With all the threads coming in from mostly Noobs wanting advice on getting their Grandfather's (Dad's, Uncle's) old Omega serviced, I have been thinking about the advice that is most generally always given. The standard advice from everyone on here is DON"T LET OMEGA TOUCH IT, THEY WILL DESTROY ANY VALUE BY REPLACING PARTS(dial, bezel, polishing,and so on). Please send it to a sympathetic and competent watchmaker and have the movement serviced only or something along those lines. While I TOTALLY agree with this, I think a better explanation of why Omega does what they do to a vintage watch should be communicated also. Since Omega provides a new warranty with their service, they are trying to return the watch to factory standards and would have to replace many parts to then offer that warranty, including the case if it cannot hold a seal anymore. Not everyone that comes here shares our passion about watches and hearing the standard response of "Don't send it to Omega" probably in the eyes of an uninformed Noob, makes Omega sound like they have no idea what they are doing when servicing a watch and gives them a bad rap. To us collectors, we do not agree with Omega's stance here and it is a rap against them. Hopefully, some day Omega will start to cater more to the vintage collector and be more sympathetic to their watches as the vintage market has exploded. Maybe a new sticky could be added to explain why Omega does what it does when servicing a vintage watch and tread at your own peril. What's everyone think?