OMEGA WATCH REPAIR & SERVICES
Omega watches have been a firm favourite in the luxury watch market for centuries. Just like any other precision instrument, watches need regular maintenance to ensure they are functioning as they should and to guarantee the mechanism continues to work in years to come.
Contact us today for all your Omega watch repair and servicing needs. We are passionate about watches and jewellery so love to hear from our customers and are confident there is no watch repair we can’t assist you with. Perhaps your Omega watch strap needs replaced or an entire service is needed, no matter how big or small the problem is, we are here to assist. At Repairs By post, we repair more Omega watches than any other brand.
We will do everything we can to ensure your Omega watch is fixed and returned to you in perfect working order as speedily as we can, without compromising the quality of our work.
Repairs by Post have over 30 years experience in the watch industry and can diagnose problems and repair your Omega watch expertly using our skills and knowledge. We are luxury watch experts and specialise is all high end watch brands including Cartier, TAG Heuer and Rolex watch restoration. All watch repairs undertaken by us carry a minimum of 12 months guarantee and often 24 months when we carry out a manufactures standard repair. We offer Omega watch strap repairs and complete Omega watch maintenance service.
REPAIRS BY POST ONLINE WATCH REPAIR
Today we live such busy lives, often our watches need repairing but we simply don’t have time to visit a watchmaker. Repairs by Post is a great solution to this problem as we offer a unique online watch repair service.
HOW DOES REPAIRS BY POST WORK?
- Free and Secure Postage
Once you have registered with us, we will send you details of how to send your item(s) to us using Royal Mail Tracked and Return Service or Special Delivery, ensuring your item is safe and secure.
- We keep you up to date
You will be able to see on your account at what stage of repair your item is at.
- We repair
Once repaired, we return your watch or jewellery to you, to whichever address is most convenient.
- Unbeaten on price
At Repairs by Post, our watch and jewellery repair prices are competitive. We will match or beat any written quotation.
EXPERT OMEGA WATCH REPAIR
Repairs by Post are experts in Omega watch repairs, and handle most of our own repairs, however, if your watch does need to be sent away to Omega you can trust that the work will always be completed by their finest horologists.
Our watchmakers at Repairs by Post use their expertise and experience to undertake all kinds of work using genuine or aftermarket equivalent Omega components.
One of our most difficult and yet most enjoyable repairs occurred when we were contacted by a lady who had accidentally left her vintage Omega in the washing machine. For more information on this near miraculous repair and the importance of owning an Omega watch, read Vintage Omega Watch Restoration.
Please note: We take great pride in our work and therefore we do not touch or have anything to do with replicas or copy watches of any description.
OMEGA WATCH REPAIR MANCHESTER
Omega watches are created to last a lifetime, or multiple lifetimes if your much loved watch is acting as a family heirloom. Of course, like anything that is built to last, regular services are vital to ensure its performance continues. An Omega service will restore your watch to its original working order using our state of the art equipment to make sure your watch is serviced to the highest degree and we offer Omega replacement parts.
Omega is built on precision and high quality components, and a great way to keep your watch precise is to maintain the health of the components. You should service your Omega watch every 4-5 years, though this may vary depending on the amount of wear the watch undergoes. Our master watchmakers will dedicate their time to looking into every aspect of your Omega watch during its maintenance service.
WHAT DOES AN OMEGA FACTORY SERVICE ENTAIL?
- Our horologist will examine every aspect of the timepiece to pinpoint any areas that require replacement.
- The inner components will be specially lubricated in order to minimise friction that leads to excess wear.
- We offer Omega watch scratch removal
- The balance wheel will be tested expertly to ensure it’s perfectly precise and keeping time as it should.
- The watch strap will undergo specialist cleaning and examination of wear and tear; any parts that are damaged will be refurbished or be replaced with genuine or aftermarket components.
- Finally, the mechanism is carefully reassembled and reattached to your watch’s Omega strap with every seal replaced.
- The timepiece will be methodically tested one last time to ensure the timepiece is still absolutely waterproof and precise.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR OMEGA WATCH
- Avoid magnetic fields; this includes speakers, fridges, IPad cases and airport security scanners. Unless of course, your Omega is fitted with a Master Co-Axial Chronometer movement which are resistant to magnetic fields greater than 1.5 tesla, 15,000 gauss.
- Salt water can damage your watch and cause corrosion of the intricate parts. After exiting the sea, rinse your watch with warm water. Ensure the water resistance is checked yearly by Repairs by Post who specialise in Omega watch maintenance.
- Don’t allow your watch to experience thermal shock, whether this is sudden hot or cold exposure.
- Ensure the crown is always screwed in fully to ensure that no water enters the mechanism.
- Avoid chemical products such as perfumes and detergents, which can damage the bracelet, case or gaskets.
OMEGA SERIAL NUMBERS
When buying an Omega watch be sure to buy it only from an Omega authorised retailer who will present you with a card-sized warranty with the timepiece’s 8-digit serial number, watch reference and retailers name and address printed on it.
We’ve created a useful Omega serial number guide to help you identify the right year of your Omega watch. Our table will help you date your watch by relating your code to the year of manufacture.
What better way to surprise an Omega fan than using our Omega year serial number table to source a watch from the year of their birth.
WHERE CAN I FIND MY OMEGA SERIAL NUMBER?
Official Omega watches all come with paperwork with purchases and this is where the serial number can be found.
Older Omega watches may only have the serial number on the inside of the watch, requiring a quality jewellery or watch repairer, just like us, to open it. Please do not attempt to open your Omega watch yourself.
Modern Omega watches have their serial numbers engraved on the back of the time piece, though because of their minute size they often need a loupe or eyeglass to see them.
