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Omega Constellation - No Big fans?

  1. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 14, 2019

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    Hi All
    I noticed that there is very little discussions on Constellation series. Mostly members seem to have Seamasters, Speedmasters, etc. Where as in our part of the world, the most popular series is Constellation. Is this because of the difference in preferences based on regions? Or probably because Seamasters/Speedmaster are better investment?
    Apologies for my ignorance if I am jumping towards a false conclusion. Would love to hear members feedback!
     
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  2. Inpw

    Inpw Mar 14, 2019

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    Do you mean vintage or modern Constellations? Vintage seems to be very popular here.
     
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  3. Gav1967

    Gav1967 Mar 14, 2019

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    Lots of threads on OF regarding vintage Connies and very popular
     
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  4. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Mar 14, 2019

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    Love connies...
     
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  5. ras47

    ras47 Mar 14, 2019

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    What holds me back is the relatively small diameter. 40mm is my bare minimum with my 7 3/4" wrists. I'd adore a Constellation with a pie pan dial and date window, but it would need to be larger than the current models.
     
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  6. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Mar 14, 2019

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  7. knafel1983

    knafel1983 Mar 14, 2019

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    Love my 1959.
     
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  8. M'Bob

    M'Bob Mar 14, 2019

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    That's really just fashion, the way current styles affect the way our eye perceives what looks good, and what doesn't.

    I don't think that men's wrists have gotten that much bigger, if at all, from 50 years ago, and back then, they would routinely wear 32mm watches, and never looked at them as under-sized.
     
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  9. Gav1967

    Gav1967 Mar 14, 2019

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    I have 8” wrists and have no problem wearing my Connie. All a matter of perception

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  10. Omegafanman

    Omegafanman Mar 14, 2019

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    34mm was good enough for the King :0)
     
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  11. Omegafanman

    Omegafanman Mar 14, 2019

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    Wrist size / watch size.....It is all relative and depends on the watch design / not all about case size I think.....
     
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  12. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Mar 14, 2019

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    The Constellation is the best watch Omega ever made.
     
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  13. padders

    padders Mar 14, 2019

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    Which one? The blingy quartz 1980s ones, 1970s hummers, 60s dog leg lugs or 50s dog tooth dial? That is such a vague statement it means nothing!
     
  14. Edward53

    Edward53 Mar 14, 2019

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    Did someone say Constellation?

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  15. WatchShopping

    WatchShopping Mar 14, 2019

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    I wouldn't mind this one...
     
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  16. kkt

    kkt Mar 14, 2019

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    I'm very partial to the 1950s and 1960s models, when Constellation was the top of the line. I don't much care for the large watches in fashion today. My wrist is 7 1/4" and 38mm is about is large as I'd go (with an exception for one certain 42mm one).
     
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  17. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Mar 14, 2019

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    I like 50s and 60s Connies the best. While both the model and the company has had its ups and downs in the past sixty years or so since the introduction of the Constellation it is my opinion that the Constellation has always been the top of the line watch Omega has produced in any era since the inception of the model up through the present.
     
  18. sdre

    sdre Mar 14, 2019

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    the one i just received !!!
     
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  19. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 14, 2019

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    Ok. I probably got it wrong then.Members are big fans of vintage constellation but I think modern constellation not much.

    Agreed, the size could be one of the reasons.
     
  20. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 14, 2019

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    Isn't Elvis Presley's omega watch that went on auction?