|Model:||British Military RAF Issue|
Here we have a fantastic British Military Royal Air Force issued Omega watch from 1953 in all original condition.
The CK2777-1 was designed specifically by Omega to meet stringent specifications set out by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) under a detailed document called DEF-3 for all HM Forces military ‘issued’ timepieces.
The MOD ordered a believed 5,900 through The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd for the RAF in 1953 (copy of order form shown) and the watches were built to a set specification and not for public release.
The watches originally had radium dials and hands but were all recalled by the MOD, stripped back to it’s base plate and repainted by the MOD with the addition of the ‘fat arrow’ and a T in a circle to denote ‘tritium’ lume not radium.
This one is in superb original condition with fantastic unmarked dial, original flat brushed case with fixed solid metal lug bars and perfect clear military engravings on the screw back case.
The Caliber 283 manual wind 17 jewel movement has just been serviced and under warranty with a correct serial 12.9m movement number and the original “doohickey” still present.
Inside the case is a “Mumetal” soft iron shell giving special protection against magnetic fields up to 900 Oersted instead of 60 for a standard antimagnetic watch.
Military Case Engravings:
British Military issued watches are highly sought after worldwide, with the prices of Rolex & Omega versions going stratospheric over the last few years.
This is a fantastic example that can be worn and enjoyed and would compliment any collection.
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