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  1. jsinghdreams

    jsinghdreams Jul 19, 2015

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    I've been keeping my on eBay for a solid gold 18k pie pan. I've noticed that they usually go for over $2000, but this one went for only $1250.

    Seems like the highest bidder got a pretty good deal, or did he? What am I missing about this particular piece?

    It's a 1967 cal 564 pie pan connie.

    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=271922804068&globalID=EBAY-US

    Whereas this one is already over $2k but it does have the onyx hour markers and is a rose gold.
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=131556258282&globalID=EBAY-US
     
  2. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jul 19, 2015

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    the first one is a shocking redial
    just look at the word 'automatic' and compare it to all of the others you are looking at
     
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  3. ChrisN

    ChrisN Jul 19, 2015

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    What do you think to the first watch? Would you buy it? Look at the fonts on the dial and the state of the movement. Not a good example, unfortunately.
     
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  4. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jul 19, 2015

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    the second one looks the part-but the case is a little over polished and the lugs have lost their edge -common with gold watches as they are softer than SS
     
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  5. cristos71

    cristos71 Jul 19, 2015

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    The first one has a fake case and beat up movement too
     
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  6. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jul 19, 2015

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    I might sound like a broken record -but look at Desmond's site to see what the fonts an the dial should look like
    there are variations in the earlier constellations but they become more standard in the late 50s onwards -so you know what they should look like
    if you see a watch that takes your fancy, scrutinise the fonts -in minute detail -to see if they match what he tells you in his 'essays'

    then as you've done here -post it up for the members to review too

    happy hunting
     
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  7. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Jul 19, 2015

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    Agreed - not worth $100

    The second one has a badly overpolished case.
     
  8. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jul 19, 2015

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    Repainted dial vs. original dial. Crab apples and oranges from the get-go.
     
  9. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying Jul 19, 2015

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    Yup

    1950's smaller fonts

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    1960's font

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  10. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying Jul 19, 2015

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    Firet one is an alround fake watch (dial and case... Just look at the inside of the caseback). Terrible ... Someone got scammed
     
  11. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jul 19, 2015

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    2nd watch has wrong dial for Ref. 168.005 or .006. I think it's a legit Omega dial, just for another Constellation.

    1st watch is a disaster, even if the case is gold.

    Stay away from both.
    gatorcpa
     
  12. jsinghdreams

    jsinghdreams Jul 19, 2015

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    Man I love this forum.
     
  13. base615

    base615 Jul 19, 2015

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    Surprised that first one commanded the price it received.
     
  14. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 19, 2015

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    P.T. Barnum's Law.
     
  15. base615

    base615 Jul 19, 2015

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    Indeed