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Selling Your Preowned Omega

Omegas are one of the preeminent watch manufacturers in the world. From the first trip on the moon, to the depths of the ocean, to the one of the most accurate watches in the world the marine chronometer, Omega has been on the forefront with their pioneering spirit and manufacturing excellence. Quite simply Omegas are in high demand worldwide and selling your Omega is an important decision. If you are lucky enough to own an Omega and are looking to sell it there are three rules Swiss Watch Expo believes you need to adhere to: research, research, and research.


Research Your Omega Model

Research, research, and research are the three most important rules when selling any luxury timepiece and is especially true for Omega. Since Omega has been in existence from 1848 there are many omega watches in existence. Some are obviously more valuable than others. One of the most important factors in determining value for your Omega is finding out the model and serial number. These will go a long way in determining age and value for your timepiece. The Omega model number and or Omega serial number is the foundation for most any successful transaction involving Omega.


For starters many Omegas have the model name printed on the dial or face of the watch, but this is just a name that can have hundreds of variations. Most of Omegas have a model number and/or serial number engraved on the inside of the case back and some have them printed on the outside of the case back, they can also be located on official Omega paperwork or a licensed appraisal. Many of the modern Omegas will have a PIC or product identification code which is only found on the guarantee card. This number will not be engraved on the case back. It is not always easy But with a little deductive reasoning, trial and error, and your friend the internet, determining the model name of your particular Omega should not be to difficult. Do not open your watch to find the model number as you can often do more harm than good.


Once you know the model, research again. Is your particular model still being manufactured? What does it sell for on average in the pre-owned market? Research price points for the most recent 10 watches of that model sold. Next observe your watch with an eye for detail. Is it working? What condition are the Dial, Bracelet, and Bezel in? Are there scuffs, scratches, or dents? Are there engravings? Is it an automatic, manual, or quartz movement? Try to know your watch as much and with as much detail as you can. Again, do not open the watch, leave that to professionals.


How Will You Sell your Omega

How will you sell your Omega with all your new found knowledge? EBay charges many fees and there are countless horror stories. Many buyers will not purchase from sellers on EBay without established reputations. These reputations can take years. Although it can be done, EBay is time consuming and there is a risk financially. Craigslist is the same but can also have risk physically as you are meeting strangers and exchanging valuable items with no protection. Your best answer is most likely a reputable dealer online or locally. Again when deciding on which online or local buyer to use, research is key.


Who Will Buy Your Omega

Investigating and researching who you will be selling to is arguably the most important part of the entire process in selling your Omega. Are they a creditable buyer? Do they have a celebrated relationship locally? Is the buyer a established name nationally? It is very important to research past customer experience. All accomplished buyers should have client reviews and past testimonials relating to customer experience and satisfaction. These reviews are essential for any established watch buyer. Client reviews are harder to fake than you would expect and it is harder to hide negative reviews than you would imagine. Many of the most established buyers have third party companies handle their reviews which will guarantee no duplicity.


One factor that is extremely important is experience. Has the company that is buying your timepiece been around for more than a few years? Do they in fact have a master watchmaker? The best companies online and locally will have a master watchmaker on staff. This is a fact many first time sellers overlook. Most importantly try to limit your choices to those that deal with watches and watches only. Jewelry stores are often the worst place to go, simply because their focus is jewelry not watches. Watches are an ancillary product to them.


Become an Informed Consumer

In any arena, in whatever marketplace you find yourself, it is imperative to be an informed consumer. A competent knowledge base will instill confidence in all of your future interactions with your present and future luxury watches. If you are still unsure about a certain aspect of the process, or there are questions you have that were not addressed, certainly if you still feel a bit overwhelmed, feel free to contact us. We are here to help you. Even if you do not sell to us or buy from us, we want your undertaking with our company to be an outstanding experience.


The following Omega check lists contain a searchable Omega serial number and model list, we hope will be useful as a good start. Using these lists will give you a strong foundation in any future transactions you will experience with your Omega. We at Swiss Watch Expo hope we have shared some advice and experience that you have and will find helpful. If you have any trouble at any time, feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns. We look forward to speaking with you soon and wish you the best of luck.


