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Interesting blue dial jumbo connie 168.001

  1. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Mar 24, 2020 5:59am

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    Never saw one like this. Looks original. What do you think? Redial or legit?
     
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  2. cristos71

    cristos71 Mar 24, 2020 7:04am

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    Looks like a redial to me, I don't like the font.
     
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  3. base615

    base615 Mar 24, 2020 7:15am

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    Can’t see any serif on the font
     
  4. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Mar 24, 2020 7:33am

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    I cannot imagine that it isn't a redial.
     
  5. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Mar 24, 2020 7:42am

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    Yes. I agree. But the second picture made me think it could be original. The text and minute markers looks to be fading. My explanation was this can only be done by time.
     
  6. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Mar 24, 2020 7:50am

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    I think it is due to less-than perfect application.
    The overall condition of the item with the slightly moisture damaged hands, polished case and wrong crown doesn't gel with a perfect dial, especially since it is in a colour tone I have never seen on a vintage Omega.

    My first scale model car was a Lamborghini Countach which I tried putting together and painting at age 11 or so. The metallic blue colour I chose for it was quite similar to this dial :D

    You have a few of the jumbos, right? Could you do a font comparison?
     
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  7. Passover

    Passover Mar 24, 2020 8:01am

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    First: Thats not a reference that I'm familiar with but if you look at the "A" in "Automatic":

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    Here are other ones from OF:

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    From this comparison alone there should be no doubt that this is a redial
    (unless there are other 168.001 dial models I didn't find; as stated I'm not familiar with this reference ;))
     
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  8. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Mar 24, 2020 8:43am

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    Maybe I wanted to believe this was a one of a kind funky japanese blue dial connie... :D
     
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  9. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Mar 24, 2020 8:45am

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    Yes. They are different I'm afraid.
     
  10. DJG2645

    DJG2645 Mar 27, 2020 4:31am

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    I stumbled on this on eBay yesterday, had to smile to myself and think fondly of this thread :)
     
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