Looks really can be quite deceptive as this pocket watch has the look and feel of a time piece dating back to the early 1920s yet it was manufactured in 1982! Railroad watches and their more decorative train watches were introduced in the 1890s when the industry realised that their watches needed to be not only robust but accurate too.
This watch is the official watch of the Turkish Railways TCDD (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları) and displays the magnificent German Henschel type 241 steam locomotive on the rear together with the emblem of Turkish Railways: a winged wheel with the crescent and star.
The case is in good condition with no dints, just small scratches from everyday use. The snap fit case-back is signed Omega on the inside.
The dial looks to be porcelain however is more likely to be metal painted white and is virtually unmarked. Naturally it has a rail track minute index! Saturated black Arabic hour numerals. Small seconds sunken sub-dial at 6 with a guilloche pattern of concentric circles. Blued steel leaf hands. Signed Omega and in red, TCDD and the Turkish Railways emblem. Original Omega crystal with the Omega sign etched in the centre, scratched but perfectly serviceable. Loop and original crown at 12.
Inside is a very clean example of the Omega 960 calibre. 17 jewels. Runs well and keeps good time.
Comes with a chain and small leather pouch.
To see a 1971 version of this watch turn to page 219 Omega A journey Through Time.
1982 Omega Railroad / Train Watch
Year 1982 Case Metal Not known Back metal Not known Back Type Snap Diameter* 47.8 Power Manual Calibre 960
*mm excluding loop and crown