Omega is the world’s seventh most popular brand of Swiss luxury watches. If you have an Omega watch in your collection, you probably want to keep it looking spectacular and running just as smoothly as when you first bought it. That’s where an Omega watch service comes in, but how much does that cost?
On average, an Omega watch service costs $650. How much you’ll pay for a complete service depends on the specific watch model, condition, and movement. Automatic and mechanical watches are more expensive to repair and restore than quartz watches, often regardless of brand.
We know your Omega is likely a prime piece in your watch collection, and you’d like to know how much to expect when the time comes to service your luxury watch. This blog post breaks down the cost of both a complete and partial service for an Omega watch by movement type.
Are you thinking of a restoration service instead? We’ve covered those prices too in this post.
Table of Contents
- 1 How Much Is An Omega Watch Service?
- 2 How Much Is An Omega Watch Restoration Service?
- 3 Service Fees For Omega Watch Models
- 4 What’s Included In An Omega Watch Service?
How Much Is An Omega Watch Service?
On average, a complete service for an Omega watch is about $650. At a minimum, you can expect to pay around $450 for a service on a non-chronograph watch. At the most, you’ll pay a service fee somewhere around $950 for mechanical and automatic watches with a chronograph caliber.
However, as with any watch from virtually any brand, the exact amount for an Omega watch service will depend on the model and condition of your watch as well as its movement.
Cost Of A Complete and Partial Omega Watch Service
|Movement||Service||Price for watches with a crown made of precious material||Price for watches with a crown made of non-precious material|
|Specials / Complications / Old Calibers||Complete Service||$925+||$925+|
|Specials / Complications / Old Calibers||Partial service||$400||$400|
You’ll notice the chart listed prices for Omega watches made with precious and non-precious materials. Precious materials are more expensive to source and fix, thus the higher service cost than watches with non-precious material.
Precious material, or in this case, precious metal, has a high economic value across the world because it’s rare and doesn’t wear down or corrode as much as non-precious metals.
- Omega watches with crowns made from silver, gold, palladium, or platinum are precious materials.
- Omega watches with crowns made from ceramic, titanium, and steel, including heavy-duty plated steel, are non-precious materials.
Omega’s Special Calibers
Aside from chronograph and non-chronograph watches, Omega has a “Specials” category of watch calibers. These watches start at $1,000 for complete service, whether they’re quartz, mechanical, or automatic. Special calibers also cost $1,000 and up whether the watch is made with precious or non-precious metal.
Though this is not an exhaustive list, Omega special calibers include:
How Much Is An Omega Watch Restoration Service?
According to Omega’s website, the cost of an Omega watch restoration service begins at $1,500, though it seems like the most common starting price is around $1,625 from what we’ve seen posted on forums and business pages.
A lot goes into restoring your precious timepiece, including replacing the bearing and bringing back to life the dial.
See this neat video that shows how Omega restores an enamel dial.
Cost Of Complete and Partial Omega Restoration Service
|Automatic / Mechanical||Complete restoration||$1,625+||Leather or metal bracelet|
|Automatic / Mechanical||Partial restoration||$500+||Leather or metal bracelet|
Service Fees For Omega Watch Models
You should expect to pay somewhere between $450 – $950 for a complete service on your Omega watch. For a partial service, expect to shell out around $225 – $400. On average, it costs about $650 for complete service on an Omega wrist piece.
Omega watches with crowns made of precious metals (like silver, gold, and platinum) are more expensive to service than Omega watches with crowns made of non-precious metals (ceramic and steel). This is because precious metals are more sought-after and resistant to everyday wear and tear and corrosion.
Omega has a stellar collection of watches, from their De Ville and Constellation collections to their sportier models aptly named under the Seamaster and Speedmaster lines.
We’ve broken down the cost of an Omega watch service by movement type, so whether you own automatics, mechanicals, quartz watches, or little of them all, here’s a more in-depth look at the price breakdown and specific models.
Be aware, however, that many of Omega’s collections feature both automatic and mechanical watches, like the Aqua Terra line.
Omega Service Cost For Automatic Watches
For service for your automatic Omega watch, it’ll cost you around $550-$950.
Automatic watches are not ‘easy’ fixes like a quartz watch, which is battery powered and typically only needs a battery swap to be good to be. Automatic watches have far more complex movement (they often have 130 components!) and thus require more skill, labor, and quality parts to fix.
If you have an Aqua Terra, a De Ville Prestige, or a Seamaster 300M or Seamaster Bullhead, these are automatic watches, and you can expect to pay upwards of $500 for a complete service and $225 or more for partial service.
The Diver 300M and the jaw-dropping Constellation Co-Axial Master Chronometer are also automatics. So is the Speedmaster Racing Chronograph watch.
Omega Service Cost For Mechanical Watches
A complete service for an Omega mechanical watch is about $550 – $950.
Mechanical watches are similar to watches with automatic movement in the number of internal components they have – around 130 or so, so they are still quite costly to service (though usually worth it!)
Mechanical watches by Omega include the De Ville Prestige and the Speedmaster 38.
Omega Service Cost For Quartz Watches
Omega quartz watches are often the cheapest to service – around $450 – $550 for complete service and $225 to start for partial service. If you’re looking to swap out a battery on your Omega quartz, that should be about $55.
Popular Omega quartz watches include the Tresor 36mm and the slightly larger Tresor 39mm, along with the Constellation 28mm and the Constellation Co-Axial Master Chronometer.
What’s Included In An Omega Watch Service?
For a complete Omega watch service, your watch is dismantled, and any broken or damaged parts will be replaced or fixed, then cleaned. The exterior of your watch (the case and bracelet) is also cleaned up and polished. Then, the watch is put back together. The gaskets are tested for water resistance to keep out moisture.
For a partial service on your Omega watch, not everything that’s included in the complete service will be performed on your watch, but your watch still gets a good touch-up.
During a partial Omega watch service, the gaskets are replaced, and water resistance is checked so that your watch is up to factory standards. Your watch case and bracelet are cleaned with ultrasonic cleaning, then a final visual and technical inspection is completed. The inspection includes checking your watch for accurate timekeeping and ensuring all additional features are working, along with a visual inspection for aesthetic purposes.