This is a truly ground breaking watch for one very special reason, it was the first production Omega Automatic watch ever made. The calibre 28.10 launched in September 1943 just four months after the calibre 30.10, the designations been around the size of the movements.
The watch was a remarkable piece of watch making were conceived by Charles Perregaux and were not only revolutionary being self winding but also operated at a higher frequency of previous watches, giving improved accuracy. These watches had a power reserve of 42 hours when fully wound and could be wound both manually or when worn.
The design of the ‘bumper’ movement (with an oscillating weight moving between two springs, hence the name bumper).
This example dates to around 1944, the stainless steel case has a screw back (very rare for the period) and has a military style dial with luminous markers and hands. The dial is totally original (unlike so so many), although it shows some light patina this only adds to the pieces uniqueness and individuality.
This is a rare opportunity to own one of the first automatic watches ever made by Omega, there are very few original and unmolested examples left out there and even fewer with this military style dial configuration with screw back case.
Completely original the dial and case show age related wear
Stock number 381
General notes on our watches and terms
1.Waterproof please note under no circumstances should any vintage timepiece be regarded as waterproof regardless of the manufacturing specification at the time of manufacture
2.Precision Please note that some of the pieces we handle are over 100 years old and do not perform like some modern watches. Part of the attraction is the requirement to hand wind many of these time pieces on a regular basis.
3.Servicing, just like a vintage motor car a mechanical watch will require regular maintenance our suggestion would be once every few years should suffice but please feel free to contact us with any specific queries relating to an individual piece.
4.Returns when purchased on line any item can be returned by recorded delivery at the buyer’s expense and risk within 14 days of receipt to The Watch Collector.17London Road South. Poynton.Cheshire.SK12 1LA
5.Gaurantee, all products are guaranteed for a period of 90 days for mechanical defect. This guarantee does not cover misuse or neglect and is invalid if the case back has been opened in any way. please see note 1 regarding water ingress