Omega 'Jumbo' Dress Watch

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SKU AS01278
SKU AS01278

Why We Love it

Like the course of human events, the history of everyday things is often marked by war. Tools and technologies we use every day were forged in wartime and repurposed for civilian use. Radar and sonar, programmable computers, nylon, jet engines, even the Slinky, were all developed during the Second World War and then employed in the civilian realm once the war had ended.

Watches are no exception. In the Second World War, the British Ministry of Defense saw the need for their armed forces to have durable timepieces that could withstand the rigors of combat while keeping accurate time. The "Watch Wristlet Waterproof," one of the Dirty Dozen produced by twelve watch manufacturers for general issue from 1945 to 1948, combined a spartan exterior with a robust, no-frills movement. Omega's contribution to the Dirty Dozen contained the redoubtable Caliber 30T2, an extremely dependable and reliable movement that would remain in production until the 1960s and play a great role in Omega's post-war success and reputation.

As Europe entered into the post-WW2 recovery period, the Swiss watch industry resumed production of fine timepieces after years of fulfilling defense contracts. In keeping with the austere designs of the military watches of the 1940s, the clean lines and ornamentation of the Art Deco style faded away to a more utilitarian aesthetic inspired by military timepieces. This resulted in beautifully clean and understated watches to suit the tastes of returning G.I.’s.

This watch, the Reference 2487, houses a Caliber 266, which used the Caliber 30T2 as a base. The Reference 2487 has a wide, open dial and a stainless steel case that, at 38mm, is a perfect size for the modern collector. With distinctive clawed lugs, the Reference 2487 will add a certain flair to any ensemble. 

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Omega 'Jumbo' Dress Watch

Omega 'Jumbo' Dress Watch

Sold
Sold
Omega 'Jumbo' Dress Watch

Why We Love it

Like the course of human events, the history of everyday things is often marked by war. Tools and technologies we use every day were forged in wartime and repurposed for civilian use. Radar and sonar, programmable computers, nylon, jet engines, even the Slinky, were all developed during the Second World War and then employed in the civilian realm once the war had ended.

Watches are no exception. In the Second World War, the British Ministry of Defense saw the need for their armed forces to have durable timepieces that could withstand the rigors of combat while keeping accurate time. The "Watch Wristlet Waterproof," one of the Dirty Dozen produced by twelve watch manufacturers for general issue from 1945 to 1948, combined a spartan exterior with a robust, no-frills movement. Omega's contribution to the Dirty Dozen contained the redoubtable Caliber 30T2, an extremely dependable and reliable movement that would remain in production until the 1960s and play a great role in Omega's post-war success and reputation.

As Europe entered into the post-WW2 recovery period, the Swiss watch industry resumed production of fine timepieces after years of fulfilling defense contracts. In keeping with the austere designs of the military watches of the 1940s, the clean lines and ornamentation of the Art Deco style faded away to a more utilitarian aesthetic inspired by military timepieces. This resulted in beautifully clean and understated watches to suit the tastes of returning G.I.’s.

This watch, the Reference 2487, houses a Caliber 266, which used the Caliber 30T2 as a base. The Reference 2487 has a wide, open dial and a stainless steel case that, at 38mm, is a perfect size for the modern collector. With distinctive clawed lugs, the Reference 2487 will add a certain flair to any ensemble. 

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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