Rare Omega Helvetia Military Style Chronograph 1940s Val; 23

A seriously Rare Omega Helvetia Military Style Chronograph 1940s Val; 23 in fine original condition.
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Description

This Rare Omega Helvetia Military Style Chronograph 1940s Val; 23 is  fine example of this rarely seen model and one that we do not expect to see another of ,  anytime soon.

*** No Longer Available ***

Omega owned Helvetia , with the word Helvetia loosely translating to “Mother Switzerland” –  “Ms. Switzerland” & with another sub brand of Omega’s being their Patria ….. meaning ‘Father , Father Of’ ……………. Omega had it covered to show clearly the early meaning behind their early brand names and their lineage.

If this exact watch , same movement , case and dial bore the Omega Ω logo and name ………. it would sell in any specialist outlet for au$4,900 ~ $5,900+ ……….. with zero differences’ ….  only the name on the dial ……… with one reason being that not a great deal of people are aware that Helvetia made some truly high quality wristwatches from just after the inception of mens watch moving from the pocket to the wrist up to the 1960s.

This seriously Rare Omega Helvetia Military Style Chronograph 1940s Val; 23 is one such example.

Beautiful font to the Helvetia name ,  original and beautifully lumed syringe hands , black chronosweep and register hands.
Large registers with bug eye effect ,  Arabic numerals at every second mark and original dial surface ……… what is there to not like about this handsome dial !

The watch is currently {6/8/18} having the crystal replaced and is being professionally serviced and will be sold with our complimentary warranty.
Minimal signs of age to the dial and case and remains in. great original condition …….. in every aspect

The 35m stepped case remains in good / unpolished condition and features a very solid sturdy case and lugs.
Both Helvetia and their parent company ,  Omega ,  having provided watches to various armed forces during most wars {plenty of those} during the 20thC ,  from WW1 WW2 Korean war and the Malaysian confrontation {British air wing/paratroopers}.

At the time of writing , we also have in stock a Helvetia time only watch which was issued to some US armed forces ,  as per the back stamp.

This Rare Omega Helvetia Military Style Chronograph 1940s Val; 23 dating from the late 1940s ~ early 50s has an obvious military aesthetic though we are undecided as to whether it was issued to any nations armed forces yet regardless ,  it is a class act and will no doubt appeal to those that enjoy a military watch aesthetic.

The jewel in the crown ,  15 jewels in fact ,  is the top end Valjoux Cal; 23 movement !
Which remains in excellent condition in all aspects and running and functioning beautifully.
With the same movement found in numerous major Swiss watch brands selling for 3 and 4 times the price of this Omega Helvetia , the Rare Omega Helvetia Military Style Chronograph 1940s Val; 23 really does offer genuine value at our selling price.

Fitted with a black croc skin leather strap which can easily be changed if required.

We have added some images of a couple of other fine quality Helvetia {in the au$7k to $14k range} to highlight some of the  range of quality  Helvetia vintage watches available  ~  yet must stress all are very difficult to source ,  with this Rare Omega Helvetia Military Style Chronograph 1940s Val; 23 being the only example we have sold !

Please email with any enquiries.
Further images added ASAP.