1939 Omega with Two Tone Dial and Arabic Numerals Cal 30T2 Model 2180 in Stainless Steel

Product Code: AWCOM3879

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This Watch

We have here a very exciting Omega 2180 from 1939.  The off-white dial has a silvered chapter ring which creates a fantastic two-tone effect.  There is some aging to the dial which gives no doubt to its originality.  The dial has black, painted, Arabic numerals and at 12 o'clock sits 'Omega' and the famous Omega logo.  The minute tracking is marked by pips.  At 6 o'clock is a large subsidiary seconds dial.  Alpha hour and minute hands round off the dial and create a nice sense of symmetry.

The 35mm, stainless steel case is sleek and the straight, angular lugs could be easily mistaken for a 1960s design.  Inside is Omega's famous, mechanical manual wind 30T2 caliber, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired the watch on a brown suede strap, but with a face like that, it can wear anything.


Extra Points 

Founded by Louis Brandt in 1848, Omega started out as La Generale Watch Co., an unassuming, but international business. It wasn't until 1885, when the company had been taken over by Louis' sons, that the first mass-produced caliber, the Labrador, was released. By 1903, the company had renamed itself Omega and only two years later were they the official timekeepers at many sporting events across Switzerland. Omega stepped onto an international stage in 1932 as the official timekeepers at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the first of over 20 Olympic Games. Omega were one of the 12 companies, now known as the Dirty Dozen, commissioned to produce watches for the British Military during the Second World War. One of Omega's most iconic watches, the Seamaster, was introduced in 1948 to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Over 70 years later, it is still one of Omega's best selling watches. Omega made headlines in 1962 when Wally Schirra wore the Speedmaster as part of NASA's first crewed spaceflight programme, making the Speedmaster the first watch to enter space. It was only a few years before the Speedmaster became the official chronograph for the American space missions and was worn by Buzz Aldrin as well as the Apollo 13 crew. Omega are still involved with NASA and have been instrumental in creating vital pieces of equipment for space exploration. Omega's reputation continued to soar in the 1990s with Omega Seamaster worn by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. As well as post-1995 James Bonds, Omega has been worn by the likes of Elvis Presley, John F. Kennedy, Prince William, Rory McIlroy, Ringo Starr, Michael Phelps, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.

Fully serviced by us in our on-site workshop and comes with our 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.

What we think

For a watch of this age, we would recommended that it is considered for occasional use, once or twice a week. This is largely because watches of this age weren't built to deal with modern life. They do not have dust proofing, shock absorption and are easily magnetised. Please do try and keep the watch away from magnets such as computers, phones, speakers etc.

About as good a vintage, pre-owned Omega as you will find and if you're looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example.  This is a watch for the ages and a perfect fit for a first-time buyer or a seasoned watch collector.

Spec Stuff

Serial : 994****
Reference : 2180
Movement : 30T2
Age : 1931/1940
Specific Age : 1939
Case Size : 35.5mm 
Case Thickness : 9mm
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12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1939 Omega with Two Tone Dial and Arabic Numerals Cal 30T2 Model 2180 in Stainless Steel