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This is probably the most common question watch collectors have.
Sometimes it is easy to answer, and sometimes it is impossible.
Whether your Omega watch is a family heirloom passed from generation to generation or a special gift from years ago, you can date it by referring to its serial number. Thankfully, independent watch retailers provide lists of serial numbers to help you date your watch.
The company offers an official document called an "Extract of the Archives," but as of April 2011, this service was not available to U. Navigate your Internet browser to a website that lists serial numbers for all Omega watches made since 1895.
It will NOT tell you the actual date the watch was acquired...
many watches spent years in warehouses before being sold... If there are some letters incoroporated in the serial number (common with Hamilton and Elgin) your watch was probably made AFTER the last date on the chart.
There are several ways to get an idea of when your watch was made.
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The 1940's watch styles were very similar to the styles of the 30's. A few years following the end of WWII america entered a period of prosperity, economic growth, and technical advancements in electronics and science. Many (but not all) watches were affected by the vision of the future. 1960's watches were a little bigger than they had been before.
As you can see from some of these examples, bold and fancy was back in style! Hands got a little wider and came to a sharper point.
Write this number down and compare it to the charts on this website.