It is believed only around 5,900 of these watches were ever manufactured and issued to the RAF in May 1953

53' Omega Military Fat Arrow 2777-1

£3,495.00Price
  • Reference: 2777-1

    Serial: xxxxx

    Year: 1953

    Case: Stainless steel, dust cap, antimagnetic

    Dial:  MOD Military dial

    Dimensions: 35mm excluding original crown

    Function: Time Only, pilots watch

    Caliber: 30T2

    Strap: Blue Nato 

    Box/Papers: No/No

  • During the cold war the Bristish militray ordered around 5,900 of these watches were ever manufactured and issued to the RAF in May 1953. Consequently, they are rather appropriately referred to today as the “53 Omegas”.

    These watches originally had thin arrow radium dials but were considered too dangerous, and ordered to be replaced with MoD when stockpiled so subsequently they were replaced with tritium dials.

    The solid steel case has integrated lugs which provided a durable construction along side the antimagnetic dust cap case to protect the caliber 283 movement.