Watch photography


Original Omega Constellation Auto Chronometer Vintage Watch from c1961

Omega Automatic Chronometer, Constellation

Omega Constellation

Omega Crown

Omega Automatic Movement

This is an all original Omega Constellation Chronometer dating from 1961. It has a 24 jewel automatic calibre 551 movement. It has a stainless steel case with the original signed Omega crown. The batons on the dial are gold-plated, each with a black enamel stripe through the center. The case is 33.6mm wide excluding the crown and 43mm from lug to lug. A beautiful looking vintage timepiece after 50 years.

Images © Bip Mistry 2011


Omega vintage watch: macro watch photography

Calibre number on a vintage Omega watch

Omega reference number on the movement

Signed crown on an Omega watch

Omega signature on a vintage dial

The calibre number on the movement, in this case ‘265’ will help to establish the quality of the movement. Quite often the presence of a calibre number suggests the movement is of a higher quality than a standard movement. The reference number helps to date the watch to the year of manufacture. There are websites where watch enthusiasts and dealers have put up reference number details. The watch manufacturer can also supply details. An original signed crown adds value to a vintage watch.

Images © Bip Mistry 2011

Omega Constellation Movement cal. 561

Omega Constellation Movement

Omega Constellation Movement 2

Images of the movement from an Omega Automatic Chronometer Officially Certified Constellation, circa 1964

The movement is signed Omega Watch Co Swiss, calibre 561, 21301259, Twenty-four 24 jewels, adjusted five (5) positions and temperature.

Images © Bip Mistry 2010

Omega movement

Omega Swiss vintage watch movement

Photo: © Bip Mistry 2010