Men’s 1919 Omega Military Watch in Solid Sterling

Men’s 1919 Omega Military Watch in Solid Sterling

Item: W2311

Watch's origin: Swiss

Number of jewels: 15

Case: Fahy's

Manufacturer: Omega

Type of Watch:  Wrist

Type: Open-Face

Lug Width: 22mm

Dimension: Approximately 36mm by 32mm,

Composition: Silver

Other Attributes:   Military
 Wire Lug
 With Box

Price: $1,795.00

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A gentleman can be caught in many unfavorable situations and emerge with his reputation intact. He man not, however, be caught wearing a cheap or garish watch.

This fact has become somewhat of a class distinction, just as it was nearly a hundred years ago. Then, as today, a man was judged by the watch he wore. Refined? Let your watch reflect it. Athletic, ebullient, forceful? Wear a fine vintage piece that conveys your sentiment.

Wristwatches for men flourished during the First World War, becoming popular in battle versus carrying a pocket watch. Families, friends, companies and churches awarded strap watches to young men going into battle. After the war, watches were given to military commanders, award-winners and those exhibiting acts of distinction.

For example, this WWI-era Omega wire-lug wristlet watch conveys a strong presence, having been given by the R.O.T.C. at Presidio, San Francisco to a Capt. Martin. The engraving is faint, but remains visible. Just as the captain to whom the watch was given, this handsome work of horological history is a decisive piece yet perfectly reserved. Measuring approximately 36mm by 32mm, it is a watch that quite favorably reflects the wearer's level of strength and sophistication.

We have cleaned, oiled and calibrated the watch so that it keeps time as intended. Also, we have taken the liberty of custom-fitting the piece with a period-correct strap in black cordovan, with matching buckle. The watch comes with a period-correct presentation box, ready to be awarded to its new owner.

If you are looking for a watch that transcends the realm of timekeeping into the level of historical significance, you've found it.