Frozen in time, sadly...

Jun 24, 2020,13:44 PM
 

I knocked my lovely blue side of the moon off the night table, the other night. It landed  gently, or so I thought, on the carpet beside the bed. Not gently enough, it stopped in it’s tracks. Off to the Omega service center which is of course still closed, that in itself will be a problem no doubt as the back log of work will be immense... wow, I expect it will be gone for quite some time, bad timing... woe is me 😟



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It was a short "fall" for sure. I was very surprised to see that it had stopped.

 
 By: nacelle : June 24th, 2020-17:20
I first noticed that it was not working when it was frozen in a winder, a day after the drop. I wound it again gave it a little shake and it started again. Back into the winder and it stopped again after 2 hours. This then happened a third time after roug... 

haha, I thought that I had better comment on your comment before someone else, it was a hard "moon" landing.

 
 By: nacelle : June 24th, 2020-15:33
I am impressed Nico, to be original after so many posts is too, a thing of wonder

Im sorry to hear from this. I hope you have an alternative to wear

 
 By: Reuven Malter : June 24th, 2020-13:55
During these (a bit) tough times?

I do indeed...

 
 By: nacelle : June 24th, 2020-14:00
...like so many here. Makes me wonder what would be the average number of watches owned by participants in this forum, although I imagine most on here are not what one would call "average" collectors.

Might be worth starting a thread on this? If there are enough responses to the "How many do you own?" question, we could calculate an average.

 
 By: Modernahab : June 25th, 2020-11:08
(Though I'd be at least mildly surprised if it hadn't been done sometime before. 🧐 ) It would be interesting to see the range in any case!

Stay strong!

 
 By: Weems@8 : June 24th, 2020-14:29
Always the best thing is to not hesitate, and bring it quickly to repair shop. A few years ago i lose my Tissot to a floor hit, by a pin buckle which was not locked into the leather strap. At a Monday morning, so it was a very blue Monday for me 🥺. When r...  

Out of curiosity...

 
 By: Brandon Skinner : June 24th, 2020-15:08
Does this watch have a display caseback? If so, take a look at the hairspring and balance wheel... is the balance wheel perfectly centered under the jewel and does the hairspring look perfectly spiraled? This won’t be a complete diagnosis but it may be as... 

Really sorry to hear what happened with you but at the same time upset with the watch manufacturer.....

 
 By: SALMANQ8 : June 24th, 2020-15:56
these are meant to be tool watches and subject to extreme conditions and knocks, so if a soft landing on a carpet can put them out of commission then that doesn't really induce any confidence in me to consider their offerings. Just saying. S

good idea.... [nt]

 
 By: nacelle : June 24th, 2020-17:15

Quite surprised..

 
 By: myles721 : June 24th, 2020-16:33
Only my Seamaster PO 2500 ever broke from a five foot drop onto marble. Please let us know what actually broke when you find out?

I'm on it... [nt]

 
 By: nacelle : June 24th, 2020-17:13
It is back in the winder and running, we'll see how long it goes... hopefully it was just a gremlin but I'm not holding my breath.... I planned on dropping it off at the AD on Friday so we'll see what happens in the interim.

haha.....

 
 By: nacelle : June 24th, 2020-20:13
Duly noted

ALL........THANK YOU...

 
 By: nacelle : June 24th, 2020-17:45
Thank you very much for your ideas, suggestions and interest. I've had a PM as well with an interesting idea, I'll keep the thread informed. This is such a great forum!

Wonder of wonders,,,

 
 By: nacelle : June 25th, 2020-05:40
With bated breath I went into my office this morning to see the status of the Omega, it was right on time! It seems like a good old fashioned shake, rattle and roll, got it moving again. Like giving an old car a swift kick to get the motor running, a high...