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  1. Gui13250

    Gui13250 Dec 12, 2019

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    Hi there,
    I’ve found a 168.005 Constellation PiePan on the net. Seller says he bought it when he was in Djibouti, and still has what looks like as a bill, but, serial number is 24483985 and the bill is from mid 1966.
    I’have a 168.005 with serial number starting by 23, with an extract of archive saying November 1966,.
    So is it possible that his watch 24483985 is from mid 1966? Or is there something definitely wrong with his watch?

    Thanks to all!
     
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  2. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Dec 12, 2019

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    Do you have more and better pics of the watch?
     
  3. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Dec 12, 2019

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    Polished to beyond worth even caring about.
     
  4. Gui13250

    Gui13250 Dec 12, 2019

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    Not yet, I asked for.
    I agree it seems polished a lot, but what about this serial number? Can it be ok?
    My question is even more about curiosity than real interest on the watch.
    Thanks
     
  5. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Dec 12, 2019

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    Yes. I was curious about the dial.
    The serial # is not out of range for me.
     
  6. Gui13250

    Gui13250 Dec 12, 2019

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    Thanks Omeguy, so it means that a 24**** serial number should have been made half a year before a 23****, according différent factories I guess, right?
     
  7. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Dec 12, 2019

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    When a movement is produced and when it is cased can be months if not years apart and they are not always cased sequentially.
     
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  8. Gui13250

    Gui13250 Dec 12, 2019

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    Thanks for your answer :)
     
  9. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Dec 12, 2019

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    The serial numbers and date of sale may vary here and there, because OMEGA did not always produce "chronologically". They had a bunch of movements and mounted them to watches. They didn't think about us collectors then.
     
  10. Gui13250

    Gui13250 Dec 12, 2019

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    Ok, so + or - 1 years when checking serial number
     
  11. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Dec 12, 2019

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    Sometimes 3 years or even more, depends on the watch ref.

    The safest thing you can do is to order an extract from OMEGA in Bienne.
     
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