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  1. Cuttysark

    Cuttysark Jan 17, 2020

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    100% fake. I'll make you free from this burder.
    I send you my address for shipment :p:p
    Kidding..
    Maybe It's a prototype?
    It's in stunning conditions!
     
  2. vicsdca

    vicsdca Jan 17, 2020

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  3. momosono

    momosono Jan 18, 2020

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    Hi guys
    this box just sold in Switzerland for the nice price of 3803 CHF (3'900 USD)
    Is it really that special? Please enlighten me, I'm a box noob.

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  4. Hduck

    Hduck Jan 18, 2020

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    Not unique in its origin, but this is the box for my 45th Apollo 11 Speedmaster. Flight Directors, astronauts, and a couple of Apollo astronauts
     
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  5. G0OSE

    G0OSE Jan 25, 2020

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    20200121_134722.jpg 20200121_134841.jpg 20200121_134937.jpg Hello everyone, I'm a new member who wants to find out about an Omega box. I guess this is the place to ask?
    So, at some point my grandad must have had an Omega, all I have is the box (bummer), more gutting is I'd love an Omega lol!
    I have decided to sell the box, as it's of little use to me. I had a really good look around on here, and on ebay (selling and sold/unsold) and I cannot find another one like it. There are tonnes with just 'Omega' written in the lid, but I haven't seen another with 'Omega' & 'Constellation' below, this leads me to think it may be rarer than normal?
    I would say it's over 50 years old?
    I would be interested in anything about it, what watch went in it, and obviously a value - sadly it's missing the internal red bit, but I believe you can replace those with another? wasn't glued in.
     
  6. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jan 25, 2020

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    welcome @G0OSE
    It looks like a late 60s or early 70s box.
    Omega made boxes specifically for Constellations but also similar ones for other Omega watches, without the name.
    All Constellation boxes should have Constellation written inside (but watches were sometimes sold with the wrong box, so sometimes you see a Connie in a box without the name)
    There were several Constellations variations on the market in this era, so the box could have housed any of them.
    The insert with the watch holder often goes missing and they are not that easy to find separately.
    Being a later box without the insert means there isn’t a great deal of value in it I’m afraid.
    Best thing would be to list it on eBay and see what people will bid for it.

    hope that helps.
     
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  7. befobe

    befobe Jan 25, 2020

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    Does anybody knows if this exotic wood one has been sold with speedmasters?... (Looks like the LE ap11 20th anniversary without the golden coin...)
     
  8. G0OSE

    G0OSE Jan 25, 2020

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    Thank you for your help.
     
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  9. lindo

    lindo Jan 27, 2020

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    So that's where all the interesting ones went.....
     
  10. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Feb 5, 2020

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    Anyone familiar with this one? I presume a 1950s Seamaster Calendar.. anyone know if it’s early 50s for a 2627/2757 or a bit later for a 2849 reference?

    Missing the insert unfortunately..

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  11. flqt-9000

    flqt-9000 Feb 23, 2020

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  12. jeppehh

    jeppehh Feb 27, 2020

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    Have searched around but was unable to determine what this box was used for. It measures
    11,5 x 8 x 4,5 cm.

    So can anyone help me date this box and if this one was used for any particular watches?

    Would be very much appreciated!

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  13. igloe

    igloe Mar 3, 2020

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    I am missing the upper left. How does the inside looks like?
     
  14. igloe

    igloe Mar 3, 2020

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    Hello, here some more variations
     
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  15. JanV

    JanV Mar 6, 2020

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    Here’s a quite rare Seamaster Quartz box from the 70ies.
     
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  16. Kj.ski

    Kj.ski Mar 28, 2020

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    Hi,
    Do we have a bakelite box specialist here?
    Really want one for my 1935 T17, found this on eBay.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193328208808

    I suppose anyone with 3d printer could open up a fakes, factory, condition seems to be too good for something this age, paper backing on cusion way too white and little cusion tab appears to be nylon.
    Hard to do research on these, the 2 I've seen with good inside pictures, 1 had FAB SUISSE mark, the other SWISS MADE, could not find anything with stamp like the one from listing.



    I guess I have answered my own question but having no experience/knowledge I may be missing something.

    Edit
    I went through all 18 pages again and found this is a box made by ISOLIT or at least it's pretending to be.

    Any comments on authenticity would be very welcome.
     
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  17. befobe

    befobe Mar 28, 2020

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    I think I have the same, but mine is really more "red" than "brown" (maybe it is a low light effect on the photo?). Does anybody knows if it was the original box for a Constellation?
     
  18. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 28, 2020

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    What are the odds of one professional seller having four hard to find 90 year old bakelite boxes for sale all at the same time and each in a condition that makes it look like they have just come out of a stasis chamber?

    See if you can check back through their ebay sold items history.
     
  19. Charlemagne1333

    Charlemagne1333 Mar 28, 2020

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    The original box that came with my late grandfather’s Geneve 9kt, which I inherited twenty five years ago. There’s a dedication on both the watch and the box dating to 1972. Never really considered the provenance of boxes before, but it’s probably a standard issue for the UK market for that period 7F4FBBDA-AE3D-4A89-8D35-13B0138815E9.jpeg CF211A9F-A6C7-4527-B7D4-AADE21DC841F.jpeg
     
  20. Kj.ski

    Kj.ski Mar 28, 2020

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    Yep, thanks for cooling down my enthusiasm. I went for safe option and got this pigskin box instead. Not historically correct for T17 but I'm more of a leather guy and actually prefer this over bakelite.
    Seller claims the insert to be original which I doubt but not bothered by it anyway, it was cheap for £115. I do some leatherworking so will give it t some refurb when it arrives Screenshot_20200329-003212__01.jpg Screenshot_20200329-003220__01.jpg
     
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