Let me clarify first of all that, very unfortuantely, I did not buy this watch. However, I was very lucky to be given it by my mum who had upgraded (upgraded!!-very nice!)
I proudly wore it for several months, with great care! However, I very very reluctantly decided to sell it as I needed the cash.
There is no denying that this is an absolutely stunning watch. For about a week after acquiring it I simply looked lovingly at it nestled in its box. It consists of a stainless steel and yellow gold strap, with a clasp fastening showing the Omega symbol. The white face is surrounded by a gold rim and small diamonds located ai each of the roman numerals. This gives it a gorgeous yet subtle sparkle.
The watch is not overrun with features, it simply has a time adjsting rotating button to the side and that is it. Thuis complements the simple elegance of the watch. The white face is adorned with the Omega symbol and the words 'Omege Constellation' and contrasts beautifully to the gold roman numerals and dial which makes it easy to read.
This is a watch that oozes class and beauty and makes the wearer feel great!
Comfort and Feel
The Omega Constellation is so comfortable to wear. I was initially a little concerned that having not worn a clasp fastening watch before, it may nip at the skin on my wrist, or perhaps the links in the strap would a little, but it didn't in the slightest. To be honest, had it not been for the fact that I kept looking at it to remind myself how gorgeous is was, or constantly rolling up my sleeves to display my new item of pride, I could have forgotten I was wearing it.
The watch doesn't have a slim a strap as I would normally wear, but for this little treasure I could easily make an exception. It isn't heavy in the slightest and at no point did it feel to be weighing my wrist down.
Needless to say, this watch was worn with great care so I can't comment on how it may fare when dropped from a great height! However, my mum had the watch for several years before me and it lookedas though it had come straight out of a jewellery shop. I'm sure it has always been well cared for, but the odd knock is inevitable - not a slight trace of wear or a single trace of a scratch or mark was evident. This hints at a very well made watch, as would be expected from Omega.
The watch is battery powered, and in the total of 4 years that this watch was in our care, it never needed a new battery - now that is long-life! Good job though really, as at £60 for a battery replacement it's not cheap.
As to whether the watch is good value is a tricky question. Without question the watch is beautiful, feels divine and makes the wearer feel divine! As with any designer brand though, it comes with a designer price tag. Bought brand new from an Omega dealer these watches cost in excess of £1000. I sold mine on ebay for around £600 and the buyer got a real bargain. If buying from ebay or somewhere similar you do have to be extremely careful though. There are a lot of extremely good copies around, and if you're paying this sort of money you need to be 100% sure that the item is genuine. If it is they should come with a small booklet to prove authenticity, and also obtain the serial number of the watch and check it with Omega themselves.
This watch will doubtlessy last a lifetime, and if all batteries last as long as mine seemed to then that's a bonus.
All in all, for a watch lover who wants to treat themselves or someone who wants a lovely, quality watch to last a lifetime then look no further.