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    Is this Omega Geneve Worth Repairing?

    Recently I was going through my stuff and found my mother's Omega Geneve watch that had been hidden in a drawer for 23 years since she died. I wound the watch and much to my surprise found it still works.

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    I set the time and it's been running for a day or two now and seems pretty accurate. The only thing that appears to be wrong with it is the discolouration on the dial.

    My mother bought this watch in the early 70s, so the mechanism would have been operating for about 25 years, so the internal workings could be worn beyond servicing.

    Do you think it would be viable to repair it?
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    Re: Is this Omega Geneve Worth Repairing?

    I personally wouldn't spend any money on it, but what does "worth" mean to you? To sell it, sentimental value etc?
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    Re: Is this Omega Geneve Worth Repairing?

    can't believe it runs after 23 years of being dormant! very cool, if it has sentimental value to you then certainly look into repair. I'd do it

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    Re: Is this Omega Geneve Worth Repairing?

    If you remember your mom wearing it and associate this watch with her, then yes, get it at least serviced. This is an heirloom. I found an old Omega Saphette that belonged to my great aunt/godmother. Sent it back to Omega for restoration and it came back in excellent condition. Gave it to my wife on our first Christmas together and now it's her special watch. She can pass it down (along with my Speedmaster) to our daughter when the time comes.

    Bottom line, I'd at least have it cleaned/oiled/adjusted and then keep it for a bit. I think you might be glad you did.
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    Re: Is this Omega Geneve Worth Repairing?

    Winding it was a mistake, it has great sentimental value, have it serviced or maybe restored.
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    Re: Is this Omega Geneve Worth Repairing?

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    . . . Bottom line, I'd at least have it cleaned/oiled/adjusted and then keep it for a bit. I think you might be glad you did.
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    Re: Is this Omega Geneve Worth Repairing?

    The dial's a basket case - IMO, needs to be replaced. It's not discolouration due to aging as much as it's damage caused by humidity.

    Omega's service rates for vintage watches are high to the point of being obscene. However, since the watch is of sentimental value, it might be worth it. Normally I would have strongly advised not to send it to Omega, but given its condition, a complete overhaul appears to be a good option.
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    Re: Is this Omega Geneve Worth Repairing?

    Two questions:

    1) How sentimental is the watch to you?

    2) How much are you willing to pay?
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    Re: Is this Omega Geneve Worth Repairing?

    I think I would keep it as is unless you'd like to give it to a wife or daughter some day.


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    Re: Is this Omega Geneve Worth Repairing?

    If the watch is of sentimental value to you then have it fixed up. Just make sure you’re sitting down when Omega tells you the cost.

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