Omega is a brand that has built its reputation on precision. Their watches are used by astronauts, pilots and athletes to help them perform at their best. But like any other watch, they need to be maintained and cared for, especially the battery. It is important to replace the battery of your Omega watch as soon as it reaches the end of its life. This will ensure that the movement continues to work properly and minimize the risk of damage. If you wait too long the battery could leak and ruin the movement.
Omega recommends that a complete service is performed every four to five years, although it’s probably worth getting a battery replacement done as soon as you see the “End of Life” warning on your watch. In addition to replacing the battery a complete service will involve a deep clean of the case and bracelet, an inspection of the movement for signs of damage and a replacement of the back gasket. The complete service for an Omega watch will cost on average $637 USD.
A few key things to look out for when it is time to replace your Omega watch battery include:
The first sign that the battery is starting to go is when the watch starts to lose time. This will usually cause the second hand to jump in two to five second increments. Over time this will start to get worse. Another common sign that the battery is going bad is when the watch stops all together. If this happens it is likely that the movement is damaged and will need to be replaced.
While you can find instructions online for changing the battery in your Omega watch, it’s much safer to bring your watch into an authorized dealer. The dealers are trained to take care of your watch and have the necessary tools to do so.
They will also be able to diagnose any other problems with your watch. When you are bringing in your watch for a battery replacement make sure that it is in the box or in a suitable protective case.
It is also important to keep your Omega watch away from solvents and other caustic chemicals. These can damage the metals and leather in your watch as well as the gaskets. Additionally, it’s a good idea to avoid heavy knocks and magnetic fields. The latter can damage the highly-durable movements in your Omega and can be caused by items such as refrigerator magnets, handbag clasps or iPad cases. Omega watch battery replacement