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Object ID 001162

Object Name Omega watches sign

Object Desc Advertisement for Omega. Text, "Omega The Watch of Matchless Merits". Sign is red with white lettering and a watch at left.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001809

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 7

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920

End Year Range 1929

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Omega,advertising,watches,Metalgraf Milan,signs,timepieces,

Title Omega watches advertisement

Description Metal advertising sign for Omega. Text reads, "Omega / The Watch of / Matchless Merits". The sign is painted red with a white border. Text is white with green border only on "Omega". At left there is half of a pocketwatch painted on. The graphics and lettering and embossed. There are holes punched out at each corner. Thin wire attached to top corner holes.


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.5

Length 0

Width 13.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Measurements do not include the wire attached at top

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Metalgraf Milan

Maker Details In 1910, Metalgraf was founded in Milan. The company began by producing tin boxes, and expanded to produce hand-painted clockwork tin toys. The company folded around 1930.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1809



Date JAN 9,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Severe rusting at center extends about 8.5" H x 7.5" W on back. Small areas of loss at center due to the rusting. On front, metal is worn and scratched. Throughout the paint has chipped off in small sections. On front at left, on the face of the clock there is a small area of dirt in a pattern, appears that it was stepped on or something was laid on top. On lower right corner, the metal is dented. Also dented on top edge at right. On back, there is yellow paint spots on the top half of sign. Metal is scratched


Date JAN 16,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 3 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 7, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 27,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 7 from Room 7, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin



Date JAN 9,2014

Notes This slogan was used by Omega in the 1920s. Omega started in 1848 in Switzerland.