London, South Kensington
16 July 2003
OMEGA: A MILITARY STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH
signed Omega, circa 1945.
nickel finished 15-jewel lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance with blued overcoil hairspring, silvered dial with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, luminous blued steel hands, case with screw back engraved BU.AERO U.S.NAVY Ser No 19743, case, movement and dial signed, 35mm.
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The issue watch mark BU.AERO U.S NAVY stands for, Bureau of Aeronautics (under the auspices of the US Navy), 1921-1959, refer Z.M.Wesolowski, A Concise Guide To Military Timepieces, London, 1996, p.15.
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