Omega Checklist:

  • Identify Model name – The name of the Omega model examples: Speedmaster, Planet Ocean, Constellation, De Ville, Prestige etc…
  • Identify model number and serial number. You can find both items on your original Omega paperwork, warranty card, or watch appraisal.
  • Identify Serial number. Serial number determines Model. Serial numbers on most Omegas can be found on the inside of the case back.
  • Identify the material of the case, bezel and the bracelet. Most common material are: stainless steel, steel and 14K gold, steel and 18K gold, 9K gold, 14K gold or 18K gold (white, yellow or rose), and platinum.
  • Identify characteristics of the dial or face of the Omega– The two most important aspects of any Omega dial are the color of the dial and style or type of hour markers. Typical or most common examples of hour Breitling markers are: Arabic numerals, roman numerals, index markers, luminous index markers, arrowhead, diamond markers etc…
  • Identify the type of crystal. Common Omega crystals are Sapphire, Mineral and Acrylic.
  • Does your Omega have the date?
  • Determine the condition of the dial, bezel, case, and crystal – are there scuffs, scratches, or dents?
  • Identify the Condition of the Omega bracelet – This is known as stretch. Hold the watch by the case. A perfect bracelet will be perpendicular to the ground. The more the bracelet bends towards ground the worse the bracelet. Stretch in a bracelet cannot be repaired

List of Omega Models - All Series:

