Omega HS8 Fleet Air Arm Pilots Wristwatch c.1943

Omega HS8 Fleet Air Arm Pilots Wristwatch c.1943


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Omega HS8 Fleet Air Arm Pilots Wristwatch c.1943

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

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

The Omega HS8s were all produced to the same standard specification as the RAF 6B/159 wristwatches, which included a white dial with black Arabic numerals, centre seconds and blued steel non-luminous hands.

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 wonderful Omega HS8 watch for sale was produced around 1943 at the heart of WW2. These watches are considerably rarer than their RAF 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 Omega HS8 for sale is in excellent condition having been recently serviced by our highly skilled and experienced horologist.
The dial is in beautiful condition with no obvious flaws or blemishes.
The wonderful blued steel hour and minute hands and crown are all correct to the original specification of the watch. The second hand is a period replacement, which is often found on these watches.
The chromed alloy mid-case is in lovely condition with some minor wear and tarnishing in places. The stainless steel case back has the correct Fleet Air Arm issue markings.
The beautiful Omega 30T2 SC calibre movement is in excellent condition and is currently running well and keeping good time.

The watch comes complete with a free six-month warranty, two new NATO straps and a handmade leather watch pouch.

Diameter: 32mm (exc crown)