This is an excellent example of a very early Omega pocket watch probably dating from the 1890s. 

 

As is often the case with early Omega pocket watches the brand name Omega doesn't appear on the dial. It is made of unmarked porcelain and is free from hairline cracks. Black Arabic numerals. Small seconds sunken sub-dial at 6. Gold coloured Poire hands.

 

The case was made by Fahys in Maniuk, New York, USA. and the stamped trademark would date it from about 1892. Omega would have exported the movements to the USA to be combined with locally made cases. Fahys were highly respected watch case-makers and continued in business until 1931. Over the years the case has picked up some minor marks but it remains in excellent condition with few signs of wear. The hinged case-back has a Guilloche finish with a central cartouche engraved with the letter B. Opening the hinged case-back reveals a hinged dust cover and this is marked Fahys. 10k gold plated. The wear on the knurled crown (winder) is also low.

 

The early Omega movement is without a serial number so is difficult to date accurately but it's almost certainly original to this case. The Omega logo appears on the balance cock. The watch runs well gaining about 2 minutes per day.

1890s Omega Pocket Watch

SKU: 22004po-gp-ma
£575.00Price
  • Year 1890s
    Case Metal Gold plate
    Back Metal Gold plate
    Back Type Hinged
    Diameter* 50.3
    Power Manual
    Calibre Unknown

    *mm exclusing the crown