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  1. eligri

    eligri May 16, 2017

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    Hi!

    I'm thinking about buying this Omega Constellation. The price is 900-1000$. It is described as; 1960-1967 gold on steel Pie Pan Constellation from the Japanese market. Is this price range good? What is the "normal" selling point for this watch in similar condition?

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  2. TexOmega

    TexOmega May 16, 2017

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    50% less than normal since it appears to be a redial with the bold and less bold printing on the dial.

    Crummy low res pix, so help us help you by posting high res pix straight on and then inside pix of movement and case back.
     
  3. TexOmega

    TexOmega May 16, 2017

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    Oh, and welcome:) how are you today? I'm feeling good, thank you.
     
  4. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag May 16, 2017

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    Also, missing Constellation caseback so pic of inside caseback won't mean much. Pass.

    Broader Q for community: How many (pie pan) constellations do you see that have lume?
     
  5. eligri

    eligri May 16, 2017

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    Unfortunetly I have no other photos from the seller :/

    But you guys all agree - pass on 900$?

    Cheers
     
  6. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member May 16, 2017

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    I'd pass at half or even a third of that price.

    Missing medallion is impossible to replace. I can't see if dial is original and there is no movement picture.

    You have no way to know what you are buying here.
    gatorcpa
     
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  7. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag May 16, 2017

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    Yes sir. Do not buy a vintage watch without seeing the inside. You wouldn't buy a used car without checking the engine, would you?
    Also, beware the redial!
     
  8. eligri

    eligri May 16, 2017

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    I'd buy it in person, so I could ofcourse get a peak at the inside :)

    But would you guys still pass, even if the inside was OK?

    How much would it be worth if the dial was good, and inside ok?
     
  9. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag May 16, 2017

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    Speculation at that point. Not worth it. You aren't getting a good deal. If you open it and find diamonds inside - buy it.
     
  10. eligri

    eligri May 16, 2017

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    Hehe, ok ;)

    I'll pass then! Thanks for the help guys :)

    How much should I expect to pay for one with original dial and decent inside? Got a 1000$ budget, think that would be enough if I do a bit of looking?
     
  11. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag May 16, 2017

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    A little patience and $1000 should get you one. Post pics of potential buys here before biting. Good Luck! The hunt begins!
     
  12. eligri

    eligri May 16, 2017

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    Thanks! :)
     
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    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers May 16, 2017

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  14. eligri

    eligri May 16, 2017

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    Oh, and also, when he says "Japanese market", does that mean anything special? Seen that word pop upp a few times, especially when looking at pie pans.
     
  15. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag May 16, 2017

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  16. eligri

    eligri May 16, 2017

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    Oh, and I know about the more rare 168.0065 version, but I mean, is japanese market more valuable for the "regular" pie pan constellations?
     
  17. eligri

    eligri May 16, 2017

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    I've done some digging online, and can't really see anything wrong with the dial. Looks like most 168.025's. Are 168.025 worth more than 168.005? They seem to be less common, but look quite similar (except for the verticle lines on the dial).
     
  18. cristos71

    cristos71 May 16, 2017

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    AFAIK these are front loaders, so I don't think it would be so easy to see the movement even if buying in person
     
  19. eligri

    eligri May 16, 2017

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    Ah, yeah, it seems like you are correct.

    The buyer is saying that, as far as he knows, the dial is not redone. It also appears to be a 168.025, as it was front-opened. Does the consensus that it's not worth 900 still apply? @BenBagbag @gatorcpa @TexOmega
     
  20. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag May 16, 2017

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    YES.

    This is a seller's golden line.

    Pass.