COMMON OMEGA WATCH REPAIRS
Some of the common repairs that we undertake at Repairs by Post on Omega watches are:
- Hand replacement
- Dial replacement
- New glass
- Bezel and bracelet refurbishment
- Omega Mechanical service
- Omega Healthcare services
- New batteries – we offer Omega Seamaster professional battery replacement
- Bezel replacement
- Omega watch crystal replacement
IS MY OMEGA WATCH WATER RESISTANT?
Water damage can be devastating to watch enthusiasts and at Repairs by Post we are expertly trained to fix these problems, should they arise. Each Omega watch is water-resistant as standard, and this is assured by a series of seals in the watch. As the user wears their watch daily, these seals come under natural stress which may affect the watches ability to withstand water. Omega recommends that your watch is checked once a year by a watch repair specialist who will check it for water-resistance and remedy any failing seals.
A tell-tale sign of a fault with your watch is if the wearer notices condensation under the glass. If this should happen, we recommend that your watch is sent in as soon as possible to the expert watch menders at Repairs by Post. Failing to do so can lead to the watch mechanism becoming corroded, especially if the watch has been exposed to salt water. A tip to prevent further damage is not to take the watch off, but wear it allowing the heat from your body to help to dry the mechanism. If your Omega watch shows signs of water damage it may mean the seals are failing. We can resolve this problem and ensure as little damage as possible is caused by the damp. If the timepiece is opened and aired within a short amount of time it’s likely that no permanent damage will be sustained. Parts may have to be replaced if rust is visible. Our expert horologists can remedy this matter professionally and efficiently.
Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show is a trade show for the international watch and jewellery industry. Organised each spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland where watch brands highlight their latest creations. In 2016 Omega showcased six Master Chronometer movements and introduced new materials and techniques to their collections. The watches include:
SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN MASTER CHRONOMETER COLLECTION
- Certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) as having superior water and magnetic resistance
- The Omega Master Chronometer 8900 provides the beating heart
- Helium escape valve
- Water resistant to 600 meters
THE OMEGA GLOBEMASTER ANNUAL CALENDAR
- The timepiece is driven by the new OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8922
- The timepiece proves that the watch has passed the eight intensive tests established by METAS
- A central varnished blue hand indicates the current month through an instantaneous jump.
- Water resistant to 100 meters
Omega stand at Baselworld 2017
At Baselworld 2017 the significant anniversary for the OMEGA Speedmaster was celebrated with a number of unique new models.
THE SPEEDMASTER RACING MASTER CHRONOMETER
As Omega themselves explain, “With a racing dial inspired by the past and the latest in technology, this Speedmaster collection is in gear for a new generation of fans.” And this new generation were suitably impressed.
THE OMEGA 1957 TRILOGY LIMITED EDITIONS
For their 60th Anniversary, Omega paid tribute to their three classic watches which were all released in 1957: The Seamaster 300, the Railmaster and the Speedmaster.
A new ladies collection was released, THE SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA 150M LADIES’ COLLECTION as was THE SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA 150M GENTS’ COLLECTION, THE SPEEDMASTER 38 MM COLLECTION with a new case size. and the ceramic THE SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN “BIG BLUE”.
It is no surprise that the Omega stand was one of the busiest at the show.
For more information about Baselworld and how to survive it, read our slightly tongue in cheek article with helpful hints and tips for before you go and whilst you are there.
The brand was founded in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848 by 23 year old Louis Brandt who originally assembled key wound watches from parts supplied by local craftsmen. He then sold these watches throughout Europe.
After Louis Brandt passed away, his children took over control of manufacturing. They were unsatisfied with the current workshop system and found the quality questionable.
The company moved to Bienne, a city that offered greater communication and man power than La Chaux-de-Fonds. The factory was at first small, but the brothers were able to purchase the entire building by the December of that year.
The company moved to a converted-spinning factory located in Gurzelen, where the headquarters remain today.
The brothers created their now famous Labrador, Gurzelen and the Omega calibre which all helped lead the brand to success.
Both Louis-Paul and Cesar Brandt died in 1903 leaving the large company with 800 employees in the hands of 23 year old Paul-Emile Brandt. He was a great influence for the brand and his style was notable throughout the designs over the next 50 years.
Due to the economic difficulties caused by World War 1 Pual-Emile worked towards creating a union between Omega and Tissot.
Following this union, the brand merged in 1930 within the SSIH group (Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogére) which would go on to become Swatch.
The brand continued to grow under the leadership of Joseph Reiser. The SSIH group would create at least fifty companies. Omega brought the first electronic timekeeping device to the Helsinki Olympic Games in 1952.
Because of its well-deserved reputation for precision and reliability, the Omega Speedmaster was chosen by NASA as its official chronometer in 1965.
By the 70s SSIH had become Switzerland’s number one producer of finished watches and number three in the world.
Omega has continued to build on its reputation for innovation and created world’s first self-winding tourbillon wristwatch in 1994. A self-winding Omega watch is powered by the wrist movement of the wearer. When fully wound, the watch will have a power reserve between 44 and 60 hours. Typically a watch owner who wears their Omega for 10-12 hours will power their watch enough so that it continues to run throughout the night. Omega recommends that if your watch has not been worn for a few days then it should be wound manually. If you have concerns about the way your Omega watch is keeping time, send it to the expert watch repair service – Repairs by Post.
Today Omega continues to innovate and explore the future of horology. They are a socially responsible company who are a member of the non-profit Responsible Jewellery Council, whose aim is to develop an ethical code of practice throughout the jewellery supply chain, from mines to point-of-sale This year, Omega has been given the award of being the official timekeeper of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.