Dating my omega watch
It will NOT tell you the actual date the watch was acquired...
many watches spent years in warehouses before being sold... If there are some letters incoroporated in the serial number (common with Hamilton and Elgin) your watch was probably made AFTER the last date on the chart.
I am slowly adding serial number tables to this site. With the exception of BULOVA, the numbers on the inside and outside of the CASE ITSELF are ONLY for identification purposes - they mean nothing.
Serial number records are available for many of the old pocket watch companies like AM Waltham, Elgin, South Bend etc. The number you need is the serial number stamped on the MOVEMENT (i.e the inner workings).
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. Thankfully, independent watch retailers provide lists of serial numbers to help you date your watch.
: In the 1950's Bulova incorporated a symbol system to date the watches they manufactured.
Founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt, Omega is one of the world's best-known and most respected watch brands.
Based in Switzerland, the company produces stylish and beautiful timepieces for men and women.
Cross-reference your serial number with the ones listed to obtain an approximate date for the watch's production.
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