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    Problem with Vintage Omega mechanical

    I've got a 1959 Omega Seamaster mechanical. I was winding it absent-mindedly the other day and think I may have gone the wrong direction for a few seconds. The crown became lose and started to unscrew. I was able to wind the watch and it's running fine, however, when I pull out the crown to set the time, I am unable to advance the hands. It can be moved backwards, but I believe that this is not good for the watch. Any suggestions before I take it to my local repair shop?

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    Re: Problem with Vintage Omega mechanical

    When was it last serviced?

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    Re: Problem with Vintage Omega mechanical

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkes79 View Post
    I've got a 1959 Omega Seamaster mechanical. I was winding it absent-mindedly the other day and think I may have gone the wrong direction for a few seconds. The crown became lose and started to unscrew. I was able to wind the watch and it's running fine, however, when I pull out the crown to set the time, I am unable to advance the hands. It can be moved backwards, but I believe that this is not good for the watch. Any suggestions before I take it to my local repair shop?

    You may have better luck posting on the Omega forum.

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    Re: Problem with Vintage Omega mechanical

    I just purchased it about 5 months ago and it was serviced then. Unfortunately not through a dealer or shop.

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    Re: Problem with Vintage Omega mechanical

    It's really not a big deal at all. A watchmaker who's worth his salt should be able to fix it in a matter of minutes.

    I doubt you'll damage the watch by setting the time backwards, but I'd bet dollars to donuts that you'd loose the crown the first full day you wore it, and then you'd be in a real pickle finding a NOS 1959 Omega crown.
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