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hi, this is my first post.
recently my wife's granfather died, and we were left his omega pocket watch.
i was just wondering if it would be possible to get some information on it.
age, history etc.
value isnt important as has more sentimental value than monetary value.

i have looked on the case and seen a number 5394086 and a letter k,
and in side on the working bits (sorry dont really know the techincal terms) i have seen the number 4597030, it also has 4 letters, im not sure if its fs ar or fa sr as it is writen like this
f s
a r with a pattern underneath.
it also says swiss made.
any info on history and age would be fantastic.
im sure i remember her grandfather saying it dated back to ww1, but i dont know.

thank you

sog's
 

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Take some pictures and post them here, I'm sure some guys can help.
 

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ok will do, will post them here when i can. any rough estimates on what i have written so far, age wise? or is there any more info i could give?
 

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Looking at Omega's list of movement & case numbers, it seems that case numbers in the 5-million range covered the period 1913--1918, and movement (the working bits) numbers in the 4-million range covered the 1910--1915 period.

*If* those numbers may be relied upon, that might give you an idea, but I couldn't say for sure.

If you could find a reputable local watchmaker, specialising in old pocket watches, that would be good.

Also, if it's been lying unused for some time (or in any case), I wouldn't recommend running it for any length of time without having it properly serviced (by an expert). It could cause damage to the movement.

and we'd love to see some pictures :)
 

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The dating is probably about right.

PW's are not very sought after but historically interesting and unless the case is 18K the value is quite low but of course it matters not for an heirloom.

Would love to see pics of it though.

Here's a silver half hunter of mine from the same period.





 
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