New (to me) Vintage Omega w/ 1010 Movement!
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    So my dad just gave me a 1972 Omega Automatic! It's got the 1010 movement. He gave me the back story on the watch: he bought it brand new in 1972, he was wearing it when he married my mom, and he was wearing it at the hospital when both my brother and I were born. So cool! In 1993 when my mom bought him a Rolex for his 50th birthday, he put the Omega in a drawer and forgot about it until just a couple weeks ago. He asked if I might want it and I said "hell yes!". He had it professionally serviced by an Omega dealer and had the crystal replaced too. The original leather strap was BEAT so I replaced it with a 18mm Eulit Perlon strap with gold hardware to match the case.

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    Re: New (to me) Vintage Omega w/ 1010 Movement!

    Although I haven't worm it for a whole day yet, I have wound it and let it run and noticed that it seems to run pretty slow even though it was JUST serviced. I'm thinking I'll add up to several minutes a day that it runs slow. I just set it about 30 minutes ago and it's already 10 seconds behind....that adds up to like 8 minutes a day! Not a terribly big deal because I'll only wear it occasionally and I'll be setting it each time and only wearing it for a few hours, but I'm a little disappointed in its accuracy...

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    Re: New (to me) Vintage Omega w/ 1010 Movement!

    I think you should take it back, because after a clean and oil and regulation a good watchmaker should be able to regulate this seventeen jewel version of the 101x family to a matter of seconds per day. It is Omega's first fast-beat at 28,800 BPM and should be quite accurate.

    Serviced by an Omega dealership, theoretically it will have the correct lubricants in the right places and should perform much better.


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    Re: New (to me) Vintage Omega w/ 1010 Movement!

    Agreed - the two 1012s in my collection run within a few seconds per day, which should be what your's is capable of, too.

    Nice watch, btw, but belongs at a black leather strap, imho.

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    Re: New (to me) Vintage Omega w/ 1010 Movement!

    Thanks for the replies, I hate to trouble my dad with taking it back but he shipped it to me so I would have to ship it back if I wanted it serviced again (for free I would think) by the same place. Is there any chance the accuracy will improve any after wearing it for a while?

    I think I agree about the strap, although I like the perlon, this is a really classy-looking watch and deserves some animal skin, haha. Any tips for where to get a thin, low-profile leather strap?

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    Re: New (to me) Vintage Omega w/ 1010 Movement!

    Hi there,

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    ...so I would have to ship it back if I wanted it serviced again (for free I would think)
    For free or not for free, Omega certification can't replace skills, care, and knowledge. I would not trust this workshop, and prefer any other watchmaker to check and eventually adjust it. Better loose some bucks than having the watch ruined for free.

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    Is there any chance the accuracy will improve any after wearing it for a while?
    Definitely not.

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    Re: New (to me) Vintage Omega w/ 1010 Movement!

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
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    For free or not for free, Omega certification can't replace skills, care, and knowledge. I would not trust this workshop, and prefer any other watchmaker to check and eventually adjust it. Better loose some bucks than having the watch ruined for free.


    Definitely not.

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    How much do you think a calibration will cost at a good dealer locally?

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    Re: New (to me) Vintage Omega w/ 1010 Movement!

    Above are all good advisors, with excellent advice.
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    Re: New (to me) Vintage Omega w/ 1010 Movement!

    Well I'm running a little test and I've set the Omega to my Quartz Seiko to the second. I'll check how close they are in 12 hours and see where we're at, I think I may have been mistaken with my precious error estimate...I hope so!

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    Re: New (to me) Vintage Omega w/ 1010 Movement!

    Easily regulated by any watch guy and like others said should be a few seconds a day out , congrats on a great piece with family history and hopefully you can now add more history to it.

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