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2 watches - the same yet so different - Steel Black Dial Constellation

  1. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Sep 30, 2013

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    Both have original piepan date dials (different styles though) and different cases.

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  2. John R Smith

    John R Smith Sep 30, 2013

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    The pieces you show us are always absolutely superb, Mike. How you tracked them down in such perfect condition is beyond me - I would be scared to wear them!
     
  3. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 30, 2013

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    Great examples Mike. Adding this one to the mix .
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  4. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Sep 30, 2013

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    Nice one!
     
  5. tomvox1

    tomvox1 Sep 30, 2013

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    The case on that first one is really fantastic--gorgeous sweeping lugs! Wouldn't kick #2 out of bed either, of course... ;)
    Fine duo--congrats!
    T.
     
  6. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Oct 1, 2013

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    The 2852 case really is a remarkably beautiful piece of design, there are many great Constellations made since but that reference just about looks perfect
     
  7. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Oct 1, 2013

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    I think that's a 14381 or similar. I like it as much as the 2852 though, and very similar.
     
  8. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Oct 1, 2013

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    It's a 14393.

    Mike, may I see the medallions of those two? Color matching? and the serial number of the 168005. Thanks a lot.
     
  9. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Oct 1, 2013

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    Only just realised it had the date so it couldn't be 14381. Thanks Hoi
     
  10. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Oct 1, 2013

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    So similar I couldn't tell the difference looking at it, I've actually never owned a Constellation personally, buying a 2852 for my father was the closest I've ever gotten.
     
  11. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Oct 1, 2013

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    Don't know why I cannot tell the color of the dial hardware from the two of Mike, maybe my monitor ??

    Steve's 168010 is 14k white gold dial hardware ?
     
  12. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Oct 1, 2013

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    Didn't realised you owned a 2852! :) The only differences I can see is that the 2852 case doesn't have the rivets or facets (don't know terminology..) on the side of the lugs, the 2852 has just sharp slightly more angular lugs, and also not sure if the lack "officially certified" on Mikes makes it the later one.. It's just as beautiful IMO, I'm glad they didn't change it too much into the 60's.

    Edit: I'm astonished at how sharp Mikes actually is, looks like it's not been touched!
     
  13. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Oct 1, 2013

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    Its not actually mine it belongs to dad, I'm not entitled to it unless he eats some very bad pork.
     
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  14. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Oct 1, 2013

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    Seriously, who is surprised. I am not. ;)
     
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  15. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Oct 1, 2013

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    Hardware is steel/white gold. Caseback medallion is gold on the 14393 and steel on the 168.005. Don't have the watches with me at the moment (at a safe place offsite) so couldn't give you the movement number of the 168.005.
     
  16. seamonster

    seamonster Respectable Member Oct 1, 2013

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    Respectable Member MSNWatch

    Very rarely do we get watches in such a condition, today.

    Definitely you know what you are doing, keeping them at 'a safe place'. The moment you disclose its location, that safe place will become very unsafe. You know some of our forums members' desire, better.

    Thank-you.
     
  17. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Oct 1, 2013

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    Thanks Mike. That's what I thought.

    The serial number on your 168005 should be higher than 21 mil, I believe.
     
  18. apollo XI

    apollo XI Oct 1, 2013

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    Three beautifull "Connie"

    My compliment.

    Giuseppe.