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Omega Constellation with Papers

Famous and iconic precision timekeeping of automatic chronometer movement with date, stunning and mint stainless steel 'C-case', all original condition and original papers. Perfect example of how Constellation should look like!

Manufacturer: Omega SA, Switzerland
Type: Automatic chronometer with date
Reference: 168.017
Year: ca.1967 (sold in 1975)
Case type: Polished 2-body, stainless steel, satin and polished finish. Signed crown.
Case condition: 0(new) to 1(mint) – very lights traces of use on the caseback.
Case size:  34 mm (without crown) / 45 mm lug-to-lug / 11 mm width
Case serial number: n/a
Case back: Screw-back with Constellation Observatory logo on the outer side and signed 'Omega Watch Co' on the inner side.
Crystal: Hesalite, signed with Omega logo
Movement: Automatic
Movement serial number: 25215449
Movement model:Fine automatic caliber 564, 24 jewels, 50h power-reserve, gold plated with sweep second and quick-set date.
Dial: Original soleil silver dial 1(mint) to 2(fine) condition showing some light patina and oxidation spot at 1 o'clock, black printed minutes track, applied silver hour markers with black laquer, signed with applied silver logo 'Omega' and 'Automatic Chronometer Officially Certified' at 12 o'clock. Signed 'Constellation' and 'Swiss Made' at 6 o'clock. Black-silver baton hands.
Condition: Overall condition – 1(mint), all original, fully-functional, overhauled and adjusted. The watch comes with brand new black leather strap (aftermarket) with steel aftermarket buckle + aftermarket steel bracelet (not Omega), our company’s box, original papers (warranty card and certificate) + our company's warranty certificate and usage/service guidelines.

Warranty: 1-year warranty

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Measuring a watch

It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width. 

Diameter without crown

It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

Lug-to-lug width

This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.

Lug width

This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.