If you would like to post a question just, fill in the form below. Hi, Please can you help me to identify if this Omega Seamaster 18k watch that was given to me, after my Nan past away in 1975 when I was 12 is Genuine? Omega manual waterproof - what year and likely caliber? Characteristics: CARRURE LUNETTE PLAQUE OR G 20 MICRONS FOND ACIER INOXYDABLE OMEGA WATCH CO FAB. The minute jumps several minutes when the watch is jolted or shaken Hi. The minute jumps several minutes when the watch is jolted or shaken. I just bought my first Omega, it's a the Seamster Automatic 563 (166.002) and it's in decent shape with all the correct interior markings, and serial number. Omega Seamaster Constellation STAINLESS/ 14K GOLD FILLED BAND I am looking for some links to repair the band.
Knock-off reproductions vary in quality and detail with some so close in design to the original watch that the case back must be removed and the movement examined in order to verify the watch’s authenticity.
When Louis Brandt passed away in 1879, he left the company to his two sons Louis-Paul and Cesar, who moved Omega to Bienne in January 1880.
By 1889, Louis Brandt and Fils became the largest producers of watches in Switzerland, with a production rate of of over 100,000 watches per year.
During this period, they continued to make significant innovations, like the minute-repeating wristwatch, developed in 1892 in partnership with Audemars Piguet, and quite likely the first wristwatch of its kind.
Both Brandt brothers died in 1903, placing the fate of the company in the control of four descendants, the oldest of whom, Paul-Emile Brandt, was only 23 years of age.