Pssst....Wanna Buy a Fake for Xmas?




RULE#1
NEVER BUY AN OMEGA CONSTELLATION WITH REFERENCE NUMBER 091919 OR 163.001 THAT PURPORTS TO BE SOLID GOLD. IT IS A FAKE!

RULE#2
NEVER BUY AN OMEGA CONSTELLATION THAT PURPORTS TO BE SOLID GOLD WITHOUT THE SELLER SHOWING CLEAR PICTURES OF THE CASE BACK

One would have thought with these fakes having been identified as such for around two years now, that people would have wisened up. But, no, they just a keep popping up in eBay auctions and also on some on-line dealer sites, and every week another poor sod gets ripped off.

Frankly, I'm getting tired of providing statements to buyers who, after having purchased one of these watches and discovered their mistake, seek my assistance in convincing Paypal to reverse their transactions.

The lesson is simple: do your research FIRST.

Recently, a number of allegedly solid gold Constellations have emerged with case markings similar to those in the above pictures. My research confirms that such cases are not officially sanctioned Omega cases. The Omega logo used is a logo that appeared on earlier Omega watches and pocket watches. IT NEVER APPEARED ON CONSTELLATIONS OF THE 1950 OR 60S.

I haven't, yet, been able to have someone test these newer impostors for gold content, however it's reasonable to assume that they will disappoint. They are appearing in both yellow gold and pink gold

So please, if you want to have an anxiety-free Christmas, dont touch any of these 'pretenders'.

5 comments:

  1. Dear Sir, I saw a constellation in the ebay having the same case number as per one of your essay "verifying the gold case", the case number and the stamps are exactly the same as the photo posted in your essay, can 2 watches having the same case number? The case number is 16800576, ebay item number:150199261788, kindly advice, thanks.

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  2. Hi Kenny

    The number 168005/6 in this instance refers to the reference of model number of the watch. IN fact, this gold case case been used for models 168.005 and 168.006

    Rge number that gives a Constellation its uniqueness (and authenticity) is the serial number on the movement, which when matched with the ref number, can be verified as correct.

    Regards

    Desmond

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  3. Anonymous6:10 am

    I assume this is one of the cases you mean Desmond?

    The observatory logo looks like its been made from play dough!!

    ebay# 150208094649

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  4. Spot on!

    Totally fake case.

    They just keep on coming eh?

    Cheers

    desmond

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  5. Anonymous6:49 am

    As alwaysd,
    awesome site Desmond :)

    So, this is another example of those gold, fake 'old logo' connie cases :
    http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2610/attachmentcxs.jpg

    Rock On 2013!!
    regards,
    Al Fountain

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