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Interesting. I supposed it could have been redialed. If not, this is the kind of thing that sends Omegamaniacs into a tizzy!
 

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I'm looking at the red background surrounding the Omega symbol near top of the dial. If that's simply a painted red background, and not a shiny (enamel?), raised red area in which the Omega symbol is integral, then I'd guess it's a redial. It looks painted in the photo, but hard to tell with certainty.
 

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If that's simply a painted red background, and not a shiny (enamel?), raised red area in which the Omega symbol is integral, then I'd guess it's a redial. It looks painted in the photo, but hard to tell with certainty.
Mine is painted ...



... and I have good reason to believe that it's original.
 

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Ah - great! I learned something new. I had thought the red backgrounds were all applied markers. Seems like they were applied on the gold only. Thanks for clarifying, Bruce.

I can't recall the specifics, but at some point wasn't Omega not allowed to use the word "Constellation" on watches for sale in certain countries? I thought that was in the 50s, though.

-Craig
 

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I can't recall the specifics, but at some point wasn't Omega not allowed to use the word "Constellation" on watches for sale in certain countries? I thought that was in the 50s, though.
You have it right, Craig. Here's a link to one of Desmond's (mondodec's) excellent articles:

Constellation name

Resolved in '56 per this article, so it couldn't explain the absence on this Electroquartz.
 
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