Here is my 1943 Omega pilots watch, original and posted for
The Air Ministry was responsible for buying and issuing time pieces to the
R.A.F and these are designated 6B/159, whilst the Hydrographic Society
are responsible for the Royal Navy and those issued to the Fleet Air Arm
are designated H.S.8....they are the same watch except for the issue markings.
This is an H.S.8 as issued to Royal Navy pilots and Navigators.
The case is plated base metal and is often found in a bad state, this one's not to bad.
Here is a picture with the bezel removed.
The hands of blued steel are unique to these particular military issue Omegas
and as far as I can tell are never seen on civilian issue Omegas.
The dial and font are simple and these dials are often found repainted but this
one is original and can be used as reference.
Inside the case back.
And finally the movement...Omega cal 30T2SC, the SC denotes that the watch is center
seconds as opposed to a sub dial.
The movement caliber number is to be found under the balance wheel.