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  1. Stas

    Stas Mar 4, 2017

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    Dear Constellation lovers, what can you say about those yellow marks on the dial? Is it some ageing process or defect after cleaning? Would you call it patina or defect? This Omega is not mine, I just looking for a pie pan.
     
  2. Velorum

    Velorum Mar 4, 2017

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    Its an odd colour for the usual effects of ageing IMO
     
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  3. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Mar 4, 2017

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    Patina is what you see (most clearly) between 11and 1
    No idea what the yellow marks are
    Looks like a very nice Connie otherwise
    Any more pics?
    Rear, movement,inner case back?
     
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  4. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Mar 4, 2017

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    I think it's just luminous compound that has come loose - for instance from the hands, where I can see some missing.
    Lovely watch!
     
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  5. agemo7

    agemo7 Mar 4, 2017

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    mmm, agree with Velorum..I find it odd for patina also because the supposed patina is too well-distributed, overly concentrated on the sides of the dial, with the middle portion almost a perfect shade of white..doesnt seem natural. Nice-looking watch nonetheless!
     
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  6. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Mar 4, 2017

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    I think the OP was only asking about the yellow marks
    The patination of the outer facets looks quite normal to me as it has a different finish to the central dial
     
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  7. agemo7

    agemo7 Mar 4, 2017

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    Possibly! Just havent seen such white patina myself
     
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  8. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Mar 4, 2017

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    The silver ring shows a form of patina, but, as mentioned above, the yellow is material that has been displaced, so it is not patina.
     
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  9. Stas

    Stas Mar 4, 2017

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    Thanks! Is it ok to put links here? It is on the website of some vintage dealer in UK with more images. Very expensive comparing to what I saw so far, so I try to justify...
     
  10. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Mar 4, 2017

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    We prefer pictures to look at but I think links are okay (everyone does it) as long as you're not the seller ;)
     
  11. Stas

    Stas Mar 4, 2017

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  12. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Mar 4, 2017

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    nice watch
    silly price - out by about £1,000
     
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  13. Stas

    Stas Mar 4, 2017

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    I would dream to get such watch (no date pie-pan) for £1,000 or even £1,500... So far it this price range I saw some redials and such... And I do not care much about bracelet, I'll have it on leather/suede all the time I think.
     
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    NT931 Mar 4, 2017

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  15. Stas

    Stas Mar 4, 2017

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  16. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Mar 4, 2017

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    I thought I recognised the trade name from somewhere!

    I'd stay far away

    what I will say was I meant it was £1,000 too much

    but if you are looking at retail outlets then the prices are much higher
    -this one is still very overpriced for retail IMHO (City of London prices!)

    a lot of retail outlets do sell redials - price doesn't necessarily equal quality

    watches of this calibre are out there - you just have to be patient
    check the private sales forum here on a regular basis as there have been some nice Connies on there
     
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  17. Stas

    Stas Mar 4, 2017

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    Thank you so much for your advise. I'm checkin WatchRecon every day and have to be patient for sure ... so true
     
  18. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Mar 4, 2017

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    you're more than welcome
    you do know you can set up alerts -so you get a message very time a Connie is up for sale?

    best of luck with your hunt
    and post here if there are any questions to ask
     
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  19. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Mar 4, 2017

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    It is exceedingly common on this reference and dial type. In fact, on that particular dial type, it is IMO more often seen than any other sort of degradation AND pristine dials put together.
     
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  20. agemo7

    agemo7 Mar 4, 2017

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    Thanks! Am more taken by Tresors & Speedies so ya, havent seen such white patinas.
    Always something to learn from here! Cheers mate
     
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