Item no.: WSN 1318
In 1938, Omega produced a steel pilot's watch fitted with a rotating bezel and a scale allowing flight times to be calculated. This watch was designed to be worn either on the wrist or, with the aid of a special strap, on the thigh so that the time could be read more easily by the pilot. The item in the accompanying photos which we have for sale is a limited-edition reincarnation of that earlier model brought up to date with some improvements. Specifically, it is a 40mm Omega "PILOT'S WATCH 1938", part of Omega's Museum Collection (Collector's Series Number One), with model reference number 5700.50.07. The original pilot's watch was not built to be water resistant and was fitted with a manually-wound movement, but this modern-day version has a water resistance of 50m and the movement is an automatic (self-winding) one which is C.O.S.C. certified as a Swiss chronometer.
This item comes with its very nice, glass-fronted presentation case made from aluminium and leather, all its papers/certs*, and a special brown calfskin leather strap, similar to that provided with the original model, which allows the watch to be worn around the leg.
(*The warranty card isn't dated.)
Some features of this watch are as follows:
- Steel casing, water resistant to 50m / 167 ft
- A bidirectionally-rotatable bezel with a reassuringly stiff but smooth movement, an interior flange and a luminous Superluminova reference marker
- Domed, ultra hard (scratch-resistant) sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment to make seeing the dial easier
- A matt-black dial with luminous Superluminova Arabic numerals and a small-seconds subsidiary dial
- "Poire squelette" hands filled with luminous Superluminova
- The Omega calibre 2200, a self-winding, rhodium-plated COSC-certified movement with Geneva-wave decor and 23 jewels
- A power reserve of 44 hours when fully wound
This watch is in very good condition indeed, and has also been fitted to a beautiful, new Hirsch brown leather strap.
Our Price and Guarantee
You could be the proud owner of this special, limited-edition Museum Collection Omega watch for the accessible price of £POA
However, the amount you actually lay out could be even less than this, because we may also consider your existing Swiss watch, if you have one, in part exchange. (If there's any possibility you might like to do a part-exchange deal when you visit us, please bring your watch in with its box and papers if you still have them!)
Also note that we now offer interest-free credit: please contact the shop for details.
For your peace of mind, we will guarantee this watch for a full 12 months from the date of your purchase.
To find out more
If you'd like to know more about this very interesting and very nice-looking watch, or indeed about any of our other pre-owned watches from the prestigious, recognised and celebrated Swiss brands in which we deal, please don't hesitate to call us on 0161 831 9649 (normal business hours, Mon-Sat inclusive). Alternatively, send us a message now.
The accompanying photos are of the actual item that we have for sale. Despite that, we would of course always suggest you call into our shop if you can: we think it'd even be worth a special trip into Manchester! There really is no better way to check out a watch that you might be interested in owning than to come and take a closer look at it. Inspect it, handle it, try it on for size and ask us about it! Of course, while you're here, you might also wish to browse our large collection of other watches. In any case, not only would you be very welcome, but you'll also be in the heart of Manchester's shopping district (we're located just off St Ann's Square) and there are plenty of places nearby to enjoy a coffee too, so why not plan a visit soon?
Here, you're typically able to browse around a hundred and fifty pre-owned Swiss watches that we have out on display, each of which has been carefully selected, based on its condition, from among the many more watches that we see and handle every day. (To a large extent, that's in effect what we do: we 'filter' pre-owned watches. Only the very best of what we buy in or receive in part exchange deals make it onto our display shelves and onto this website. The rest are sold on, for example to smaller dealers in the trade.)
With that many prime-condition, pre-owned Swiss watches to choose from, we probably offer you the best chance in the region of being able to find your next—or indeed your first—watch of the sort of calibre and in the sort of condition that you deserve; one of those purchases that leaves you feeling completely satisfied that you've chosen just right.
When enquiring about this particular Omega watch, please quote its unique stock/item number, which is WSN 1318, so we can more easily identify and locate the watch and its details for you. Thank you.
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