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Omega Vintage Military Stainless-Steel Reference 30T-2179/2 Manufactured Circa 1940s
We are delighted to offer this stunning example of the rare Stainless-Steel reference 30T 2179 manufactured circa the 1940s.
This example has the correct dial with time only and seconds hand for its movement serial number range.
Details And Description Of The 30T-2179/2
The “30” series of movements, of which the 30Ts is the most famous, was first manufactured in 1939. So accurate and reliable was this simple manual movement that it launched a whole family of 15 (and later, 17) jewel movements. The movement went through several evolutions, starting a rather bare-bones 15-jewel movement before being “upgraded” to a 17-jewel, shock-protected movement with a balance regulated with screws and fitted with a Breguet overcoil balance spring. After 1949, Omega changed their movement nomenclature, and the 30T2 became the 26x-28x series of movements, the final descendant of which is the cal. 286, whose manufacture ceased in 1966, right up to the advent of the quartz crisis. In short, almost every manual-winding Omega in this more than 25-year period, from Calatrava-style references to manual-winding Seamasters and Rancheros, all shared the same movement DNA. This sharing of the movement across broad model lines gives rise to a bewildering variety in terms of cases and dials, part of the attraction of collecting these ca. 30T2 models.
Though watches powered by the 30T2 were primarily civilian timepieces, both the US and UK militaries issued service timepieces outfitted with that movement. The most famous of these is the Omega CK2292, manufactured to the WWW (watch, wristlet, waterproof) specifications. Watches built to the WWW standard are known as members of the “dirty dozen”. The CK2292, first produced toward the end of WW2, was a watch with railroad markers, printed Arabic numerals, three hands, and (uniquely for a military timepiece) a white dial for legibility, especially at night. The watches, which pilots used to time the synchronized drop of payloads, were regulated to the specifications requested by the British government.
The condition of this vintage 30T is very good. The case has had a light polish in the past, but still retains strong equal lugs along with the brushed finish to the top edges finely defined.
The original cream dial has faded slightly, with the hour plot numerals and hands developing a consistent pumpkin colour enhancing the overall appearance of this vintage piece. The correct domed Hesalite glass is free of any scratches or marks.
The watch comes on a vintage-inspired NATO strap that is correct and compatible.
This stunning vintage 30T is accompanied by the Xupes presentation box.
At Xupes, we make choosing and buying a pre-owned watch a truly seamless and enjoyable experience. Every item is fully inspected, serviced and restored in our accredited service centre by our team of highly skilled watchmakers, using manufacturer-approved tools and equipment. If for any reason your watch isn’t to your complete satisfaction, you can return to us within 30 days and either obtain a full refund or exchange it for something else from our range; you’ll find details of our returns policy here. For your peace of mind, your pre-owned watch will also be covered by our 12-24 month warranty.
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