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  1. Robbyman

    Robbyman Jul 30, 2020

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    This is probably the best Connie I have ever seen and probably will be the prize in my collection.

    Came with box and papers and what I think is the original strap - could someone let me know if this is the case?

    It was bought in central London in the swing sixties -1967. Where did it all go wrong Omega when you made such beauties over fifty years ago. I got this for less that an Aqua Terra.
     
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  2. kip595

    kip595 Jul 30, 2020

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    I've a Connie-obsessed collector friend who would probably cut off a thumb to find a kit like that.

    The leather on the strap looks newer than the watch to my eyes, but I'm not an expert in that area. You may want to add some better buckle pics, but at a glance from what I remember it looks right.

    Nice find!
     
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  3. cristos71

    cristos71 Jul 30, 2020

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    Very nice, looks to be in superb condition. I'd like to see some better pictures of it.
     
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  4. Robbyman

    Robbyman Jul 30, 2020

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    It’s the best I can do with the iPhone’s crap camera. I paid a top private price for it but I just had to have it, to my untrained eye it is perfect.
     
  5. Robbyman

    Robbyman Jul 30, 2020

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    Someone would have the break the bank to take this away. It’s just irreplaceable to me.
     
  6. airansun

    airansun Jul 30, 2020

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    Damn, that’s fine! Nicely done. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jul 30, 2020

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    Very nice indeed, great condition.
    I love this style of Connie.

    Would also like to see the details on the papers.
    Case ref?
    Movt cal?
    Serial?

    is it an English (Or French) case, or Swiss?

    Congrats regardless.
     
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  8. apsm100

    apsm100 Jul 30, 2020

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    This is the quality of example that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Very mint.
     
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  9. robocaspar

    robocaspar Jul 30, 2020

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    I'd be scared to wear this one. Congrats!
     
  10. aprax

    aprax Jul 31, 2020

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    +1 here. A beautiful watch in very good condition, congrats.
    I think it might have an English case, based on the medallion and the more pronounced indentations between lugs and case when you look at the watch face on. Would also like to see the inside, esp. the inside of the case back.

    Here are two pics of a similar watch of mine for comparison (Swiss cased, movement # 20061079).

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  11. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jul 31, 2020

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    It was the medallion generally but the size of the stars in particular that made me think it might be an English of possibly French case.
    But you're also correct about the detail of the junction of the lug and case.

    nice watch BTW. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Robbyman

    Robbyman Jul 31, 2020

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    I have not opened it but it is 1685004. I also think the case is English as well after I looked at some other models.

    I gave it an gentle rub with a cloth this morning and it is almost flawless. No wonder the competition was fierce!

    I do believe these are such bargains, while not cheap they are amazing for the cost and at 36mm it wears like a larger modern watch.
     
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  13. Robbyman

    Robbyman Jul 31, 2020

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    Question is do I wear it?

    Answer is, it’s on my wrist now.
     
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  14. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jul 31, 2020

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    Yup, the extra 5 in the ref denotes English.
    If it had been 3 it would have been French.
     
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  15. killer67

    killer67 Jul 31, 2020

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    A top example congrats and the prize in many peoples collections
     
  16. gpssti4

    gpssti4 Jul 31, 2020

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    Best place for it. Enjoy your new beauty.
     
  17. 1jansen

    1jansen Aug 1, 2020

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    Hi Robbyman,
    A rare find in big mint condition, and especially with matching box and papers. Congratulations!
    A ss brother from Switzerland (ref. ST168004 cal 564) say hello.
     
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  18. aprax

    aprax Aug 1, 2020

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    Nice watch. I would have thought it is a 168.010 though (wider spaced and longer lugs, distinct pie pan).
     
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  19. Martin_J_N

    Martin_J_N Aug 1, 2020

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    A beautiful find, congratulations.
     
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  20. 1jansen

    1jansen Aug 1, 2020

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    @aprax You are quite right . Usually this pie pan dial is found on dogleg Connie 168.005..
     
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