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This delightful Omega wrist watch comes from the immediate post WW2 period and is of a size that was typical for a man. The diameter is 30.4mm diameter excluding the crown so take a look at the picture of it being worn on a small, 16cm wrist.


The two-tone dial has aged well and developed an even patina. As to be expected in a 75 year-old watch there are a few marks. The hour indexes are guilt numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. The odd numbers are represented by cabochons. Being a technical dial, the outer index is split into minutes with each minute split into 5 sub-indexes. The leaf hands are stainless steel whilst the sweep seconds hand is black. The Omega logo, Omega and Swiss Made are printed in black.


The stainless steel case has an attractive stepped design with fancy lugs. It's in very good condition. It's been partly polished, especially visible on the case-back and this may have be to remove a personal engraving. The crown is not marked Omega and whilst this is normal for the 1940s it may be a generic replacement.


The inside of the case-back is designed to keep the movement in place and is fully marked Omega including the case model number 2462. An example of this watch can be seen on page 148 of Omega A Journey Through Time. The movement is the Omega calibre R 17.8 SC which is accurate and runs well.


The watch comes with a used black strap.


1948 Omega Watch 30mm

SKU: 24015wr-ss-ma
  • Year 1947-1949
    Case Metal Stainless Steel
    Back metal Stainless Steel
    Back Type Snap
    Diameter* 30.4mm
    Length** 39mm
    Power Manual
    Calibre R 17.8 SC


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