Please help - Omega Cal 561 - 14k observatory medallion missing!
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    Please help - Omega Cal 561 - 14k observatory medallion missing!

    Hi folks,


    I am looking to buy an Omega "PIE PAN" Constellation Cal 561 (rose gold+ steel), in a decent condition. Dial condition is 6/10. Movement 8/10. Everythting else looks great. Original strap + buckle. Seller is asking for 300 USD.


    Now heres the catch , one thing I spotted is that the case back is without the beautiful 14K observatory medallion.


    My question -


    a) is it a good deal ?


    b) does missing medallion decrease its desirability for a collector?


    c) how less should I offer?


    d) can i buy a replacement medal to "fix" the issue, where can I buy such a medal?




    Thoughts / suggestions invited. Thank you!!!


    PS: unfrotunately pics are inaccessible at this point, kindly advise regardless..

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    Please help - Omega Cal 561 - 14k observatory medallion missing!

    Very difficult to say without pictures. Of course the lack of medallion GREATLY reduces worth.

    Is it worth it? Who knows. Absent photos, we can't be sure if it is all original, or Franken


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    Re: Please help - Omega Cal 561 - 14k observatory medallion missing!

    If the medallion was missing, the watch would have to be VERY cheap to attract me. I'd wait for a good example. One will come along if you are patient.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Please help - Omega Cal 561 - 14k observatory medallion missing!

    Quote Originally Posted by yourronny79 View Post
    Now heres the catch , one thing I spotted is that the case back is without the beautiful 14K observatory medallion.
    There were a very small number of Constellations of that era made with plain backs, specifically designed for presentation engraving. Without seeing pictures, it is impossible to tell if the subject watch is one of these presentation models, or just a regular Constellation missing the medallion.

    A rose gold replacement mediallion would nearly impossible to find today.

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    Re: Please help - Omega Cal 561 - 14k observatory medallion missing!

    Quote Originally Posted by gatorcpa View Post
    There were a very small number of Constellations of that era made with plain backs, specifically designed for presentation engraving. Without seeing pictures, it is impossible to tell if the subject watch is one of these presentation models, or just a regular Constellation missing the medallion.

    A rose gold replacement mediallion would nearly impossible to find today.

    gatorcpa
    were the gold medallions glued to the caseback?

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