Why am I writing this blog post? Quite frankly, I got back into Omega watches! "yay" This is a first since 2015. I still hate them for my own reasons but that does not make me not interested in them. ( Why I am in between omega, you will read somewhere in the future)
There are a million serial charts online from Omega, I am leaving the speedy out but I just stole this somewhere. I am not even going to refer to anyone because this is the info from Omega anyway.
- Serial numbers
This is just a guideline, years and serial numbers will always be within some degree of a margin. There can always be 2 up to even 3 year difference in between a case serial and a movement serial among all watchbands. We like to think of these manufacturers as 1 man operated old men watchmaker style things but they actually are big companies working with a make produce to stock model and use when needed.
2. Reference numbers
The most interesting part for me is the era of the 6-digit serial number. Somebody, please somebody send me an e-mail with the explanation for part 1 of this reference. I only see some kind of SKU model in this that only Omega and the lady from the Omega client service does understand.
The first 3 digits have an explanation though!
|1st Digit||2nd Digit||3rd Digit|
|1: Gent's Watch (on leather)||1 - Manual winding without second||1 - Non-water-resistant|
|2 - Gent's Jewellery Watch ( something fancy)||2 - Manual winding small second||2 - Non-water-resistant Calender|
|3 - Gent's Bracelet Watch (metal bracelet)||3 - Manual winding centre second||3 - Non-water-resistant chronometer|
|4 - Gent's Jewellery Bracelet Watch ( imagine diamonds and stuff)||4 - Manual winding chronograph||4 - Non-water-resistant chronometer calender|
|5 - Lady's Watch||5 - Self-winding without second||5 - Water-resistant|
|6 - Lady's Jewellery Watch||6 - Self-winding centre second||6 - Water-resistant Calender|
|7 - Lady's Bracelet Watch||7 - Self-winding chronograph||7 - Water-resistant chronometer|
|8 - Lady's Jewellery Bracelet Watch||8 - Electronic chronograph||8 - Water-resistant chronometer calender|
|9 - Quartz|
This chart however I did get from somebody! More info here.
3. Material stamp
Pre 1960 ( in reality 1962-63):
|Solid gold: OT/OJ|
|Gold cap: KO|
|DA||Yellow gold combination|
|DG||Pink gold combination|
Titanium and yellow gold combination
Hope this helps some people out there. Got questions? feel free to slide in the dm's on IG or slide in the mailbox!
X ya boy