Like many watch manufacturers, Omega uses a serial number system to keep track of when a timepiece was made and to mark its authenticity. During this period, they continued to make significant innovations, like the minute-repeating wristwatch, developed in 1892 in partnership with Audemars Piguet, and quite likely the first wristwatch of its kind. This new design with its four claws that pressed on the crystal, an integrated bracelet and chronometer movement also for the quartz models, which have a different standard for their chronometer certification of course was designed by Carol Didisheim and is still in the collection. All the major houses realised that commercial success would follow on from victories in the accuracy competitions held within the Swiss watch industry at the time and Omega achieved some spectacular results in this field, the most notable of these being the world precision record set for all categories at Kew Teddington in 1936. Although the design was updated during the years, the initial 1982 design is still clearly being followed. In retrospect, it was quite smart of Rolex to create their Oyster Perpetual Day-Date ref.
If you plan to check an older model, we advise that you get a jeweller to open the case for you to avoid any potential damage to the watch's inner workings. Dials were larger while the cases were made to be less of a focal point. The location of the number depends on the age of your timepiece, as the company has used several locations over the years. Unlike Rolex, which, almost uniquely, shuns its past and refuses to answer any queries regarding its past production, Omega still remains very much in touch with its vintage watches and those who now own them. Dozens of different models, case shapes and so on. As such the list would be much shorter without his efforts. Carefully package merchandise to prevent damage in transit.
This is probably the most common question watch collectors have. Even almost seventy years after the war ended, the cheaply produced aluminium cases on these models, used because steel was in such short supply at the time, stand as a grim reminder of just how tough things got for Britain during the depths of the crisis. Place the tiny screws to one side. In order to expedite your return, you must choose the appropriate reason code for your return on the packing slip. Today, largely because of the meteoric success of Rolex over the last two decades, the majority of the general public, who have no specialist knowledge but pass judgement on the basis of perceived image, would consider the latter to be the more desirable watches, but this was not always the case.
The companies are not to blame. Some of the gold dials had a satin-brushed finish, others had a sun-guilloché pattern or a cross-hatched dial. First of all, sorry for my bad English. The table below displays the serial numbers used in specific years up to 2008. With great deals for vintage Omega Seamaster dates on eBay, say farewell to unhappily feeling self-conscious about your tired old personal style. Navigate your Internet browser to a website that lists serial numbers for all Omega watches made since 1895.
Whether your Omega watch is a family heirloom passed from generation to generation or a special gift from years ago, you can date it by referring to its serial number. A certification that proofs the high accuracy of a movement. The Dauphin hands were used until the late 1960s. It is quite easy dating Vintage Omega Watches via the eight digit serial number of your watch. A big thank you to the collector of this beautiful Omega Constellation watches who wish to remain anonymous. Signature will be required for all orders.
. In 1952 they were awarded the Olympic Cross of Merit for their outstanding contribution to sport. Omega Constellation History The Omega Constellation watch was once the flagship in the Omega collection. In my opinion, the vintage Omega Constellation watch is most interesting between 1952 and 1970. In this way, we are able to personalize your visit to the Website. I also bought some Constellation watches myself as well through the years.
Complimentary 2nd Day Express Shipping: We want you to enjoy your item as soon as possible, therefore all orders will receive complimentary 2nd Day shipping unless otherwise noted. Founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt, Omega is one of the world's best-known and most respected watch brands. Write this number down and compare it to the charts on this website. The Elgin and Hamilton were dated by serial number, while the Gruen was dated by an inscription on the back. See my section on to learn how to get inside your watch. Its output was of the highest quality and we always offer a selection of immaculately presented vintage Omega watches for sale on this website. For those who are looking to date a Speedmaster, Please link here to compiled by Roman Hartmann and also hosted by myself again this table is also approximate and barring a more accurate table published by Omega is the best we have.
The coaxial was first offered in limited series in 1999. Similarly, the opening of a dedicated vintage Omega shop in Burlington Arcade, London, launched in conjunction with the factory in February 2008, has had a publicity benefit. Having successfully given the Seamaster a rubber O-ring gasket — optimising on the rubber gasket abilities in submarines used during the Second World War — to effectively keep water infiltration at great depths and varying temperatures at bay. Observatory of Geneva All gold Constellation models have the observatory of Geneva hand-engraved on the back. Rich Dials, Fancy Lugs One of the things that make the Constellation stand out — in my opinion — from the other Omega families of that time, is that the dials on these Constellation models were richly decorated.
Personalized, engraved or embossed products cannot be returned. When Louis Brandt passed away in 1879, he left the company to his two sons Louis-Paul and Cesar, who moved Omega to Bienne in January 1880. I would like to thank Frank N. Another vintage Omega watch classic that we always offer on this site is the Speedmaster. The pie-pan dials see photo below were commonly used in the vintage Omega Constellation watches. After the Great War ended, Omega continued to strengthen its position in the wristwatch market, creating some really beautiful, and superbly made, art deco models in the 1920s and 30s.
Sometimes it is easy to answer, and sometimes it is impossible. The dial and crystal go right to the edge and the lugs are smaller. If you're still not sure, you can also check the serial number with Omega themselves, who should be able to confirm whether it's authentic or not. The reason: There have been a lot of watch manufacturing companies that have come and gone over the years. This helps us to improve the way the Website works. We reserve the right to reject personalized items without providing reason. Since I mentioned the Rolex Day-Date anyway, it is interesting to know that a full gold vintage Omega Constellation with gold bracelet was a bit more expensive in those days than the Rolex Day-Date 1803.