An interesting turn-of-the-century Omega pocket watch retailed by Dyson & Sons, Leeds, UK.
The pocket watch is in excellent overall condition. There are no hairline cracks in the enamel dial and no dents to the case. The dial retains its white colour (not the slight shade of blue in the pictures) and the black printing remains very dark and saturated. The hours are represented by Roman numerals and there is a railroad track minute outer.Blued steel Poire hands. There is a sunken small seconds sub-dial at 6. The dial is marked Dyson & Sons, Leeds.
Inside the caseback, there is the official warranty note from Dyson stating the was repaired by them (repair number 3406) with a one-year guarantee. Behind this, the case is stamped Omega.
John Dyson & Sons, Watch Makers to the Admiralty were established in 1865 as jewelers in Leeds and would have negotiated with Omega to have their name on the dial as part of the deal to sell Omega watches. They have since ceased trading however their building still stands with the famous Dyson clocks for all to see. (See the pic courtesy of Google Street View).
The case has a gunmetal finish and displays some age-related wear although considering the watch is over 100 years old it is slight! Opening the hinge back reveals a hinged dust cover. The movement is the Omega calibre 17NN L7J and has a small Omega stamp.
An excellent pocket watch with an interesting heritage.
1909 Omega Pocket Watch
Year 1909 Case Metal Gunmetal Back Metal Gunmetal Back Type Hinged Diameter* 47.3mm Power Manual Calibre 17NN L7-J
* Excluding the crown