Aristotle on Constellations

Numerous on-line discussions on definitions of words like "original', "authentic' and "real" as they apply to watches never appear to come to a consensus. It seems that, as with any word you care to mention, people will attach their own personal or idiosyncratic meanings to such words - meanings that work for them but perhaps do not work for everyone.

In this article, I argue that we should leave the definition of what is a Connie up to Aristotle!

Please enjoy!

13 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:43 am

    What do you think of the plating on this movement # 320095659647 ?

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  2. Stephen Fredrick10:29 am

    Desmond,

    It looks like the guy who bought the 14k solid gold "Not a Connie" showing the 6th in its date window got wise and returned it because its for sale yet again with the same Franken parts and movement!

    Superbwatches66 sold me a Franken Connie when I was early in my collecting the Omega in Switzerland refused to repair and sent back to me. Only after I bought it did I realize it was Franken with wrong hands n parts.

    To his credit, he did take the watch back and give me a full refund. THEN, he promptly re-listed the same watch on e bay and sold it for more than I paid for it!

    Oh well..........

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  3. Anonymous6:02 pm

    Great Article! Love reading your blog, now if we could make all the crooks disappear...

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  4. Nice to hear from you stephen. Yes, Ive seen a few relisted in that way.

    A couple of which, the buyers came to me afterwards and I was able to assist.

    Ive been watching superbwatches and I note they aint that superb at all in their offerings and misdleading descriptions.

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  5. Re comment 3.

    I you have a magic wand.......

    Sadly the crooks latch on to any premium or high-value vintage model these days, particularly in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. Very inventive, but not at all amusing.

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  6. Anonymous4:22 am

    Well that sounds nice
    please post a picture so we can all see your handy work on the number 320095xxxxx that you fixed up

    Thanks
    Frank

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  7. thank you for your blog
    I was wondering about gold filled gold plated rolled etc
    and I readed your document it is clear now I know

    thank's and merry chrismast

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  8. Anonymous6:40 am

    HI,

    I am trying to find out info on a watch that was given to me by my late father. It is a constellation 18ct inc starp....Still ticking away afterbeing stored for 8 years.

    Sadly i never wear it but i am keen to find out more about it,,,,i though this would be easy using the web,,,but am finding out that there are somany variations etc,,,,can anyone help me out or point me in the right direction.
    Thank you.

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  9. Difficult to help without pics.

    Please click on the about me and use the email function. If you send me some pictures of dial and case back, and pref the movement and inner case back, I can help you identify the watch.

    Cheers

    Desmond

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  10. Anonymous4:37 am

    Is this a real connie? It has original strap with omega symbol..? http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q700/Dablitzers/6D78B9DB-1D60-43A6-A993-271BA98594D2-7230-000003D336F76646_zpsaa16a834.jpg

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    1. Looks like a 14393 to me. Crystal is not original nor is the crown, but from the smallish pic everything else looks ok.

      Cheers

      Desmond

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  11. Bought my first connie...would appreciate any comments and input u may have.

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    1. Just point me to the url (if there is one) and I'll have a look

      Cheers

      Desmond

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