Seems to occur most frequently with Omega Speedmaster Mark II models. We hope you enjoy our new site here at i Already Havea
The Omega Watch Company was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland in 1848.
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.
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.
Data adapted with permission from “Omega Speedmaster Evolution” by Roman Hartmann.
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.