Original Omega Silver 0.800 Pocket Watch 1915
You are bidding on an all original, excellent open faced silver 0.800 Omega pocket watch made in Switzerland in 1915.
Dial: The white enamel dial has very clear black handpainted Arabic numerals and outer minute divisions. The dial has a subsidiary seconds dial at the six and is signed in the upper centre: “OMEGA”. The original bevelled glass is in perfect condition.
Movement: The high grade fifteen jewels, club lever escapement movement has a plain cock with polished steel regulator and blued steel over coil hairspring. The movement is decoratively signed: “Omega” and numbered: 7991579. The movement is in very good condition and working very well, however we cannot guarantee accuracy for an antique watch.
Case: The watch is lying in a silver 0.800 open face case in good condition. The outer side of the case is slightly rubbed engine turned with the monogram: 'TM'. The inner side of the case is hallmarked for silver 0.800 and is signed: “Omega” with its logo and is numbered: 8778905. The outer side of the cuvette shows different medals and is decoratively signed: “Omega, Bienne - Geneve”. The inner side of the cuvette is numbered with the same number as the case and is also hallmarked for silver 0.800.
Signed: OMEGA - Diameter: 48 mm - Swiss made - Circa 1915
Omega History: The watch making firm Omega was found in 1848 by Louis Brandt in Le Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. In 1880, it moved to its current location in Bienne, Switzerland. At the beginning, the company was not referred to as Omega. The name was later christened in 1894, when a watch model, the “Omega” was launched. Today, One of the world’s better known watch companies, they have been the official timekeepers for the Olympic Games, since 1932 and have also been supplying American and Russian astronauts with their “moon watch” since 1965 and 1975 respectively. The firm has been a member of the Swatch Group since 1983.