I thought I would share some pictures (Seller's) of my new ~1964 Constellation, CD168.004, cal. 561. I believe it will be a keeper. After buying and selling several Connies over the last several years, I may have found my day-to-day dress watch.
The dial appears to be original, the case shows very, very little wear, and all in all seems to be in phenomenal condition. The crystal is original with the Omega symbol in the middle. The hands may or not be replacements. They do not quite reach the minute marks, but I have seen several of this model with the same length hands, including one on Omega's website. Movement looks good and possibly had a rotor assembly replacement at some point.
The crown seems to be original but does not sit in where it is supposed to in this "hidden crown" case. Desmond speculated that the stem may be a replacement that needs to be shortened. This brings me to a couple of questions:
The watch has been stored in a safe for 7+ years. Should it be serviced immediately? It lost about 15 seconds in 24 hours.
Can someone recommend a watchmaker, preferably in or close to Atlanta, that they would trust to work on a beautiful vintage watch? Don't care if its an AD. I'd like the cost to be reasonable and the time out measured in weeks and not months.
Thanks in advance:thanks