Antique Omega pocket watch, c1910s retailed by Dawsons, New Zealand.
The watch has a stem-winding movement which is working nicely. The movement is signed with the small Omega logo and it is all protected by an inner hinged cover.
The watch measures 50mm diameter excluding the winding stem and the loop. The case is nickel and the early Omega logo can be found inside the back cover. The front of the case is in good condition. There is some unevenness to the back.
The acrylic lens is in good condition.
The dial is signed with the name of the original retailer, Dawsons Ltd, Dunedin, NZ. Original blued steel hands, a subsidiary seconds dial and outer minute markers. There are a couple of short faint hairline cracks at the top of the dial.
David Stewart Dawson, born in 1849, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. After serving an apprenticeship, he founded a lucrative watch making and jewellery business in Liverpool, successfully tendering for a contract to supply Liverpool Police with watches.
Dawson subsequently set his sights further afield and advertised in the Australian press. The high volume of resulting sales persuaded Dawson to emigrate and in 1886 he set up Stewart Dawson & Co, Sydney with subsequent branches opening in major cities across Australia and also in Dunedin, New Zealand. The company became limited in 1907 and was sold in 1931.
The watch will be sent in a new presentation box.
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