Omega Constellation Date 18K 1966 – Sorry Now Sold – 9th Nov. ’16

£2,950

100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Restored, Serviced and Guaranteed

Classic Vintage Omega Constellation 18ct Automatic 1966

Heavy, Large Sized 37mm 18ct Solid Gold Omega Swiss Made Case

The Perfect 60th Birthday or Special Anniversary Gift from 1966 proven by Serial Number

High Grade Chronometer 24 Jewel Calibre.561 Automatic Movement in Sparkling Condition

This Classic 1960′s Top of the Range Omega Watch is in Immaculate & Simply Beautiful Condition

Fitted with a New High Quality Hirsch Dark Brown ‘Croc’ Leather Strap or a Choice of Alternatives

Optional Choice of 3 Vintage Omega Presentation Boxes Available to you at our cost price

Available with 12 months Written Warranty*

14 Day UK and International No Quibble Sale or Return

Free UK Next Day Signed for Insured Delivery

Overseas Fedex £45

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Description

A fully restored range topping Omega Constellation in 18ct solid yellow gold from 1966, making this the perfect 60th birthday or special anniversary gift!  The watch has a noticeably heavy, 37mm diameter case which carries the Omega Constellation emblem on the outside of the case-back. This is very distinct, showing the watch has seen only light occasional use. It also has the screw-back case with seals in place (originally) making it water resistant to 30 metres*.

The Dial

A mint, silver / white dial – with raised signature gold OMEGA logo + “Constellation, Automatic Officially Certified Chronometer” at 12 o’clock, and below 6, – ‘Swiss Made’ at the bottom of the dial. Raised, applied gold batons with black onyx inserts. The original gold hands are in excellent condition and a new Omega centre signed lens has been fitted. Please take a close look at the photos of this fabulous dial. It is the original dial which has been restored to a very high standard. Under indoor artificial lighting the dial looks silver and in daylight it can look white.

The Case

In superb condition and lightly polished, the 18ct solid Gold case has a waterproof screw-down back* It measures approx 42mm lug to lug and 37mm diameter, not including the Omega signed crown. This is extraordinarily large for any watch of this period and especially for an Omega Constellation, making this watch very rare!

Inside the case-back, bears the Omega Watch Co. triangle and the name OWC, along with three 18ct hallmarks for 1966. One of the lugs also bears a Hallmark – Also inside the case-back, are correct Omega model reference numbers – 1685004, and 378309

The case is in wonderful condition showing only minor signs of use commensurate with careful occasional use. The outside of the case-back has the famous 18ct ‘Observatory’ emblem which is in highly original, hardly worn condition – See photos for details of this superb case, especially the Constellation on the back. The Observatory Emblem is  often worn away to a greater or lesser degree, and sometimes greatly so. Here it is distinct and crisp indicating this watch has had little use.

*Originally specified as Water Resistant to 30 metres. This has not been tested and is not guaranteed. Vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.

The Movement

The very high (chronometer) grade copper-toned Omega calibre .561, 24 jewels automatic movement, with date function looks pristine and carries the serial number 26,4xx,xxx, making the the date of manufacture of this watch 1966. The actual serial number will be provided when you contact us and on the sales receipt.  The movement has just been fully overhauled and serviced by our vintage Omega guru watchmaker and it is calibrated to run arrow straight within + 7  second / day! This is no exaggeration. We have checked the test results from an electronic watch test instrument. We therefore have no reservations in providing 12 months written warranty with this watch*

*Note – 12 Month warranty only included if the list price is paid.

The Strap and Buckle

The strap fitted is a new nicely matched very high quality large size Hirsch dark brown crocodile skin strap with an Omega gold plated buckle. Please note, if a different colour or style of strap is preferred, please let us know and we will do our best to oblige free of charge. We carry tan, conker, dark brown and black in stock, in plain padded leather, crocodile skin or lizard skin. New Omega straps are available in many styles and colours starting at £100. Please let us know your preferences.

The Box and Papers

Although there are no original papers with this watch, all the numbers and markings on the watch are correct, dating the watch to 1966. Our fully detailed written receipt with full details of the watch, including all the numbers will be provided, along with your 12 months warranty*. A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value will also be provided at the time of sale.  A matching vintage Omega presentation box such as the one shown in the photographs, can be included in the sale of this watch at our cost price. We have a good selection of genuine 1960s vintage Omega presentation boxes starting from £50.00 and rising to £200.

In Conclusion

This is a superb, highly collectible top of the range vintage gold watch from one of horology’s most famous names, which will provide an excellent financial investment as well as something to treasure and enjoy!

This is a very robust and reliable watch with a highly accurate Chronometer movement, making is perfect for everyday use and providing you use it everyday, you should never need to wind this watch as the movement has a very good power reserve of 52 hours. Omega Constellations, especially of this period are very highly regarded amongst aficionados of the brand.

This is a beautiful watch and if you proceed, we promise you that you will be so pleased you bought this watch! – From every aspect and no matter how closely you look, it is immaculate and cannot be faulted. If you wish to buy a Classic, Vintage, 18ct gold Omega Constellation watch then this one ticks all the boxes and it comes with it comes with a solid 12 months guarantee!

Delivery is free within the UK and we charge only £45 for world-wide delivery via Fedex.

We are happy to accept Paypal as this is the quickest method of payment. However, if you would like to pay by UK cheque or by bank transfer we will be pleased to assist you with this and pass on a 3% saving to you.

*Note – 12 Month warranty only included if the list price is paid.

If you have any questions please call on Landline 0207 727 7095 or Mobile 07515 949250

Or if calling from overseas on Landline +44 207 727 7095 or Mobile +44 7515 949250

Finally, thank you for taking the time to view our vintage watches – if you own an interesting vintage watch which you no longer wear, we are willing to consider part-exchanges!

If you have any questions please call 020 7727 7095 or 07515 949 250

Or +44 7515949250 or or +44 7515 949 250 if calling from overseas.

Please note we are able to accept part exchanges..

Thank you.