The dial is simply signed Omega with the famous red star below, and Swiss-Made can just be made out below 6. This stainless-steel Omega signed Swiss-made case measures 35mm in diameter excluding the original Omega signed crown. The lugs are smartly tapered into the rounded case and are slightly swept back to suit the shape of the wrist. The case is of three-piece construction so both the bezel and case-back are removable with a case-knife to access the naked dial and movement, respectively.
The case-back comes off and on with a reassuring pop indicating a tight fit meaning the case hasnt bent or warped. At 35mm this is a very large watch for the 1940s, a time when a 33mm case diameter was the standard. The 2mm difference is like night and day on the wrist to todays eye, which is likely to be accustomed to todays much larger case sizes. This watchs large case combined with its Red-Star heritage make this a very highly sought-after watch indeed. This case is of three-piece construction, both the bezel and case-back can be removed with a case-knife to reveal the naked dial and movement, respectively.The case-back comes off with a reassuring pop, a sign that the case hasnt warped or bent due to mistreatment. Inscribed on the inside of the case-back we find the Omega Watch Co triangle, followed by Swiss-Made, Stainless-Steel and the Omega case reference number 2800-1 P. As has already been explained, this watch houses a very special movement indeed. The Omega Calibre 30-T2 PC is considered to be one of Omegas finest ever movements. In 1940 at Kew Observetory, Omega won first prize with the Cal. 30-T2 which demonstrated record breaking precision. It earnt Omega the right to stamp their watches housing the Cal. 30-T2 with the red-star we see here on the dial. This particular movement is the 30-T2 PC movement, a later model of the revered 30-T2 which has the addition of Incabloc shock protection and a Brequet overcoil hairspring. It has been recently serviced and runs excellently. The seconds hand sweeps across the sub-dial confidently, without missing a beat.
In the 1940s and 50s Omega really were on the top of their game. They had an astounding market dominance, rivalled only by Rolexs current monopoly, because of their steady and consistent series of innovations over the two decades. The red star you see on this dial is a symbol of this historic period for Omega.
This movement is signed Omega, Swiss, 15 Jewels, with the calibre number 30-2T PC inscribed below the balance wheel and the movement serial number 10743738 inscribed on the bridge dates this watch to 1946. This watch is fitted with a high quality padded brown calf leather strap, along with a stainless-steel Omega buckle.
To keep this buckle, the replacement strap must be 16mm wide at the buckle. Please do get in touch with a member of our team with any questions. We are always happy to talk shop and negotiate a price that everyone's comfortable with. 30-T2 PC 35mm, Red Star Dial Sub-Dial, Vintage Swiss Mechanical Watch" is in sale since Thursday, February 4, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "vintagewatchesuk" and is located in Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.