Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

Issue 15 - 1950s British Air Force

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In 1953 Omega supplied a batch of Chronometer certified antimagnetic watches with radium painted dials, to the British RAF.
Known to collectors as the Omega '53, the watch had a limited production run and was recalled to have tritium dials retrofitted.
Original Omega 53s are rare, and the few remaining Radium dialled examples are even more expensive.

Polished 36mm case, 38mm with crown, 42.7mm lug to lug, 9.4mm deep.
Case back engraved with description of the watch. 29.5mm flat glass.
30.5mm Black dial with white minute marker scale with pale green markers at 5 minute intervals, White Arabic hour numerals
Chrome, green filled, straight hours and minutes hands. Slim straight chrome seconds hand.Lume on minute and hour hands only.
18mm black canvas effect strap with PU backing, narrows to polished 16 mm buckle, aprox 175-220mm fitting

The British pilots watches a have featured a few times in the collection.

Although based on watches from different Swiss manufacturers, these three were all produced to a specification laid down by the British military and look very similar.
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