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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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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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.
"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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