Last year I posted a some pictures about some Omegas I inherited:
Vintage Omegas and parts help
I ended up sending the Vintage Chronograph to Bienne to be restored through an Omega boutique. I was advise by some members not to touch the dial, so I included that note in the instructions. After a few months I received the following estimate:
Watch Model ....OTHERS
Watch Style ....MEN'S
Watch Type .....CHRONO MANUAL/AUTOMATIC
Case ...YELLOW GOLD
- We have received your pre-authorization card for this repair.
- The movement shows signs of water damage.
- The dial is stained.
- The dial and/or hands have oxidized.
- One or more case lugs are deformed
- The case back shows signs of scratches and/or dents.
- Certain components may remain original or be replaced with aesthetically similar components.
- Although certain components have been replaced to provide protection from moisture and dust we recommend that the watch
- not come in direct contact with water, such as from a shower, sauna or swimming pool.
- The crystal is scratched.
Date ...Description ....Status
12/09/2011 .....Repair Received ........Completed
12/21/2011 .....Repair Approved ........Completed
12/21/2011 .....Waiting For Parts ......Completed
12/27/2011 .....Repair in Process at Brand Headquarters ........Completed
02/14/2012 .....Technical Diagnosis ....Completed
02/14/2012 .....Waiting For Approval ...In progress
Reference Description Quantity Sugg. Retail
O898CS0050 COMPLETE MAINTENANCE SERVICE 1 1150.00
O898CS0050 RESTORATION OF THE DIAL 1 950.00
O898CS0050 RESTORATION OF THE CASE 1 170.00
OM898CS0051 SHIPPING COST FOR RETURNED ITEM BELOW 0 0.00
O898CS0050 ESTIMATED REPAIR TIME: 22 WEEKS 1 0.00
SHIPPING Shipping cost 1 0.00
TAX Tax 1 0.00
SubTotal 6 2270.00
O898CS0050 CALF BROWN STRAP 1 100.00
Total 7 2370.00
My biggest concern is the "Restoration of the dial". We had been going back and forth with the lady at the boutique, and she tells me that I cannot remove that from the estimate. Apparently in order for them to proceed that has to be done. What do you guys think? Should I proceed or should I ask for the watch back and send it to Nesbit's? The dial as you can see from the pictures has stains and is missing some of the letters/numbers on the outer edge (i.e. tachymeter...).
As always thank you,
PS: I posted this on the Omega section...thought it would be ok to post it here as well.