Omega Constellation Basilisk of the Month!


Thanks to a nomination by Dennis, an intrepid franken detective and part-time exorcist, the award for the most audacious, fiendish and man eating Franken of December goes to eBay seller meaeep.

Click here to view this spawn of Satan!!

I have, over some years, observed a number of very interesting daemons emerge from the House of Meaeep. Some horological Beelzebub hiding behind the meaeep fa├žade knows very well what he is doing and, in some instances, puts a lot of work into making these abominations look ‘real’ before they rise out of the depths of Hades and appear on eBay.

So how did this monster come to be? Well, His Meaeepness, while trotting around on his cloven hooves, came across a late 1960s Omega Constellation C-Shape case, probably with a damaged or clapped out calibre 561/4 movement and dial. Rather than sell the case for scrap, he saw great potential for the torment of some gormless eBay browser and went in search of another, any, movement that could be fitted into the empty case.

Somewhere within his sulphurous cavern, meaeep’s yellowed eyes seized upon a calibre 551 movement made in 1959. “Excellent!”, he connived with an unholy grimace, “all that’s needed is an old dial to be sent off to one of my devil’s little helpers to be re-finished and I will have created the perfect temptation by which to con some numbnuts out of his hard-earned cash!!” (Here, imagine the sound of diabolical laughter with more than a hint of satanic cruelty)

As we approach Yuletide, one would think that Yah•weh would be considering meaeep as the ideal candidate for a bit of good Old Testament smiting, particularly as hell would freeze over before eBay would take up the retributive sword on His behalf. But it would seem that He is quite distracted at the moment, and the only way to smite maeeep and his frankentrash off the face of eBay is to report in great numbers this fake and pray for a bloody great pox to descend on the House of Meaeep.

POSTSCRIPT
I am delighted to report that the listing is no no longer active and has been closed by the seller

4 comments:

  1. Meaeep: could that be the son of Uriah Heep? ;-)

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  2. Certainly of the same genetic material eh? :)

    Cheers

    Desmond

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  3. Anonymous8:22 pm

    And that one .... ?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/OMEGA-CONSTELLATION-AUTOMATIC-CHRONOMETER-18K-YELL-GOLD_W0QQitemZ350311346912QQcmdZViewItemQQptZWristwatches?hash=item51902ef2e0

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  4. Total crud....a gold C-Shape case with a franken movement (notice the difference in hues of the parts) and a badly refinished pie pan dial.

    Of course, Consrellation C-shaped cases never came with pie pan dials.

    An abomination only worth its gold content.

    Cheers

    Desmond

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