Omega's flagship line for decades, the Constellation represents style, luxury, attention to detail, robust function, and most of all, superior precision. Elegant and stately, it is suitable for both casual and professional dress.
The wristwatch showcased in today's offering is a classic and quite uncommon example of a vintage quartz Constellation!
The bezel on this seldom seen model, named the Marine, is suggestive of a ships port hole. The look of the watch slightly resembles an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and has a Gerald Genta look to it, the designer of the similar Manhattan Constellation.
It is full size measuring 36mm in diameter, the same diameter as a Rolex Datejust, larger than similarly styled Connies from the era.
It has a timeless stainless steel case, clean white dial, and Omega caliber 1332 Accuset quartz movement with a full 17 jewels, unusual for a quartz movement. It has a quick-setting hour for easy changing between time zones and advancing of the date and a push button for precise setting of the minutes.
It is fully Omega and presents in gorgeous original condition.
Its case presents as beautiful mint including the back which has the Observatory Constellation logo. Its original dial is mint and its bracelet presents as just short of mint with a couple of remnants of wear to the inside of the clasp. On the wrist the bracelet presents as just short of mint.
A Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing on the movement and installed a new battery. Photos of the inside, back, and clasp, available upon request.
For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
The watch's page on the Omega website can be found here
An uncommon four decade old Omega that looks like new on the wrist!
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 43,491,891
Year made: c. 1980
Model: Constellation, Ref. 196.0147 / 396.0879
Functions: Hours (Quick-Setting), Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 36mm diameter (excluding crown)
Case condition: Mint
Dial: White, steel hollow baton indexes, signed Omega Constellation, luminous hour dots, original, mint condition
Hands: Original, steel luminous "batons" - the original luminous on the hands still even glows a bit.
Band: Original integrated Omega bracelet, ref. 1328/310, approx. slightly over 7.5 inches long, a couple remnants of wear on the inside of the clasp and just a bit of stretch to three links - otherwise it presents as mint
Movement type: Omega caliber 1332, quartz with minutes set through a push button in the case, 17 jewels, gilt plated
Movement markings: Omega Swiss, Unadjusted, Seventeen Jewels, 1332
Crystal: Mint condition
Servicing: A Master Watchmaker has performed any needed servicing on the movement and installed a new battery.
Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.