A very tradition pocket watch from Omega with its bold case with smooth curves and a dial to die for! Manufactured in Switzerland by Omega and made specifically to be retailed through G & T Young of Dunedin and Wellington in New Zealand (more about them later).
The dial is beautiful and little different from the day it was made. The porcelain is almost pure while with virtually no signs of ageing. No hairline cracks. Stylish Roman numerals with an outer minute railroad track all in saturated clack print. Gold coloured Poire hands with a small seconds hand located in a sunken sub dial at 6.
The case, probably made of nickel is in good worn condition with only a few dints in the rear. Opening it clearly displays Omega and a stamped case serial number which is repeated on the inside of the hinged dust cover. Opening this reveals the Omega movement that is also in great condition and running well. Stamped Omega but with no serial number so is likely to have been produced in the very early part of the 20th century.
G & T Young were highly respected jewellers and, at the time, we the oldest jeweller in New Zealand. Sadly they closed their door in 2009 however their retail premises remain and there is lots of history about them on the internet. Follow the links below for more information about them.
A lovely traditional Omega pocket watch from the early 120th century.
1920s Omega Pocket Watch
Year 1920s Case Metal Nickel Back Metal Nickel Back Type Snap Diameter* 50.5 Power Manual Calibre TBA
*Diameter excluding crown and bow.