I was looking at watches on my favorite auction site a few days ago and I came across this Omega.
This Omega is a classic looking stainless steel watch from the 40's to the 50's. I had wanted a 1940's-1950's Omega manual winding watch for an everyday(well nice weather days) wearing beater type watch. However most were ether gold plated/gold filled or over priced.
I came across this watch when I should have been in bed asleep. It looked good to me. I originally suspected and still suspect that the hands are not correct for the watch. They seem to say 1950's even though the watch is a 1940's watch. Still (at least to me) they look good
Looking at the pic for the back of the watch, I came across a surprise, the case back is in Swedish with a Swedish owner's name on it. This has to be a Swedish market watch. However it does not seem to be a Suverän as I thought all Omega Suverän have Suverän on the case back?
I have an Omega Officer and this is not one of those ether. The case back states it is a 2400-2. I suspect the movement, case, case back and dial are original and correct for the watch but the hands and crown are not correct. The dial has the same type of patina that my Omega Officer has on it. I
The serial number dates it to 1944-1947 so it is around that time period.
To me it looks like a nice enough and will make a good daily wear watch. I got it cheap enough so if it is not 100% correct, then so be it. I am not bothered.
What are your thoughts?