The Vintage Wrist Watch Company
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company is located in PERSHORE, UK
Gents 1940s Omega bumper automatic wrist watch
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Gents 1940s Omega bumper automatic wrist watch. The watch has a 17-jewel bumper automatic movement, calibre 28.10 RA PC which was Omega's first automatic movement, and it is working nicely. The movement is fully signed and the serial number 10,699,357 dates it back to the mid 1940s (this particular calibre was in production from 1943 until 1949 when it was became the calibre 340). Early automatic movements such as this one relied on the rotor ‘bumping’ backwards and forwards between two springs to maintain the power within the movement. Later automatic watches have the fully rotational rotor. The watch measures 32mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the lugs. The case is stainless steel, model number 2402-1, which is correct for the calibre 28.10 movement. The shaped lugs are a particularly handsome feature. The back of the watch has a long service inscription... ARBED à son fidèle collaborateur Schiltz Joseph-Adolphe 1920-1940 Belva Arbed was a major Luxembourg-based steel and iron producing company with Belval being the home of the company's blast furnaces. The case has some age related marking, mainly around the edge of the case back which has subsequently left a bit of a gap as shown on the photos, but this is not very noticeable at all when the watch is together and being worn. The winding crown is a later plain repacement. The lens is in very nice condition. The signed dial is in its original finish with original feuille shaped hands, a subsidiary seconds dial and an outer minute track. A new leather strap has been fitted. The watch comes in a new presentation box. ALL OF OUR PRICES INCLUDE UK AND WORLDWIDE POSTAGE. All of our watches are checked over before listing, and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two to three minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch. We are a VAT registered company and all purchases are covered by Consumer Regulations. Credit / debit card purchases can be made over the telephone on 01386 750238 or you can proceed via the red Buy Now button on each listing page. Non-UK buyers are welcome but payment can be made by Paypal only. Please note that we are an on-line only business and do not have facilities for callers. Our offices are open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. With regards to appraisals / valuations, we receive a huge number of information requests each day and unfortunately do not have the manpower to deal with them all individually. Our advice would be to contact a local auctioneer for a full appraisal.
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company has clarified that the Gents 1940s Omega bumper automatic wrist watch (LA317487) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1940s
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This Gents 1940s Omega bumper automatic wrist watch is located in PERSHORE, UK