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On offer's a vintage Elgin diver with a 25 jewel automatic movement featuring day and date. The watch was just serviced and is running very well, +/- 10 seconds/day. The dial has aged very well, with no spotting or hazing, and the lume plots have all gone orange. The lume on the hands also looks fantastic.
The black bezel is in really amazing shape, given its age; there are some scratches, but no deep gouges or chips, and it rotates smoothly and stays put well. The lume in the triangle at 60 matches the lume of the hands, and glows the same as the rest of the lume in the watch. The crown is unsigned, as is correct on this.
The case is in remarkably condition, seemingly almost unused; the lugs are incredibly sharp, and the brushing looks almost factory fresh. There are superficial scratches on the case back, but nothing serious.
Watch comes on an Elgin bracelet as well; it's *huge*, and able to accommodate an 8"+ wrist. Posted at ebay for $700; given fees, would happily sell for $600USD OBO here (through PayPal, which'll include free Priority Shipping in CONUS; international buyers, please be in touch). Happy to provide references, and thanks for looking. Pics and posting at:
On offer's a beautiful and just-serviced Omega Constellation from 1968. Reference 168.016 with the Omega cal 751 movement (considered the last of the great in-house movements) with a 27m serial number. 35mm stainless steel case is in very good condition; sharp bevels on the lugs, correct brushing and polishing throughout, and the Constellation observatory on the case back is incredibly sharp, with all 8 stars still sharp. There's minor wear and scuffing as you'd expect on a 50 year old watch, but it's otherwise tremendous.
The sunburst silver dial with applied markers is in ridiculously good shape, with all lume plots present (except those at 11 and 12) and matching the lume on the hands as well. As is visible in pictures, a 1mm square of lume has cracked off from the hour hand.
The non-quick-set day-date feature works flawlessly, and the watch is keeping COSC time. The Omega-signed crown is very small but correct for this watch. Comes without a strap. Posted at ebay for $1200; given fees, would happily sell it for $1000USD OBO here (through PayPal, which'll include free Priority Shipping in CONUS; international buyers, please be in touch). Happy to provide references, and thanks for looking. Pics and posting at: