This unusual Omega was made by Omega in Switzerland and sold to the Swedish government that would in turn sell the watches on to the Swedish public. This scheme was to boost the Swedish economy during and right after ww2.
First impressions of this watch is a little dubious; someone has with a sharp item removed the old luminous compound with great enthusiasm happily scratching the dial in the process. The hands have some badly applied luminous compound and the minute hand has been damaged. I am starting to think that I have bought a rotten egg.The case back is stamped Omega SuveränThe watch is running and the timegrapher result is not as bad as I was expecting Eureka the movement is in great condition.Taking the movement out of the case the minute hand’s luminous compound falls out leaving the hand even more deformed.The movement with the cap jewels taken out.Setting mechanism on the dial side.Ratchet wheel, crown wheel and balance taken out.The barrel bridge and train bridge removed.I notice that there is random use of transparent jewels on the bottom plate. I have never seen that before on a Omega. Old mainspring in the barrel.Nice clean parts ready to be put back together.New mainspring in the barrel.I test that the balance moves freely.Movement back together ready for the balance.I adjust the beat error on the balance since there is not regulator on the balance cock.Nice performance for a 70-year-old watch.I decided to do my best to improve the looks of the dial rather than sending the dial of for a total restoration. I have applied new luminous compound on the letters of the dial, I decide not to use the aged look as this job is difficult enough to get right as it is.I manage to reshape successfully reshape the minute hand.Movement goes back in the case looking incredibly good for a 30T2.I’m very happy I decided not to fully restore the dial!You surly won’t have any problems reading these numbers in the dark.I’m a Eterna guy, but every once in a while I’m tempted to wear something else;)