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