1910-1919 Omega pocket watch
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    1910-1919 Omega pocket watch

    I found this watch in some of my Grandma's old things. Apparently it belonged to my Great-Grandfather.

    The serial number is 4252704, which according to Omega Regina pocket watches serial number index means it was made somewhere between 1910 and 1919. However i am not sure if it is actually a Regina or not.

    Here are some pics. Any additional info is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: 1910-1919 Omega pocket watch

    That is the case number. For dating you need the serial number from the movement.


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    Re: 1910-1919 Omega pocket watch

    not a "Regina" but an Omega also used by the railways
    from case number is around 1907/8
    regards enrico

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    Re: 1910-1919 Omega pocket watch

    It's hard to say much about it just based on the case and dial; those things were pretty generic. The real interesting bit is inside the second caseback, which should have a small gap somewhere around the edge for opening it. Inside could be anything from cheap functional 7 jewel knockabout movement to a top end Railroad grade movement. Since it says "Omega" on the dial, it's probably an Omega movement from the Omega 19 family; Regina was actually a separate company that merged with Omega in the early 20th century, and seems to have been most common in Canada.
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    Re: 1910-1919 Omega pocket watch

    Thanks a lot you guys. I finally managed to get the case open. Rob you were right there was a small edge to open it.

    Here's a picture inside. The serial number of the movement is 4252704

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    Re: 1910-1919 Omega pocket watch

    Are you sure that is the serial number of the movement? I can't see the movement serial number in that photo (though I can see that number on the cuvette) which leads me to think it will be under the dial - which is where the earlier Omega's were marked.


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    Re: 1910-1919 Omega pocket watch

    Ahh i just realized the two numbers i posted are the same... However, i am not going to remove the movement to view the number. It's a bit too much of a hassle and i don't have the correct tools (or experience) to do it safely.

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    Re: 1910-1919 Omega pocket watch

    No worries; it's a pretty standard Omega 15j watch from the early 20th century. A serial number would allow us to give you a more specific date, but its not all that important in the grand scheme. These Omega's were produced in the hundreds of thousands. They're solid workhorses that are easy to fix for a competent watchmaker, with lots of spare parts available. A service, a polish, and you've got a heirloom that'll be functional for another hundred years.
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