I received this Omega watch from a customer who lives between Taunton and Yeovil so is fairly close to me as my nearest town is Ilminster.  He would like it serviced and repaired so, I asked if he would mind if I posted it in a blog and he agreed.  This is the first blog I will have made and that’s the reason to choose something simple and without major issues as I’m not sure how this blog system will work.  This is a cut down version of what happens when a watch is received and worked on.

Receipt

I take a couple of photos of the watch as received and this looks a nice classic design.  It doesn’t have good power reserve and so my customer would like it looked at.

Omega Seamaster 30 repair and service - receipt

Omega Seamaster 30 repair and service - receipt

After removing the strap, it’s useful to get a detailed shot of the case, dial and hands.  The dial and hands are elegant and there are only a few marks on the case.

Omega Seamaster 30 repair and service - detail of front

It’s not unusual with vintage watches to see scratches due to attempts to open the watch without the proper tools but, the hippocampus is sharp and it looks nice.

Omega Seamaster 30 repair and service - detail of back

The case back is very tight so I use a specific case back opener to unscrew it.

Omega Seamaster 30 repair and service - opening with case back opener

And when removed, a nice Omega calibre 268 from approximately 1960 is revealed.  This is a classic Omega manual wind design.  The case shows a little3 corrosion around the sealing lip but it should still have some water resistance.

Omega Seamaster 30 repair and service - case back opened

The next post deals with the review of the watch.

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