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  1. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Mar 8, 2015

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    Saw this watch on eBay:

    Rare Vintage 1952 Omega Constellation 18K Gold Watch ref. 2648 1st model

    What does the group think of this dial? Original or redial? Case and movement look pretty good to me.

    I realize that there is some degradation, that is expected. Here is original ad:

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    Here is the eBay watch
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    Not going to buy it, but maybe we can help someone else.

    gatorcpa
     
  2. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Mar 8, 2015

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    It's the degradation that leads me to believe that it is original. Tough to fake that, and it seems consistent with the wear on the case.
     
  3. cristos71

    cristos71 Mar 8, 2015

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    I don't like it, the 6 and 12 o clock markers look out of line to me and shouldn't we be seeing double crossed t's on this reference?
     
  4. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 8, 2015

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    The markers are all way off. I find it very hard to believe that Omega would put out a dial that was so inaccurate. No Swiss Made. I am going with redial.

    I like this one (not mine)
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  5. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Mar 8, 2015

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    Maybe early older redial, the minute markers by the 6 o clock hour marker are way off.
     
  6. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 8, 2015

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    Yes. Actually they are all either off or crooked.
     
  7. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Mar 8, 2015

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    Redial. Aside from the fonts being problematic, the minute marker ring is not only misaligned but is should have a smaller circle so that the minute hand tip just touches it. Desmond's watch (as pictured by Steve) demonstrates this.
     
  8. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Mar 8, 2015

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    I was 75% sure it was a redial. I haven't seen enough of this style to post in the "recommended" thread.

    Thanks again,
    gatorcpa