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Omega 1953 RAF Fat Arrow Chronometer

Ref: LA47414

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Description

A 1953 Omega 'Fat Arrow' R.A.F issue chronometer wristwatch. An extremely rare military wristwatch in great condition. There were 5900 of these watches issued to R.A.F pilots and officers in a span of one year only, 1953. The dial was originally made with a substance called Radium which turned out to be radioactive when stored in large quantities. The Ministry Of Defence subsequently recalled these watches to change the substance on the dials to Tritium, hence the circled 'T' underneath the Omega logo on the dial. These rare watches are easily identified by the 'Fat Arrow' on the dial as opposed to the 'Thin Arrow' on the majority of military watches. The watch is complete with the anti-magnetic inner case cover that made sure the timekeeping was unaffected by the various magnetic items a pilot would come into contact with. Case back is marked with a broad arrow, NATO codes and batch/order numbers.

Case width 37mm.


Declaration

Kembery Antique Clocks Ltd has clarified that the Omega RAF Fat Arrow Chronometer (LA47414) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1953.

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