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Omega Constellation 14900 SC61 Cal 551 Real or Fake?

  1. Meelypops

    Meelypops Sep 15, 2017

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    Hi Guys,

    Got a vintage omega constellation here, real or fake?

    Thanks,
     
    omeg 1.jpg omeg 2.jpg omeg 3.jpg omeg 4.jpg omeg 5.jpg omeg 6.jpg
  2. No Mercy

    No Mercy Sep 15, 2017

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    It is real but with a refinished dial.
     
  3. Meelypops

    Meelypops Sep 15, 2017

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    How can you tell the dial is refinished?
     
  4. No Mercy

    No Mercy Sep 15, 2017

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    Because it is not original, so it is refinished.
     
  5. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Sep 15, 2017

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    Look a a few thousand and you can tell.

    The fonts, or printing is incorrect.

    IMG_1495.jpg
     
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  6. Meelypops

    Meelypops Sep 15, 2017

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    I get what youre saying, but how can you tell it is not original?
     
  7. Meelypops

    Meelypops Sep 15, 2017

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    Is this one real or fake (sorry, not entirely sure what I'm looking for)
     
  8. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Sep 15, 2017

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    What I just posted is very real and very original.
     
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  9. Meelypops

    Meelypops Sep 15, 2017

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    Thanks, as a general rule is the font on the dial always like the one pictured? And is the font on the one I posted *always* a redial?
     
  10. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Sep 15, 2017

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    Look at the minute markers on the first one how inside the crisp line they are compared to the second one.

    Look at the spacing between the letters on the two watches.
    Look at each of the words AUTOMATIC ;)
     
  11. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Sep 15, 2017

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    Don't need to look beyond the Ns in Constellation.
     
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  12. Kathmandu!

    Kathmandu! Sep 15, 2017

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  13. Meelypops

    Meelypops Sep 15, 2017

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    Thanks all!
     
  14. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Sep 15, 2017

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  15. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Sep 15, 2017

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    The second photo from @X350 XJR print it out and put it next to the computer and whenever looking for a constellation use it as a benchmark for what is correct. You will be picking redials in no time.
     
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  16. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Sep 15, 2017

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    Yes.

    Yes.

    The movement on the watch in question looks correct as does the case. It's just the dial that's a problem.

    I think we're done here.
    gatorcpa
     
  17. Stgo2019

    Stgo2019 Sep 15, 2017

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    Here's my 14900 62SC

    IMG_0237.JPG
     
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  18. mikechi22

    mikechi22 Sep 15, 2017

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    It would be fascinating to see just exactly how the redial person does that printing. With this one, it's clearly off, but the person had to be doing their damndest to get this on there!
     
  19. hendra324

    hendra324 dealer who would rather use aftermarket parts Sep 16, 2017

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    Nice sharing
     
  20. doog

    doog Sep 16, 2017

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    My thoughts exactly. They've gone to a great deal of effort, but not attempted to get the font for AUTOMATIC or the logotype for Constellation correct. If you can custom print at this quality and size then you should be able to get the details right. Mind you this might just be my designers OCD rearing its ugly head...
     
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