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  1. Carl.A

    Carl.A Jan 6, 2014

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    Hi all, I am new to vintage watches and was looking for some opinions on this constellation model.Case no. Is 167.005 the movement dates it to 1963.I can't seem to find any similar models to ref it against.Any input greatly welcome . Thank you.
     
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  2. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Jan 6, 2014

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    Lovely watch but I'm afraid it is of limited value to a collector. The dial has been repainted and not particularly well. Most obvious is the O in Omega sitting on top of the A in automatic.
     
  3. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 6, 2014

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    It's not only a poor redial, it's not correct. A 167.005 is a no date model that should have a caliber 551, but that has a date window which should make it a 168.005 so it's what we call a franken watch. What caliber is inside?
     
  4. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 6, 2014

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    When there's nothing on cable TV, you pour a drink and go on the internet.

    When you pour a drink and go on the internet, you end up buzzed on eBay.

    When you end up buzzed on eBay, you make poor buying decisions.

    When you make poor buying decisions, you end up with a frankenwatch.

    Don't end up with a frankenwatch - get Direct TV.
     
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  5. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Jan 6, 2014

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    .... or get advice here ;)
     
  6. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Jan 6, 2014

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    You can tell how much I've had to drink by my posts per day.
    Posts 1-5 = normal couple of rums or few beers and checking out ebay
    Posts 5-10 = "havin a few" and probably messaging sellers
    Posts 10+ = better part of a bottle, answering every thread, begging mods to delete inappropriate posts and ebay activity drops off because can't remember passwords
     
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  7. Carl.A

    Carl.A Jan 6, 2014

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    Hi All,
    thank you for your replies, I have no experience with vintage watches but was thinking the same as uncle buck about the O in Omega over the A, wasn't sure if it was the angle of the photo and maybe a full on photo would have shown more but just didn't look right to me. The calibre is a 561 case number 167.005, have no idea how to match case to movement or dial type as so much confusing info on the net.
     
  8. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jan 6, 2014

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  9. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Jan 6, 2014

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    Carl, You are most welcome and feel free to ask anytime. We are happy to help sincere, cordial people interested in this fascinating hobby..
     
  10. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 6, 2014

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    Yep, we do like to help - although sometimes we might not seem so cordial.

    Well, maybe that's just me who acts like a prick sometimes…. :D
     
  11. Mothra

    Mothra Jan 6, 2014

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    Buck, thank god after a bottle you cant remember your ebay password. Natures Alcohol induced safety net....


    Dennis, surely you can think of other things to do when there's nowt on gogglebox? Not snowed recently?
     
  12. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Jan 6, 2014

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    But oh such a cordial prick.

    Sorry... couldn't resist.:rolleyes:
     
  13. Carl.A

    Carl.A Jan 6, 2014

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    Thank you all once again, punched in the case no. Both 167 & 168.0005 as gatorcpa said and ulackfocus was right about the dial having no calendar . Had a close shave here so very much appreciated .
     
  14. timeismoney

    timeismoney Jan 6, 2014

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    And end up getting a gazillion (nice) watches in a year.
     
  15. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jan 6, 2014

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    You got that right. I just love to spend other people's money.

    Just ask Dennis!
    gatorcpa
     
  16. timeismoney

    timeismoney Jan 6, 2014

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    Agree. Enabling is almost just as fun :D
     
  17. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 6, 2014

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    I need to work on this a little. Maybe it should start with something about other internet watch websites, and the end should say "join Omega Forums". ::confused2::
     
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  18. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jan 6, 2014

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    Aren't you banned from most of them though?

    :D
     
  19. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 6, 2014

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    Oh, a few. ;)