Dating omega watches
Watch serial numbers must be on more permanent parts of the watch--such as the case, the case back. OMEGA does not stamp model numbers on their watches.Model numbers are subject to change, can be different in different countries, and vary based on dealer swappable parts such as bracelets and straps.
Such markings on the bracelet only identify the bracelet.These attempts come off sounding about as bad as trying to describe an exact car model by saying "I have a red Ford from the mid 1970's with a round steering wheel and black tires." Such vague descriptions usually match so many different models and styles that they accomplish nothing.To get better results from trying to describe your watch to anyone, here are some tips: OMEGA keeps excellent records on all the watches they have made.As of March 2004, OMEGA has added an outstanding feature on their official website.Their new OMEGA Vintage Information Database allows you to, after a brief registration, look up a lot of details on vintage models.Even more critical is the condition of the watch you have.
In general, even the most basic used OMEGA watches in good, clean, and fully operable condition sell in the USA for US $150 to $350 on a strap.
There is no simple answer to the value of used and older models.
The used watch market varies over time and across countries.
Often, the person will try to identify what they have by describing what it looks like.
But unfortunately, the most common answer to these question is that the description is so vague or ambigious that it is useless in identifying the watch enough to tell them any more than they already know.
Gold models are slightly higher--though not much unless the watch is solid gold.