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My Omega Seamaster Omegamatic the capacitor is dead and I've now sourced a new one. Would any of you happen to know how to replace it? Can you please post a step by step instructions with pics if you have? Thanks in advance
 

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I just had this done at a shop yesterday. It's not like a normal quartz where you take the cover off pop out the battery and put in a new one. If you are comfortable taking a mechanical watch apart and putting it back together it should be no problem. I'm not so I paid someone to do it.

I watched so can give you the basic steps first they opened the watch, took off the dust cover, and took off the rotor assembly and bridge (at least 3 screws) then they pulled the gear that connected the movement and the auto winding module, then took of a plate that looked like it contained electronics and held the capacitor on (another 3 or so screws), then swapped the battery, put the plate back on, put the gear back in, oiled the pivots/jewels on the rotor assembly and put that back on, dust cover back on screwed the case back down and then pressure tested it.

edit: I think M4TT has done it himself so you may ask him.
 

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Well, not on an omegamatic, but on a couple of autoquartz which is essentially the same watch. I know I wrote it up on here somewhere, so search is your friend I guess. Mind you, I can't find it with a cursory search. However, I would say that, without the correct tools and plenty of practice, this is one that is likely to end up with a broken watch. If you have to ask how to do it, you are probably not ready to. I'd take it in to a watchmaker if I were you.
 

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Goto M4tt's profile and search through posts he's started and you'll find it.
 

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No, I said threads started, not all posts, you did say you started the thread right? So that's only 3 pages of posts to look through :)
 

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No, I said threads started, not all posts, you did say you started the thread right? So that's only 3 pages of posts to look through :)
I don't think I did say I started the thread, merely that I wrote it up somewhere. I can't actually remember, but it seems more like the sort of thing I would write in response to someone else's question.
 
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