Forums Latest Auctions Members

Constellation 168.004 with 6-9-12 dial. Legit?

  1. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Jul 12, 2019

    Posts
    1,254
    Likes
    1,358
    Landed this one today but can't find a comparable dial. Anyone a clue?
     
    FA6DD8DC-DAC6-4641-8EE7-C303261E1029.JPG
    DaveK and Edward53 like this.
  2. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jul 12, 2019

    Posts
    3,220
    Likes
    3,869
    Looks pretty damned good to me.
    I’ve seen these dials with faceted Arabic numerals on Connies for auction in the UK.
    A variation on the fully Arabic dials.
    Can’t remember if I’ve seen one (specifically) on an .004 but fairly sure I’ve seen them on a dogleg.
    Nice case and dial - congratulations.
     
    felsby, byunjoe, ConElPueblo and 2 others like this.
  3. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Jul 13, 2019

    Posts
    1,254
    Likes
    1,358
    Thanks. Don't doubt the dial itself btw but was not sure whether it was delivered in this watch :)
     
  4. byunjoe

    byunjoe Jul 13, 2019

    Posts
    80
    Likes
    99
    My opinion may not hold as much weight as more experienced and respected members here but just to reassure you, I have seen this exact configuration before and it appeared original then and now.
     
    Peemacgee likes this.
  5. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Jul 17, 2019

    Posts
    1,254
    Likes
    1,358
    Ok thanks! Much appreciated. Weird thing is that the medaillon is silver and not gold
     
  6. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jul 17, 2019

    Posts
    3,220
    Likes
    3,869
    Quite right, a gold cap watch would have a gold medallion, a SS watch (regardless of gold dial furniture ) will have a SS medallion.
    Edited to correct silly typo.
     
    Edited Jul 17, 2019
  7. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jul 17, 2019

    Posts
    9,948
    Likes
    10,137
    Not quite sure what you mean here.

    I agree that on these 2nd generation Constellations (1959-69), gold capped watches had gold medallions. However, some early steel cases also had gold medallions.

    Just trying to clarify.
    gatorcpa
     
  8. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jul 17, 2019

    Posts
    3,220
    Likes
    3,869
    Quite right too.
    My SS 14381 has a gold medallion.
    I was specifically referring to the OP’s watch.
     
  9. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jul 17, 2019

    Posts
    9,948
    Likes
    10,137
    For this specific case reference (168.004), I agree. The medallion should be steel.
    gatorcpa
     
    Mark020 likes this.
  10. Taybharr

    Taybharr Jul 17, 2019

    Posts
    259
    Likes
    194
    Very lovely piece!
     
  11. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Jul 18, 2019

    Posts
    1,254
    Likes
    1,358
    Thanks again guys!
     
  12. osnola ibax

    osnola ibax Jul 20, 2019

    Posts
    8
    Likes
    9
    Beautiful