They do say that plagiarism is the greatest form of compliment, but plagiarising solid gold Omega Constellations of the 1960s is one compliment the brand can do without.
With the advent of Chinese and Vietnamese fake solid gold Constellation cases coming to market powered by Franken movements, the Connie collector has yet another hurdle to jump in the quest to acquire examples that meet the true identity tests of the line.
This essay identifies the key identifying marks of genuine solid gold Constellation cases from the 1950s and 60s. The most common case makers are revealed (something that most manufactures are averse to do) and a number of 'national production' Constellations are also canvassed.
My thanks to Louis Flocco, Evan Morgan (who, since the beginning, has unfailingly supported this project to gather as much information about Constellations in one place as possible) and others who provided input.
To download the essay please click here. It's a large file.