Mid-60's Omega Constellation Chronometer Info Wanted

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    Picture Mid-60's Omega Constellation Chronometer Info Wanted

    Greetings,

    I'm not a watch expert and have an Omega Certified Constellation chronometer that I bought then had overhauled by a reputable company, Universal Watch & Jewelry in Birmingham, MI USA. It's SS w/ a very thick gold top, white original dial with correct markings, and has the gold observatory logo on the case back.

    It's a caliber 712 with 24 jewels, indirect center seconds hand, no other complications. According to a book I have by Heinz Hampel, the movement is only 3mm thick and it's circa 1967 (when you look at the watch, you wouldn't know it's a mechanical autowind, it looks very modern.

    I wear this watch about once a month and all I have to do is give it a shake to start it and it runs perfectly all day and is still running the next morning when I put it back in it's box. It must have a very interesting movement because you can't even feel the rotor moving.

    This watch seems to be an example of a very advanced design by Omega that pre-dates the negative effect of quartz movements on the industry shortly afterwards.

    How could I find out more about this watch in terms of it's relative rarity and potential value? I added a few pix below.
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    Re: Mid-60's Omega Constellation Chronometer Info Wanted

    Hi MikeP,

    here some informations about the movement:
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...uswk&Omega_712

    Here for evaluation purposes a watch recently sold via my site:
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun....sau&1168444825

    And last not least the same watch on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=190089782174

    If yours is about the same, the value may be the average between both given above.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Mid-60's Omega Constellation Chronometer Info Wanted

    Hi Roland, Thank you for the information. FYI I added 3 photos to my posting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi MikeP,

    here some informations about the movement:
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...uswk&Omega_712

    Here for evaluation purposes a watch recently sold via my site:
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun....sau&1168444825

    And last not least the same watch on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=190089782174

    If yours is about the same, the value may be the average between both given above.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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