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just got this 168.056 constellation c ( i replaced thr stainless bracelet woth leather strap as i loke the look better). It comes with flat mineral crystal which seems to be correct type of crystal.

Just wondering if the "etched" logo on omega crystal only common on acrylic crystal one? Should this mineral crystal have logo as well?

by the way, any safest idea on removing the scratches without any invasive method such as sand paper buffing?


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That's a great looking Constellation, but if I may suggest it, I think it would look even better on a 19mm strap, it's well worth hunting one out, Hirsch do some very nice ones. As far as the crystal, could you get it replaced by a watchmaker? Has the watch been serviced? If not then it's definitely worth getting it done, it shouldn't cost too much for a basic service and crystal swap, just don't let them polish the case.
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That's a great looking Constellation, but if I may suggest it, I think it would look even better on a 19mm strap, it's well worth hunting one out, Hirsch do some very nice ones. As far as the crystal, could you get it replaced by a watchmaker? Has the watch been serviced? If not then it's definitely worth getting it done, it shouldn't cost too much for a basic service and crystal swap, just don't let them polish the case.
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agree with the 19mm strap, using the 18mm for the moment as this is the only spare strap. will get one 19 or 20 (i think it should fit), croc pattern leather, black or dark brown. Any better style suggestion is welcomed

re the crystal, i'll find out if there is any proper watch maker in town who can do it properly (3rd world country problem)

thanks for the opinion and suggestion sir!

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Black or brown lizard or croc would look ace, but being stainless and white dialed it could take a nice burgundy or navy strap too

If the crystal swap is a problem then I'd leave it, it's not the worst I've seen and it's very wearable as it is.

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Black or brown lizard or croc would look ace, but being stainless and white dialed it could take a nice burgundy or navy strap too

If the crystal swap is a problem then I'd leave it, it's not the worst I've seen and it's very wearable as it is.

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navy strap...that i will have to try as i have one lying around...burgundy is intriguing though...interesting

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Omega hesalite (plastic) crystal are thick and should have a etched logo in the middle but mine used to but had to sand it down once due to deep scratch and no longer have the etched logo
 

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Omega hesalite (plastic) crystal are thick and should have a etched logo in the middle but mine used to but had to sand it down once due to deep scratch and no longer have the etched logo
how about omega mineral crystal glass?

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I wouldn't sweat it too much about having a genuine crystal or not, it's nice to have but not a big deal breaker in the vintage watch collection world, what's more important is that you appear to have found a nice unpolished, tidy and very wearable Constellation, now all you have to do is enjoy it

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Omega hesalite (plastic) crystal are thick and should have a etched logo in the middle but mine used to but had to sand it down once due to deep scratch and no longer have the etched logo
Don't understand this comment. The logo is supposed to be injection molded and on the inside of the crystal. It should be impossible to polish it away, as you would need to go totally through the crystal. The logo on some of the 1970's crystals is very faint and sometimes you need a loupe to find it.

Sapphire Omega crystals will not have a logo at all.
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Nice watch,

I am not sure if Omega puts the symbol on the mineral crystal.

A 20mm with work well on your 19mm watch. I had a 20mm strap on my old 1960's connie

Here are some pics
beautiful piece of conie u got there sir.

just got one dark brown 20mm and blac croc 20mm today as i cannot decide which one will look better.
Maybe will use it depending on the mood of the day ;)

will post picture tom

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