Like any high-precision instrument, an Omega watch needs regular servicing to function flawlessly. Our expert watchmakers repair all types of Omega watches from the classic Speedmaster to the more elegant Seamaster and De Ville collections.
Founded in 1848 on the streets of La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, Omega revolutionised mechanical movement technology with their co-axial escapement. Their timepieces have been worn to the moon, on the silver screen with James Bond and by world leaders.
The History of Omega
Omega watches have an illustrious heritage, and their owners expect the best quality for their money. Regular servicing by a certified watchmaker can help to preserve the value of your Omega timepiece.
In 1848, Louis Brandt opened the La Generale Watch Company in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The Company soon became one of the biggest names in Swiss luxury, thanks to its innovative watch movements. In fact, it developed the first minute-repeating wristwatch in 1892, a full generation before wristwatches entered fashion. Its 19-ligne Omega caliber was revolutionary at the time as it used interchangeable parts that made it easy to repair.
The brand’s legacy has taken it to the Olympics, into space and onto the wrists of the stylish elite. Pre-owned Omega watches, like the Speedmaster in orbit or the Seamaster worn by James Bond on screen, offer a perfect melding of classicism and innovation.
Omega watches are conceived to stand the test of time and can keep working with beauty and precision for years to come if they are properly maintained. This means having the watch’s water resistance checked every year and a complete service carried out every five to eight years.
Each individual component is inspected for wear using specialist equipment and the movement is dismantled for cleaning, ultrasonically cleaned and reassembled. New parts can be fitted if necessary, and the movement is carefully regulated to strict OMEGA standards.
The team at Omega watch repair london know these watches like the back of their hand and can restore them to an almost showroom condition. This is particularly important for vintage models which tend to show signs of wear more than their modern counterparts. They also have access to a range of tools and components to carry out specialist Omega watch repairs including battery replacements and repairs to water resistant seals.
Omega watches are built to stand the test of time. But to retain their beauty, precision and functionality, they need to be serviced regularly. The frequency of this depends on the amount and type of use the watch receives.
An Omega overhaul is a meticulous process that includes lubrication of every single component under high magnification. It also includes a thorough cleaning and inspection for worn parts. In addition to this, the water resistance of your Omega watch is tested and resealed.
Omega is one of the most famous watch brands in the world. Its models have been used as the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games since 1932 and 007 has worn them in films since 1995. They are also renowned for their beauty and quality, with some models costing a significant amount of money. This makes them even more important to keep in good condition. Luckily, there are many Omega watch repair services in London that can help you keep your timepiece in good condition for years to come.
Omega watches were conceived to stand the test of time. But like all high-precision instruments, they require regular maintenance to function flawlessly. This is why it is recommended to have your watch serviced every five to eight years, depending on how it is used.
In the 1960s, Omega’s design and manufacture reached their zenith, with this top of the range Constellation model. The 18ct gold case and silver-white starburst dial are in superb condition. The watch also has the ’Constellation motif’ on the case-back which is crisp and clear, suggesting that it has not been worn heavily.
This watch is fitted with the very high-grade, Chronometer certified, copper-plated beryllium-bronze Calibre 561 movement. It is a truly spectacular watch and would have been sold at a premium to the equivalent gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date model when new. It also features the innovative co-axial escapement which functions with little or no lubrication, significantly extending its lifespan and accuracy over time.