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Omega: Omega Service Centers going away?

I just had a chat with Jan at Nesbit's Fine Watch Service in Seattle and this is the latest news from Omega. The change in status will be effective in January. Nesbit's will still provide Omega service as they have for 17 years and will be able to get parts, but they won't be able to perform warrant
10Y
By: Bonesmiller
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Omega: Bezels, hands, diving, etc.

The sapphire bezel insert on the O7 is made the same way all sapphire inserts are made: recesses are filled with lume from the back and then the whole thing is sealed before installation in the bezel. The air bubble probably lies between the sapphire and the black paint/sealant. Like I said, it's no
11Y
By: Bonesmiller
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Omega: Lovely Chris!

I'm at the same point with a 165.014 and a CK2913: watch is where I want them to be, save for the bezel restoration. I need to get going on that!
11Y
By: Bonesmiller
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Omega: White SMP1200 on mesh

The white SMP1200 looks superb on mesh IMO:
11Y
By: Bonesmiller
0

Omega: Sapphire bezel inserts

I don't own an SMP1200 but am also interested in its performance in low-light conditions. I personally don't think the minute hand will be easy to see, based on what I've experienced. As for sapphire bezels, I've worn my Ocean7 LM-7 diving and otherwise beat the heck out of it. The case has collecte
11Y
By: Bonesmiller
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Omega: SMP1000s

All one has to do is send their SMP1000 in to Bienne and the case will be refinished and come back looking as-new. Unfortunately, I think that gets done fairly often. I have a Grand on which the case was poorly refinished and the edges were lost a bit. I plan on sending it in for a service and havin
11Y
By: Bonesmiller
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Omega: White for me

I don't own either (the white is still not released in the US AFAIK), but have handled and photgraphed both in Omega boutiques. When I first saw the photos of the white I was dismayed, but after seeing it in person on mesh I like it better than the black. The SMP1200 has a deep dial that tends to be
11Y
By: Bonesmiller
1

Omega: F/U on new strap/old watch

I haven't tried the mesh, but the new rubber "Ploprof" - labeled strap does fit the vintage SMP600.
11Y
By: Bonesmiller
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Omega: RE: Gold SMP1200s

A watchmaker at one of the boutiques thinks we'll see precious metal Ploprofs before we'll see another vintage 'reissue'. The "Only" makes me believe Omega are seriously considering it.
12Y
By: Bonesmiller
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Omega: Other watches out there with blue lume and more...

showing up all the time! Blue is the new green ;-) Citizen 1000m Pro: Ocean 7 has a couple of models (pictured LM-6 GMT and American): And the new Bradley dive watch from Corvus (since mine is still on the way, this is a pick from the owner of the brand):
12Y
By: Bonesmiller
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