1950 Vintage Automatic Omega ref 2597-6 cal 351

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    1950 Vintage Automatic Omega ref 2597-6 cal 351

    Hi Folks,


    I'm new to the forum and also to watch collection, although I have been researching for a couple of months.


    Finally, I'm having the opportunity to start my collection with a vintage Omega, Automatic, 1950, ref 2597-6 cal 351. It seems to be a good deal here in Brazil.

    I'm not sure though that the dial is original (nor the crown). Please let me know your thoughts about the watch (thanks in advance!):

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    Thank you,

    Alex

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    Re: 1950 Vintage Automatic Omega ref 2597-6 cal 351

    The dial has definitely been refinished.
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    Re: 1950 Vintage Automatic Omega ref 2597-6 cal 351

    Thanks Mike,

    But do you think was it a poor work or it is close to the original characteristics?

    regards,

    Alex

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    Re: 1950 Vintage Automatic Omega ref 2597-6 cal 351

    It's not too bad. The script and crosshair are heavy but they look ok. As long as you are ok with it and its priced accordingly.
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    Re: 1950 Vintage Automatic Omega ref 2597-6 cal 351

    I understand....

    In fact I have a "second option", for the same price, which is a 1968 Connie (cal 751 ref 168.0016). it seems more "original" but much more "worn":

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    What do you think it wold be the best choice (same price)?

    Thank you again for you priceless advice!

    regards,

    Alex
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    Re: 1950 Vintage Automatic Omega ref 2597-6 cal 351

    Not a Connie expert but I would take an original condition c751 over that non collection refinished c351 all day long. Refinished dials are a real turnoff for me and most all collectors.
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    Re: 1950 Vintage Automatic Omega ref 2597-6 cal 351

    I hope that Constellation is very cheap because it is a mess. The case is over polished and the movement has been messed with quite a bit, based on the different colors in the copper plating. Dial is pretty shabby as well...you can do much better. These two watches your looking at are very different. Are you looking for something in particular or are you just looking for a vintage Omega in general?

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    Re: 1950 Vintage Automatic Omega ref 2597-6 cal 351

    I'm looking for vintage Omegas (automatic), 50's or even 60`s. I've seen some Seamasters, Connies and early fifties autos (351s). Concerned to the price, these I mentioned above are both around USD250.....I cannot say it is expensive, but it is not cheap as well (at least for my standards ). Thanks!

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    Re: 1950 Vintage Automatic Omega ref 2597-6 cal 351

    Quote Originally Posted by alexandretf View Post
    I'm looking for vintage Omegas (automatic), 50's or even 60`s. I've seen some Seamasters, Connies and early fifties autos (351s). Concerned to the price, these I mentioned above are both around USD250.....I cannot say it is expensive, but it is not cheap as well (at least for my standards ). Thanks!
    Prepare to pay USD 600-800 for decent condition non pie pan Stainless Steel Connie of the 60's. Add USD 2-300 more if you want pie pan dial. Substract 1-200 dollar if you are okay with the C-case (late 60's to early 70's model).

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    Re: 1950 Vintage Automatic Omega ref 2597-6 cal 351

    Thanks folks......yes, there are some Seamasters and Connies in the USD600-800 range here.....but in fact, they do not seem to be in much better shape than these two unfortunately.

    I´ll keep searching!

    Thank you for your (expert) advice!

    Alex.

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