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  1. jeff uk Mar 22, 2018

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    Hi All
    Just picked this up, not big enough for my wrist but too nice to leave.
    Regards
    Jeff IMG_5140.JPG IMG_5142.JPG IMG_5143.JPG IMG_5144.JPG
     
  2. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Mar 22, 2018

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    Do you know what model it is.
     
  3. ulackfocus Mar 22, 2018

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    What size? Did you get the original case with it?
     
  4. jeff uk Mar 22, 2018

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    Just a few bits I know . SeaMaster 200 Omegamatic. 37m. Produced from 1997 to 2000. And unfortunately watch only.Im sure some other members who own one or more of these, will give us there wise words and comments on the model .
    Regards
    Jeff
     
  5. wsfarrell Mar 22, 2018

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    Cool watches--I've had a couple. Sort of a kinetic movement: you can charge the capacitor by winding the watch or moving your wrist (it has a rotor). The capacitor is a bear to replace--there's an eBay vendor in the UK who will do it for $120--$260, depending on how much additional repair is needed. I figured out how to do it myself, but it wasn't easy.
     
  6. padders Oooo subtitles! Mar 23, 2018

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    STS will do a cap replace at a reasonable charge. Mine needed I think 2 in 5 years. Just like Seiko kinetics, they fail if not worn regularly, they don’t suit rotating in a big collection. The red second hand on that one has faded by the way. These are a nice quirky piece but the compromises and dubious benefits over quartz movements meant they never really caught on.

    Some interesting info here, esp about the capacitor replacement Panasonic rechargable cell (ie not a capacitor).

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega_Seamaster_Omegamatic
     
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  7. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Mar 23, 2018

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    Omega still uses a capacitor for the Cal. 1400's.

    It's not terribly difficult to change, but not a job for the pimply faced kid at the mall kiosk...

    Cheers, Al
     
  8. padders Oooo subtitles! Mar 23, 2018

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    Yes so I believe but after one failed on me after about 3 years (admittedly though lack of use) I looked into alternatives and apparently the Panasonic MT920 rechargeable battery cell offers similar performance to the cap (better in fact in terms of run time between power top ups) but doesn't suffer so badly when neglected. I think a similar thing happens in the Seiko world with the Kinetics, some of which have been moved over to batteries rather than caps. I would imagine STS would fit whatever Omega themselves do so presumably a Renata Capacitor.

    To be honest the above is academic, I moved my O-Matic on a couple of years ago since I wasn't using it.
     
  9. llvhhui Mar 23, 2018

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    For a second I thought it was a modified Seamaster professional 300.
     
  10. padders Oooo subtitles! Mar 23, 2018

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    It does have a lot in common with he 36mm SMP, the mid case and case back look very similar. Similar bracelet too but has the fragile sliding clasp as fitted to the SM120m range and SMP GMTs rather than the one with divers extension.
     
  11. Seaman Jun 3, 2018

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    Nice looking Omega..seen for my eyes for the first time.:)