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  1. gnuyork

    gnuyork May 1, 2015

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  2. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! May 1, 2015

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    I see the problem. It was manufactured in Enneib.

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  3. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member May 1, 2015

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    Nope it's real, it's the Pie-Pan for the Japanese market. It's been polished though.
     
  4. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! May 1, 2015

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    I will sleep well tonight, having learned this one new fact. [emoji3]
     
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    lenny May 1, 2015

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    ulackfocus May 1, 2015

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  7. gnuyork

    gnuyork May 1, 2015

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    So the Omega on the bottom is actually correct? Just when I thought I was starting to figure stuff out... it's not April 1st is it?

    But yeah, he says not polished, I didn't believe that for a second.
     
  8. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member May 1, 2015

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    Yes, most of the cal. 10XX Constellations (mid to late 1970's) have that configuration. Actually, a few very early 1950's Constellations did as well.

    It's not overly polished. Frankly, there are very few vintage watches have never been polished at all.

    Most watchmakers will polish out scratches on watches they service, unless you specifically request for them no to do so. And then there is the "Oooh, shiny" crowd that like watches with mirror finishes.

    I wouldn't judge a seller too harshly for that one. When the cases start looking like melted ice cubes, then we have a problem.
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  9. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus May 1, 2015

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    One month too late. You might not have seen the Constellation above the pinion and OMEGA below before because not many vintage collectors chase the 70's 10xx watches. They're correct though. Owned one or two over the years myself.

    He didn't polish it. That's eBay seller semantics.
     
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  10. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member May 1, 2015

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    I was looking at some eBay listings tonight and came across this:

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-OMEGA-CONSTELLATION-CASE-SOLID-GOLD-18K-REF-2648-/231549152588

    This is the first Constellation reference, a Ref. 2648 from 1952. Despite the poor condition (i.e. missing gold markers, paint loss), this dial is original. MSNWatch has the only other example of this dial I've seen.

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/are-these-dials-correct.18616/#post-201460

    And of course, his is in perfect condition.
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  11. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus May 1, 2015

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    Naturally!
     
  12. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant May 1, 2015

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    that dial has been cleaned and the "expert " ripped out the markers?.....genius ! kind regards. achim
     
  13. gnuyork

    gnuyork May 2, 2015

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    I can see that now - being semantics, however description actually says "Watch has never been polished..."

    Whatever. I learned something from this thread, and I am grateful. Too bad the logo is swapped, this is really the Constellation I like, steel with silver piepan and silver indices. Starting to dig arrowheads now too.