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  1. brewil

    brewil Feb 28, 2016

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    I have a 168.016 mint condition Omega Constellation Chronometer with 751 calibre in stainless steel with the original stainless bracelet and silver/white face with day and date.
    It is a 1968 model. The serial number is 26995098
    The watch was serviced by the Omega agents in Cape Town about 7 years ago and has rarely been worn as it was my grandmothers (possibly 6 times in 6 years by me) and is always kept in a safe.

    I would like advice on price please

    I have tried selling it on https://www.chrono24.co.za/omega/constellation--id4115783.htm

    But don't know if the price is right. Can someone please point me in the right direction??

    Thanks,

    Brett
     
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  2. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Feb 28, 2016

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    21K Rand? What is that in 'merican?
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  3. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Feb 28, 2016

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    You can change language/currency settings in the upper right corner of the advert... $1,350 it would seem.
     
  4. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Feb 28, 2016

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    Thanks. Didn't know that.

    It's a nice watch, but I do think price is way high.
    gatorcpa
     
  5. brewil

    brewil Feb 28, 2016

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    Some seem to be going for this price and higher but I cannot tell what is realistic
     
  6. brewil

    brewil Feb 28, 2016

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    anyone have any ideas?
     
  7. mondodec

    mondodec Editor Constellation Collectors Blog Feb 28, 2016

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    Beads of Rice Bracelet is worth 140 - 200 USD is sold separately. Case is in excellent condition with very sharp lines (the first chamfer to go usually is the end chamfers on the lugs and they are still nice and crisp) and dial is pristine by the look of it. So, it's helpful if in your description you point out the positive features of the watch. Secondly, I'm assuming from the condition of the case and dial that the movement may well look pristine, so a good closeup of the movement will also help market the piece.

    Watch head alone on this cal 751 in this condition should be worth 800 - 900 USD in my opinion. Its becoming rarer to see these 168.016s in such condition and this is a head above most of what I see around.

    Cheers

    Desmond
     
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  8. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Feb 29, 2016

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    I think the issue is that - whilst this is a very nice watch -the style hasn't yet reached anywhere near its potential
    - and I'm afraid the uninitiated see 'Constellation' and think they should all be worth the same

    The hands and chunky dial on this reference are an acquired taste -as is the day/date feature
    (I just found out -AJTT- that the indices are likely to be jet -nice)

    I love the round case dome dial style -but would take a .004 or .010 hidden crown Connie every time rather than the later version
    -and good ones are still available for sub $1000 (occasionally!)

    there's a gold-cap .018 (no day feature) up for auction shortly in the UK (with strap not BoR)
    The case isn't anywhere near as well preserved as the OPs but it is estimated at a more realistic 300-400GBP
    http://watchesofknightsbridge.com/view-auction-catalogues.html
    In 5 years time we will no doubt be ruing the fact that we didn't hoover up these more affordable Connies.....perhaps the OP should hold onto it a while longer

    Philip
     
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  9. brewil

    brewil Feb 29, 2016

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    SOLD for $950
     
  10. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Feb 29, 2016

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    Congratulations Bret
    Someone has got themselves a really nice watch and I think you got a pretty good price
     
  11. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Feb 29, 2016

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    Win-win in my book.
    gatorcpa
     
  12. lezlangdon

    lezlangdon Likes arguing with halfwits in need of girlfriends Jul 15, 2016

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    I have an earlier version of said watch prime visual difference is the pie slice hands, later on the case morphed into the C shape with quite a few variations on the same basic style. I think the earlier ones are the most stylistic typifying 1960's design, whereas the C Case watches say 1970's to me, either way these are hugely underrated watches
     
  13. mondodec

    mondodec Editor Constellation Collectors Blog Jul 15, 2016

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    Interesting take on the C Shape, and I agree totally that these designs are underrated.

    I see the dog leg lug cases and the C case pretty well as quintessential 1960s designs rather than 70s. The C was a breakthrough design conceived in 63 and appearing in early 64, and the case style was so popular at the time that it had a run of 14 years in total. I see 70s as more brutalist with 'clunk' and 'chunk', such as in the Pilot Line cases or the big, thick barrel and cone shapes, which I love for different reasons than 60s designs.

    With the late 60s version of OPs watch, which is IMO is pure minimalism, you can just see what is in store for the 70s by looking at the dial. The markers have bulked up, an early sign of the 70s mindset of "Big is Better".

    Cheers

    Desmond

     
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  14. Selbo

    Selbo Jul 15, 2016

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    Yes! We are long overdue for a "Show Me Your 168.016" thread! Here is mine. I will sit back now and watch this thread come to a screeching halt. Ok, I admit it's not the favorite in my collection but I think it's attractive. It's simple but efficient. To be honest, I'm surprised they're not more popular.
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  15. Banner Roar

    Banner Roar Jul 16, 2016

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    Welcome to the club mines a 168.018

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  16. omegastarter

    omegastarter Jul 16, 2016

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    it´s a great model. last great inhouse caliber, last classic design. her is mine. I am not sure about the crown. lokks larger then the other examples.
     
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