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Don't know this Omega Constellation model

  1. Eduardo Chaves

    Eduardo Chaves Nov 29, 2017

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    Hi,

    I received an Omega Constellation as heritage of my grandfather. But I don't know any reference or model.
    Could you guys help me with this?

    Thanks.

    Ps.: Sorry my poor english!
     
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  2. TexOmega

    TexOmega Nov 29, 2017

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    Have a watchmaker take the back off, there one shall find what you seek. Take pix and post here for further assistance.

    I do see signs of pre-existing issues with the dial, so additional, MACRO pix of it would help us help you.

    It also may have a had a run or two with a polishing wheel.

    You have something very special and a gf with great taste.
     
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  3. Eduardo Chaves

    Eduardo Chaves Nov 29, 2017

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    Thanks!

    I'll try to open it and see more reference numbers.

    By the way, is this a male of female model?
     
  4. Noddyman

    Noddyman Nov 29, 2017

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    I would guess it’s a well worn/polished 14381/82 with ‘officially certified’ on the dial.
    The back needs to come off as per @TexOmega to be sure though.
     
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  5. Noddyman

    Noddyman Nov 29, 2017

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    It’s a gents version. Be careful when opening you could damage the caseback. Better to get a watchmaker to do this if you do not have the correct tools.
     
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  6. Eduardo Chaves

    Eduardo Chaves Nov 29, 2017

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    I need to do this, but in Brazil I am afraid to take it to the watchmaker. I can be robbed on my way to the store :(
     
  7. Eduardo Chaves

    Eduardo Chaves Nov 29, 2017

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    What about the age of this watch?
    What does the "Officially Certified" means?
     
  8. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Nov 29, 2017

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    I'm sorry you have to live with that fear. :(
    Don't open it with a screwdriver and pliers please. Without opening it we can't say with certainty, but it is probably from around 1957. It is probably called a constellation deluxe. It was "Officially Certified" at the time by a Swiss timekeeping organization for keeping really good time.
    http://omega-constellation-collecto.../omega-constellation-de-luxe-penultimate.html
     
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  9. davidswiss

    davidswiss Nov 29, 2017

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    It means that the chronometer authorities in Switzerland and in early watches England certified it as chronometer.
    As already stated get someone qualified to open the back and get good clear pictures of the inside of the case back, the movement and take note of the movement number and calibre. Also good, clear pictures of the dial.
    Good luck.
     
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  10. Eduardo Chaves

    Eduardo Chaves Nov 29, 2017

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    Thanks everybody!!!!
    Really appreciate your time answering my questions!

    I'll do this and will comeback to add more information.
     
  11. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Nov 29, 2017

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    Intriguing watch.
    Slanty M and straight M but chronometer spelled the English way.
    Will be interesting to see what’s inside.
    A nice memory of your grandfather
     
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  12. Eduardo Chaves

    Eduardo Chaves Nov 29, 2017

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    Edited Nov 29, 2017
  13. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Nov 29, 2017

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  14. TexOmega

    TexOmega Nov 29, 2017

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    For our English as a second or third language, this is dripping sarcasm from X350XJR.:)
     
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