Omega Seamaster Professional 300m - Loose pins
by Duncan P.
Omega Seamaster Professional 300m - Loose pins:
Hi, I took my watch to an Omega dealer after one of the pins dropped out of the metal strap. I have also had problems recently with one or two of the pins apparently sliding out of position during normal wear. These were able to be pushed back in to postion using a screwdriver.
The watch is 8 years old and is used occasionally (I also have a Speedmaster and tend to wear one or the other). The dealer checked the rest of the strap and pointed out that 4 of the pins remaining were easily moved and may cause problems in the future. They still have my watch and are suggesting I need replacement pin and tubes for the repair but are going to obtain a quote for me.
The dealer pointed out that they have in the past replaced all the pins and tubes on other Omega's at the same time as (logical argument I accept) when one goes it suggests the others are on their way out.
My query is, is this common? What do you think is a fair price to replace one, the 5 needed or all..? Is it possible to use a bonding agent on the pins that are moving at the minute to keep them fast and just replace the one needed? will this cause long term damage?
Thanks for your help