A vintage Omega Constellation you rarely see “in the wild.” A great example of Omega’s early 70s design aesthetic 👍 Ref. 168.0062. I have this beauty posted FS on several forums. Check it out for a full description and pics (TRF, OM, WUS).
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#tbt Datograph in an alley in China a few months ago
My 500th post: IG is a community & I have learned a lot from watch enthusiasts who generously share their knowledge, passion & great timepieces. You’ve helped me grow as a more knowledgeable collector. Some have even become people I’m proud to call friends. To all of you I am truly grateful. In the IG world content is king, I appreciate my followers but the quantity & quality of my content is the metric that matters the most to me. It’s my way of giving back what was freely given to me. And I’m inspired by the content of so many people I can’t count. I had designs to flash a rare or valuable timepiece for my 500th but given my gratitude something humble but still special seemed more appropriate. This Seikomatic Weekdater that I picked up from those crazy Aussies at @two_vintage_seikos (James & Paul) is part of my journey and growth as a collector. You don’t have to be wealthy to enjoy this hobby, just a little insane. 🤪
The rotor decoration on the RJM is inspired by the Spitfire metal rivet construction. Bonus info: Every single rivet on our donor PT879 MK IX Spitfire aircraft 'organ donor' was removed by hand in order to re-use as much of the aluminum in the restoration process as possible.
#2499 1st series anyone? Throwback to May 2016 when we sold this amazing example at #phillipswatches for over CHF 1.6 million🎉. .
Reference 2499 replaced reference #1518 in 1951 and was made for a period of 34 years, until 1985, in four different series: - First series: Square chronograph buttons, applied Arabic numerals and tachometer scale - of which the present lot is an example
- Second series: Round chronograph buttons, either applied baton or applied Arabic numerals and tachometer scale
- Third series: Round chronograph buttons, applied baton numerals and outer seconds divisions
- Fourth series: Round chronograph buttons, applied baton numerals, outer seconds divisions and sapphire crystal.
The first series holds some resemblance to the previous reference 1518, notably due to the rectangular chronograph pushers, yet the case design is an obvious nod to the industrial design aesthetic of the 1950s with a potent mix of curves and strong angles.