5704.60.02 Centenary Watch
1502.30.00 Constellation Chronometer
123.50.38.21.02.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.25.38.21.52.003 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.25.38.21.58.002 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.55.38.21.52.007 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.20.38.21.01.002 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.20.38.21.01.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.10.38.21.01.002 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.10.38.21.02.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.10.38.21.01.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.10.38.21.52.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.10.38.21.51.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.20.38.21.02.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.20.38.21.13.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.20.38.21.52.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.20.38.21.63.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.25.38.21.52.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.25.38.21.63.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.20.38.21.02.002 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.20.38.21.08.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.20.38.21.52.002 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.20.38.21.58.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.25.38.21.52.002 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.25.38.21.58.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.50.38.21.13.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.50.38.21.52.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.50.38.21.63.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.50.38.21.63.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.55.38.21.63.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.50.38.21.02.002 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.50.38.21.08.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.50.38.21.52.002 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.50.38.21.58.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.55.38.21.52.002 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.55.38.21.58.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.55.38.21.52.003 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
123.55.38.21.58.001 Constellation Chronometer 38 mm
1503.30.00 Constellation Double Eagle
1514.51.00 Constellation Double Eagle
1514.20.00 Constellation Double Eagle
1513.51.00 Constellation Double Eagle Perpetual
1513.30.00 Constellation Double Eagle Perpetual
1212.10.00 Constellation Quartz
1512.30.00 Constellation Quartz
123.55.38.20.99.001 Constellation Jewellery
123.55.38.21.52.005 Constellation Jewellery
123.55.38.20.99.004 Constellation Jewellery
5701.80.03 Cosmic Watch
4842.20.32 De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph
4841.50.31 De Ville Co-Axial Chronograph
4531.31.00 De Ville Co-Axial Chronometer
4531.51.00 De Ville Co-Axial Chronometer
4154.20.00 De Ville Co-Axial Chronometer
4850.50.31 De Ville Co-Axial Chronoscope
4850.30.37 De Ville Co-Axial Chronoscope
422.13.44.52.13.001 De Ville Co-Axial Chronoscope GMT
422.53.44.52.13.001 De Ville Co-Axial Chronoscope GMT
4533.31.00 De Ville Co-Axial GMT
4162.20.00 De Ville Co-Axial GMT
4633.31.31 De Ville Co-Axial GMT
4532.31.00 De Ville Co-Axial Power Reserve
4652.20.32 De Ville Co-Axial Power Reserve
4847.30.31 De Ville Co-Axial Rattrapante
4847.50.31 De Ville Co-Axial Rattrapante
4848.40.31 De Ville Co-Axial Rattrapante
4642.72.31 De Ville Co-Axial Rattrapante
431.30.41.21.02.001 De Ville Hour Vision
431.63.41.21.02.001 De Ville Hour Vision 18K
431.60.41.21.02.001 De Ville Hour Vision 18K
431.33.41.22.06.001 De Ville Hour Vision Annual
431.63.41.22.13.001 De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar 18K
431.63.41.22.01.001 De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar 18K
4374.11.00 De Ville Prestige Automatic
4574.50.00 De Ville Prestige Automatic
4574.31.00 De Ville Prestige Automatic
4875.31.01 De Ville Prestige Automatic
4310.32.00 De Ville Prestige Quartz
4813.40.01 De Ville Prestige Small Seconds
4613.80.02 De Ville Prestige Small Seconds
4614.30.02 De Ville Prestige Small Seconds
4813.50.01 De Ville Prestige Small Seconds
7711.30.39 De Ville X2 Big Date
7813.50.31 De Ville X2 Big Date
423.13.37.50.02.001 De Ville X2 Co-Axial Chronograph
423.53.37.50.01.001 De Ville X2 Co-Axial Chronograph
7710.30.39 De Ville X2 Small Seconds
516.53.32.20.02.002 Marine Watch
5702.50.02 Officers' Watch
5703.30.01 Petrograd Watch
5700.50.07 Pilot's Watch
224.30.55.21.01.001 Ploprof 1200 M
224.32.55.21.01.002 Ploprof 1200 M
2803.52.37 Railmaster Chronometer
2502.52.00 Railmaster Chronometer
2812.52.37 Railmaster XL Chronograph
2802.52.37 Railmaster XL Chronometer
2806.52.37 Railmaster XXL Chronometer
2806.72.31 Railmaster XXL Chronometer
396.1051 Seamaster 200m Quartz
