It's hard to believe that this watch is 100 years old - it would be hard to differentiate it from a brand new watch when viewed in the jewelers' window! Close up inspection reveals micro scratches from light handling but that's about it.
The case was made by the renowned English case-maker Denison. Depress the almost unworn crown and the front cover springs open with purpose and an almost silky smooth damped action. The case back and internal dust cover both snaps shut tightly. There are no marks to be seen. The case back has an elaborate engraving and I suspect that originally this was initials that have been re-engraved to disguise them although I can't say for sure. All four separate parts of the case are numbered showing they were made as a set.
The dial is in exceptional condition with just a few specs of dust to hint it's not new. The black print is fully saturated and there are no hairline cracks. The colour of the blued steel hands is sublime. Signed Omega and Swiss Made. Small seconds sub-dial at 6.
The movement was made by Omega and is engraved as such together with a serial number that dates it to between 1916 and 1922 inclusive. Most likely about 1920. As you would expect it's in excellent condition and runs well.
This is a superb Omega half hunter just crying out to be worn on that special occasion.!
1920 Omega Half-Hunter Pocket Watch
Year 1916-1922 Case Metal Gold plate Back Metal Gold Plate Back Type Snap Diameter* 52.3 Power Manual Calibre 19SB
*mm excluding the crown