Dating omega pocket watch
I don't know who made "Omega cases", so it may also be that they outsourced these to a wide range of makers and simply instructed them to put an Omega logo on them. Early movements have the number on the dial side, but as the difference between case number (if from Omega) and movement number is small for early samples, the case number can be used to date early Omegas.
Here an early example (numbering started with 1,000,000 in 1894): Movement #1248889, case #1288131, both numbers date it to 1897.
One watch has been traced to the Arcola Jewelry store in Arcola Saskatchewan.
Regina watches are occasionally stamped with the name of an American city, indicating that some were sold in the United States.
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.
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The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors describes Regina watches as an inferior brand of Omega, but mentions that some were adjusted highly enough to be used as rail road time pieces, which was the standard for quality watches.
The use of Regina watches for railroad time keeping is documented on other sites as well.
What surprises me is that the Omega name/logo on the dial of 4459004 is exacatly the same as your 1288331, and I understood that the style of logo on the case changed over time?
This group eventually encompassed over 50 companies including, Lanco, Lémania and Hamilton.
SSIH eventually became the third largest producers of finished watches and movements in the world.
Regina pocket watches were a brand of pocket watches made by Omega that were popular in the early 1900s.
The name Regina Pocket Watch was originally trade marked by LOUIS MAIER in Bienne Switzerland in 1888.