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I Recieved My 168.0029 Constellation Questions

  1. nsmike

    nsmike Feb 19, 2013

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    I received my Connie that I posted about earlier. Connie1.JPG
    I have a few questions, is the current Omega recommended replacement crown acceptable, or should I look for an original? The color in the picture is off, the seconds hand is actually orange, is gold correct? Are the fonts standard or transitional?
     
  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Feb 19, 2013

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    Can't tell a thing about the fonts from that picture. I think the correct crown is still available from Borel or Cousins so wait for one of the other guys to give you details.
     
  3. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 19, 2013

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    Omega has changed(updated) crowns several times on these and I think the current replacement would be acceptable.
    Yellow Bestfit 8100/1057
    http://www.ofrei.com/page_147.html
    14441.jpg

    As to the hands, I suspect all are incorrect.
     
  4. nsmike

    nsmike Feb 19, 2013

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    Dennis could you or someone else post a good picture of both the standard and transitional fonts. Looking under the loupe it looks like the hour and minute hand were dipped in paint.
     
  5. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Feb 19, 2013

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    Never owned a transitional C-case, but here's a couple late 60's pieces.

    168.009:

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    168.029:

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    168.015:

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  6. nsmike

    nsmike Feb 19, 2013

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    It looks exactly like the 168.0029 which is what it is. The hour and minute hands were dipped in black paint and an orange second hand fitted.. It's keeping excellent time. As someone who grumbles every time I have to find my glasses to read something, I won't complain about the hands, I'll get them done after i wear the watch a bit. I assume that hand sets are available.
     
  7. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Feb 19, 2013

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    You might not have to find a new set of hands, maybe only the second hand. The paint might come off.
     
  8. nsmike

    nsmike Feb 19, 2013

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    With the paint would come the lume so at a minimum refinishing.