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I picked up a wristwatch last weekend at the North-Coast Regional. As you can
see it is an OMEGA Constellation. What may not be readily apparent is an 18K
Solid Rose Gold Case. The condition is truly beautiful and the seller indicated
his belief the watch was from around 1962 or so. Any advice, information or
thoughts on this one would be appreciated. Tell us what you can. Thanks!!!



 
Posts: 10552 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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Posts: 10552 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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The beautiful case-back...


 
Posts: 10552 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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A close look at the dial...


 
Posts: 10552 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
Watch Repair Expert
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I have one in stainless that I believe is exactly like it, and another very similar model in 14k yellow gold, with a threaded case back and a "pie pan" dial.

In my opinion, Constellations of that vintage (late 50s to early 60s) have some of the most classic case and dial designs ever created. They have good movements too, although they do suffer a bit from their non-jeweled rotors.

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Steve Maddox
Past President, NAWCC Chapter #62
North Little Rock, Arkansas
IHC Member 49
 
Posts: 618 | Location: North Little Rock, Arkansas USA | Registered: December 05, 2002
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Congrats!

One of the single most elusive of these is the Rose Gold Version.

At some of the Germany auctions these things go for telephone numbers!

Good one!

Jeff Hess
 
Posts: 764 | Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida USA | Registered: June 26, 2003
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Seeing the pic prompted me to take a pic of my rose gold waltham. Nowhere in the class of the Omega, but still a nice rosey color.

Tom

Rose gold Waltham WW
 
Posts: 1060 | Registered: March 10, 2003
IHC Member 234
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...fantastic watch Lindell!!!...I'll bid $500 to start!!!...oops!!! wrong forum...Smile...Jim C


Jim
IHC#234
 
Posts: 872 | Location: Kingsville, Ontario, Canada | Registered: April 16, 2003
IHC Member 163
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I saw and handled an nearly indentical watch in a Knoxville watchmaker's shop just yesterday. It was classified as very good to excellent condition, and priced at $3500. A BEAUTIFUL watch, but not as pristine as Lindells here! High regards. Mark

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Posts: 3820 | Location: Estill Springs, Tennessee, USA | Registered: December 02, 2002
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Lindell,
That is truly a beauty. Nice find. I love Rose gold.

Viele Grüße

David Fahrenholz
Fahrenholz Clock & Watch
Timeless Service
 
Posts: 52 | Location: Fishers, Indiana USA | Registered: June 24, 2003
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L uva watch.........

watchmaker in knoxville...... JD Miller?
 
Posts: 1496 | Registered: November 20, 2002
Illinois WW Expert
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What a watch ! You just converted me to Omega's Lin.
 
Posts: 9 | Location: Irvine, California in the USA | Registered: January 14, 2004
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