I have never purchased or looked into vintage watches before, but a 40 year-old Omega with a 1012 movement caught my eye.
It's said to have been last serviced this winter, and currently runs at +- 10s.
Can you advise, even if in very general terms, what to expect with vintage watches of this range and caliber?
- Will it run roughly at this rate or will it drift dramatically, such as doubling in a year. i.e. +- 20s by next winter.
- Will it require more frequent servicing to keep running, such as 1yr or 2yr cycles, as opposed to 3yr or 5yr recommended terms for new watches.
- Will it be much more susceptible to shocks. Such as a desk dive incident rendering it stopped ?
My only context is with new watches, which I run until they suffer a catastrophic drop or a chrono pusher gets sticky, etc.
I dont need this purchase to keep its accuracy, but I certainly dont wish to pay a servicing bill every year, or have it go +- 1minute , without having continuous pampering