The case is 20 year gold fill case What is approximate value?
The serial # dates it to 1911-1912. Paging @Canuck for more info. What are your plans for it? Can you post more pictures of the watch?
Omega produced basically this same movement with “tweaks”, in many different grades. The subject watch is a 7-jewel model with 2 adjustments to position. The best grade that incorporated this basic movement was the Brandt grade CCCR with 23-jewels. I have included a picture of my 19-jewel Brandt CCR as an example of one of the better grades. The CCR and CCCR Brandt models were railroad approved in Canada. I find it difficult to get enthused about the lower grades.
That watch appears to be a woman’s watch. Same configuration as the larger versions used in men’s watches of that era. Really sharp case, but in the pictures provided, the watch appears to be missing its bezel and glass. And the hands are totally inappropriate for the watch. Omega produced higher jewel count versions of these ladie’s models as well.
are the parts worth $20 or more.
Worth $20 or more? First off, you can’t offer it for sale, here. Somebody, somewhere, might believe they can solve the missing bezel problem, and buy it to use the case for a better movement. Offer it for sale on eBay with no reserve and see what happens. Amongst the numerous pictures you have posted, I am unable to see any stampings that indicate that the case is gold alloy, or gold filled. I am going to assume it is gold filled. It is worth what somebody might be prepared to pay for it.
"The case is 20 year gold fill"
I am not trying to sell it on this forum. I am just inquiring for a friend who has it. He has the bezel and Crystal it was off at the time when I took the photos. He is trying to decide whether to scrap the case for the gold and see what the movement was worth to someone. Of course you can put it out there and see, anyone would know that. I just thought that on this forum I could find out how the “ Omega connoisseurs” feel about it.
Unfortunately the market for simple pocket watches is not strong and your friends watch has several strikes against it, among them, low jewel count, incorrect hands and a gold-filled case.
Trying to determine the scrap value of a gold filled case like this is tough. About half the weight of the case is the two steel springs, one of which pops the front cover open, the other of which operates the latch that holds the front cover closed. They would have to be removed before the case could be weighed. Who is going to do that? The scrapper? Forget selling the gold filled case for scrap. The movement likewise will be next to impossible to find a buyer for, being a low grade, 7-jewel model. The case, with the bezel and crystal, is worth more as is (complete) than it would be for scrap.
That makes sense, thank you for your help
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