Omega Co-Axial Deville LE and Omega service

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    About a month ago I described dropping off my Deville at the Omega factory in Bienne/Biel during the Christmas holidays. This was one of the original co-axial movements (the first limited edition). After a few weeks I received a detailed letter telling me that the movement would be replaced in its entirety and the watch would soon be returned (i.e., a little over two months from when I dropped it off).

    I received the watch acording to schedule, in as-new condition, with a complete polish, new movement, new hands, and new serial number to match the previously sent chronometer certification. This was all done for the price of a normal repair (around $230, including $13 in customs duties).

    I have to say that I am more than satisfied. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. If there is interest in the accuracy or performance of the movement, I'll try to provide that as well.
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    Re: Omega Co-Axial Deville LE and Omega service

    Why did they change the movement, is it a newer version?

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    What happened to require that that work be done? In other words, why replace the movement? Was it just part of the normal servicing?

    Very nice piece, by the way.
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    Re: Omega Co-Axial Deville LE and Omega service

    Thank you for your questions>

    The co-axial movement in the first series (3000 total) was the original 2500. While my watch ran well overall, it had some peculiarities (gaining and losing time at odd intervals, short power reserve). It was certainly functional and there were never any serious issues. After eight year, however, it made sense to have the watch looked at.

    I didn't expect that they would replace the movement, but I certainly welcomed it. I now have the latest series (2500C), along with a three year warranty. The watch runs at about +5 seconds a day.

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    Re: Omega Co-Axial Deville LE and Omega service

    And, to the specific question of why they replaced the movement, I don't know the answer. I suspect it was more trouble to optimize the 2500A than to simply replace it. Nevertheless, the co-axial movements are relatively expensive, so they would not have made this decision lightly.

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