Rolex Omega Cartier Tag Heuer IWC Breitling Rotary Longines Piaget Other Makes Diamond Set Under 100 Rolex Omega Cartier Tag Heuer Rotary Longines Other Makes Diamond Set Under 100 Gold Pocket Silver Pocket Clocks Diamond Rings Rings Over 100 Rings Under 100Please remember that this is just an approximate guide and can not be used as a 100% accurate outlook as per how old your watch might be.
Brandt, 23 years old, began by hand assembling watches from parts produced by local craftsmen.
When Louis Brandt passed away in 1879, he left the company to his two sons Louis-Paul and Cesar, who moved Omega to Bienne in January 1880.
By 1889, Louis Brandt and Fils became the largest producers of watches in Switzerland, with a production rate of of over 100,000 watches per year.
During this period, they continued to make significant innovations, like the minute-repeating wristwatch, developed in 1892 in partnership with Audemars Piguet, and quite likely the first wristwatch of its kind.
Both Brandt brothers died in 1903, placing the fate of the company in the control of four descendants, the oldest of whom, Paul-Emile Brandt, was only 23 years of age.
Following a merger with Tissot in 1930 a new parent company, SSIH, Société Suisse pour l'industrie Horlogère SA, Geneva, was established.
This group eventually encompassed over 50 companies including, Lanco, Lémania and Hamilton.
SSIH eventually became the third largest producers of finished watches and movements in the world.
Omega has a long-established reputation for innovation and quality, which has led to numerous awards over the company's 150 year history, starting as early as 1900 with the Grand Prix at the Paris World Fair.