396.1042 Seamaster 200m Twin-Oscillator
2255.80.00 Seamaster 300m
2254.50.00 Seamaster 300m
2531.80.00 Seamaster 300m Bond
2220.80.00 Seamaster 300m Bond Co-Axial
2920.80.91 Seamaster 300m Bond Co-Axial
2226.80.00 Seamaster 300m Bond Limited Edition
2551.80.00 Seamaster 300m Bond Midsize
2222.80.00 Seamaster 300m Bond Midsize Co-Axial
2223.80.00 Seamaster 300m Bond Midsize Quartz
2221.80.00 Seamaster 300m Bond Quartz
2252.50.00 Seamaster 300m Midsize
2263.80.00 Seamaster 300m Midsize Quartz
2262.50.00 Seamaster 300m Midsize Quartz
2264.50.00 Seamaster 300m Quartz
2265.80.00 Seamaster 300m Quartz
2895.50.91 Seamaster Apnea
2895.30.91 Seamaster Apnea
2512.50.00 Seamaster Aqua Terra Big Size Chrono
2512.30.00 Seamaster Aqua Terra Big Size Chrono
2812.50.37 Seamaster Aqua Terra Big Size Chrono
231.10.42.21.06.001 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer
231.10.42.21.02.001 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer
231.53.42.21.06.001 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer
2503.50.00 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer (Old)
2503.33.00 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer (Old)
2503.30.00 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer (Old)
2502.30.00 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer Bigsize
2502.50.00 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer Bigsize
2602.30.37 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer Bigsize
231.10.39.21.06.001 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer Midsize
231.10.39.21.02.001 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer Midsize
2504.80.00 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer Mid (Old)
2304.30.00 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer Mid (Old)
2309.75.00 Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer Mid (Old)
2517.80.00 Seamaster Aqua Terra Quartz
2517.30.00 Seamaster Aqua Terra Quartz
2517.50.00 Seamaster Aqua Terra Quartz
231.53.49.10.04.001 Seamaster Aqua Terra XXL Small Seconds
231.53.49.10.06.001 Seamaster Aqua Terra XXL Small Seconds
231.13.49.10.06.001 Seamaster Aqua Terra XXL Small Seconds
2535.80.00 Seamaster Bond GMT
2594.52.00 Seamaster Chrono Diver
2894.52.91 Seamaster Chrono Diver
2225.80.00 Seamaster Chrono Diver Bond
2925.80.91 Seamaster Chrono Diver Bond
2234.50.00 Seamaster GMT
2285.80.00 Seamaster Ladies Quartz
2513.30.00 Seamaster NZL-32 Chrono
2813.30.81 Seamaster NZL-32 Chrono
2209.50.00 Seamaster Planet Ocean
222.62.42.20.01.001 Seamaster Planet Ocean
2200.51.00 Seamaster Planet Ocean XL
222.62.46.20.01.001 Seamaster Planet Ocean XL
2210.51.00 Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono
222.62.46.50.01.001 Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono
2269.52.00 Seamaster Racing Chronometer
2969.52.91 Seamaster Racing Chronometer
2569.52.00 Seamaster Racing Chronometer
2232.80.00 Seamaster Titanium
2231.50.00 Seamaster Titanium
311.30.42.30.01.001 Speedmaster 50th Anniversary
311.33.42.50.01.001 Speedmaster 50th Anniversary LE
311.63.42.50.01.001 Speedmaster 50th Anniversary LE
321.10.42.50.01.001 Speedmaster Broad Arrow
321.10.42.50.02.001 Speedmaster Broad Arrow
3561.30.00 Speedmaster Broad Arrow GMT
3581.50.00 Speedmaster Broad Arrow GMT
3881.50.37 Speedmaster Broad Arrow GMT
3582.31.00 Speedmaster Broad Arrow Rattrapante
311.30.44.50.01.002 Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronometer
3210.50.00, 3211.31.00   Speedmaster Date
323.50.40.40.01.001 Speedmaster Date
323.30.40.40.06.001 Speedmaster Date
323.32.40.40.04.001 Speedmaster Date
323.53.40.40.02.001 Speedmaster Date
323.10.40.40.02.001 Speedmaster Date
3212.80.00 Speedmaster Date
3210.52.00 Speedmaster Date
3210.50.00 Speedmaster Date
3211.30.00 Speedmaster Date
3211.31.00 Speedmaster Date
3220.50.00 Speedmaster Day-Date
3221.30.00 Speedmaster Day-Date
3222.80.00 Speedmaster Day-Date
323.21.40.44.02.001 Speedmaster Day-Date
323.21.40.44.01.001 Speedmaster Day-Date
323.53.40.44.02.001 Speedmaster Day-Date
3570.50.00 Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
3695.50.31 Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
311.32.42.30.13.001 Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
311.30.42.30.13.001 Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
3577.50.00 Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
3873.50.31 Speedmaster Professional Sapphire Sandwich
3195.50.00 Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
3876.50.31 Speedmaster Professional Moonphase
3573.50.00 Speedmaster Professional Sapphire Sandwich
3576.50.00 Speedmaster Professional Moonphase
3572.50.00 Speedmaster Professional Display Back
3510.50.00 Speedmaster Reduced
3539.50.00 Speedmaster Reduced
3506.31.00 Speedmaster Schumacher Legend
3507.51.00 Speedmaster Schumacher Legend
3506.61.00 Speedmaster Schumacher Legend
3688.30.32 Speedmaster Skeleton Moon Phase
3540.50.00 Speedmaster Split Seconds
5705.30.01 Tonneau Renverse
311.32.42.30.04.001 Speedmaster Alaska Project

