The dial is in pretty bad shape, as the wording has almost faded, and the surface itself is damaged.
As all Constellations, this one has the Geneva Observatory on the back.
This Constellation dates from around 1954-56 and has the calibre 501 movement.
The movement is in excellent condition considering its age. The copper plating is still complete.
Having taken apart and cleaned the movement, I put the parts away safely and send the dial off for restoration – as usual with David Bill & Sons.
Reassembly starts as usual with a new mainspring.
Then I put the balance jewels back in place.
Top plate put together and the balance is swinging.
Now I turn my attention to the bottom plate.
After having put together the movement, I fit a new original Omega buckle to the strap.
The dial has arrived, and I polish and fit the hands.
I managed to get hold of an original Omega crystal (you can always tell by the little Omega symbol in the middle of the crystal) and press it on.
Time to case the movement.
We’re back to a stunning looking Constellation – such a beautiful watch. And I don’t just say that because my Constellation is my favorite watch 😉