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  1. JeffGyro

    JeffGyro Aug 3, 2019

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    Hi all, new member here.
    I inherited this Omega Mens Dress Watch D6672 in 1977, several years after my dad received it for his 25th wedding anniversary.
    Been in the box ever since. Kept in a dry cabinet with my camera lenses.
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    Recently went to Omega to have it checked and serviced. Asked $700 and 2 months wait. Sheeesh.
    Took it to a reliable independent. $100 & 25 minutes later..... Nice.
    Any comments of my watch?
    Did I make a mistake having it serviced by a small shop?
    I would never sell it but a bit curious about the current value and wonder what it cost new?
     
  2. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Aug 3, 2019

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    What did the guy do in 25 minutes?

    These are not cheap quartz movements. There is some oiling I presume and checking of specs in the electronics requiring some knowledge.

    I’m worried you paid 100 for a battery change.
     
  3. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Aug 4, 2019

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    Case 6672 is for a Cal. 620, so this is a mechanical movement I believe. I'm even more concerned about what was done in 25 minutes...
     
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  4. JeffGyro

    JeffGyro Aug 4, 2019

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    Hi Thanks for the replies.
    Might have been in the shop 45 minutes.
    This gentleman does repairs for some high end dealers in the area. Reccomended. I'm in Bangkok.
    I believe he ultrasonic cleans the parts and oils them up with the appropriate lubricants.
     
    Edited Aug 4, 2019
  5. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Aug 4, 2019

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    Was his name Duncan Swish by any chance?
     
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  6. JeffGyro

    JeffGyro Aug 4, 2019

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  7. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Aug 4, 2019

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    Possibly yes, at least this small shop. To completely disassemble, clean, check/replace worn parts, install new mainspring, assemble, lubricate, adjust, and final assembly of the watch is not possible in 25 to 45 minutes. So it's not likely that this watch has received a full and proper service.

    Cheers, Al
     
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  8. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Aug 4, 2019

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    If there is one Job, I don't want to be done super quick it's watchmaking. It's impossible to do a proper Job in this time you named.::screwloose::
     
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  9. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Aug 4, 2019

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    Why did I think this was quartz... I’m losing it. I read Omega as quartz....
     
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  10. Mac5

    Mac5 Aug 4, 2019

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    I feel you! A post a few weeks ago, I replied back that it had a 601 calibre manual when the dial clearly said automatic. Old brain farts smell worse than young brain farts....
     
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  11. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Aug 4, 2019

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    Not necessarily insane if factory-new is your goal. Don't put too much credence into people bragging about their low costs. Bragging is all it is. You *do* get what you pay for.

    Tom
     
  12. JeffGyro

    JeffGyro Aug 4, 2019

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    The Omega Service Center estimate, clean, oil, adjust. No mention of parts.
    I was hesitant to use an unauthorized shop but the service guy was recommended by a shop that sells Patek, Rolex etc.
    This watch was in a box since 1977. I probably wore it 5 or 6 times over the last 40 years.
    Perhaps my dry box storage dried out the lubricants?
    Working fine now. I’ll keep it wound up for a week and monitor the accuracy, then back in the box.

    Shot with iPhoneX
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  13. JeffGyro

    JeffGyro Aug 8, 2019

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    The watch has been running spot on for a week.
    Next, I will give it a full wind up and check the power reserve.
    Thanks for the inputs.
     
    Edited Aug 12, 2019
  14. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Aug 8, 2019

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    Winding and running a watch that hasn't been properly serviced isn't a good idea. Lack of efficient lubricant can cause damage which may be expensive to remediate.

    In your case, as the watch has been stored at rest for most of its life and hasn't had the opportunity to be contaminated with dust/moisture, it may not harm it up until now.

    However, if you do intend to wear it you should get it serviced correctly, not just a 45 minute touch up. There are independent watchmakers capable of doing a proper service so you don't have to use Omega.
     
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  15. JeffGyro

    JeffGyro Aug 9, 2019

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    OMEGA 620
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  16. JeffGyro

    JeffGyro Aug 10, 2019

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    Well, she ran for 39 hours.
    The 620 is advertised 42 hours power reserve so I'm pleased with the operation.
     
  17. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Aug 10, 2019

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    It needs a service...
     
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  18. JeffGyro

    JeffGyro Aug 10, 2019

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    I cranked it up real tight this morning and will see if I can get the full 42 hours.
     
  19. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Aug 10, 2019

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  20. WatchTimes

    WatchTimes Aug 10, 2019

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    I really hope you are joking and trolling.
    You were already told that there is no way this was serviced properly in the timeframe they had the watch.
    You have been clearly told that running the watch can seriously damage it after sitting for so long and now you wind it "real tight"
    Even if a watch was new or freshly serviced you never wind it "real tight".....

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