Anybody know the significance of the star on the dial of my 1947 Omega? The inside of the caseback is both Omega signed and hallmarked for 18K/.750. I was asked this question and was stumped. :-s Thanks.
Thanks, Joe. BTW, here are pics of the movement and inside caseback. I should have included them above.on some models to denote watches that housed movements from the cal 26X family. The 30mm/cal 26X movements had been submitted to tests at the Kew- Teddington observatory and had won the highest marks for precision. So the star (which was either painted in Red or applied, as in your case) was a mark of high precision, etc....
For what ever reason, many of these we see now days originate from the South American market
My thoughts exactly, the style is just like a Portugieser = superb and beautifull.You can find the star later in the Constellation models, so Joe's explanation seems very credible.........anyway, very nice watch, reminds me of the modern IWC Portugieser.