Omega no longer publicizes serial numbers to help counter fakes, but simple arithmetic suggests that around 3 million Omega watches are made each year, from that our estimate for 2009-2011 are included in the chart below.


Omega Serial Numbers


Serial Number Earliest
Production Year
Produced thru Used in low
production
Speedmaster Only
1,000,000 1894 1902 1916  
2,000,000 1902 1908 1919  
3,000,000 1906 1912 1919  
4,000,000 1910 1916 1927  
5,000,000 1915 1923 1927  
6,000,000 1923 1929 1935  
7,000,000 1920 1935 1941  
8,000,000 1934 1939 1944  
9,000,000 1926 1944 1950  
10,000,000 1944 1947 1951  
11,000,000 1947 1950 1953  
12,000,000 1950 1952 1955  
13,000,000 1952 1954 1957  
14,000,000 1954 1956 1958 1957
15,000,000 1956 1958 1962 1958
16,000,000 1958 1961   1958-1959
17,000,000 1959 1961 1963 1960
18,000,000 1961 1963 1964 1961-1962
19,000,000 1962 1963   1962
20,000,000 1963 1964 1967 1963
21,000,000 1964 1965 1966 1963
22,000,000 1965 1966 1969 1964-1965
23,000,000 1966 1968   1966
24,000,000 1966 1967 1969 1967
25,000,000 1967 1969   1967
26,000,000 1968 1968 1970 1968-1969
27,000,000 1968 1969 1970 1969
28,000,000 1969 1969 1970 1970
29,000,000 1969     1970
30,000,000 1969     1970-1971
31,000,000 1969     1972-1973
32,000,000 1970     1973-1974
33,000,000 1971     1975
34,000,000 1972     1976
35,000,000 1972     1977
36,000,000 1973     1977
37,000,000 1973     1978
38,000,000 1974     1979
39,000,000 1975     1979
40,000,000 1977     1980
41,000,000 1978     1980
42,000,000 1979     1981
43,000,000 1979     1982
44,000,000 1980     1983
45,000,000 1982     1984
46,000,000 1984     1985
47,000,000 1984     1986-1989
48,000,000 1985     1990-1999
49,000,000 1986      
50,000,000 1986      
51,000,000 1989      
52,000,000 Not Used      
53,000,000 1991      
54,000,000 1993      
55,000,000 1995      
56,000,000 1998      


Omega no longer publicizes serial numbers to help counter fakes, but simple arithmetic suggests that around 3 million Omega watches are made each year, from that our estimate for 2009-2011 are included in the chart below.


YEAR Movement number Movement calibre*
2011 93 mil.  
2010 90 mil.  
2009 87 mil.  
2008 84 mil.  
2007 81 mil.  
2006 78 mil.  
2005 72 mil.  
2004 70 mil.  
2003 68 mil.  
2002 65.5 mil.  
2001 65 mil.  
2000 61 mil.  
1999 59.8 mil.  
1998 56 mil.  
1995 55 mil.  
1993 54 mil.  
1991 53 mil.  
1989 51 mil.  
1986 50 mil.  
1985 49 mil.  
1984 48 mil.  
1982 45 mil.  
1980 44 mil.  
1979 42 mil.  
1978 41 mil.  
1977 40 mil.  
1975 39 mil.  
1974 38 mil.  
1973 36 mil. 1010
1972 34 mil.  
1971 33 mil. 1040
1970 30 mil. 1250
1969 28 mil. 980
1968 26 mil.  
1967 25 mil. 730
1966 23 mil. 711
1965 22 mil.  
1964 21 mil. 700
1963 20 mil. 660, 670
1962 19 mil. 690
1961 18 mil. 590, 592, 593
1960 17 mil. 245, 550, 600
1958 16 mil. 284, 501
1956 15 mil. 267, 455, 470, 480
1954 14 mil. 455
1952 13 mil.  
1950 12 mil. 410, 420
1947 11 mil. 210
1944 10 mil. 100, 260, 280
1943 9.5 mil. 300, 330, 360
1939 9 mil. 220, 240
1935 8.5 mil.  
1930 7.5 mil.  
1925 7 mil.  
1923 6 mil.  
1916 5 mil.  
1912 4 mil.  
1908 3 mil.  
1905 2.5 mil.  
1902 2 mil.  
1900 1 mil.  
1895 0.50 mil.  

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