Omega serial dating movement
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.
By 1889, Louis Brandt and Fils became the largest producers of watches in Switzerland, with a production rate of of over 100,000 watches per year.
Through an economic crisis in the 1980’s the company merged with another large Swiss conglomerate, ASUAG, makers of Swatch, Longines and Rado, to create a new company ASUAG-SSIH.
Eventually this pairing fell on hard times and the company was taken over by a private group and renamed SMH, which still exists today.
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This is an unofficial history of the Omega Watch Company.
In that same year, Omega was awarded the Olympic Cross of Merit in recognition of its outstanding contribution to Olympic sports.
Both Brandt brothers died in 1903, placing the fate of the company in the control of four descendants, the oldest of whom, Paul-Emile Brandt, was only 23 years of age.
Rolex Omega Cartier Tag Heuer IWC Breitling Rotary Longines Piaget Other Makes Diamond Set Under 100 Rolex Omega Cartier Tag Heuer Rotary Longines Other Makes Diamond Set Under 100 Gold Pocket Silver Pocket Clocks Diamond Rings Rings Over 100 Rings Under 100Please remember that this is just an approximate guide and can not be used as a 100% accurate outlook as per how old your watch might be.
Should you require a more conclusive valuation of your time piece then please do not hesitate to To determine the approximate age of your watch, open the case and find the serial number, usually found engraved on the movement or the case back itself, then match it up with the list on this page.
The effect of the thickness and viscosity of lubricant on balance amplitude has been virtually eliminated, extending the planned service interval to around 10 years.
In practice, Omega's implementation of the co-axial escapement has not been without problems.
Cross reference the Movement number with the case number to find the time scale of when your watch was produced.