Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
Not a Constellation, but a beautiful dial. I love the crosshairs and the markers. I believe I have one with fat arrowhead markers (they are all like the 12 on the Geneve) on a honeycomb dial. My memory is failing, but it might also be one of the older bumper movements. Constellations (and other Omegas) from that era sit in one of the richest design deposits. There are so many variations - all beautiful.
I really like that one! The design of the face, markers, and crystal is very beautiful. Also, I prefer a vintage watch to have a strap that looks "right". All to often, I see a pic of a vintage watch with a brand new croc or leather band that looks so out of place, no patina.
Can you tell me a little more about this model?
>Can you tell me a little more about this model?
This one is late 1950's I think, 9k with British hallmarks which is a little unusual I think. I got this from my local watchmaker, it had been with one owner all that time.
The Geneve line is a strange one, started in the 50's as a hat tip to Omegas successes in the Geneve observatory trials. It seemed to get put to one side shortly after, partly I think because the late 50 saw some exception pieces from Omega. Around the early 60's the upmarket Geneve line ended and the name sort of morphed into an entry level model. I think most people when they think of the Geneve line will think of those cheaper models, they were OK but lacked anything special, they go for very little money on an ebay near you so good news if you like them.
Some more pics here http://www.omegablogger.com/archives/86
Also, I prefer a vintage watch to have a strap that looks "right". All to often, I see a pic of a vintage watch with a brand new croc or leather band that looks so out of place, no patina.
Agreed. And while he can't fake the patina, I must give a nod to my new friend Bill @ Squinky:
He stocks quite a few NOS straps in leather, lizard, and croc from the 40's, 50's, and 60's. I've ordered a few from him now to match up with older watches and the customer service is excellent.
All to often, I see a pic of a vintage watch with a brand new croc or leather band that looks so out of place, no patina.
A strap with a matte finish will go a long way to mitigate that incongruity.
The Geneve line in its initial iteration was the highest end line of Omega, if I recall.
There was also an obscure line called the Tresor which was also quite high-end.
Here is a little example, top left is a vintage crocodile [or alligator I forget], bottom left Omega's modern leather lookalike, top right vintage alligator lizard, and finally a cheap fake lizard imprint.
Yes 100%. Almost more by accident by design, I like to find the sweet spot of quality and value and Omega hits that for me. They have some great designs and styles particularly vintage, I think vintage can be a minefield so sticking with one brand makes it less likely that you will buy too many lemons.
This a bit of Schedoni leather with a few surprises inside;
Where did you get that case? It looks perfect for storing a lot of watches.
Hi Gunnar, It's a model 15202. The bracelet is all steel; there is no gold in it. All the best, - Jeff
Thank you very much, I really consider buying it.
My Grail Watches:
Sticking to the spirit of the thread (i.e. showing pictures of your own watches), here is my 1972 Omega Speedy Pro
My PAM 183 #G002/1500. That makes this watch the second produced in its first and only year of production with this dial layout. I don't think that does anything to the value, but it's interesting.
Sticking to the spirit of the thread (i.e. showing pictures of your own watches),
That'll get tiresome.
That'll get tiresome.
I've got a few more to keep it going for a while. I'm sure others do too
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