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    Servicing. What shall I do?!

    So my options are:

    Going via Omega directly for my service. Negative point here is it could be up to 8 weeks.

    Go with a company like "Swiss watch repairs" or "swiss time services". These are a little cheaper and I get the watch back quicker. However, can they be trusted as much?

    Third option - my local Swiss watch workshop. They are listed as an "omega authorised service centre". Similar price to Omega directly. Last time I contacted him he said 4-5 week turnaround but this was a few months ago so he may be busier.

    Basically I'm going away in April for quite a while and would like to have my watch serviced and ready in time for this.

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    Where are you located? That will help with recommendations.

    Here in Canada for instance were are lucky to have several excellent independent watchmakers, specifically one that I trust more than Swatch Group Service Center :)

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    Hello! I´m new to this forum.
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    Re: Servicing. What shall I do?!

    I would send it back to Omega, it will come back with a full warranty & I am sure you will be happier yourself.
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    I think they all have their pros and cons. I would say sending it to Omega would be the option that would most likely get you more parts replacement. From my recent service, judging by the bag of parts that came back with it, they replaced the entire movement. As theyre the parts supplier I think theyre more liberal (or lazy?) with just ripping out anything that looks worn. If its an older model where you dont want the hands replaced or something like that then an independent may be more accommodating to your wishes. Omega would be more likely to change out the dial due to aged lume. Archer may be along to give the definitive answer as hes an Omega technician.
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    My experience with Omega service is that 8 weeks is conservative, but the alternatives aren't likely to be much quicker. Any watchmaker that does a decent job will take time and will probably have a queue.
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    Re: Servicing. What shall I do?!

    Quote Originally Posted by korinth View Post
    Hello! I´m new to this forum.
    Could anyone please tell me how to open a public thread?
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    Look at the top of the page the lists all the topics, not inside a topic thread like here. There's a button that says "Post a new thread" or something like that.

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    Re: Servicing. What shall I do?!

    I just got my 30 y.o. Reduced Speedie back from an Omega service. It took about 8 weeks.

    Apart from the service they polished the case and bracelet (so no scratches), new hands, new crystal, new crown and pushers. It is like a brand new watch.

    I consider this a contemporary watch and I would not do this with something I consider 'vintage'. I'm very pleased with the result.
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    First thing to do.. Stop procrastinating, you are running out of time.

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    Re: Servicing. What shall I do?!

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatScott View Post
    First thing to do.. Stop procrastinating, you are running out of time.

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    I know!

    The local authorised service centre got back to me and said they could have it done by the date I need it if I get it to him this week.

    The reviews for this guys work on Google are really positive. He's got a great history of working in various workshops and for various watch companies etc.

    Only thing is I'm not sue if I'll miss out on getting one of those neat little red Omega travel cases they send it back in! Oh well aha.

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