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  1. shahzad1989 Jun 9, 2021

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    Hi All,

    New member from Manchester UK. I don't have a clue about watches, I'm sure this is the right forum to get some advice and information.

    I was gifted an Omega DeVille watch on my 18th birthday. My father worked for Sirte oil company and used to get a watch every 5 years or so. The watch has never been put on a wrist. I would like to get it serviced and start to wear it.

    Perpetual Watch Services Ltd in Stockport are a local repair shop to me, has anyone used them in the past?
    Can anyone recommend a repair shop in the North west.

    Thanks

    Shahzad
     
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  2. Spruce Jun 9, 2021

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    Welcome. Nice watch and hopefully the first of many.
     
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  3. Gav1967 Jun 9, 2021

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    Not an expert but isn't cal 1430 a quartz movement?
    May just need a new battery. Just hope the old battery wasn't left inside and leaked!
     
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  4. MRC Jun 9, 2021

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    Interesting bit of history. Another of these Sirte logo watches turned up last year with a different and not really believable story. https://omegaforums.net/threads/help-please-de-ville-1430-cal.114268/ The movement is quartz and @Gav1967's worry is real. Servicing is a rather specialist job and most watchmakers won't go near this generation of quartz in my experience. Please keep us in touch with how you get on.
     
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  5. jeppe888 Jun 9, 2021

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    hi, and welcome to OF
    i hope you will enjoy the forum, its the right place if you want to learn a lot more about watches
     
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  6. MRC Jun 9, 2021

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    Their frontage could do with a trim (see G00gle streetmaps) and they are fond of the "grocer's apostrophe", but they talk a good talk on the training and brand specialism. If they still have their Omega approval and parts account I'd go ahead and get a quote -- free so can't hurt, Omega dealers charge for it :(
     
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  7. blufinz52 Hears dead people, not watch rotors. Jun 9, 2021

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    Never heard this term before. Learned something new today.
     
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  8. Jkbenn02 Jun 9, 2021

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  9. shahzad1989 Jun 10, 2021

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    Thanks for the replies, as far as i know the watch has never been opened so the original battery is inside, slightly worried now.
    I got my dad to send over a few pics of his watch. He also received two other Sirte watches, not sure of the brand but I know that they were gifted to my uncles.

    Once I have got a price for the repair I will create a thread.
     
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