Omega is a world-renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker that makes beautiful timepieces. They are great investments that look amazing with various outfits. There are charming models for both men and women.
If you’ve splurged on an Omega watch, you want to make sure that you get timely watch repair for the watch from an authorized watch repair shop. This ensures that you’re getting the most value out of your investment. If you wait too long to repair the watch, it can also sustain permanent damages that might affect not only its value but also its performance.
There are some problems that are more common amongst Omega watches than other brands, whether you have a timepiece for men or women. We’ll explore 3 of the most common problems below.
1. The Logo on the Back or the Crown is at an Odd Angle
This seems to be a common problem that many Omega watch owners run into. They might notice that the logo on the back of the crown is at an odd angle. This could be after years of use or after bringing their watch to an unauthorized dealer for repairs. This isn’t exactly a problem that affects the function of the watch. However, some people care about aesthetics and may see this as a cosmetic issue that they want to get fixed.
The solution for this will depend on the type of watch that you own. While some watches have snap-on backs that can be easily popped off and readjusted back to the right angle, some watches have screw-in backs. This is where the situation gets more problematic.
If the watch has a screw-in back, you might need to find a watch repair shop for help. An authorized watch repair shop will have the right tools to see if they can readjust the seal. With that said, it’s important to note that a solution is not guaranteed. Because of how the seals are screwed in, it’s not possible to gauge the exact position of the logo.
2. The Clasp is Not Staying Closed
If you notice that the clasp is not staying closed tightly, it’s another problem that you may want to get fixed as soon as possible. After all, you don’t want the watch to be loose and fall off.
The most common reason why the clasp is not staying closed is that there is a small flange at the hinge of the extension. This flange must be tucked under the metal crossbar. If this happens, take a look at how you are closing the extension to see whether that could be the problem.
The next problem is something that might require you to find an authorized watch repair shop to fix. The clasp might not be closing because there is something wrong with the spring. This problem is most common with Omega Seamaster watches. Basically, if the spring is too weak, it can prevent the clasp from locking in place. Fortunately, this is a fairly easy fix by professionals. In fact, we can get the job done in no time.
3. The Bracelet is Coming Apart
If you are someone who wears your Omega watch often, this might be a problem that you’ll run into. You might notice that the bracelet appears to be coming apart. This problem is usually present in Seamster bracelets that were made in France in the early 1990s. Once this problem was identified, Omega quickly switched to a different manufacturer in Switzerland, so it’s not really a problem that you’ll run into with newer watches at all.
If you have a vintage watch, flip it over to see whether it has a “made in France” note stamped on the back of the clasp. If it does, you’ll want to let the authorized watch repair shop know. If you don’t see the stamp, then there’s a really good chance that the watch bracelet came from Switzerland. All authorized shops will usually already be well aware of this issue. Some may even have the replacement parts that are needed available. In most cases, they won’t and will need to order replacement parts. This entire process can take some time, so it’s best to act quickly.
The bracelet can also fall apart if the links were mishandled when they were added or removed. This is also another common problem that many people may run into, which is why it is so important to find an authorized watch repair shop for repairs and for handling the watch. Omega bracelets are a lot more complicated in design than they look. There are a lot of tiny parts internally that can be easily damaged if the watch is handled by an inexperienced jeweler. This is also the reason why you should never try to handle the watch yourself. If you do, you might end up accidentally damaging the bracelet, and it will be a lot more work to replace or repair it.
The parts in question are responsible for locking the pins of the bracelet in place. Without them, the pins may accidentally start to loosen, and the bracelet will begin to fall apart. Fortunately, these parts are also available at most watch repair shops. Our team has the parts needed to fix the problem.
Our Team Can Help
Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry has been delivering exemplary watch repair services since 1951. Our team has a lot of experience in dealing with all things related to watches and can quickly diagnose the problem and provide you with multiple solutions to choose from. When it comes to luxury brands, it’s vital that you find an authorized watch repair shop, and we’re just that! We have all the training and expertise needed to do a great job.
If you need any help repairing your watch, feel free to reach out to us as soon as possible. We can provide you with an in-depth consultation and let you know what your options are. Schedule an appointment with Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry by calling 303-471-8463.
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