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My first Constellation .... and she´s from 1962 ... but not the dial ?

  1. TexOmega

    TexOmega Oct 11, 2019

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    I’ll post as soon as I get home from picking this ref 2279-3 up after COA today.

    I just couldn’t wait till next week to get it.
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  2. Wuza72

    Wuza72 Oct 11, 2019

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    Verry nice watch :thumbsup:
     
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  3. TexOmega

    TexOmega Oct 11, 2019

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  4. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Oct 12, 2019

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    Only 582 apart, so pretty close.
    I know it’s only two examples but it’s the start of a grouping IMHO.

    I wonder how many (or few) of these ‘rump-end’ .004s wangled their way onto the .010 production line in order to be fitted with 564s.
    At some point I must get around to writing to the Omega museum as they only quote 561s for .004s in the OVDB.
     
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  5. Wuza72

    Wuza72 Oct 12, 2019

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    So I'd say "mission accomplished" :)

    Thanks to all !

    And what really makes me happy is the fact that my contribution leads to another exchange of long-time members about the diversity of omega constellations from an early period.

    Greetings

    Wuza
     
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  6. Tigeranteater

    Tigeranteater Oct 31, 2019

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  7. TexOmega

    TexOmega Oct 31, 2019

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    StingRay, yes

    Years ago via Etsy from Thailand

    Thank you
     
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  8. TexOmega

    TexOmega Apr 16, 2020

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    Any follow up?
     
  9. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Apr 16, 2020

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    From what I see, OP dial has been repainted by a good redialer.(with no knowledge)
    Compare to an original and you will see.

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  10. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Apr 17, 2020

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    apologies, no.
    Was a little distracted at the end of last year then I forgot.
     
  11. TexOmega

    TexOmega Apr 17, 2020

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  12. TechFounder

    TechFounder Apr 17, 2020

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    Hmm, I was told once that the T would also indicate that just the hands have tritium, so no tritium on the dial itself. This watch could have originally had lumed hands but somehow got swapped with the wrong hands. Hands are the most likely things to get swapped. Dials, not so much.
     
  13. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Apr 17, 2020

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    Incorrect in the case of Omega, don't know if it holds true with other brands. In general it is rare, if not very rare for a watch to only have lume on the hands and not the dial too.
     
  14. Vicke

    Vicke Apr 17, 2020

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    Thats not correct, the ones spreading that rumour was probably the same ones that did the hands/dial swapping.:whipped:
    Watches came either lunmed both dial and hands or not att all.
     
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  15. TechFounder

    TechFounder Apr 23, 2020

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    I'll find out from Biel once they reopen. I think I've seen older vintage Seamasters with T with just lumed hands only.
     
  16. NikoMartinez_SYD

    NikoMartinez_SYD Apr 23, 2020

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    All this thread has made me do is want to buy a pie-pan! Another one added to the list haha
     
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