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Offline Mavkjay

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Vintage Omega
« on: June 17, 2022, 12:36:45 PM »
Chance upon this vintage Omega recently. Probably belongs to my grandfather.

Any idea how should I get more info on this watch and how should I proceed to service it? Will Omega accept to service/restore it?

I saw that Omega has the Archive Extract service from their website, but this timepiece doesn't have it's serial number anywhere visible.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.





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Offline vinodh

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Re: Vintage Omega
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2022, 05:05:18 PM »
Hi Mavkjay,

Looks great! Couple of tips: (1) don't polish it because you will loose the sharpness of the edges and case integrity (it will only stay shiny from the polishing briefly anyway); (2) don't wash it because you can never be sure about an old watch's water resistance; (3) don't worry about the age spotting and general deterioration -- that's its charm.

Just get it serviced at a vintage watch guy (for example @watchrepairkualalumpur on ig). During servicing ask them to fill in the details for your extract. The serial number should be inside the back case. You should get a quote first if it is not currently running.

I had tried to track down my own grandfather's watch, but too late! my relatives had donated it to charity. So congratulations also on having a family that knows the value of an heirloom.

Offline Mavkjay

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Re: Vintage Omega
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2022, 10:55:09 PM »
Hi Mavkjay,

Looks great! Couple of tips: (1) don't polish it because you will loose the sharpness of the edges and case integrity (it will only stay shiny from the polishing briefly anyway); (2) don't wash it because you can never be sure about an old watch's water resistance; (3) don't worry about the age spotting and general deterioration -- that's its charm.

Just get it serviced at a vintage watch guy (for example @watchrepairkualalumpur on ig). During servicing ask them to fill in the details for your extract. The serial number should be inside the back case. You should get a quote first if it is not currently running.

I had tried to track down my own grandfather's watch, but too late! my relatives had donated it to charity. So congratulations also on having a family that knows the value of an heirloom.
Thanks for your advice bro. Planning to bring it into Omega for a quote. Expecting it to be exorbitant though.. thereafter will probably look for other watchmakers..

Let's see what omega says 1st..

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Offline nielyee

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Re: Vintage Omega
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2022, 06:48:34 PM »
I recently sent a 15 year old Omega that was not running to Omega at Gardens Mall for a service and was quoted RM2,300 for the service. I was lucky that the only issue was a lack of service, so your mileage may vary. But the guys at the Gardens Mall were super friendly and helpful.

Offline rainbowfix01

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Re: Vintage Omega
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2022, 09:55:20 AM »
Hi, nice one... just from my observation, bracelet is White Gold and watch head is missing a bezel and maybe a second hand too... most probably the watch head is white gold... can only be confirmed when we open the case back to check for gold stamping.

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Kk

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Offline treasureplanetmy

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Re: Vintage Omega
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2022, 08:01:49 AM »
Very nice. I would have it serviced outside. Can check out amcorp mall to see who can take on it.