The specs for Speedy say that it should last 48 hrs on full wind. Last timed tested I got 36 hrs (no chrono use, normal use conditions, no shocks or magnets, which you use to lift cars with on a scrapeyard). 36 hours, Carl!
With 1-2 hours use of chrono the watch seems to die even faster. I demagnetize the watch from time to time.
Omega serviced it last summer under warranty, now the warranty has run out and I'm planning to take it to a local watch guru. The watch was bought new in Aug 2016.
I'd like to ask for advice on:
1. Likely cause and reasonable range for cost of repair? How common is this issue?
2. Do non-Omega service centers use "genuine" Omega parts or can other manufacturers' products do the job? What's the consensus on non-Omega parts? Is there such thing as OEM in the watch world?
3. I saw some tips on this site already for watch repair shops in SF Bay Area - e.g. Tick Tock Shop in Santa Clara, but if you know of any other battle tested shop in south bay (too lazy/busy to drive all the way up to SF), please let me know.
P.S. The Speedy's quality is supposed to allow me to go to space with this watch, damn it. And I'm afraid it will stop working before I go to bed.