What You Need to Know About Omega Watches6603864
Omega Watches: A Brief History
Omega SA is a high-end watch company primarily based in Biel/Bienne Switzerland. Omega is currently owned by the Swatch Group. The forerunner of Omega was founded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 by 23-year-old Louis Brandt. Following his death, his two sons Louis-Paul and César Brandt constructed one of Switzerland's largest watch businesses. They both passed away in 1903 and left the business in the hands of 4 young people, the oldest of whom, Paul-Emile Brandt, was not yet 24 but who ultimately became the great architect and builder of Omega. His influence would be felt over the next half-century. Omega is still one of the world's most recognizable watch brands these days.
As with other luxury watchmakers, Omega has a staggering quantity of models in various collections, which are updated regularly. Discovering a particular Omega watch can be a difficult job due to sheer volume, but don't be concerned, I will try to help you out. I have an affinity for Omega watches since my father gave me a 1971 Omega Seamaster Cosmic. When it was time for me to get my personal, a Seamaster was the all-natural option.
Omega styles watches for men and for women in 5 collections:
1. Constellation two. Seamaster 3. Speedmaster 4. De Ville 5. Specialties
If you're buying for an Omega watch, you'll usually find the initial 4 collections available on-line. As for the fifth, Specialties are exactly that... specialties (like Beijing 2008), so they are fairly uncommon. I would suggest learning about them on the Omega website prior to deciding to make a buy. Buying an Omega watch is a large deal, so you want to do your study and take your time unless you know Precisely what you're searching for.
Omega watches are identified by their Reference number, which is distinctive to every specific model for that given iteration, typically in an ####.##.00 format. For instance, two Speedmaster Professional watches might have various reference numbers based on the model year and the case, dial and bracelet colours. An auction website like eBay is a great location to find authentic Omega watches at good prices. However, as soon as you have identified a specific watch you might be interested in, I highly recommend copying the Reference quantity and visiting the Omega website search page to get a good identification on the auctioned watch.
Omega Watches With No Name
A practice that was discontinued some 20 years ago, was to on occasion omit the model series name on the face of the watch and merely use the Omega business name. When Omega developed a watch for a particular audience, then it would add the model series to the face. The Omega Railmaster is 1 such instance when it was launched in 1957, but the name has now stuck. Even these days, some Omega De Ville watches omit the De Ville name to keep the face much less cluttered and more elegant.