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    How accurate and reliable a Omega Geneve Cal 565?

    As the post states, how accurate and reliable are they for an everyday wearing? Just got myself one few weeks ago and i love it. I haven't notice any sudden changes in the +/- sec/day. Just wondering. Can you share me your experience with a Vintage Omega or specifically this calibre 565? Looking forward hearing from everyone. Cheers and feed me some knowledge WUS connoisseurs! (Sorry for the amateur image thats provided 😬)
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    Re: How accurate and reliable a Omega Geneve Cal 565?

    If well taken care of, equal to most any of todays watches.
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    Re: How accurate and reliable a Omega Geneve Cal 565?

    Unfortunately, there is no generic answer to your question. It depends on how well the movement has been maintained over the years and therefore how much wear and tear the movement has experienced.
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    Re: How accurate and reliable a Omega Geneve Cal 565?

    I collected vintage Omegas for a while. Had about 25, some pre WW2.

    Good watches, well made, reliable, robust. I had a couple that were a bit iffy in timekeeping, but most were as accurate as I needed.

    Here are five of my old collection.

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    Re: How accurate and reliable a Omega Geneve Cal 565?

    Quote Originally Posted by krznrsh View Post
    As the post states, how accurate and reliable are they for an everyday wearing? Just got myself one few weeks ago and i love it. I haven't notice any sudden changes in the +/- sec/day. Just wondering. Can you share me your experience with a Vintage Omega or specifically this calibre 565? Looking forward hearing from everyone. Cheers and feed me some knowledge WUS connoisseurs! (Sorry for the amateur image thats provided )
    I can't help you with your expectations for your new watch since I don't have one. Just wanted to say that's one nice Omega! Good pickup!

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    Re: How accurate and reliable a Omega Geneve Cal 565?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCustard View Post
    I collected vintage Omegas for a while. Had about 25, some pre WW2.

    Good watches, well made, reliable, robust. I had a couple that were a bit iffy in timekeeping, but most were as accurate as I needed.

    Here are five of my old collection.
    Impressive collection, Cap!

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    Re: How accurate and reliable a Omega Geneve Cal 565?

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    Impressive collection, Cap!
    Thanks.

    I sold them all off in the end. I had too many, and usually wore a Rolex anyway. I wore them more as “dress” watches - back then my two Rolex watches were a GMT Master and an Explorer 2, so it was nice to have something a bit more discrete.

    I replaced them with a semi vintage Rolex Datejust. That has been my office watch for years.

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    Re: How accurate and reliable a Omega Geneve Cal 565?

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    If well taken care of, equal to most any of todays watches.
    Good maintenance will indeed keep a 15+ jeweled watch (which this is) running pretty much as accurately as when it was built. But most watches were not built as chronometers, which will attain better than a minute a week. So several minutes a week would be not be atypical. Not as good as a normal quartz watch but quite livable for many.

    Watches which have rarely seen a watchmaker won't fair as well. More than a minute a day error can be typical. Worst case are watches which are accurate only twice a day (when the progress of time matches the time frozen on the dial).
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    Re: How accurate and reliable a Omega Geneve Cal 565?

    My Omega is a newer 1012 caliber, and gets +15 secs a day, which is par for the course. Really varies depending on service history, how detailed the technician is.

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    Re: How accurate and reliable a Omega Geneve Cal 565?

    The 565 is a very solid movement and well cared for it will give very good service. I had one and it was well within COSC specs.

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