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