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So my dad just gave me a 1972 Omega Automatic! It's got the 1010 movement. He gave me the back story on the watch: he bought it brand new in 1972, he was wearing it when he married my mom, and he was wearing it at the hospital when both my brother and I were born. So cool! In 1993 when my mom bought him a Rolex for his 50th birthday, he put the Omega in a drawer and forgot about it until just a couple weeks ago. He asked if I might want it and I said "hell yes!". He had it professionally serviced by an Omega dealer and had the crystal replaced too. The original leather strap was BEAT so I replaced it with a 18mm Eulit Perlon strap with gold hardware to match the case.

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Although I haven't worm it for a whole day yet, I have wound it and let it run and noticed that it seems to run pretty slow even though it was JUST serviced. I'm thinking I'll add up to several minutes a day that it runs slow. I just set it about 30 minutes ago and it's already 10 seconds behind....that adds up to like 8 minutes a day! Not a terribly big deal because I'll only wear it occasionally and I'll be setting it each time and only wearing it for a few hours, but I'm a little disappointed in its accuracy...
 

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I think you should take it back, because after a clean and oil and regulation a good watchmaker should be able to regulate this seventeen jewel version of the 101x family to a matter of seconds per day. It is Omega's first fast-beat at 28,800 BPM and should be quite accurate.

Serviced by an Omega dealership, theoretically it will have the correct lubricants in the right places and should perform much better.


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Agreed - the two 1012s in my collection run within a few seconds per day, which should be what your's is capable of, too.

Nice watch, btw, but belongs at a black leather strap, imho.

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Thanks for the replies, I hate to trouble my dad with taking it back but he shipped it to me so I would have to ship it back if I wanted it serviced again (for free I would think) by the same place. Is there any chance the accuracy will improve any after wearing it for a while?

I think I agree about the strap, although I like the perlon, this is a really classy-looking watch and deserves some animal skin, haha. Any tips for where to get a thin, low-profile leather strap?
 

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Hi there,

...so I would have to ship it back if I wanted it serviced again (for free I would think)
For free or not for free, Omega certification can't replace skills, care, and knowledge. I would not trust this workshop, and prefer any other watchmaker to check and eventually adjust it. Better loose some bucks than having the watch ruined for free.

Is there any chance the accuracy will improve any after wearing it for a while?
Definitely not.

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Hi there,


For free or not for free, Omega certification can't replace skills, care, and knowledge. I would not trust this workshop, and prefer any other watchmaker to check and eventually adjust it. Better loose some bucks than having the watch ruined for free.


Definitely not.

Regards, Roland Ranfft
How much do you think a calibration will cost at a good dealer locally?
 

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Above are all good advisors, with excellent advice.
My 1022 keeps excellent time to COSC parameters.

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Well I'm running a little test and I've set the Omega to my Quartz Seiko to the second. I'll check how close they are in 12 hours and see where we're at, I think I may have been mistaken with my precious error estimate...I hope so!
 

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Easily regulated by any watch guy and like others said should be a few seconds a day out , congrats on a great piece with family history and hopefully you can now add more history to it.
 

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So I think originally I didn't wind it enough to keep time well. I barely wound it past the point where it started running. I'm wondering how much I can wind it? Will it stop at some point? Can I damage it if I over-wind it? Thanks guys!
 

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Your watch is an automatic, designed to wind itself while it is worn and moving on the wrist.
It is good to start it with a few turns of the crown, but to keep winding in this way non-stop is thought by some to cause damage ,especially to vintage watches.
After saying this, if you wish to hand wind it is impossible to overwind any watch, and automatics do not "stop" when fully charged, the crown keeps turning. Manually wound watches "stop" when the mainspring is fully tightened, and unless brute force is used will not overwind.
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Thanks, Bob! I know it's an automatic and only needs to be wound to start it but since it's not my daily wear I wanted to give it a good wind so it'll run for a day or so I can see how well it's keeping time. Thanks for the extra information, I don't think I'll get too crazy winding it based on your comments.
 

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You can't get crazy winding it. Once it is fully wound, assuming it has indeed been serviced, then the mainspring will slip inside the barrel just as it is designed to do. So you could carry on winding it, just as it would be if the rotor were winding it.
 

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You can't get crazy winding it. Once it is fully wound, assuming it has indeed been serviced, then the mainspring will slip inside the barrel just as it is designed to do. So you could carry on winding it, just as it would be if the rotor were winding it.
So would the winding mechanism feel different at that point? Would it loose the tension or get harder to turn or just remain the same?
 
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