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Hey Omegas fans ,
I want to make some question because i think i have something rare in my hands .
I have en old watch from Omega and the case is from Watch Star Case Company nr:8623228 .
It is made by 14 kt (karat ) gold and has the stamp of Star Case Company and the stamp of Omega . There is a date 1914 that make me thing its 100 years old .
I have it for along time from my grandfatherbut just some days i saw that then i google it and i saw that that is something special in that watch beacuse its made by gold ,its Omega 21 jewels and has some good stamps and dates .
What can you tell me more about this watch please ?

P.s. Im not sure if i atached photos because im using mobile phone not pc
 

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I'm not sure if I'm reading the serial number correctly (15323545) but that would put the Omega into the mid 1950s. Still a nice watch but 60 years rather than 100 years old.
 

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Hey Ray
I saw serial nr of watch now and there is a nr 5323845.before i wrote just the nr of case because that is from star watch case company from Usa and it was an famous company too .

Yeah maybe its from 1950 - 1960 i have no idea about watches so if uou can tell me anything more about this watch i will be so thankfull .

Regard from Sweden
 

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Well 5323845 is more like 100 years old. That would be around 1916 or so. The case serial numbers don't mean anything. It's the serial number on the movement that really counts. Check it carefully with a loupe and let us know. It's really hard to see from the photos. The case and dial look to me like the 1920s.
From the photo it looked like a 1 in front of the 5 which would make it a later model.
 

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This is the serial nr Ray . I think now it looks better , theres a date 1914 too but i have to krop so much photos to fit here so if is possible give me your email and i will send you more big photos .

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No better to keep it on the forum. I'd say from looking at the serial number and the case, the watch is probably just after World War 1. Nice Omega.
 

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The movement serial 5323845 would place production around 1918. The Star case is similar to styles used on US watches around the same period.
 

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Thank you very much for help , i really approciate that , and i would like to ask does it worth anything ? I mean its old brand watch ,gold, 21 jewellery , id like to know your opinion about price ?

Thank you and regards from Sweden
 

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On the matter of the case you say it's 14kt, but in having a better look at that caseback photo it looks to me like it may be a gold filled marking, not solid gold. What does it actually say there?

Thanks.
 

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This is case Gumby and i dont know if you can see there under Star Case company its 14 KT GOLD FILLED

Thank you sir
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Thanks. Yep, that's what I thought I saw. So it's gold filled, not solid gold.

Gold fill is a process wherein thin layers of gold are sandwiched around a much thicker brass core and bonded under pressure and heat. This produces a material that gives the look of gold but at a fraction of the price as it doesn't contain much gold. The gold layers are relatively thick compared to most gold plating, and they wear reasonably well, but gold filled cases do not carry the price premium of solid gold cases.

I also agree that this movement does not have a "normal" Omega pocket watch movement design I'm familiar with for the period, but I'm not by any means a specialist in that area. A better, close, look at the movement may assist in this. If it's not an Omega the production dates given will not apply.
 

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Ah ok sir , in this side and in watch in general im " tabularasa " but thank you for your explonation , it works perfekt its what it is , does it worth anything? Your opinion like somebody that understand those things

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Valuations aren't done on this forum - that's explained in one of the Sticky posts at the top of the forum.

In this case I really don't even know what this watch is. If it's an Omega movement it's not one I am familiar with. It does appear to be of good quality, though.
 

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I'm confused too. Doesn't look like an Omega calibre I'd expect to see from that era. Maybe ask the Omega company folks.
 

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I placed a link in the Omega forum to an Omega case and dial with this movement, its a snail regulator a few of the swiss companies produced movements with this regulator, you just dont see many around.
 

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Can't tell anything about the movement from those pictures. But the case is likely later than 1924, since is says "Gold filled" without a "Guaranteed XX Years" inside. That's when the law changed to remove those guarantees from watch cases.

Dial style looks earlier and more of a European style. My guess is that the watch is a put-together of dial, movement and case. I can't really tell which pieces go together.
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