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I've had a Seamaster Chronometer that's about 5 years old. Really, ever since I got it it's lost about a minute a week, about five minutes a month. I love the watch and wear it almost daily, but it's starting to drive me crazy that a Timex is more accurate.

Considering its age, is it time to get it to a pro to have it "maintained"? Should I get it repaired? Where do I go, how much should I expect to pay, and how long would it probably take?

I just discovered this site, I'll probably post a pic of my watch eventually since photography is a hobby.

Thanks all!
 

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Hi and welcome...

If your watch is five years old, then it's due for a service anyway and part of the service will naturally be to regulate it to within COSC specs, which is -4/+6 secs per day. You can send it to Omega or you can find a good local watch repair guy, it's a simple enough procedure and it's out of warranty anyway, cost should be somewhere round about £50-60 plus any replacement parts. If you say which country you live in, one of the members here might be able to give you some pointers to a good watch guy perhaps...
 

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If you say which country you live in, one of the members here might be able to give you some pointers to a good watch guy perhaps...
Thank you for your kind and prompt reply. I live in New Jersey, USA, near Atlantic City and Philadelphia.
 

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:) Mr Eardoc,

WELCOME to WTF and the Omega Forum.

you are very local for the Omega service center and of course any qualified
watchmaker can do that service for you.

we're glad you joined us, we'd love to see some pics of your Omega of course:thumbup1:

diver88:):)
 

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As soon as you said you lived in NJ I shuddered. I've only ever heard bad things about that service centre on the various forums I've visited. Hopefully someone can prove me wrong.
Omega in Bienne seem to be swamped with work, but if I had no other aqlternative, I'd send it there.
 

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Welcome to WTF and OMEGALand Mr Eardoc

I'd agree with Kieron that the watch needs servicing and sadly as Fergie says, I'd be a little circumspect about using NJ. Bienne would be better but I believe Fr John has a good watchmaker in Georgia who I'm sure he'll be only too happy to recommend. You could drop him a PM or email - I think email is preferable for him. In any event I dare say he's likely to discover your need and post here himself later today.


Wish you well friend

Hope you come and talk to us on a daily basis


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I am sorry to hi-jack this thread and change the topic, slightly. I can only wonder here, do you have a choice, as a customer, as to where you want to send your timepice? For example, if you contact Omega do they write back informing you of where the watch has to be sent or they give you all the locations (NJ and Bienne) and inform you to pick one and send it?
 

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Welcome and yes after 5 years the watch is ready for a service,especially if it is not keeping time.If it was in time the service interval could be stretched out a little.

To answer Mike's question where the watch is serviced,Omega has a listing on their site re ADs and service centres or you can simply drop it off to an AD and they will forward the watch to the local Omega service centre.However you won't know which one.

The other way is to find which is the better service center and send it to them direct.It would be best to notify them through customer service and you would send it registered mail so you know they received it.

I personally would send it to Omega Switzerland as I have only seen and heard wonderful things.It will cost more but the watch comes back NEW.

Other than that a couple of the US members if asked could possibly recommend a local watchmaker to service the watch.
 

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Has anyone outside of Switzerland actually had their watch sent there? I'm just asking because I am leary to do this as I have heard things sometimes get 'misplaced' or 'lost' going through customs or what not from country to country. Sometimes the laws and reg's are different outside of the US and so I would not trust sending something so valuable out, however it would be best to hear someone's experience first hand.
 

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Eardoc:

Welcome you to WTF!!!!

No doubt you will find this board quite interesting, as we have multiple forums, each with its own bunch of characters.

Have you seen our FAQ yet? http://watchtalkforums.info/forums/f...splay.php?f=12

Take about 30 seconds to read, and explains the forum.

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Has anyone outside of Switzerland actually had their watch sent there? I'm just asking because I am leary to do this as I have heard things sometimes get 'misplaced' or 'lost' going through customs or what not from country to country. Sometimes the laws and reg's are different outside of the US and so I would not trust sending something so valuable out, however it would be best to hear someone's experience first hand.
 

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Has anyone outside of Switzerland actually had their watch sent there? I'm just asking because I am leary to do this as I have heard things sometimes get 'misplaced' or 'lost' going through customs or what not from country to country. Sometimes the laws and reg's are different outside of the US and so I would not trust sending something so valuable out, however it would be best to hear someone's experience first hand.

I have not... I was about to send a vintage Seamaster to New Jersey..I was told that they may work on it there and expect 3 to 6 months....if it had to go to Bienne, it could be as much as a year or more...

Since I'm on the West Coast, I sent it to Nesbit's in Seattle, an authorized Omega shop. I expect it back in 6 weeks..

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Thanks for all the advice. Though it would probably be best, I'm really not excited about the idea of sending my watch to Bienne for a year. All it needs is maintenance and an accuracy adjustment.
 
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