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  1. AJwala

    AJwala May 19, 2019

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    Hi all
    I am facing issues with my Speedmaster Reduced.

    1. Chronograph second hand has fallen off.
    2. The handwind is not working. Screw is turning but it is not powering the watch properly. The rotor is working though but I feel not freely.
    3. There is a problem with crown (as said my local servicing guy) the washer has to be changed I believe.

    The pusher also look wierd. One is a little popped out compared to the other.

    Could you please advise on what could be the issues with the watch and the tentative servicing cost? Wanted to check with the forrm before I approach an official Omega service center.

    Attached is a picture.
     
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  2. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster May 19, 2019

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    Omega's site lists chronograph servicing as starting at $750. My guess would be that your final bill would be somewhat higher if you go to Omega for service.
     
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  3. Dan S

    Dan S May 19, 2019

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  4. 77deluxe

    77deluxe May 19, 2019

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    Well you clearly need to get it serviced. It comes down to who will do the work. Given the movement, I’d probably just send it in to Omega unless you know a competent watchmaker with an omega parts account.
     
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  5. AJwala

    AJwala May 19, 2019

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    Thank you so much!! The price is so much more than I expected. My watch maker is competent but he doesn't have all the parts :( so have no option but to send it to Omega

    Quick Question, does the servicing and service documents help increase the value of the watch incase I decide to sell the watch in the future? If I am to invest so much on the watch I have to know there will be an ROI. :p
     
  6. Deafboy

    Deafboy His Holiness Puer Surdus May 19, 2019

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    You can mail it directly to Swatch Group USA if the your AD quotes significantly more.
     
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  7. Dan S

    Dan S May 19, 2019

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    IMO, the Omega service will add some value, but not nearly as much as it will cost you.
     
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  8. AJwala

    AJwala May 19, 2019

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    Thank you! I will surely keep this possibility. Thank you.
     
  9. AJwala

    AJwala May 19, 2019

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    :(
     
  10. Evitzee

    Evitzee May 19, 2019

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    Watch maintenance is like car maintenance, it preserves the value but does not increase it.
     
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  11. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. May 19, 2019

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    A recently serviced reduced with service papers will carry a premium on an enthusiast site. The main issue on these is that they need service when you buy a used one.

    At the end of the day you need to find someone that wants a reduced and knows they need to find a verified serviced one. Not exactly 2 things that often come together in one buyer.
     
  12. Deafboy

    Deafboy His Holiness Puer Surdus May 19, 2019

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    Wouldn't that be the case of any vintage watch?
     
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  13. Pepe Lucas

    Pepe Lucas May 19, 2019

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    From my experience, the Omega service will include all the internal parts that need to be replaced, crystal, new set of hands and some times specific bezels. If you go to a regular watch maker the service cost might be cheaper but it will go up if you need OEM parts. Omega also gives you 2 years warranty.
     
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  14. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. May 19, 2019

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    Yes but anecdotal data seems like reduced having more immediate needs.
     
  15. Furioso

    Furioso May 20, 2019

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    On the service, does omega replace dual anti reflective sapphire crystals, or just 'as needed'?
     
  16. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 21, 2019

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    Unless a sapphire crystal is damaged, they won't insist that it is replaced. They may offer it as an optional replacement, and of course you can request it. But a sapphire crystal is not included in the base service prices, so you will pay extra.
     
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  17. peterkirk01

    peterkirk01 May 21, 2019

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    Seems really strange that the second hand just falls off such an expensive watch. Has anyone worked on it recently. Just worried that something like this would happen.
     
  18. kkt

    kkt May 21, 2019

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    You could take it or send it to an independent Omega-authorized watchmaker. Such a watchmaker will have an Omega parts account. Might be cheaper and faster than sending it to Omega, and might not swap as many parts just for looks.
     
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  19. PhotonX

    PhotonX May 21, 2019

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    Any estimate on the sapphire crystal replacement cost?
     
  20. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 21, 2019

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    Varies from approx. $150 to $750...
     
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