8 / 10
Extremely well preserved
The present watch is extremely well preserved, with all its parts conform.
The amazing feature of this example regards its dial having aged beautifully over time with a very unique patina.
The case is sharp and unpolished. As confirmed by OMEGA, the current reference 2384/11 was produced in May 1949 and delivered to Switzerland.
The main difference with the military version regards the dial with non-radial numerals.
About the model
OMEGA’s reference 2384 was produced for both civilian and military (reference 2179) purposes in the early 1940s, and its overall design upholds those basic tenets of early military watch specifications.
Designed with an elegantly simple and legible luminous dial with sweeping center seconds to avoid clutter, a screw-down caseback, and a brushed steel case rather than polished steel. The syringe hands are seen on other military wristwatches of the era; however, the radial numerals are quite unusual and distinguish the military version.
The watch is fitted with the famous calibre 30T2, also used in the “Dirty Dozen” military watches issued to U.K. armed forces.