There are two challenges in watch collecting ,first find the watch, sometimes far harder than it sounds then secondly find the hard to find watch in incredibly hard to find condition.Its these ridiculous challenges that keep us up till all hours but the rewards when they come make it all worth while ,
So here I offer you one such watch ,
The omega cal 30 T2 15 jewel Movement is the famed movement used by Omega to meet the stringent criteria set by the British ministry of defense for the WWW watches ordered in the late 1940's for our front line servicemen .So the time keeping quality of the movement used in this piece is second to none . This early movement has the scarcer silver finish to it as you would hope for in such an early watch
Add to the famed movement a solid 33 mm 9 ct gold case signed by Montal made in England much scarcer than a Denison or even Shackleton case and hallmarked in Birmingham 1945 along with the completely original dial and hands and you have a really great piece.
The word admiralty can be seen engraved on the case back however unfortunately due to the passage of time not by the naked eye and I can't make out the rest of the engraving so I leave that mystery to another .
In any event a stunning piece fitted on a later strap with Omega gold coloured buckle
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