Omega Constellation

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$1,900
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$1,900
REF 167.005
Automatic-winding
34 MM
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SKU AS09705
Article Number 40960240
ref 167.005
case size 34 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Silver
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes black calfskin strap with white contrast stitching and signed stainless steel pin buckle.
overall condition Great condition throughout. Case is unpolished and shows light wear consistent with age and use. Dial shows light and even patination.
REF 167.005
Automatic-winding
34 MM
– Show less
SKU AS09705
Article Number 40960240
ref 167.005
case size 34 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Silver
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes black calfskin strap with white contrast stitching and signed stainless steel pin buckle.
overall condition Great condition throughout. Case is unpolished and shows light wear consistent with age and use. Dial shows light and even patination.

Why We Love it

The Constellation was once Omega’s flagship model.

A contemporary to the original Speedmaster, Seamaster 300, Railmaster and DeVille lines, the Connie was a popular choice during its day and age, known for its award-winning precision movements and high-concept design execution. Over the years Omega produced many different Constellation models, with a wide variation in case shape and dial design. 

This particular piece, a Reference 167.005 comes with a very unique lug profile, classic silver-toned grained dial, luminous 'dauphine' hands, applied 'baton' indexes, and a signed octagonal crown. The case itself measures 34mm in diameter, but the elongated lug profile lets the watch sit a bit broader on the wrist, making this piece quite comfortable in a modern context. 

This piece captures so much of what makes vintage Omega attractive. The aesthetics are versatile — not too casual but not obsessively austere. Vintage Constellations really feel like great all around watches, the types of pieces you’d want to wear every day. They’re accessibly-priced in terms of collectable vintage watches from Omega, and pack a serious punch.

The other great thing about this piece is its incredible versatility. Paired with a suede strap, this piece would look at home with a pair of jeans. Slap it on an alligator strap, and you could wear this with a suit and tie. In short, a strap monster.

Powered by an Omega self-winding Calibre, this piece is outfitted with a black leather strap with a correct, Omega-signed stainless steel pin buckle. On the reverse, a screw caseback bears the iconic Constellation motif.

Looking for the perfect entry into the world of vintage?

Between the attractive sizing, versatile aesthetics, historical prominence, and brand recognition, this watch is the one!

Brand Story

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The story of Omega is one that captivates generations of horological devotees. The second-largest watchmaker in the world in terms of annual turnover, the Bienne-based firm has been continuously producing watches since 1848, which it does today under the auspices of the Swatch Group.

Founded in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland as La Generale Watch Co, Omega was well ahead of the horological curve from the beginning, developing the first minute-repeating wristwatch in 1892 as well as the eponymous “Omega” caliber in 1894. This 19-ligne movement was revolutionary in that its parts could be replaced by any watchmaker in the world without modification, while its winding and time-setting via the crown provided an industry standard.

Omega became the timepiece supplier of choice for the British Royal Flying Corps in 1917, while the Americans followed suit in 1918, choosing their watches for the U.S. Army. Awards for precision chronometry became almost commonplace, while 1932 saw them become the first watch brand to time an entire Olympic Games. Their Marine, which debuted the same year, is regarded as the first commercially available diver’s watch.

During the Second World War, Omega supplied well over 100,000 timepieces to British forces, making it the largest watch supplier to the British and her allies. These watches, from the unique 6B/159 to the famed “Dirty Dozen” W.W.W, remain highly collectible today.

1948 saw the launch of the original Seamaster: Built upon the tool watch legacy of the brand’s timepieces from the War, it’s since become a byword for reliability and legibility, both as a dress watch and, more recently, as a serious diver’s tool. The Speedmaster, released in 1957 and originally marketed for the auto-racing market, first rocketed to space on the wrist of American astronaut Wally Schirra in 1962. However, it became a household name when, in 1969, it accompanied Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, and later helped save the space-stranded crew of Apollo 13 in 1970 by timing a critical rocket burn.

Today, Omega’s watches — all of which feature in-house movements — run the gamut from svelte dress pieces to the venerable Speedmaster in all its guises. Providing an unquestionable value proposition, Omega is a brand that deserves to be at the center of every serious watch lover’s collection.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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