A collection can be a collection if you have more than two of something, and some of the most exquisite collections of vintage Omega Constellations Ive seen have been in trios or quads. What makes these collections so alluring is that numbers have been substituted for quality, originality and fineness. The Omega Constellation calibre 561 model 168.005 is offered in support the condition over quantity argument. Feel free to use it as an exemplar of what you can aim for, should the notion of going for the best and leaving the rest appeal to you. This one good piece is indeed worth three also-rans, and will continue to appreciate in value because of its fine, genuine black dial and sharp overall condition.There is little more to be done to this piece other than to restore the hour and minute hands. The crystal is genuine and has the etched laser symbol although it can't be seen in the picture. Notice the case has seen little wear. The facets on the lugs are sharply defined and the bezel is crisp and not rounded.
The case has never suffered under a watchmakers polishing mop and reveals its original finish. The watch retains its original decagonal crown and only the slightest patina appears on the dial.
Black dials of this condition are decidedly uncommon and will become more so with the passing of time. Look for signs of excessive wear on the case; examine closely the dial for condition and to assure yourself it has not been refinished, and inspect the movement to ensure signature parts are present and the movement has not suffered under the hands of amateurs. You can burn holes in your pockets accumulating numbers, but a couple, or even a few, top shelf Omega Constellations of the condition shown in the above example means that if things get too hot there will always be eager hands ready to relieve you of your burden........The item "1962 Omega Constellation Date Automatic Cal 561 PIE PAN Watch 168.005 SUPER RARE" is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "chibifinewatches" and is located in Chula Vista, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.