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First vintage purchase help on Omega Constellation 14393 61SC

  1. seabiscuit23

    seabiscuit23 Dec 1, 2017

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    Hi, I am about to purchase my first vintage omega. I have done research online and almost ready to pull the trigger but i figured wont hurt to post here first. The seller claim dial is untouched and all original. Anything suspect?
     
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  2. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Dec 1, 2017

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    The dial looks slightly tired (bubbling and a bit dull in colour) and the case is as polished has seen its fair share of polishing - the bezel shouldn't be as rounded as on this one. But I see nothing wrong with it, as such :)

    It would come down to asking price, I'd say.
     
  3. cristos71

    cristos71 Dec 1, 2017

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    Based on those ( dreadful ) pictures I'd say the dial looks a little tired, the case has seen too much polishing and looks quite soft, especially the bezel and case back. The crown is a service replacement which is fine and the movement rotor is quite heavily worn which could mean problems which need attention.

    How much?
     
  4. cristos71

    cristos71 Dec 1, 2017

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    Is it a case of "great minds alike" or "fools never differ'? :D
     
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  5. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Dec 1, 2017

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    Is there really any difference between the two? :D

    I am sure that @Peemacgee would have stated exactly the same...
     
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  6. seabiscuit23

    seabiscuit23 Dec 1, 2017

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    wow. thanks for quick response. asking price is about USD $730. is that price ok? I can check the watch personally before purchase but its about 1hr travel time. I would not mind passing and be patient to get a better condition one but if this is a good price and the condition is better in person then I can pull the trigger.
     
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  7. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Dec 1, 2017

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    Ha!
    all true
    (BTW for some reason I don't get alerts when I'm tagged)

    I have to agree with the above.
    photos aren't great.
    dial is correct but tired and spotty
    the lugs aren't too bad but the bezel is well polished
    the movt is also a bit mucky -never a a good sign but might be okay with a service
    (gasket is missing - probably the cause of the dial degradation and movt condition)
    heavy wear on the rotor - would like to see the condition of the caseback

    bit of a shame as it was a very attractive watch once upon a time
    $730 isn't a bad price for a Connie nowadays but unless that's your top budget I would be patient and wait for a better one

    (if it was your grandfathers - you would love it for what it was but it wouldn't be a top target to buy if you want a collectors piece)
     
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  8. Davidt

    Davidt Dec 1, 2017

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    Correct but tired.

    As above, if that's your budget then try and get a bit of a reduction and it's ok. I'd rather pay more for a better example.
     
  9. cristos71

    cristos71 Dec 1, 2017

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  10. habrisbane

    habrisbane Dec 1, 2017

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    Good buy i think.
     
  11. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Dec 1, 2017

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    This is my mantra as well.

    Unless the patina has formed in an really appealing way, I'd want perfect for dress.
     
  12. Hijak

    Hijak Dec 1, 2017

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