OMEGA Constellation Ref. 168.005 1966 BOR
Movement: cal. 561, automatic
Case diameter without crown: 34 mm
Bracelet/Strap: extremly rare bicolor beads of rice bracelet with diver extension
What you should know: iconic watcht with a rare bracelet, beautiful vintage condition
OMEGA Constellation Ref. 168.005
Here we have beautiful OMEGA Constellation Ref. 168.005, a wonderful example of a classic and timeless watchdesign. This beautiful WRISTCLASSIC comes with a crisp case in great condition with sharp edges and slightly polished. Dating back to 1966, this classic model measures usual 34 mm. The absolut highlight of this watch is extrem rare bicolor beads of rice bracelet with diver extension, only made for the US market. This makes this reference 168.005 a rare timepiece and a sought-after Constellation by collectors. The dial is beautiful with a very light patina. It offers a fairly wide-set bezel that gives this watch a nice presence. The simple Omega-logo alongside the indexes and beautiful hands are harmonious and well balanced. The date is set at 3 o´clock. The crown is original with the appropriate Omega-logo. This WRISTCLASSIC is powered by a cal. 561 movement, running strong and keeping time well. It’s a true WRISTCLASSIC with perfect proportions, timeless styling, and in great condition perfect for everyday wear. The reference 168.005 is a rare version of the famous Omega Constellation and hard to find nowadays.
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Omega was founded in 1848 in La Chaux-de-Fonds by Louis Brandt. Out of this small watch manufacture grew a large company: In 1894, the famous 19-ligne pocket watch movement was developed and named “Omega”. Omega, as the final letter of the Greek alphabet, stands for the ultimate level in perfection and quality. In the 1930 the company entered into collaboration with the S.S.I.H. (Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère). Out of this collaboration the Swatch Group developed. Today, Omega is the flagship of this huge company. In 1932, Omega entered its partnership with the Olympics which continues till today. When in 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin accomplished the first moon landing there were equipped by Omega with the Speedmaster, and this so-called „Moonwatch“ is still regarded as one of the most significant watches in history.
Why buy a vintage watch?
There are many great reasons to buy a vintage watch. Every watch we sell here at WRISTCLASSICS has its own story. Over the years, with every scratch, dent and aging of the dial, they have become unique timepieces of their own. This exact watch you are looking at now, once brought a lot of joy to the first owner with the purchase years ago. And now many years later this vintage watch will bring the same joy to your life. With buying a vintage watch you are showing your commitment to protecting the enviroment, instead of supporting the mass production of modern fashion watches.
I hope this helps you with your decision of buying a vintage watch here at WRISTCLASSICS.