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As the post states, how accurate and reliable are they for an everyday wearing? Just got myself one few weeks ago and i love it. I haven't notice any sudden changes in the +/- sec/day. Just wondering. Can you share me your experience with a Vintage Omega or specifically this calibre 565? Looking forward hearing from everyone. Cheers and feed me some knowledge WUS connoisseurs! (Sorry for the amateur image thats provided 馃槵)
 

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I collected vintage Omegas for a while. Had about 25, some pre WW2.

Good watches, well made, reliable, robust. I had a couple that were a bit iffy in timekeeping, but most were as accurate as I needed.

Here are five of my old collection.

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As the post states, how accurate and reliable are they for an everyday wearing? Just got myself one few weeks ago and i love it. I haven't notice any sudden changes in the +/- sec/day. Just wondering. Can you share me your experience with a Vintage Omega or specifically this calibre 565? Looking forward hearing from everyone. Cheers and feed me some knowledge WUS connoisseurs! (Sorry for the amateur image thats provided ��)
I can't help you with your expectations for your new watch since I don't have one. Just wanted to say that's one nice Omega! Good pickup!
 

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Impressive collection, Cap!
Thanks.

I sold them all off in the end. I had too many, and usually wore a Rolex anyway. I wore them more as 鈥渄ress鈥 watches - back then my two Rolex watches were a GMT Master and an Explorer 2, so it was nice to have something a bit more discrete.

I replaced them with a semi vintage Rolex Datejust. That has been my office watch for years.
 

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If well taken care of, equal to most any of todays watches.
Good maintenance will indeed keep a 15+ jeweled watch (which this is) running pretty much as accurately as when it was built. But most watches were not built as chronometers, which will attain better than a minute a week. So several minutes a week would be not be atypical. Not as good as a normal quartz watch but quite livable for many.

Watches which have rarely seen a watchmaker won't fair as well. More than a minute a day error can be typical. Worst case are watches which are accurate only twice a day (when the progress of time matches the time frozen on the dial).
 

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My Omega is a newer 1012 caliber, and gets +15 secs a day, which is par for the course. Really varies depending on service history, how detailed the technician is.
 

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I collected vintage Omegas for a while. Had about 25, some pre WW2.

Good watches, well made, reliable, robust. I had a couple that were a bit iffy in timekeeping, but most were as accurate as I needed.

Here are five of my old collection.

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Hey Cap, that is an outstanding vintage omega collection. Especially the one on the far right. Very nice patina.

Very Respectfully,

M. K.
 

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If well taken care of, equal to most any of todays watches.
Good maintenance will indeed keep a 15+ jeweled watch (which this is) running pretty much as accurately as when it was built. But most watches were not built as chronometers, which will attain better than a minute a week. So several minutes a week would be not be atypical. Not as good as a normal quartz watch but quite livable for many.

Watches which have rarely seen a watchmaker won't fair as well. More than a minute a day error can be typical. Worst case are watches which are accurate only twice a day (when the progress of time matches the time frozen on the dial).
Thank you Eeeb for sharing your input I really appreciate it. So far I've been wearing it daily at least a couple hours a day since my job during day time is too active for this kind of watch. Fyi, I only wear this watch during afternoon to evening time frame with light activities such as taking a walk, enjoying sight seeing, or just simply going to casual places.
 

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I have an Omega Geneve cal 552 from 1969 that hasn't been serviced in 11 years and still keeps excellent time. These models are very reliable.

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quality wise, accuracy wise and reliability wise Omega back in its golden era days was above Rolex
 

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I recently cleaned and lubricated a 1968-vintage Omega 550 movement (same movement family as your 565) in a Seamaster Deville and it runs within 10 seconds/day (average over a couple of days resting in different positions)...could improve upon that if i optimize for my wearing position.
 

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I recently cleaned and lubricated a 1968-vintage Omega 550 movement (same movement family as your 565) in a Seamaster Deville and it runs within 10 seconds/day (average over a couple of days resting in different positions)...could improve upon that if i optimize for my wearing position.
Oh I didnt know wearing position can make a difference on the movement. Thanks for that info.

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M.
 
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