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Re: Omega wristwatch identification

First, welcome to the forum

Second, a photo of the face of the watch, the movement and the inside of the caseback would help immensely

: Omega Identification:

: I have an Omega Oblong Winding watch I got for my 21 st birthday I
: am now about 44 years old.

Thus about 1966

: Inside the Case on the Stainless steel base it says:

: Lunette
: palque or G 20 microns
: Fond Acier inoxydable
: ...the "CB" type code in a box

Lunette is the French term for round, perhaps in this instance referring to the movement since the watch case apparently is not

I suspect the actual term is "plaque"; the phrase means Gold ("or") plated with 20 microns

The next phrase is "stainless steel", indicating the non-plated portion is steel.

"CB" is a reference to the case maker; at that time Omega used several

: underneath is a stamp 111.016

This is the model/case number

Omega has an onine database, which is a free registration to use. As you have to sign in to use the database, I cannot directly link you to the page, which includes a photo.

Here is text on that page

De Ville
Gents' leather strap
MD 111.0016

International collection

Type: Manual winding (mechanical)
Caliber number: 620
Created in 1960
17 jewels

Case back
Full metal
With gold hour markers and "stick" hands.



Water resistance

This watch may have existed with different dials.
More product information
Case : rectangle ( 22,6 x 34,5 mm), 14K yellow gold-plated (20 mic.) with SS case back.
For leather straps of 18 mm lug-size
International Collection : 1962-1972
Swiss retail price (1967) : CHF 225.-
Also available in pink gold-plated (ME 111.016, CHF 225.-) and in stainless steel (ST 111.016, CHF 215.-).
Later replaced by ref. 111.096
Similar watch style in 18K solid gold = BA or BB 111.078

The movement is indeed a round calibre 620.

The case description is of a gold plated front and stainless steel back.

The retail price would have been about US$60, perhaps a bit more, with the fixed exchange rates at that time.

: ...also sort of "scratched" into the Stainless Steel is
: (I think) 14356 TS

I suspect this is a watchmaker's service mark

: On the back of the movement it has:

: - within the Omega Symbol there is a "2" and below 620
: then other writings are....
: - seventeen jewels
: -adjusted (2) positions
: - and on top left in very small writing a number I think:
: "22324639"
: I am going to have it serviced...winder does not work..............

This is an indication of the calibre 620; the 2 I am uncertain of its meaning, but have seen similar markings in the past

The 22 million number is the movement (and watch) serial number, which roughly shows a production date of 1965-1966, consistent with your purchase date.

: It has a leather band but originally may have had a metal
: band.........

The Omega vintage database shows the watch was sold with a leather band, but a metal bracelet could indeed have been added.

: The dial appears mother of pearl and there is no numbers just gold
: stripes the hour 12 having two stripes.

Possible that it is MOP, although a 1964 Seamaster Deville I have has a wonderfully preserved dial which is merely painted with fine MOP particles and has a striking appearance. I suspect that may be more likely unless the watch was quite expensive when purchased. I speculate it is also possible the dial was refinished or replaced.

: Front just has Omega symbol and Omega underneath and at bottom
: swiss made.

Per the database, the watch "should" be a Deville model and have that on the face. But Omega made watches with many variations.

: Any help would be greatly appreciated

Hope this was helpful. Would love to see the photos -- look at the links on posting photos above list of posts on the index page.

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