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    Omega pocket watch - age??

    Hi all,

    On the road for work and picked this up at an antique shop along the way.. not going at present..









    Good buy or not a good buy?

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    Re: Omega pocket watch - age??

    You can estimate it's age by movement serial number Omega Serial Numbers By Year...
    Photos are blurry but it looks like it starts with 88, so it's around 1938
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    Re: Omega pocket watch - age??

    Quote Originally Posted by laikrodukas View Post
    You can estimate it's age by movement serial number Omega Serial Numbers By Year...
    Photos are blurry but it looks like it starts with 88, so it's around 1938
    Thanks.. I thought that might be the case but was wishfully thinking it might be older..


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    Re: Omega pocket watch - age??

    Another question..what is the case likely to be made out of? There are no silver marks etc that I can see..



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    Re: Omega pocket watch - age??

    Hard to say; could be a low-percentage silver alloy, but most likely is a non-precious alloy of silver-looking metals; sometimes referred to as silveroid or german silver.
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    Re: Omega pocket watch - age??

    Probably some kind of base metal alloy, such as german silver, silveroid, etc.

    This was common for railroad grade watches as the employees were generally required to buy and maintain their own watches. So the money was allocated more towards the movement and less to the case.

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    Re: Omega pocket watch - age??

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    Hard to say; could be a low-percentage silver alloy, but most likely is a non-precious alloy of silver-looking metals; sometimes referred to as silveroid or german silver.
    So is normal silver polish the way to tidy up the case?
    Last edited by anzac1957; September 28th, 2014 at 05:19.


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    Re: Omega pocket watch - age??

    "German Silver" is a very resistant quite ageless case material. It's not as soft as silver. If you remove the movement its no problem to polish with a maschine because its solid. You also can take just a silver polishcloth. You won't get it as shiney as silver or smooth as a stainless steel surface. Silverclothes reduce sulfur oxides this doesn't matter. It's just the mechanical polish effect. Personal I take usually a stuff made for metal parts for old cars if I polish this alloy. Personal I like a weak polish to get it clean with a smooth surface like less is more.

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    Re: Omega pocket watch - age??

    Quote Originally Posted by SilkeN View Post
    "German Silver" is a very resistant quite ageless case material. It's not as soft as silver. If you remove the movement its no problem to polish with a maschine because its solid. You also can take just a silver polishcloth. You won't get it as shiney as silver or smooth as a stainless steel surface. Silverclothes reduce sulfur oxides this doesn't matter. It's just the mechanical polish effect. Personal I take usually a stuff made for metal parts for old cars if I polish this alloy. Personal I like a weak polish to get it clean with a smooth surface like less is more.

    Kind regards Silke
    Thanks


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    Re: Omega pocket watch - age??

    Polished the case using Autosol metal polish and then the silver cloth.. has come up quite nice.. will post some pics later.. but next is to see if can get the movement ticking again..


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