The serial number on most current OMEGA Seamaster models is laser etched in very small type on the back of the lug closest to the 7 o'clock position on the watch. Some newer Titanium models have it on the back of the lug closest to the 11 o'clock position. OMEGA reports that they do not always put the serial number in the same place. Date Omega pocket watches by the serial number on the movement. HOME ABOUT US ONLINE BOUTIQUE GEMOLOGY APPRAISALS SELL YOUR JEWELRY JEWELRY EDUCATION GLOSSARY. Serial numbers can be used to date your pocket watch. Scroll below to view the serial number date chart. YEAR: SERIAL NUMBER: 1895: 1,000,000: 1896: 1,150,000.
Each Omega watch has a seven-digit or eight-digit serial number etched somewhere on it. For most Omega watches, the watch’s serial number is in fact the movement serial number, which is etched on a bridge of the internal movement. Omega speedmaster serial numbers. Find the approximate year your vintage omega speedmaster was produced by its serial number. Disclaimer: serial number dating is not a 100% accurate way to date your watch, but is generally accepted to be accurate within 6 to 12 months. This is not a means of authentication. Make sure everything is spelled correctly and evenly spaced on the dial. Does the design show.
The serial number of your watch is engraved on the case at the 6 o'clock end between the lugs. You will need to remove the bracelet/strap to see it. The model reference is engraved in the same place at the 12 o'clock end. As of August 2010, serial numbers for new Rolex watches are randomized, making it impossible to use the numbers for dating purposes.
Recent Omega watches usually carry their serial number somewhere on the back but they will be in extremely small laser-etched digits requiring a magnifier to read. Older Omega watches may only have the serial number on the inside of the watch, requiring a jeweler to open it for you.
The serial number of your watch is engraved on the back of the case.
One of the questions that frequently gets asked is what the approximate date of manufacturer of an Omega Chronograph is based on it's serial number. There have been a number of charts similar to this on published in various publications in one form or another through the years. This chart is in no way a substitute for contacting Omega Vintage Information with the Serial Number of an Omega movement and requesting information as it is a very inexact guide (perhaps as close as +/- 1-2 years). However it is potentially useful for narrowing down the vintage of Omega Watches. For those who are looking to date a Speedmaster, Please link here to a more up-to-date and more specific table for dating Speedmaster Serial Numbers compiled by Roman Hartmann and also hosted by myself again this table is also approximate and barring a more accurate table published by Omega is the best we have.
Note: The above list may prove potentially useful for determining the approximate age (perhaps as close as +/- 1-2 years)of an Omega watch via cross-referencing it's serial number with the date in the table above. Remember that watches were not necessarily sold in order or sold close to the date of manufacturer. Omega started utilizing ETA Calibers by 1980, those serial numbers may or may not be accurate within this table..
I would like to thank Frank N. for his input and additions to this list. Much of the information after 1970 are from sources he has developed. As such the list would be much shorter without his efforts..
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