On the wrist the silver dial shows many different shades according to the light and this is exaggerated by the sharp angles of the pie-pan dial. The angular theme continues with the fantastic "dog-leg" lugs!! Please see the full item description and photos to fully appreciate this lovely old Constellation. It has been tested and is in full working order. 1963 Omega Constellation Pie-Pan 168.005.
Under magnification it is possible to view the remains of the original "AUTOMATIC CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED" and "CONSTELLATION" script, but what remains visible to the naked eye is lots of patinated silver with the applied "OMEGA" logos and the Constellation star and applied faceted markers. The outlined date window is at 3 and this watch has its original'Dauphine' handset which also (under magnification) shows some signs of age.
The steel case measures 34mm diameter, excl crown, and 18mm between the lugs. The case back has the wonderful Constellation observatory logo to the centre - crisp and clear, testament to the fact that the case does appear to be the original finish and unpolished. All the original markings to the the inner side are perfectly legible, it has the Omega logos and reference number: "168.005" and what appears to be some watchmakers service markings. The crown does not have the Omega logo, so I have to assume it has been replaced at some stage in the past. I think the domed plexi crystal is the original.
It does have the all-important tiny Omega logo to the centre. On close inspection, there are signs of wear and an under-surface crack directly above 12.
It is original and in keeping with the honesty of the ageing of this watch - so I think it would be be a shame to replace it. This watch houses the very impressive rose gold-finish Omega Automatic Chronometer-certified Calibre 561 movement. It has been tested just prior to listing and is in good working order.At the time of testing it is running to an accuracy within +12 seconds per day and has a healthy amplitude reading of 215. The movement has a 20mil serial number which dates this watch all the way back to 1963.
It is attached to a replacement (non-Omega) brown leather vintage style strap in hardly-used condition with brushed steel buckle which I think suits this watch very well. It will accommodate a wrist from 6 1/2" up to approx 8". An opportunity to acquire a uniquely-aged vintage Omega Constellation pie-pan with plenty of character - that still looks great on the wrist today!! Please note that all vintage & pre-owned watches will inevitably show some signs of wear commensurate with age & normal use. I have described all items to the best of my ability, however please refer carefully to the photographs provided which, themselves, are intended to form a very important part of the description.
I have an Auctiva Emporium website where all the listings can be viewed in one place and 100's of my favourite watch photos on Instagram. My aim is to provide a reliable & trustworthy source for buyers to find high quality vintage, military & collectible watches. Every watch is thoroughly checked for authenticity, by cross-referencing the serial number with movement, case, dial & any distinguishing features so that it's age can be properly estimated and to ensure, as far as possible to tell, that all components are consistent. All mechanical watches are also tested on a diagnstics Timegraph machine to check that they are in proper working order at the point of listing the watch for sale. Ray Johnston - RJ Classic Watches Located at:- Westcliff on Sea Essex UK.Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Create your brand with Auctiva's. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.
The item "Vintage 1963 OMEGA Constellation Pie-Pan Auto Chronometer Ref168.005" is in sale since Thursday, July 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "rayj164" and is located in Westcliff on Sea. This item can be shipped worldwide.