Made in fairly limited numbers during the first few decades of the twentieth century, mens wristwatches did not receive widespread acceptance when first introduced. That changed with the eruption of World War I. In response to the need for Allied servicemen to have a more suitable way to access their vital timepieces, Swiss watchmakers created the first more widely used wrist-worn watches.
One of the few, prominent Swiss watchmakers who supplied the Allies with war-time wristwatches was Omega Watch Co., and they continued to build these officer style watches after the war.
Today's offering features one of these Omega watches. The silver dial with wonderful Art Deco style numbers is clean with previously updated luminous. The sterling silver case with its hinged lugs is better than excellent condition. The original rhodiumed Omega movement is clean, serviced previously a number of years ago by one of our watchmakers.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a vintage styled black grosgrain strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a 90-day international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Similar styled watches are published in Omega: A Journey through Time, pp. 107-111.
Celebrating humanity's supreme achievements and performances, from man's landing on the moon to the Olympic competitions, Omega watches have been prized for generations by those seeking the most precise timepieces in the world. Since its creation in 1848 by Louis Brandt, Omega has relentlessly pursued watchmaking perfection, earning worldwide honors and fame.
Worn on the wrists of celebrities Michael Schumacher, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Phelps, Ernie Els and anyone desiring to wear a watch of excellence, Omega timepieces rank with Rolex and other of the world's top Swiss firms.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 6,787,151
Year built: c. 1923
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Sterling silver
Case markings (inside): Omega, Swiss made, 0.925, 7113457
Case condition: Better than excellent
Dimensions: 30mm wide (excluding crown)
Dial: Silver, black painted dauphine style numerals, auxiliary seconds dial, previously updated luminous
Hands: Original, blued steel "cathedrals"
Movement type: Omega, manually wound, rhodiumed, 15 jewels, cut bi-metallic compensation balance
Movement markings: Omega Watch Co., Swiss, Fifteen Jewels, Adjusted two positions
Band: Black grosgrain, vintage styled, excellent condition
Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.