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It's not often that you come across an Omega half hunter that dates back to the very early days when Omega was formed. Quite distinct is the exceptional quality of the movement. Whilst it is not marked with a serial number or manufacturers stamp it's likely to be either a very early NN quality Omega chronometer or more likely a Labrador movement. Labrador was one of the companies owned by the Brandt brothers that came together to form Omega. Most of their watch movement production was of this very high standard, higher that 95% of Omega movements.


The watch is housed in a solid silver (0.935) case which was manufactured for Omega in Switzerland. There are very few marks and it is in very good condition for a 130 year-old antique. The front  is characterised with a central window through which the hands can be seen. It is marked on the hour with Arabic numerals with a railroad track inner. This means you can tell the time without opening the front. Depress the winder and the watch lid springs open. On the underside it is hallmarked for Swiss silver.


The back of the case snaps open and is hinged. It is also fully hallmarked for Swiss silver and is marked Omega. This reveals the solid silver hallmarked dust cover. Once again this snaps open and is hinged.


The watch has a beautiful enamel dial which is in exceptionally nice condition. It's virtually unmarked and has no hairline cracks. It has Roman numberals that are richly saturated in black. The Poire hands are silver. There is a small seconds sunken sub-dial at 6. Railroad track outer. The crown-stem and bale are original and solid silver. The crown is also original.


An indication of the quality of the movement is the presance of 4 double screwed solid gold chatons which can be seen in the last picture and a swan neck micro regulator. The watch runs well and is about 25 seconds fast per day face up. 

1895 Omega Half Hunter Pocket Watch

SKU: 24002po-si-ma
  • Year  1895
    Case Metal Solid Silver 0.935
    Back Metal Solid Silver 0.935
    Back Type Snap Hinge
    Diameter 48.5mm
    Power Manual
    Calibre TBA


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