OT: vintage Omegas

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OT: vintage Omegas

Joined: August 2nd, 2007, 1:28 pm

April 19th, 2012, 10:59 am #1

just for something different, i thought i'd post a few pics for discussion of a couple omegas we have. janice got both these pieces years ago from the same original owner family. the first is a very unusual jumbo size seamaster from 1956. it has a very retro looking tutone dial that is hard to appreciate in these pics. the colors are a very '50's mild creme center section with a dusky green outer circle, and with the pink gold hands and markers it really pops visually. kinda reminds me of the vintage '50's American cars tutone color schemes. for a movement it has the rare version #491 19 jewel rotor automatic. the beads of rice bracelet was a newer addition that the omega service center mounted on the watch for the owner during it's last service probably 15 or 20 years ago. this watch has a real cool wrist presence and really appears big to the eye, dwarfing the 1601 next to it

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this next one is a 1961 constellation chronometer originally equipped with a piepan dial that is rarely seen in this 14393 sc case model number. an interesting early 60's example with the 561 movement and heavy gold capped lugs and bezel. this watch also received a newer beads of rice band during it's last service.

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any other vintage constellation and seamaster fans here? please post them!

best wishes from the south pacific!

fred

cebu city

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Joined: December 18th, 2006, 1:39 pm

April 19th, 2012, 11:50 am #2

63 Pie Pan

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63 Seamaster

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How about a Cosmic for good measure!

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Joined: July 15th, 2009, 12:46 pm

April 19th, 2012, 1:29 pm #3

just for something different, i thought i'd post a few pics for discussion of a couple omegas we have. janice got both these pieces years ago from the same original owner family. the first is a very unusual jumbo size seamaster from 1956. it has a very retro looking tutone dial that is hard to appreciate in these pics. the colors are a very '50's mild creme center section with a dusky green outer circle, and with the pink gold hands and markers it really pops visually. kinda reminds me of the vintage '50's American cars tutone color schemes. for a movement it has the rare version #491 19 jewel rotor automatic. the beads of rice bracelet was a newer addition that the omega service center mounted on the watch for the owner during it's last service probably 15 or 20 years ago. this watch has a real cool wrist presence and really appears big to the eye, dwarfing the 1601 next to it

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this next one is a 1961 constellation chronometer originally equipped with a piepan dial that is rarely seen in this 14393 sc case model number. an interesting early 60's example with the 561 movement and heavy gold capped lugs and bezel. this watch also received a newer beads of rice band during it's last service.

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any other vintage constellation and seamaster fans here? please post them!

best wishes from the south pacific!

fred

cebu city
That's a beauty! Thanks for sharing.
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Joined: December 10th, 2006, 12:49 am

April 19th, 2012, 2:05 pm #4

just for something different, i thought i'd post a few pics for discussion of a couple omegas we have. janice got both these pieces years ago from the same original owner family. the first is a very unusual jumbo size seamaster from 1956. it has a very retro looking tutone dial that is hard to appreciate in these pics. the colors are a very '50's mild creme center section with a dusky green outer circle, and with the pink gold hands and markers it really pops visually. kinda reminds me of the vintage '50's American cars tutone color schemes. for a movement it has the rare version #491 19 jewel rotor automatic. the beads of rice bracelet was a newer addition that the omega service center mounted on the watch for the owner during it's last service probably 15 or 20 years ago. this watch has a real cool wrist presence and really appears big to the eye, dwarfing the 1601 next to it

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this next one is a 1961 constellation chronometer originally equipped with a piepan dial that is rarely seen in this 14393 sc case model number. an interesting early 60's example with the 561 movement and heavy gold capped lugs and bezel. this watch also received a newer beads of rice band during it's last service.

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any other vintage constellation and seamaster fans here? please post them!

best wishes from the south pacific!

fred

cebu city
...is quite amazing!

I have many Omegas; here are a few of my favs:

bumper (cal. 351) Seamaster from about 1951 (standard 34-35mm)



cal. 26.5 SOB T3 from 1943, sold in Buenos Aires, pink gold bezel/ss (32-33mm)



cal. 505 (1956)



cal. 551 (1960)

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Joined: November 3rd, 2009, 8:57 pm

April 19th, 2012, 2:56 pm #5

It is 38 mm across. The one in the middle of the second pic.
The owner even kept the papers for 60 years.


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Joined: October 22nd, 2007, 6:21 pm

April 19th, 2012, 4:13 pm #6

Acquired from the first owner's son.

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Joined: October 22nd, 2010, 6:39 pm

April 19th, 2012, 4:58 pm #7

just for something different, i thought i'd post a few pics for discussion of a couple omegas we have. janice got both these pieces years ago from the same original owner family. the first is a very unusual jumbo size seamaster from 1956. it has a very retro looking tutone dial that is hard to appreciate in these pics. the colors are a very '50's mild creme center section with a dusky green outer circle, and with the pink gold hands and markers it really pops visually. kinda reminds me of the vintage '50's American cars tutone color schemes. for a movement it has the rare version #491 19 jewel rotor automatic. the beads of rice bracelet was a newer addition that the omega service center mounted on the watch for the owner during it's last service probably 15 or 20 years ago. this watch has a real cool wrist presence and really appears big to the eye, dwarfing the 1601 next to it

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this next one is a 1961 constellation chronometer originally equipped with a piepan dial that is rarely seen in this 14393 sc case model number. an interesting early 60's example with the 561 movement and heavy gold capped lugs and bezel. this watch also received a newer beads of rice band during it's last service.

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any other vintage constellation and seamaster fans here? please post them!

best wishes from the south pacific!

fred

cebu city
Until I found this VRF community I really didn't know many who valued patina. But I do love the old Constellations, and Seamasters.



Here's one of the Constellations, with patina. Also an old advertisement, reminiscent of Fred's first Seamaster posted above.

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-Ez



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Joined: November 11th, 2010, 11:24 pm

April 19th, 2012, 5:06 pm #8

63 Pie Pan

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63 Seamaster

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How about a Cosmic for good measure!

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Joined: November 11th, 2010, 11:24 pm

April 19th, 2012, 5:11 pm #9

Until I found this VRF community I really didn't know many who valued patina. But I do love the old Constellations, and Seamasters.



Here's one of the Constellations, with patina. Also an old advertisement, reminiscent of Fred's first Seamaster posted above.

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-Ez



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Joined: July 28th, 2007, 1:56 pm

April 19th, 2012, 5:17 pm #10

just for something different, i thought i'd post a few pics for discussion of a couple omegas we have. janice got both these pieces years ago from the same original owner family. the first is a very unusual jumbo size seamaster from 1956. it has a very retro looking tutone dial that is hard to appreciate in these pics. the colors are a very '50's mild creme center section with a dusky green outer circle, and with the pink gold hands and markers it really pops visually. kinda reminds me of the vintage '50's American cars tutone color schemes. for a movement it has the rare version #491 19 jewel rotor automatic. the beads of rice bracelet was a newer addition that the omega service center mounted on the watch for the owner during it's last service probably 15 or 20 years ago. this watch has a real cool wrist presence and really appears big to the eye, dwarfing the 1601 next to it

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this next one is a 1961 constellation chronometer originally equipped with a piepan dial that is rarely seen in this 14393 sc case model number. an interesting early 60's example with the 561 movement and heavy gold capped lugs and bezel. this watch also received a newer beads of rice band during it's last service.

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any other vintage constellation and seamaster fans here? please post them!

best wishes from the south pacific!

fred

cebu city
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Peace,
Pedro




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