An Omega serial number will either be laser etched in tiny digits on the case back or for older watches it may be on the inside of the case or on the movement. It will be a number (no letters) between 5 and 9 digits long. This tool can date any Omega watch from 1895 to 2011. Omega speedmaster serial numbers did not run in line with non-Speedmaster serial numbers so please select which you have, if you have a Speedmaster it will be clearly marked on the case back. The number containing dots, spaces and possibly letters is not the serial number, that's the Omega case reference or model which can be decoded using the Omega model decoder. This tool is based on serial numbers from watches with known manufacture dates and should be accurate to within a year or two.