The largest independent, non-commercial, consumer-oriented resource on the Internet for owners, collectors and enthusiasts of fine wristwatches. Online since 1998.
Informational Websites ChronoMaddox -- the legacy of Chuck Maddox OnTheDash -- vintage Heuer website Zowie -- Omega information
Discussion Forums ChronoMaddox Forum Heuer Forum Omega Forum
Counterfeit Watchers ChronoTools Forum ChronoTrader Forum

zOwie Omega Discussion Forum

Opened July 1999, zOwie is the Internet's first and longest running discussion forum dedicated to Omega brand watches.

Feel free to discuss pricing and specific dealers. But 'for sale' postings, commercial solicitation and ads are not allowed. Full archive of all messages is accessible through options in the Search and Preferences features. Privacy, policies and administrivia are covered in the Terms of Use.

For the answer to the NUMBER #1 most frequently asked question here--for details or value of a specific older Omega watch you have--go to: Tell Me About My Omega. Learn more about How To Include Photos and HTML In Your Postings. To contact someone with a question not relevant to other readers of the forum, please click on their email address and contact them privately.

Re: Fake Constellation
In Response To: Fake Constellation ()

: Hi All! Sorry to have to ask a surely overasked question, but
: what should one look for in a real Omega Constellation?

Assuming you are talking about new watches (never seen a fake of an older Omega), well, there are just too many things to mention. You really need to visit an Omega dealer and examine the real thing thoroughly so you know what the real ones are like. Also, contact Omega and have them send you a catalog. Their contack info is on the zOwie links page.

The zOwie Rogues Gallery of Fakes gives numerous examples of the kinds of flaws to look for in a fake. But that won't mean as much to you until you are familiar with the real thing.

But the only reason you might be worried about a fake would be if you were going through less reputable sources to buy a watch. You really should consider paying just a little more and buying through a reliable source. Ultimately, you would lose more money accidentally buying a fake than the extra cost of buying a guaranteed real one.

: Should I be able to hear it ticking if I put it up to my
: ear, what should it have on the back, etc. Any replies

That has nothing to do with whether the watch is real or not. Both real and fake Constellations can come with either quartz movements (which don't tick) or mechanical movements (that do tick).

Messages In This Thread

Fake Constellation
Re: Fake Constellation
Current Position
Chronocentric and zOwie site design and contents (c) Copyright 1998-2005, Derek Ziglar; Copyright 2005-2008, Jeffrey M. Stein. All rights reserved. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the terms of use. CONTACT | TERMS OF USE | TRANSLATE