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STAINLESS STEEL, AUTOMATIC, SHOCK & WATERPROOF WRIST WATCH w.DAY & DATE

This treasure I bought on my  1st vacation  as an Engineer / Scientific
Assistent in Zurich / Switzerland.  The  CHRONOMETER is full mechanical
and SELF-WINDING by the movement of the forearm.  The  CASE is made out
of a  SOLID BLOCK  -  Maintenance access only through the glass on top.
To SKIP the 31st DATE: Pull the crown and push it back - That's all ...

I have worn this time piece 40 years day & night.  With 3 maintenances,
it was always reliable and a proof of OMEGA's quality  -  I love it !!!
The perfect watch for a "retiree" in Berlin - But for world traveling I
prefer my new  CITIZEN  World-Timer & SlideRule/Navigation-Computer ...

H I S T O R I C A L   R E M A R K S :
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Read the complete story at:       http://en.WIKIPEDIA.org/wiki/Omega_SA

FOUNDATION:
The forerunner of OMEGA  was founded at  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
in 1848 by 23-year-old Louis Brandt,  who assembled key-wound precision
pocket watches  from parts  supplied  by  local craftsmen.  He sold his
watches from Italy to Scandinavia by way of England,  his chief market.
After Louis Brandt's death in 1879,  his two sons Louis-Paul and CÚsar,
troubled by irregular deliveries of questionable quality, abandoned the
unsatisfactory   assembly  workshop  system   in  favour   of  in-house
manufacturing and total production control.
RELOCATION:
Due to the greater  supply of manpower,  communications  and energy  in
Biel/Bienne, the enterprise moved into a small factory in January 1880,
then  bought  the  entire  building  in December.  Two years later  the
company moved into a converted spinning-factory in the Gurzelen area of
Biel/Bienne,  where its  headquarters  are still situated today.  Their
first series-produced calibres,  Labrador and Gurzelen,  as well as the
famous Omega calibre of 1894, ensured the brand's marketing success ...
                                 ...
... became the  SWATCH GROUP,  which now manufactures  OMEGA  and other
brands such as Blancpain, SWATCH, and Breguet.

impressum:
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© C.HAMANN      http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~hamann      08/18/11