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Hello - hoping you all can diagnose an issue I am having with a modern Seamaster Professional (~10 years old).

It started a few weeks ago when I noticed the time was incorrect by 90 minutes or so, when I'd check it in the morning. I have a pretty consistent schedule for my watches, where I wear or wind them every AM so it's rare that the watch simply winds down.

I thought I was losing my mind, and forgetting to wind the watch or something... until tonight. I put it on (it was ticking and the time was correct) and 2 hours later I look down and it's not ticking.

When I manually wind the crown, it sounds/feels normal, but if I put my ear to the watch I hear a slight 'click' half a second after I stop winding the crown, every time I try it. Any ideas? It's running now, but I am nervous that hand-winding it is doing some damage.

Yes I can take it into Omega, just curious what you all think.
FYI I did get it serviced by Omega in April of last year (not sure if there's a warranty on their services, but of course haven't been able to go see them during Covid)
 

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A click after winding and short PR could be a broken mainspring. Able to wind / wear and generate some power, but dies shortly thereafter?

This is a complete guess however - I’d advise taking it in for diagnosis & service. After ten years, it deserves it regardless!

I’d also advise not hand winding or wearing it until you have it repaired to avoid any further damage.

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I had a feeling it could be the mainspring - I'll report back when I get a chance to drop it off.
I did have it serviced last year! (of course there were no issues... and now there are!)
 

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I had a feeling it could be the mainspring - I'll report back when I get a chance to drop it off.
I did have it serviced last year! (of course there were no issues... and now there are!)
Good luck! Let us know what you find out!


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Hello - hoping you all can diagnose an issue I am having with a modern Seamaster Professional (~10 years old).

It started a few weeks ago when I noticed the time was incorrect by 90 minutes or so, when I'd check it in the morning. I have a pretty consistent schedule for my watches, where I wear or wind them every AM so it's rare that the watch simply winds down.

I thought I was losing my mind, and forgetting to wind the watch or something... until tonight. I put it on (it was ticking and the time was correct) and 2 hours later I look down and it's not ticking.

When I manually wind the crown, it sounds/feels normal, but if I put my ear to the watch I hear a slight 'click' half a second after I stop winding the crown, every time I try it. Any ideas? It's running now, but I am nervous that hand-winding it is doing some damage.

Yes I can take it into Omega, just curious what you all think.
FYI I did get it serviced by Omega in April of last year (not sure if there's a warranty on their services, but of course haven't been able to go see them during Covid)
2 years warranty on that service. Take it in asap and best wishes bro.

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2 years warranty on that service. Take it in asap and best wishes bro.
Thanks RMerc for confirming the 2-year warranty. That was the catalyst to get me into the Omega Boutique this weekend.

They didn't take any guesses as to what is wrong with the watch - it will be sent back out and no real ETA when it will be back, either ("due to COVID")

I did ask if they would provide an update on what's wrong, and the Service Tech seemed to say "no" they just provide a code for the work they do... Which may or may not be enough to tell me what actually broke.
 

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Thanks RMerc for confirming the 2-year warranty. That was the catalyst to get me into the Omega Boutique this weekend.

They didn't take any guesses as to what is wrong with the watch - it will be sent back out and no real ETA when it will be back, either ("due to COVID")

I did ask if they would provide an update on what's wrong, and the Service Tech seemed to say "no" they just provide a code for the work they do... Which may or may not be enough to tell me what actually broke.
It's cool when you get a bag of used parts back. You'll get new seals, crown, he valve, hands and whatever else needs to be replaced all for one price. I think the best part is getting the 2 year international warranty card.

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