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.
Many have gone out of business, while others destroyed records to save space.
Some companies (as with the Gruen Watch Company), even lost rocords to fire or other natural disaster. I am sure they had no idea that their timepieces would someday be collected.
Omega has a long-established reputation for innovation and quality, which has led to numerous awards over the company's 150 year history, starting as early as 1900 with the Grand Prix at the Paris World Fair.
Hello Darryl I wanted to inform you that I received the pocket watch fob a few days ago.
Lever-setting was a feature of high-end (often railroad-grade) pocket watches that prevented them from being accidentally reset to an incorrect time.
Learn the correct way to set the time on your lever-set watch.
There are several ways to get an idea of when your watch was made.
I am slowly adding serial number tables to this site. With the exception of BULOVA, the numbers on the inside and outside of the CASE ITSELF are ONLY for identification purposes - they mean nothing.
Seems to occur most frequently with Omega Speedmaster Mark II models.
The Omega Watch Company was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland in 1848.
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.