The omega serial number is a 7 or 8 digit number engraved on the case back of the watch during its production. All Omega watches are stamped with the seven or eight digit serial number. Simply run a cross-referencing search on the serial number displayed on the watch in question. If it does not match, it is a fake.
The omega serial number is usually located on the case back for most models. On vintage Omega timepieces, the serial number is engraved on the inside of the case back whereas on modern models, it is typically engraved on the bottom of one of the lugs.
Omega have spent years investing and innovating their complex hand movement. This ensures a smooth and seamless ticking motion. Therefore, a stuttering second hand would indicate that the watch is fake.
The date window and its magnification are another element that Swiss luxury watchmakers have spent years innovating and perfecting. So much so that any counterfeit producers simply would not be able to achieve the same effect, and consequently, this can instantly give away that their watches are fake.
To add to their functionality, Omega watches are equipped with lumes, or reflective surfaces that glow in the dark. The hands, the markers, and a dot on the rotating bezel will all glow in the dark once they have been charged. An inauthentic Omega watch might still have lumes, but the quality of their glow will be abysmal compared to an original. To test their luminescence, put the watch under a bright light to charge for at least 15 seconds, then turn off the light. The glow from the watch should be bright and even and should last for a relatively long time.
Counterfeiters generally have a hard time replicating the date windows of genuine luxury watches because each brand uses a different kind of cyclops, or date magnification lens, with different levels of magnification. When examining a watch that purports to be an Omega, check to make sure that the date is centered perfectly in the window and the numbers evenly cover the whole space.
Unfortunately many people think the Omega serial number check is sufficient to spot a fake Omega watch. But this is not the case. The serial numbers can be easily copied on replica watches. Therefore merely checking with the archives of Omega, or validating the serial numbers on the cards and the watch match, is not enough. An Omega watch expert really looks at the finishing of the serial number engraving. Exact positioning. And even the depth of the engraving to know if it is really an authentic serial number.
Although waterproofness and timekeeping on itself will say nothing about authenticity. It is important to understand the quality of the watch you are buying. And with Relleb, you will know exactly wat you buy. During our authentication we have encountered fake watches with cheaper but accurate ETA movements in super fakes. These watches were sometimes still waterproof and quite accurate, although they were not completely real Omega watches.
But unfortunately this is also not waterproof. Replica Omega watches can still carry a correct serial number. Not to mention watches that have the correct case with the correct serial number, but a fake dial or other fake parts. You will never cover this with the Extract of the Archives. As this extract will only tell you when the watch was issued, the country of issuance, the model name, date of production and date of issuance. It doesn't tell you anything about the authenticity or quality of the watch. Which are the biggest risks when buying a watch online!
When you buy a watch online, you generally have 7-14 days to claim any issues with a watch. So when you opt-in for this Certificate of Authenticity service, you will for sure be too late if it is a fake.
The Omega 8 digit serial number is found on the case back of new watches. In the past Omega issued also 5 to 7 digit serial numbers which could also be engraved on another place on the watch or inside the case and movement. Closely observe the case and movement in order to find the serial number.
Several books use these codes to list watches, but the most common resource is the Omega Vintage Database. Not all entries have pictures, but the database has lots of images to compare dials and hands. Keep in mind that usually, it only shows one version, while many references came in a variety of dial/hands combinations. It also mentions what movements Omega used and what the production timeframe or the year of introduction was.
All Omega movements have a serial number. On most movements, you can see it on the barrel bridge or train wheel bridge. Pocket watches from before 1910 had the serial number on the dial side of the baseplate.
hi melvin, ihave an omega automatic that was given for 30 years service,it has the company logo where there should be writing on the lower part of the face above the 6, is that normal,plus there is no logo of amega on the winder, i havent taken off the back of the watch, it looks like gold, just wondering if you think that it sounds real and why no logo on the winder. thanks any help would help
On the other hand, a serial number is an identification number that is unique to each individual watch. Since they are typically issued somewhat sequentially (there are some discrepancies as we'll explore below), Omega serial numbers can reveal the approximate manufacturing period of a specific watch. Therefore, you can calculate the ballpark age range of any given Omega watch by cross-referencing the Omega serial number with the production period chart below.
