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  1. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Aug 4, 2012

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    My constellation collection is very early 1950s centric but I am always on the lookout for the nice looking mid-60s piece. This new arrival (came today) is 18k YG with the nice lugs and the gold piepan dial and I believe it not only has all the original parts but more importantly, it has not been polished and appears never to have been serviced. All I did was clean up the exterior with some cotton swabs dipped in water as well as polish the crystal.

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  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 4, 2012

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    The interesting thing that I've never noticed before on one of these is the alternating brushing with vertical grain on the center of the dial and concentric brushing around the edge to give contrast, very nice indeed, and sharp lugs too.
     
  3. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 4, 2012

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    Nice snag Mike.


    ... but when don't you snag something nice?
     
  4. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Aug 4, 2012

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    Great catch, Mike.

    Normally, Omega made large onyx inserts on these hour markers.

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    Yours were made with standard inserts, did you check if it's 18K dial ?
     
  5. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Aug 4, 2012

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    Hoi,
    The dial on the watch has onyx inserts and are not painted on. Haven't checked the dial back but no reason to think it isn't an 18k dial. It is a 14900 case reference which is a rather case reference to be seen with this dial style.
     
  6. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Aug 4, 2012

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    I see, 14900 is a bit early for large onyx inserts, I guess.

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    In the sixties, Omega made large onyx inserts for 18K gold dial on some models.
    It has a foot attached to the gold marker which has two feet attached to the dial . the small inserts are plain and easier to get loose from the markers.
     
  7. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Aug 4, 2012

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    The later models had larger inserts but those were the on the later date dials. The earlier non-date dials with these markers (as well as the cal. 504 deluxe dials) had smaller onyx inserts. Here is a cal. 551 watch I have with a non-piepan dial in 18k rose gold:

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  8. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 4, 2012

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    Okay, I know what I'm going to wear for the rest of the night after this thread. ;)
     
  9. rbird7282

    rbird7282 Aug 4, 2012

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    Very nice pickup.:thumbsup:
     
  10. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 5, 2012

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    I had posted on this thread , but it disappeared. Great pick-up as usual Mike, You are the master of finding these gems. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. alam

    alam Aug 5, 2012

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    Good looking piece. Where did you find this one?
     
  12. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Aug 5, 2012

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    ;)
     
  13. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 5, 2012

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    Oooooh dear. You can't ask stuff like that. It's like asking for the formula for Coke - a closely guarded secret!

    Hell, even I don't reveal all my sources.
     
  14. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Aug 5, 2012

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    You can ask, but it doesn't mean you're gonna get. :)

    Another brilliant pick-up, Mike,
    gatorcpa