Dating a vintage omega watch
The used watch market varies over time and across countries.Even more critical is the condition of the watch you have.So a novice trying to describe the visible features will seldom mention anything that is sufficiently unique to tell one watch from another.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.
On older OMEGA watches, you may need a jeweler to open the watch to read the serial number off of either the movement or the inside of the back of the case.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.As of March 2004, OMEGA has added an outstanding feature on their official website.Their new OMEGA Vintage Information Database allows you to, after a brief registration, look up a lot of details on vintage models.While the initial release of the database is still being filled in with details, the listings are not totally comprehensive.
Model numbers are subject to change, can be different in different countries, and vary based on dealer swappable parts such as bracelets and straps.