A friend of mine passed me this (her grandmothers, although I'm thinking there's a few greats in there). The engraving and dial text refer to a jeweler in Pembroke, Ontario (near Ottawa), and I originally figured it to be a american jobber watch, since there's no indication of "swiss" anywhere visible. However, when the serial turned up nothing close in any of the usual databases, I took the dial off and discovered it's actualy an Omega. So now I'm looking for information. The serial would date it to somewhere between 1895 and 1902, which is a rather large range. The patent number on the dial-side traces back to one filed by LOUIS BRANDT & FRERE back in 1895 (looks to be for the keyless works).
Does anyone have a more detailed serial list, or recognize the movement caliber?