An interesting and early wristwatch by Omega, this watch has a white enamel dial that is in excellent condition without cracks or damage. All hands are blued steel which provide a subtle contrast to the monochromatic dial surface. Originally retailed by T. A. Henn of Wolverhampton, Henn’s name can be found beneath the Omega signature to the dial. T. A. Henn opened their first jewellery shop in Wolverhampton in the late 1870s. The business remains family run to this day and the firm’s shop can still be found in Wolverhampton’s city centre.
Made as a gentleman’s wristwatch, the mid-sized case is made in 9ct gold with a hinged, friction closure case back. The case was produced for Omega by Dennison and features an interesting lug design. Rather than having solid bars between the lugs (as is commonly found on early wristwatches) the watch has removable gold tubes fitted between the lugs, each of which is held in place by a single steel rivet. This design means that the watch strap does not need to be stitched or sealed over the bars and can be easily changed.
[M] calibre 26.5 SOB manually wound movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance
[D] white enamel, black Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, blued steel hands, outer minute track
[C] 9ct gold gold case, hinged back, down-turned lugs
[S] movement and dial signed Omega, case signed Dennison, the dial further signed by the retailer
31mm diameter excluding winding crown
37.5mm length including lugs
11mm depth to centre of crystal
13mm lug gauge
One Year Guarantee – serviced by an Omega approved service centre
Black Bough box, Black Bough certificate