Service: Omega Geneve calibre 1030

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It’s not as popular as earlier Omega movements, but I like the 1030. This customer watch is in very good original condition underneath the damaged crystal and only needs a routine service. 

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Performance is not too bad, but a service is in order as the movement is dry.

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The melted case back tells me it’s a long time since this case back was last opened. The movement is also in excellent condition.

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Case ref 136.0102

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I remove the hands and dial.

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Dial and date cover removed and everything looks pretty good.

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There is the odd piece of dirt here and there, but overall pretty good.

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Here you can see the gear train layout and the hacking lever.

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Winding/setting and quick set mechanism is nice when in good condition but not so much when rusted and worn!

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Old mainspring.

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All the parts cleaned and ready to be put back together.

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New mainspring in the barrel.

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I start putting the movement back together. Here you can see the tension spring for the central second pinion.

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Gear train coming back in place.

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Winding/setting/quickset and date mechanism back in place.

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Dial and hands back on the movement. Looks like the day it left the factory.

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Very nice movement when in good condition like this!

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Also a great performer!

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Great looking classic!

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4 Responses to Service: Omega Geneve calibre 1030

  1. Gary. says:

    Brilliant as always! Mitka do you think Omegas tend to rust more, especially around the winding mechanisms? I see a lot of the rusting in that area? This watch really looks pristine! Beautiful piece!

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    • mitka88 says:

      Hi Gary,

      Omega movements do not rust more than other brand as they use good quality steel. But a lot of them have seen though lives with lot’s of usage without service and after the crown gasket gets damage.

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  2. Timothy says:

    Just interested Mitka in which type of watch cleaning machine you use and the make of fluids you use in the jars? I know the L&R are popular but what the new Elma fluids now on the market?

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    • mitka88 says:

      Hi Timothy

      These blogpost’s are from when I was with Christian at watchguy. He has a Greiner ACS900. Can’t remember fluid. For my new workshop I will use a L&R with ultrasonic.

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