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Ive received a pic from an Omega owner in Madrid asking me if this is a Grand Luxe Connie.

Ive said no....most probably an Omega with a Constellation Grand Luxe Bracelet.

He hasnt sent me any case or cal numbers yet as he is getting it serviced.

Ive seen a 1953 Seamaster with the hollow arrowhead key markers - but does anyone know the origins of this watch?

Cheers

Desmond

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g86/mondodec/omegagoldfrontview.jpg?t=1166703099
 

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Hi desmond. this is definately not an early connie.. and the case is definately not a semaster case either. I suspect that this is a marriage of parts. The dial is repainted for sure.. and not terribly well either. I have seen semasters with this sort of dial in the past, esp the ones that were produced to commerate the melbourne olympics but the case is wrong for this. Alternativley the dial may have come from an early geneve like Jons which also had arrow head markers on them. I suspect that case is from a late 1940's bumper omega similar in style to this:
http://www.30t2.com/page3/Hammar332double_ulf.htm

I hope he didnt pay too much for this :-:)-( as it is almost crteianly frankenstein.
 

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The origin of this watch...

... was in the imagination of the watchmaker. Not even sure if that is an Omega dial.

Can't tell if the bracelet is real, as there is no picture of the clasp with the "Constellation" engraving. If it is, somewhere there is a early Grand Luxe Constellation missing its bracelet.

All I can about this one is:

R.I.P. Peter Boyle (Young Frankenstein)!

Happy Holidays,
gatorcpa
 
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