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  1. Bruffell06

    Bruffell06 Apr 23, 2015

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    Hi all,

    Been after a vintage Connie for a while and just snapped this one up.

    What are your thoughts?

    The serial puts this at 1967.

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  2. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Apr 23, 2015

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    Unfortunately the dial has been refinished and the case over polished.

    Printing to thick and AUTOMATIC C O C to close to the applied OMEGA.
     
  3. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 23, 2015

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    Well it is rather over polished and the dial is refinished.
     
  4. Tjmmartin

    Tjmmartin Apr 23, 2015

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    I have a great ( albeit small ) collection of watches. All have flaws ( quite a few actually! ). This forum is a great knowledge resource and the complexity of finding the right watch quickly becomes apparent. Nice watch and I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as I enjoy mine!
     
  5. Bruffell06

    Bruffell06 Apr 23, 2015

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    Disappointing to hear :(

    All looked okay to me and passed my test. I guess thats the difference between a noob and an experts eyes ::facepalm1::
     
  6. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Apr 23, 2015

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    You're the one wearing it, don't worry if it's not quite perfect. just enjoy it for what it is.
     
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  7. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Apr 23, 2015

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    The case edges should be sharper and as mentioned, the dial has been refinished. Here is an example that has not been refurbished:

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  8. Mothra

    Mothra Apr 23, 2015

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    that lack of sharp edge on the pie pan part of the dial is the big giveaway here. Its all part of the learning, enjoy the watch and move it on if you find something better....
     
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  9. Bruffell06

    Bruffell06 Apr 23, 2015

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I can now see the differences so lesson learned for future reference. I'm just going to enjoy wearing it and if something better comes along I'll look to switch.

    All part of the process I suppose.

    Michael
     
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  10. JasonPDX

    JasonPDX Apr 23, 2015

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    Looks like a fantastic watch, I just picked up one very similar! I am a stickler about trying to buy original, but hey they use to refinish all sorts of watches, and it was the cool thing to do. At least you have a great movement, its clean, and it will catch eyes no problems. I think on omega forums the guys are the most knowledgable and respectable watch collectors I have ever had the pleasure of hearing from. Enjoy it and if something better comes, switch it! I can't hold on to a watch for the life of me :)
     
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  11. TNTwatch

    TNTwatch Apr 23, 2015

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    It's a franken watch. Return it if you can.
     
  12. mac_omega

    mac_omega Apr 24, 2015

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    really? why? :cautious:
     
  13. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 24, 2015

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    Yea its just refinished and polished, a franken would be a 552 or an assembly of parts that weren't intended to be together.
     
  14. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Apr 24, 2015

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    Well, it doesn't appear in the OVDB so it must be a franken!

    :rolleyes:

    Franken or not, it looks to be a good honest gold cap Connie with a few "collector" drawbacks, but for somebody who just likes the look of it and wants to wear it without fear of wrecking a safe queen, it's fine.
     
  15. Fost

    Fost Apr 24, 2015

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    Is there any website or something else where someone like me who have the opportunity to catch some connies would find how to spot a redial?

    I think it is quite diffcult to ask expert here as soon as i have a doubt....

    give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime....

    thanks for your help!
     
  16. Bruffell06

    Bruffell06 Apr 24, 2015

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    http://omega-constellation-collectors.blogspot.co.uk/
     
  17. Northernman

    Northernman Apr 24, 2015

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  18. Fost

    Fost Apr 24, 2015

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    thanks !! i will try to do my home work but will certainly confirm my conclusion with some expert here very soon :)
     
  19. TNTwatch

    TNTwatch Apr 24, 2015

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    Well, a 168.005 should have cal. 561 or 564 with date. This one has cal. 551 without date. What would you guys call it if not a franken? :) If it were me, I'd buy it for parts only if needed, never for wearing.

    Cheers.
     
  20. Bruffell06

    Bruffell06 Apr 24, 2015

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    I thought that the 551 non-date came in the 168.005?