Omega(?) Movement in Fahys Case
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    Omega(?) Movement in Fahys Case

    Picked this fellow up some months back and only recently gotten around to inspecting it.

    Looked like a relatively nice example. Thoughts, chaps and indeed, chapesses?
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    Re: Omega(?) Movement in Fahys Case

    What is the small mark next to the barrel gear?
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    Re: Omega(?) Movement in Fahys Case

    I'm an amateur, but I'm not convinced that the markings are genuine.

    The Omega stamp on the left is not perfect - and the word "SWISS" looks shockingly second-rate.
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    Re: Omega(?) Movement in Fahys Case

    I think that the movement is original Omega. Under the US laws of the time (pre-1930), I think that the country of origin had to be stamped on the movement. This may have been hand-stamped by the importer after the movement left the factory. The engraved "OMEGA" under the regulator and the logo to the right look correct to me. There is probably a serial number under the dial that would shed more light on the date of origin.

    Also, in those days it was fairly common for customers to just purchase pocketwatch movements by size and have them fitted to a locally made watch case by the selling jeweler.

    That may be what happened here, or it could just be a replacement case.
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    Re: Omega(?) Movement in Fahys Case

    Very nice old Omega.

    This looks like the Omega Labrador movement from around the turn of the last century.
    High quality with screwed in jewels set in chatons, non stepped cock with engraving.

    It has lost its micro regulator at some time, but a very good timepiece nontheless.
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    Re: Omega(?) Movement in Fahys Case

    I have a very similar watch, I'm trying to work out if it's my Granddad's or Great Granddad's Great Granddad died in 1926, so if it's after that it's Granddad's, if before probably great Granddad's.

    Mine still has the micro regulator, but is not in such good condition, it's obviously had lots of use.
    But it's probably a bit younger as the Fahys serial number is 6873428

    My question is are these jewellers marks interpretable?

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    Re: Omega(?) Movement in Fahys Case

    For some reason my images didn't display, maybe too big?
    I'll have another go smaller.

    Here's the movement. You notice that "Swiss" and the "Omega" stamp is identical.

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    and here's the case number

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    Re: Omega(?) Movement in Fahys Case

    Omega serial number is under the dial which will give you an approximate date of the movement.


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