The Omega Seamaster is a model which was first introduced in 1948. In 1995 Omega partnered with the James Bond franchise and demand for the Seamaster went stratospheric. The Seamaster was cemented as an iconic line of watches, with numerous “Bond” models produced which are still hugely desirable to this day.
The Omega Seamaster on the bench today is one such James Bond model, with a blue dial and bezel. In Bond history, this model was worn by Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies. It arrived from our client completely stopped, not working at all. Inspection of the movement revealed dried up oils and greases. Then on disassembly, on opening the barrel the mainspring – the source of power for the watch – was found to be broken.
The Bond Omega Seamaster
This watch is powered by an Omega automatic movement calibre 1120. This is a modified version of the ETA 2892-A2 movement produced by ETA – one of the top watch movement manufacturers. The modifications are designed to improve performance – with 23 jewels and a three arm Glucydur balance. Early versions of this James Bond model used the Omega calibre 1109 before the upgraded 1120 was rolled out.
During servicing the movement is completely disassembled and pre-cleaned, with each part inspected. The disassembled movement is then run through our specialist watch movement cleaning machine, while the case and bracelet are cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner. After cleaning the movement is carefully reassembled and oiled. The dial and hands are then refitted, before the complete movement is fitted into the case.
After the watch is reassembled it is pressure tested to ensure it remains water resistant. This model is rated to 300m and we can test to this depth with our Sigma watch pressure testing machine. It tests using air pressure, so it is connected to a compressor which in turn is fitted with a booster as it requires plenty of pressure to reach 100m+.
Once the works are complete, we put all watches on test before return to our clients.
Do you have an Omega Seamaster watch in need of repair? Get in contact with us to see how we can help. We are able to repair almost any Omega watch and we offer a comprehensive watch repair service. We cater to clients all around the UK thanks to our fully insured freepost watch repairs service. You can also bring watches to our showrooms based in Lewes and Uckfield, Sussex. As Business Partners of the British Horological Institute and a Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award accredited business, you can be confident when dealing with us.
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