In case you didn’t know, we offer a “buy with confidence” service.
At times, this can come in handy, as one of our clients found out. He bought a very nice looking Omega Constellation, with a stellar description by the seller.
On first sight, this looks quite good.
Some odd spots on the dial …
The regulator looks very nice – no rust there.
The crown gasket has deteriorated.
As already suspected, the dial has definitely been restored at one point.
The dial has been glued into place with double-sided sticky tape.
Overall, it depends on what was paid if the watch was worth the money. My client wanted a watch in good, original condition, and it was described as such by the seller, and that is where the problem is.
If it would have been sold as not original, with a restored dial, and broken off dial feet, there would be no reason to return it. But as none of this was mentioned, I advise my client to return the watch. I think money well spent for the inspection.