SSIH eventually became the third largest producers of finished watches and movements in the world.
Omega has a long-established reputation for innovation and quality, which has led to numerous awards over the company's 150 year history, starting as early as 1900 with the Grand Prix at the Paris World Fair.
Hi Marty R, what I wrote above is no real surprise.
An extremely common question is someone wanting to know specifics about a watch they have or have seen.
These attempts come off sounding about as bad as trying to describe an exact car model by saying "I have a red Ford from the mid 1970's with a round steering wheel and black tires." Such vague descriptions usually match so many different models and styles that they accomplish nothing.
To get better results from trying to describe your watch to anyone, here are some tips: OMEGA keeps excellent records on all the watches they have made.
While the initial release of the database is still being filled in with details, the listings are not totally comprehensive.
You can us the "regular" Omega serial number list as the Regina watches are mixed in with the others, but don't expect anything that can be considered accuracy.
Often, the person will try to identify what they have by describing what it looks like.
But unfortunately, the most common answer to these question is that the description is so vague or ambigious that it is useless in identifying the watch enough to tell them any more than they already know.
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.
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.
Omega documentation* shows that: 1,000,000 = 1907-1910-1912 2,000,000 = 1904 - 1916 3,000,000 = 1906 - 1919 4,000,000 = 1910 - 1919 5,000,000 = 1916 - 1927 6,000,000 = 1923 - 1927 7,000,000 = 1920 - 1935 * Omega memo: From: Departement: Controle Central de Fabrication Bienne la 16 Fevrier 1970 Concerne Annees de fabrication Oh, please spare me any comments about what is published in "the book." Good luck, Kent That guy down in Georgia Darren: Although I haven't tried to analyze the data in depth, like Hamilton and, to some extent, Hampden and Seth Thomas, Omega may have pre-assigned huge blocks of serial numbers to different models or grades.