Cyma HS8 Fleet Air Arm Pilots Wristwatch c.1942

Cyma HS8 Fleet Air Arm Pilots Wristwatch c.1942


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Very Rare Cyma HS8 Fleet Air Arm Pilots Wristwatch c.1942

These beautiful wristwatches were issued to the pilots and navigators of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War.

A large majority of the wristwatches supplied to aircrew of the Fleet Air Arm during this period were supplied by Omega, although Cyma also produced some early examples.

These watches are commonly referred to by their Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm stores reference number of HS8. The initials “HS” stand for Hydrographic Survey and the number “8” refers to a wristwatch.

The rare Cyma HS8 watch for sale was produced around 1942 at the heart of WW2. These watches are considerably rarer than their Omega counterparts and good original examples are seldom offered for sale.

As such, the watch for sale represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a superb piece of British WW2 aviation history.



The Cyma HS8 for sale is in wonderful condition and is one of the very best examples you could ever hope to find.
The champagne dial is in beautiful condition with no obvious flaws or blemishes.
The Breguet style hands would appear to be a correct variant for the Cyma HS8 and 6B/159, with the crown being a later day replacement.
The casing is in lovely condition with some minor wear and tarnishing commensurate with age. The stainless steel case back has the correct Fleet Air Arm issue markings.
The Cyma 15 jewel movement is in lovely condition and is currently running well and keeping good time.

The watch comes complete with a free six-month warranty, a newly fitted NATO strap and quality hand-made leather watch pouch.

Diameter: 30mm (exc crown)