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Please Help with information 14K 168.018

  1. tuc

    tuc Jan 24, 2014

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    Hello All,

    I'm new to this forum but I have in the past many times logged on to admire some of the beautiful Omegas you guys have and share here.

    I recently picked up this Solid 14k Omega 168.018 from the 1960's (1967 - 1968) the thing is I can't find any information on this model in solid 14k Gold, I have seen a few gold capped but not solid. 39190-eff0406e5d461db6d9348be4ddadc6e5.jpg o back.jpg o crown.jpg o movt.jpg omega hallmark.jpg

    Any help or information would be truly appreciated greatly.


    Tuc
     
  2. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 24, 2014

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    What information are you looking for? The information from the Omega Database is the same for 14k as listed here. They no longer list every case configuration. Nice watch BTW.

    Constellation

    Gents' leather strap

    Dimensions: Ø35 mm
    Reference
    ST 168.0018
    International collection
    1967 - 1971
    Movement
    Type: Automatic chronometer certified
    Caliber number: 564
    Created in 1965
    24 jewels
    Central sweep-second hand
    Case
    Stainless steel
    Case back
    Screw-in
    Dial
    With gold "index" hour markers and gold "stick" hands
    Crystal
    Armoured hesalite
    Bracelet
    Leather
    Water resistance
    30 meters
     
  3. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Jan 24, 2014

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    Hi tuc,
    Welcome here. Very nice vintage Omega acquisition.....
     
  4. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jan 24, 2014

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    Watch looks correct to me. 14K cases were made specifically for North American markets. They are the same in every other way, including the movements.

    Most of the time, there is an "OXG" import mark somewhere on the movement.

    The location of the mark varied over the years.
    gatorcpa

    Edit - Here is another identical watch in 14K

    http://www.affordableecommercewebsi...atind=1&pageind=1&prodid=2&imglg=1&imgclose=1
     
  5. tuc

    tuc Jan 24, 2014

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    Just knowing they actually made one in solid 14k makes me feel better. I know just enough about fakes to scare myself. Are they just rare in solid gold?
    Anyway thanks for the information and the warm welcome. I paid 1500 usd for it. Important because I'm not rich. have a wonderful weekend.......thanks guys
     
  6. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jan 24, 2014

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    I think you paid a fair retail price for it. You might not be able to sell it for that today, but the price on all good condition vintage Constellations has been rising along with Omega's profile over the last few years.

    So long as you don't want to flip it immediately, you should be fine.
    gatorcpa
     
  7. tuc

    tuc Jan 24, 2014

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    Thanks gatorcpa and the rest of the guys
     
  8. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 24, 2014

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    That is a fair to good price for a 14k of that model. The 564 is also a very good movement. Nice looking contrasting markers too. You should enjoy the watch.

    Now hurry up and choose an avatar before Dennis finds one for you :rolleyes:
     
  9. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 24, 2014

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    I'm counting the days…..


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    I usually give a grace period of around a week unless the screen name is too tempting.

    Funny thing is, I fixed his first picture - yet I forgot to respond to his questions. Sure got answered quickly by the rest of the VΩBT though. :thumbsup:
     
  10. tuc

    tuc Jan 24, 2014

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    This is a cool forum........thanks for the invite......feels great!
     
  11. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 24, 2014

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    Yes, I'm seeing something like this in your future if action is not taken :eek:
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  12. Thatguy

    Thatguy Apr 26, 2018

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    Hello guys, I'm looking for the crown for this particular gold reference, anyone knows what the reference is?
    Thank you!
     
  13. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Apr 26, 2018

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    Did you even read the thread before asking?
     
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  14. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Apr 26, 2018

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    I was about to say the same thing, but since I was guilty of skimming over a post a few days ago it would be hypocritical for me to correct him. Thanks for picking up the slack! :thumbsup:
     
  15. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Apr 26, 2018

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    Like our elected leaders, I'm not above a little hypocrisy.
     
    Edited Apr 26, 2018
  16. Thatguy

    Thatguy Apr 26, 2018

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    Yes I did read the thread, I have the same watch in steel but the crown gasket seems damaged and I've tried to find the information about its crown.... DSC_0978.JPG DSC_0980.JPG
    So I wonder if you guys happened to know about the crown ref as well...
    Sorry :whipped:
     
  17. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Apr 26, 2018

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    Have you tried Cousins ?
    you should be able to find the reference there
     
  18. Bumper

    Bumper Apr 26, 2018

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    Cousins has nothing listed for that reference, this is from Jules Borel
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    This is Otto Frei
    upload_2018-4-27_11-23-21.png
     
  19. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Apr 26, 2018

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    Cousins
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