Omega Norman Morris Catalogue 1955



Original watch catalogues are very useful in identifying and discovering information about particular lines of vintage watches, especially when accompanied with price lists of the time. They are a collectible in their own right and add to the richness and enjoyment of serious collecting.

So when Jim Wilson acquired a 1955 Norman Morris Omega catalogue showing the entire men’s and women’s collections for the year, I quietly salivated over the prospect of having a peek.  

There are a number of interesting inclusions in the catalogue: an example of the hooded lugged Ultima with a beautifully woven and heavy Milanese bracelet; the appearance of black dialled Omegas confirming that they were part of the available inventory or not just special order; a Constellation being marketed as a Globemaster; a MK Two version of the Centenary 2499 available seven years after the original models to mark Omega’s 100th birthday, amongst others.

The catalogue was originally held by Coffman Jewellers in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, an Omega stockist of the time. Our thanks to Jim for converting the catalogue into a digital format and for his generosity in allowing me to share it here.

Men’s Collection: click here


Women’s collection: click here

5 comments:

  1. Tim Mackrain12:52 am

    Very nice!!! I have the black dial model..

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    1. Hi Tim,

      A very nice piece to have, as these balck dialled models are not easy to come by.

      Regards

      Desmond

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  2. Patrick Doran9:58 pm

    Hello Desmond,

    This was a very interesting read. For some reason we rarely see these watches available.

    Kind regards,

    patrick

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    1. Hi Pat, hope you're travelling well.

      Yes, there are some really interesting pieces in this US catalogue. Would dearly love to get my hands on the Ultima shown :)

      Regards

      Desmond

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  3. Anonymous4:45 am

    A fascinating read from a bygone era. i have a 2499 Seamaster which was great to see in this catalogue.

    Best Regards
    Mark

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