Preserve your omega
A watch is a precision instrument made up of hundreds of tiny parts, and is subjected to many mechanical and environmental effects. It must be operated correctly and serviced regularly to maintain its performance, reliability and appearance.
This section provides information and tips on how to care for your OMEGA to ensure that it gives you satisfaction for as long as you own it.
What should I do to ensure that my watch continues to provide excellent service for many years?
avoid direct contact with solvents, detergents, perfumes, cosmetic products etc., since they may damage the bracelet, the case or the gaskets.
for metal bracelets and for all water-resistant cases, use a toothbrush with soapy tap water and a soft cloth for drying.
OMEGA recommends that you follow the steps below in order to preserve the condition of your leather strap as long as possible:
unless your OMEGA watch is equipped with a Master Co-Axial Chronometer movement, resistant to magnetic fields greater than 1.5 tesla (15,000 gauss), we recommend that you avoid exposing it to powerful magnetic fields such as: loudspeakers, refrigerators, certain handbag clasps, iPad cases etc.
The functioning of a self-winding mechanical OMEGA movement depends on the wrist movements of the wearer. When fully wound, the watch will have a power reserve corresponding to the model's specifications.
If the watch has not been worn for several days or if your wrist movements are insufficient for the permanent self-winding of the movement and its power reserve has thus run low, we recommend to wind the watch manually by giving the crown 15 to 20 full clockwise rotations.
screw it in carefully to ensure that no water enters the mechanism.
all OMEGA watches are tested according to the official NIHS (Industrial Norms of the Swiss Watchmaking Industry) and the internal norms of Swatch Group. Although current OMEGA watches are shock-resistant up to 5000g, it must be specified that heavy shocks such as accidental knocks should be avoided.
always rinse your watch with warm tap water afterwards. Please note: we recommend that you have the water resistance of your watch checked once a year by an authorized OMEGA Service Centre.
avoid extreme temperatures (above 60C, or 140F, below 0C, or 32F) or extreme temperature changes.
A watch’s water resistance cannot be permanently guaranteed. It may be affected by the ageing of gaskets or by an accidental shock to one of the components assuring the water resistance such as crown, pushers and crystal. As stipulated in our service instructions, we recommend you to have the water resistance of your OMEGA watch checked once a year by an approved OMEGA service centre.
Your OMEGA wristwatch was designed to give you years of outstanding timekeeping performance. You may, however, have some questions about its functions or how to make small adjustments. Each Video Manual includes clear explanations provided by an OMEGA watch specialist, along with engaging 3-D animations that make the information even more accessible.finding the right video manual
Your OMEGA wristwatch has been designed to give you years of outstanding timekeeping performance. You may, however, have some questions about some of its functions, how to make small adjustments, your watch’s guarantee or its recommended servicing intervals. The Operating Instructions has been created to answer your questions and to provide you with information that will help you make sure your timepiece works optimally for as long as you own it.DOWNLOAD THE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Like any high-precision instrument, a watch needs regular servicing to ensure that it functions perfectly. We cannot indicate the frequency of such work, since it depends entirely on the model, the climate, and the owner’s individual care of the watch. As a general rule, a watch should be serviced every 4 to 5 years, depending on the conditions in which it is used.
A watch’s water resistance cannot be permanently guaranteed. It may be affected by the ageing of gaskets or by an accidental shock on components ensuring the water resistance qualities. We recommend that you have the water resistance of your OMEGA watch checked once a year by an authorized OMEGA service centre.
Our trained and qualified watchmakers use modern, state-of-the-art infrastructure to restore the condition of your current collection or vintage OMEGA timepiece.Read more