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I am about to send my Omega Seamaster GMT off for service after I noticed a light misting inside the crystal. I put in in a ziplock with a new dessicant packet and 48 hours later it was clear again but I know it is time...

I got an estimate of $200 from a shop in PA, one for $250 when I called the Omega Service Center, and one for $575 for a well known Omega expert repair place locally. I know the one in PA needed to be pressed before agreeing to do a pressure check and I don't trust the $250 from the Omega SC. I know several people who swear by the local expert and I was impressed to hear what they would do and that the seals and parts (hour wheel) that commonly needed to be replaced during the service were included in the $575, and it could be less once they got it apart.

Anyway, does anyone have any recent cost they would be willing to share? Right now I am leaning towards the local expert.

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-Tom
 

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If Omega SC is charging $250, that's only a partial service where they replace the crown, HE valve, and gaskets then a pressure test. Nothing else.

Since you definitely have moisture in the case, spring for a full service at $550. You'll have a brand new looking watch with a 2 year Omega International warranty.

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If Omega SC is charging $250, that's only a partial service where they replace the crown, HE valve, and gaskets then a pressure test. Nothing else.

Since you definitely have moisture in the case, spring for a full service at $550. You'll have a brand new looking watch with a 2 year Omega International warranty.

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Thank you! This is the kind of info for which I was hoping. The local company is Nesbits and from what I have seen here, they have an excellent reputation.
 

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I'd send it directly to Omega. As part of the service, I'd ask that the hands, dial, and bezel also be replaced. The dial and bezel might cost an extra $500, but it would be worth the added expense. Your watch would come back good as new.
 

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I'd send it directly to Omega. As part of the service, I'd ask that the hands, dial, and bezel also be replaced. The dial and bezel might cost an extra $500, but it would be worth the added expense. Your watch would come back good as new.
New hands are already included in the $550 price.

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Nesbit’s is excellent from what I’ve read on these boards. They either are or were an authorized omega repair facility.


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Mine went with Omega here in the UK so cost doesn’t really apply, but I would highly recommend it. I opted to keep my dings, but the movement, winding etc is fantastic afterwards.

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Rough estimate? Oh, it will definitely be rough alright. :)

I agree with those that say give it to Omega. Nice looking watch and you want it running right.
 

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Thank you! This is the kind of info for which I was hoping. The local company is Nesbits and from what I have seen here, they have an excellent reputation.
Let us know how it turns out. I have the same Omega timepiece and it needs a service and a new hour wheel. Its a great watch!
 

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I only deal with AD service, as they provide me with 1 year warranty on the movement + why risk it.
 

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Do you just send off your watch? What is the process? I do not live anywhere near the Omega centers.
 
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