This Omega is well over one century old and still alive and kicking! Omega’s reputation as one of the greatest watchmakers was built by manufacturing great pocket watch movements. Pocket watches are a great parts of Omega’s history. This example has a white enamel dial and a silver case with rose gold filled case edge and engine turned caseback. The movement it a in-house 15 jewel movement. Although this watch accumulated some scratches and dents in it’s lifetime. This watch has been completely overhauled with a modern unbreakable mainspring installed, so its ready to be worn by it’s future owner.
Dial: very good enamel dial, no chips, some extremely faint hairlines.
Case: good, some dents in the case side
Crown: original crown, signed with logo
Crystal: original mineral glass crystal
Movement: Omega in-house movement, recently overhauled, running well within 1 minute in 24 hours, sold with 12 months warranty
Some background information on Omega
Omega Watch Co was founded in La Chaux de Fonds in 1948 by Louis Brandt, under the name La Generale watch Co. The company collected watch parts manufactured by craftsmen in the region and assembled then into complete watches. The company started to focus on industrializing the manufacturing of watches and making parts interchangeable. In 1894, the caliber 19 was launched. Soon after, this calibre was named Omega, the letter that stands for perfection in the Greek Alphabet. in 1903, the decision was made to sell al watches produced by the company under the name Omega.
In 1903 Omega was employing well over 800 employees and producing over 240.000 watches a year, making it the biggest Swiss watch manufacturer of that era. Omega won numerous medals for precision timekeeping in chronometers trials. As a result from these achievements, Omega was appointed official timekeeper for the 1932 Olympics. In 1948 the Seamaster was introduced, followed by the Constellation in 1952, the Speedmaster in 1957 and the De Ville in 1960.