Additionally, because you can use an Omega serial number to estimate the production era, understanding how these numbers work can also help you when authenticating a watch. You can even order an Extract from the Archives directly from Omega with the serial number, which many collectors choose to do for an additional level of authentication and documentation.
The easiest place to find an Omega serial number is on the corresponding paperwork for the watch such as the warranty card, chronometer certificate, certification of authenticity, or official service records. However, having the original paperwork is not always feasible - particularly in regards to vintage Omega watches - and in those instances, you can find the serial number on the actual Omega watch itself.
If the serial number is not on the exterior of the watch (which will generally be the case on vintage and older Omega watches), the caseback will have to be removed in order to view the serial number engraving, which will be located either on the movement itself or on the inside of the caseback.
Yet another important thing to note is that because Omega serial numbers are typically movement serial numbers, the sequence of serial numbers should be taken with a grain of salt. Movement parts could have come together much earlier than a complete watch, so it is entirely feasible that a later model could have a lower serial number than an earlier model. Furthermore, the below charts are estimations, therefore there is the possibility that certain production dates could be off by as much as a few years.
Finally and perhaps most importantly, the Omega Speedmaster - the brand's most famous collection of watches and the model best known for being the first watch worn on the moon - follows a different Omega serial number system. So, if you're looking for the serial number of an Omega Speedmaster, it's crucial to make sure you're using the correct chart.
When it comes to Omega watch reference/model numbers, it will be the PIC number that you will want to look for to learn more information about the watch. PIC stands for Product Identification Code. From 1988 until 2007, Omega used an 8-digit PIC System. Then in 2007, Omega switched over to a 14-digit PIC System, which the brand continues to use for the watches that it manufactures today.
While vintage Omega watches typically include the reference/model number stamped inside the caseback (meaning that you'll have to open the watch to see it), modern Omega watches do not. To find the complete PIC reference number of an Omega watch, you'll have to consult the accompanying paperwork.
Over the years, many international watch manufacturers have answered the demand by producing high-quality fake watches. Many fake Rolex watches are even, to trained eyes, nearly exact copies of their genuine counterparts.
It is no longer possible to spot every fake Rolex by simply looking at it. The only way to know for sure is to take the watch to an authorized dealer, qualified watchmaker, or high-end watch shop. There they will remove the case back and see the movement inside. However, there are some signs of fake Rolex watches that can be caught by the naked eye.
Given the increasing sophistication of fake Rolex watches, our experts tell us: How can we detect red flags at a glance when examining a timepiece? What do experts check for inside the watch? Keep reading our extended guide for further details and learn what it takes to spot a fake Rolex.
Rolex does NOT make 14k gold or gold-plated watches or bracelets. A real Rolex is either stainless steel, 18k gold, or platinum. If you see a Rolex with faded gold or metal showing below the gold, it is a fake.
If the date through the Cyclops or from the side looks the same size or is difficult to see, it may well be a fake. It is important to note that there are some fake Rolexes that have a bigger font printed wheel to imitate this magnification look.
The serial and case reference numbers, located between the lugs are engraved with great detail and are sharp. On a fake Rolex, these numbers often look like they have been sand-blasted or roughly etched into the case. As you can see in the example below, the engraving between the lugs of a genuine Rolex features very fine lines, which catch the light in a manner similar to a diamond-cut edge. However, many counterfeits will feature a sandy acid-etched appearance, as seen in the example below. Furthermore, the spacing on these numbers is often too close together. It is worth mentioning that counterfeiters frequently use the SAME numbers on their watches. 2b1af7f3a8