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

  1. Mark020

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

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    Landed this one today but can't find a comparable dial. Anyone a clue?
     
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  2. Peemacgee

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

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    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.
     
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  3. Mark020

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

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    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

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    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.
     
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  5. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Jul 17, 2019 3:22pm

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    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 3:25pm

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    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 4:04pm
  7. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jul 17, 2019 3:36pm

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    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.
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  8. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jul 17, 2019 3:42pm

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    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 3:48pm

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    For this specific case reference (168.004), I agree. The medallion should be steel.
    gatorcpa
     
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  10. Taybharr

    Taybharr Jul 17, 2019 4:55pm

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    Very lovely piece!
     
  11. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Jul 18, 2019 6:29am

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    Thanks again guys!
     
  12. osnola ibax

    osnola ibax Jul 20, 2019 2:42am

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    Beautiful