omega. Inside is the R17.8 Omega calibre movement - desired by collectors.

 

The size of this watch is 21.5mm (width excluding the crown) and whilst small by today's stands was a full-size man's watch in the 1940s for Omega. It better suits a smaller wrist (which mine is) and you can see how well it sits in the  first picture.

 

Comes with a good quality black leather strap that's little used. The buckle is a period Omega buckle.

 

The last picture shows the case as featured in the Omega "Bible" - Omega A Journey Through Time".

 

 

 

You will rarely find a better example than this.

1941 Omega Ultra Flat Wristwatch

SKU: 19100wr-ss-ma
£1,125.00 Regular Price
£787.50Sale Price
  • Year 1939-1943
    Case Metal Stainless steel
    Back Metal Stainless steel
    Back Type Snap
    Width* 21.5
    Length** 30.0
    Power Manual
    Calibre R17.8

    *mm excluding the crown

    **mm tip of lug to tip of lug