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2 watches - the same yet so different - "Dog leg" constellations

  1. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Sep 14, 2015

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    One with and the other without date. Both piepan and both nice original black dials - one with crosshairs. In my experience, the non-date version is quite a bit harder to find in black dial form.

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  2. Tiny Iota

    Tiny Iota Could potentially be the Official OF Stalker ™ Sep 14, 2015

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    I guess it's easier to see it in the flesh, but it looks like the black hides the piepan-ness a bit. Do you find that's the case? Both lovely though!
     
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  3. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Sep 14, 2015

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    Definitely harder to tell but the location of the minute hash marks usually is a dead giveaway. This for instance is a non-piepan black dial:

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  4. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Sep 14, 2015

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    Awesome Connies
     
  5. Hijak

    Hijak Sep 14, 2015

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    +1 on that!::love::
     
  6. Pahawi

    Pahawi Sep 14, 2015

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    Amazing watches ::love::
     
  7. Rman

    Rman Sep 14, 2015

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    Seems like black dials are the hardest to verify and to locate! Gorgeous duo.
     
  8. cristos71

    cristos71 Sep 14, 2015

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    Superb examples!!

    I was thinking about perhaps making a small post about my new member of the `dark` side of the Constellation family, but I´ll get my coat instead ::shy::
     
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  9. Davudvl

    Davudvl Sep 14, 2015

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    Very nice! Thanx for posting.
     
  10. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 14, 2015

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    Very nice, I do actually like #2 more but its interesting what you mention about non-date being rare, it almost looks weird initially as I don't think I've seen a non-date in black before.
     
  11. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Sep 14, 2015

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    And with the WG markers too.
     
  12. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Sep 14, 2015

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    black and white gold............ kind regards. achim

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  13. constellationM

    constellationM Sep 14, 2015

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  14. Martinibianco

    Martinibianco Sep 15, 2015

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    I'm wondering... how do you tell if the markers are in WG? Simply by the shape of the markers? I heard that all arrowhead markers are made in gold, not not sure if that is true.
    Here is my 14393, the only one I have with a black dial. Not in nearly as pristine condition as yours but I am happy with it cos orginal black dials are really difficult to find::shy::
     
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  15. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Sep 15, 2015

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    A consensus among collectors also with many examples of the markers holding up better than the hands suggesting the same.