Omega “Weems” RAF MK VIIA Wristwatch c.1940

Omega “Weems” RAF MK VIIA Wristwatch c.1940

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Omega “Weems” RAF Mk VIIA Wristwatch c.1940.

These watches are extremely rare as only around 2,500 were issued to the RAF at the outbreak of hostilities during World War Two and many will have no doubt seen action during the early dark days of the Battle of Britain and beyond.

There were five manufacturers of these very special timepieces; Longines, Omega, Jager-LeCoultre, Zenith and Movado.

The Omega “Weems” watch was issued to pilots and navigators and features a moveable outer bezel which is set to the second’s hand to calculate longitude in order to aid navigation.

The Weems watch takes its name from Lt.Cdr P.V. Weems who was a well-known aviator, navigator and instructor at the Naval Officer School at Annapolis, Maryland, in the U.S.A.

Omega examples of these watches are extremely scarce and are very seldom offered for sale. As such, the watch for sale represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a superb piece of British WW2 aviation history.

 

The Omega “Weems” for sale is in wonderful overall condition.
The dial has aged beautifully with a lovely even patina.
As expected, there are several minor scratches and marks on the outer casing of the watch, which are commensurate with age.
The beautiful blue steel hands and crown are correct to the original specification of the watch. The locking crown is a later-day replica replacement.
The CK2129 movement is in excellent overall condition and is running well and keeping good time.

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

Diameter: 33mm (exc crown)