HOW TO CHECK AN OMEGA WATCH’ SERIAL NUMBER?
Knowing how to find out our Omega’ watch serial number is always a very useful thing whether it be to sell it, check its authenticity or help track down a lost or stolen watch. As with almost anything to do with watches, there’s always more than one way to find this out and each method varies in difficulty. We’re going to show you exactly what you need to look for, where to look for it and how to access it.
If you bought your Omega brand new you would've received a nice wooden box along with a large plastic card with the date of your purchase, the reference number of the watch and its serial number. This is usually stored inside the upper compartment of the box but at the very least, it will be inside the box somewhere. Obviously, this is the quickest and easiest method as all one has to do is read the serial number off the card. However, this will only work if you either bought it new from an AD or if you purchased it second hand with papers as well. So if the papers are not available to you or you cannot find them anymore, what can you do to find out the serial number?
With no papers available to you, your next option is to read it directly off the watch itself, but do not think it’s as simple as that, most watch companies, Omega included, have the serial number engraved on the case. However, it is engraved on the part where the bracelet or strap connects to the case which hides the serial number from plain sight.
In order to be able to read the serial number you’ll first need to know how to remove your watch band. If your strap does not perfectly attach to the case, like certain leather straps, you may even be able to see it at the right angle without having to remove the strap itself. However, for most Omega metal bracelets and rubber straps, they fit perfectly to the case so you’ll have to remove it.
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The newer Omegas, ones made after 2018, tend to feature their serial number engraved onto the case back itself or even on the movement proving the watch has a display caseback. This makes finding your serial number much easier as you don’t need any tools to do this, simply turn your watch over and slowly read all the text around the case back. One of the engravings will be your serial number, this time it should be 8 digits long as it is a relatively new Omega.
Now that you’ve got your Omega’ serial number, it is never a bad idea to quickly type it into a search browser and see what result it comes back with. Almost all fake watches have a serial number now too but they tend to share the same one as many others.
Therefore, if you type your serial number into the internet and come back with loads of results and links, chances are it might be a fake. Of course, fake watches steal the serial number from an authentic Omega but unlike Omega, they will use it on many watches instead of just one watch.
Removing your Omega watch strap is quite straightforward, it’s definitely made easier if you have a tweezer style watch strap removal tool but a normal spring bar tool will still work just fine. Flip your watch over so you can see the case back and then insert the fork end of the spring bar tool to grab the visible part of the spring bar and pull it back. Use one finger to gently push the strap forward so the spring bar does not spring back into its hole and then repeat the process on the other end of the spring bar. You should now be able to remove the bracelet or strap from the case.
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Once you’ve removed your strap you can check the small engraving between the lugs, you should be looking for a 7 to 8-digit long number. Each one of these codes is unique to your watch, it's essentially the equivalent of a passport for a watch, it identifies the watch. Omega or an AD could easily run that serial number through their database to check its authenticity, what the exact model is, the year it was made and most likely sold at retail and for what amount. This is particularly helpful if you won a more vintage Omega but don’t know much about it.
And there you have it, the three main ways you can find your serial number for your Omega watch. It’s always a good thing to know how to find out especially of your watch was stolen, it can be entered into Omega’s serial number database so if ever your stolen watch was sent to Omega for a service, they would know it was a stolen watch and could try and hep return it back to its rightful owner. Theft aside, it also helps you gather detailed information about your watch either for your own interest or in case you wanted to sell it with more accurate information, in any case you can now do so.
Since you’ve already moved one end of your bracelet to find out your serial number, why not remove the other end and fit a new ZEALANDE rubber strap onto your watch? It’s the perfect opportunity to fit a high-quality rubber strap to your watch to give you more colour and a sporting feeling to your watch. Whether you want to give your watch a fresh new look or preserve its original bracelet from being scratched, ZEALANDE has the solution for you!