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  1. ron n

    ron n May 26, 2013

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    Hello, New guy here, I have a couple of questions, I bought a Omega sea master professional in 2001, I have worn it 24/7 and recently had to buy a new deployment clasp as the old one was worn out, I have over 100 ocean dives on this watch and it has started to loose time. can anyone tell me a good place to get it serviced and pressure tested.

    Also I recently I bought a Omega sea master PO from a high end dealer who is not an AD, the warranty card that did come with the watch does list an AD on it, would this watch be covered by factory warranty. Also how would I be able to tell if the watch is a 2500 c or a 2500 d. ser number is 85219xxx.

    thanks in advance.

    ron.
     
  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member May 26, 2013

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    What's your general location? We've got a few members that are independent watchmakers in various countries and states, Omega can of course service it too.
     
  3. ron n

    ron n May 26, 2013

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    Hi I am in WI USA, but I could send it anywhere.
     
  4. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member May 26, 2013

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    Off the top of my head, Archer would be a good bet, he's In Canada and does very good work, but he might be booked out at the moment as he's always got a lot of work on. Could be worth sending him a message anyway
     
  5. ron n

    ron n May 26, 2013

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    Thanks for the Info.
     
  6. Spy

    Spy You know my name. May 26, 2013

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    I think OMEGA's 2500c is the final caliber in that series before the 8500 replaced it.
     
  7. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 27, 2013

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    Nope - they released a version with the 2500D also. If the OP can give me the full serial number by PM, I'll see if the Omega Extranet can tell me for certain which movement it has.

    Cheers, Al
     
  8. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member May 27, 2013

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    Yes, If it has a genuine card with with an AD and date of purchase it is good and covered. This is quite common.
     
  9. Spy

    Spy You know my name. May 27, 2013

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    What year did OMEGA star producing the 2500D? Was there any improvements?
     
  10. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe Staff Member May 27, 2013

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    Had to be recent - 2011? They started installing the tri-level co-axial as it was designed instead of changing it to a bi-level.
     
  11. Kringkily

    Kringkily Speedmaster Dealer May 27, 2013

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    From what I recall the 8525xxxx is the 2500D movement. You can also tell from the date wheel where the one is more of a number instead of a line and a smaller as the 2500C numerals were bigger. If the warranty card is stamped by an authorized point of sale and dated then it should be still serviceable under Omega if under their warranty time frame which should be three years.
     
  12. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 27, 2013

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    I can't say for sure when it came out, but it was very recent - maybe a year before the 8500 model was released or so. The 3 level co-axial escapement was put in the 2500D, where the 2500 A, B, and C had the 2 level design. The 3 level design does not compromise on the shape of the intermediate escape wheel teeth, and as such does not suffer from the "stopping problem" that the 2 level can have...

    Apparently some people on another forum have found that you can tell the 2500D in the PO by the font on the date wheel - I have never verified if this is true or not.

    Cheers, Al
     
  13. Spy

    Spy You know my name. May 27, 2013

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    That is interesting. The 8500 is inside all PO's now, so the 2500D must just be in other SM's.
     
  14. ron n

    ron n May 27, 2013

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    Thank you all for the info, I have really liked my SMP, I hope the PO gives such good service.
     
  15. Privateday7

    Privateday7 May 27, 2013

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    You are hardcore user that use and test the watch as it should be ......... :thumbsup:
    Unlike us who just use it occasionally to cherish and show off.........
     
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