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Omega watch service

Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced watchmakers (shop or mail order) who could do a service on a circa 2002 Omega Automatic Seamaster. Although it functions flawlessly, I wouldn't feel confident diving with it until the seals are replaced.

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Re: Omega watch service

Don't bother going to the outlet on Bahnhofstr. ZH they can't do much beyond routine there. You CAN leave it in and they send it to the factory.
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Old 14.03.2008, 10:27
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Re: Omega watch service

I would not dive in it to be honest. Does it have dive computer functions?
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I would not dive in it to be honest. Does it have dive computer functions?
But what if I encounter some badies?
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Old 14.03.2008, 10:46
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Re: Omega watch service

fire your yellow laser at them?
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The Omegas have a standard work that is common to many brands so you should have an easy time finding someone to do the work for you.

You might try calling Danny at Maurice du Mauriac on Toedistrasse here in Zurich:

http://www.mauricedemauriac.ch/sites/eng/kontakt.html

His watches use the same work as your Omega and he has several watchmakers who could do the job for a reasonable price. I have used his service and been happy with the results...
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Old 14.03.2008, 13:12
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The Omegas have a standard work that is common to many brands so you should have an easy time finding someone to do the work for you
Exactly, its just a Swatch at the end of the day hence why I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg at an Omega dealer.
Anyway, I hope this guy has sufficient yellow laser juice because I'm going to need that topping up too
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Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced watchmakers (shop or mail order) who could do a service on a circa 2002 Omega Automatic Seamaster. Although it functions flawlessly, I wouldn't feel confident diving with it until the seals are replaced.

Cheers
My reco is to have the seals checked but not necessarily changed as a matter of course.

Like it or not the standards in a repair shop (even omegas own) arent going to be the same as the original manufacturing process. I used to be in charge of TAG Heuer's UK watch repair dept (as a manager not a watchmaker) and we saw more leaky seals coming back from repair than from manufacture.

Do make sure the crown is firmly and properly screwed it. You cant imagine the number that leak because people left them undone.

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Old 14.03.2008, 13:18
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Exactly, its just a Swatch at the end of the day hence why I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg at an Omega dealer.
Anyway, I hope this guy has sufficient yellow laser juice because I'm going to need that topping up too
That's a bit like saying that a skoda is just like an audi because at the end of the day, they are all made by VW. Its true that the ETA movement is same/ similar to that used in other brands of watch, but the construction and movement in a Swatch (which are all quartz movements for a start) has little to do with a Seamaster.

There are two key parts to the service: lubricating the movement, and secondly making sure it is correctly resealed in the case. I would never have a service at the price they charge just to get the lubricants done... if it stops keeping time then send it in... the lubricants will have gunged up.

The sealing is what you are preoccupied by. Just make sure they have the right test equipment, not all repairers have the right kit to properly check a 30bar/300m rated watch.

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Old 14.03.2008, 23:36
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Re: Omega watch service

As you have had the watch for about 6 years, it is now time for a scheduled service. The movement will need complete dismantling, cleaning in fluids using ultrasonic systems, reassembling with correct lubricants and possible replacement parts if wear is found,final adjustment for timekeeping using electronic test equipment. The case and bracelet if fitted will be dismantled and ultrasonically cleaned. The case is reassembled with new seals where necessary, tested for water resistance before the movement is refitted and tested again after final sealing up.
These water resistance tests use pressure and vacuum.
Finally the watch will be tested for a number of days to ensure all is well.

This is what your watch requires therefore do not try to have it done on the cheap. The manufactures should give you this kind of service, ask them in writing to acheive the above and also you will get a 2 year guarantee. Good luck.
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Re: Omega watch service

Bumping an old thread as I seek out some minimal repair/maintenance of a 1999/2000 Omega Seamaster. Band lost a rod causing one of the links to fall, can't wear it

The kicker happens to be that apparently many years ago when I first got the watch as a Med School graduation gift, it was purchased from a purported Omega dealer that happened to just be gray market. To the point that they scratched out the serial numbers and so now Omega dealers won't touch the watch - I only recently learned this.

So, I need to find a non-Omega watchmaker who can fix my metal band with Omega parts.

Any suggestions? Preferably somewhere in Canton Vaud
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Old 12.03.2019, 16:08
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Bumping an old thread as I seek out some minimal repair/maintenance of a 1999/2000 Omega Seamaster. Band lost a rod causing one of the links to fall, can't wear it

The kicker happens to be that apparently many years ago when I first got the watch as a Med School graduation gift, it was purchased from a purported Omega dealer that happened to just be gray market. To the point that they scratched out the serial numbers and so now Omega dealers won't touch the watch - I only recently learned this.

So, I need to find a non-Omega watchmaker who can fix my metal band with Omega parts.

Any suggestions? Preferably somewhere in Canton Vaud
I can't give you a repair specialist, however, can't you just remove the strap and get that repaired separately?
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Bumping an old thread as I seek out some minimal repair/maintenance of a 1999/2000 Omega Seamaster. Band lost a rod causing one of the links to fall, can't wear it

The kicker happens to be that apparently many years ago when I first got the watch as a Med School graduation gift, it was purchased from a purported Omega dealer that happened to just be gray market. To the point that they scratched out the serial numbers and so now Omega dealers won't touch the watch - I only recently learned this.

So, I need to find a non-Omega watchmaker who can fix my metal band with Omega parts.

Any suggestions? Preferably somewhere in Canton Vaud
Sounds like it was stolen, rather than grey market.
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Old 12.03.2019, 17:16
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Re: Omega watch service

since when did grey market dealers scratch off serial numbers???

def sounds stolen or fake, you need to be very very careful here as any half decent watch shop will hand it over to the police
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Old 12.03.2019, 17:32
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since when did grey market dealers scratch off serial numbers???

def sounds stolen or fake, you need to be very very careful here as any half decent watch shop will hand it over to the police

Definitely not fake but stolen is likely. I probably sent this guy in excess of 50k in business from friends & family. Looked a very legit shop with a Michigan Avenue address in Chicago. I checked back and he sold the store to someone else and retired in Mexico


Not sure I could've done my homework better at that time, even advertised as an Omega authorized store
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Re: Omega watch service

if something seems too good to be true...
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Re: Omega watch service

Why would anybody bother to do this for an Omega, which is a nice watch, but mass produced unless it was stolen.



Hope it came with a good box when if fell off the truck !!


Try Manor, they maybe able to help
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Definitely not fake but stolen is likely.
Not necessarily. Grey market dealers would remove the serial numbers in order to discount the watches, something the manufacturers did not permit. Without the serial numbers, the discounted watches could not be traced back.
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Not necessarily. Grey market dealers would remove the serial numbers in order to discount the watches, something the manufacturers did not permit. Without the serial numbers, the discounted watches could not be traced back.



It's an Omega.....mass produced !
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