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  1. Dimitris

    Dimitris Feb 12, 2020

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    Asking again for opinions on this watch that I want to buy the pictures are not the best quality but I will inspect it in person and I have some knowledge but I would like to hear some thoughts about its condition and if its worth it. The asking price is €510 and the watch is serviced recently and unpolished as I can see . I asked for an omega buckle and strap also.
     
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  2. Passover

    Passover Feb 12, 2020

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  3. Dimitris

    Dimitris Feb 12, 2020

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    No I passed on it the condition was poor in my opinion
     
  4. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Feb 12, 2020

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    Dial has turned yellowish and a correct crown is $200 more.
    Too expensive ?
     
  5. Dimitris

    Dimitris Feb 12, 2020

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    If I am not mistaken some constellation models dont come with the decagonal crown , its signed anyway thats what matters the most for me
     
  6. Noddyman

    Noddyman Feb 12, 2020

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    Some didn't come with decagonal crowns but the 168.005 did.
    The condition of this one is below average, nicer ones are out there for slightly more.
     
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  7. Dimitris

    Dimitris Feb 12, 2020

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    Oh okay didnt know that thanks
     
  8. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Feb 12, 2020

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    The crown doesn't even look like the correct replacement crown. (Too big)

    However, the wrong crown wouldn’t stop me buying a watch if it were a nice watch. (you would want it replaced with at least the correct replacement crown - which I think are only around €50 -because that one doesn’t seem to fit properly)

    The case is pretty good but it has had a life and acquired a few scratches along the way, so not perfect by any means and you would have to see the dial in person to judge how degraded it is.
    You would also need proof of a competent service as there are clear signs of rotor rub and you’d want that fixed.

    if the dial were okay then, even unserviced, €510 would be pretty cheap for a dome dial dogleg Connie nowadays.
    With a service it would be a bit of a bargain.
    All depends on that dial.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  9. Dimitris

    Dimitris Feb 12, 2020

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    Yeah it helps alot because I dont want to spend any money on something that is not worth it , as I said before the inspection in person is the most important because I will be able to see the slightest defects but the dial looks pretty clean to me. Thanks a lot for the advice
     
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  10. miramogge

    miramogge Feb 12, 2020

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    If there is proof of a recent service, the price is good in my opinion.
     
  11. Dimitris

    Dimitris Feb 12, 2020

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    I dont think there is proof but service in Greece is fairly cheap anyway about 30€ to 50
     
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  12. gbesq

    gbesq Feb 12, 2020

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    I would pass. Better examples are out there.
     
  13. Dimitris

    Dimitris Feb 12, 2020

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    But the question is at what price points ...
     
  14. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Feb 12, 2020

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    EUR 510 is a good price IMO
     
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  15. Dimitris

    Dimitris Feb 12, 2020

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    So shall I go for it?
     
  16. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Feb 12, 2020

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    Haha. That's all up to you!

    If I would be at the beginning of my collectors 'career' I would have bought it at that price (probably). Now I'm looking for better examples and I'm willing to pay more.

    Good luck!
     
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  17. Dimitris

    Dimitris Feb 12, 2020

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    Actually its my first vintage omega and I am on a pretty limited budget :D ..
     
  18. Dan S

    Dan S Feb 12, 2020

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    Flaws like those on the dial and case of this watch are often more apparent in photos than on the wrist. If you are ok with the condition in person, it seems to be priced appropriately IMO. Seems like an honest piece and a quick polish of the crystal will help it a bit.
     
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  19. wilderbeast

    wilderbeast Feb 12, 2020

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    Are you set on a Constellation? If your budget is tight, you might be better off looking for a 1960s Seamaster in better condition for the money.
     
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  20. Dimitris

    Dimitris Feb 12, 2020

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    Not particularly but its the first kind of good example that I found and liked and I prefer buying the watch hand to hand so I can see it in person