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    Omega dial and hands swap

    Can anyone give me an idea of the cost to swap the dial and hands in a seamster SMP? I guess it would be best done at the same time as a service, so then we are just looking at the cost of providing a dial and handset.

    I've noticed the white dialed watch, the 210.30.42.20.04.001, seems to be more costly than the black 210.30.42.20.01.001. i can't imagine it would make sense to get a black and swap the dial and hands but my curiosity makes me ask!

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    Omega won't do it as it's not their internally sourced parts, authorised workshops may do it, but only alongside with a full service, as you pointed out.
    Your best option I think is to go with someone independent but reliable - Simon Freese comes to my mind, who is an excellent Omega certified independent watchmaker here in the UK. No idea about the costs, but it's a straightforward routine procedure so I'd be surprised if it costed more than 100-150

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    Duncan at Genesis did a Omega dial swap on my speedy last year, no service just dial and hand swap which I think was just over 100.
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    Did that include sourcing/supplying the dial Ben? If I could get a dial and hands supplied and fitted for 100-200 it becomes very viable. The price difference for good pre owned, or grey dealer new, between black and white dial is twice that

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    I wish it did Neil, it would have been quite the bargain

    https://www.swisslimitededitions.com...nds-3570-40-00

    Just checked and it was 100 exactly plus 10 return postage.

    Quote Originally Posted by LondonNeil View Post
    Did that include sourcing/supplying the dial Ben? If I could get a dial and hands supplied and fitted for 100-200 it becomes very viable. The price difference for good pre owned, or grey dealer new, between black and white dial is twice that
    Last edited by ben4watches; 14th October 2021 at 10:10.
    Cheers,

    Ben



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    " an extravagance is anything you buy that is of no earthly use to your wife "

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    Indeed it would! I contacted Duncan at genesis and have just had a very clear response, impressive service I think. Fitting the dial and hands 100...... supplying the dial and hands 1050! Jeeeez Omega! I mean, come on! I guess zirconium oxide dials take some making, but I hadn't guessed that much. Ah well, I'll keep saving up!

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    Pimping ones Omega is not a cheap job Neil.

    On a side note, Ive used Duncan on numerous occasions and he and his service has always exemplary.

    Quote Originally Posted by LondonNeil View Post
    Indeed it would! I contacted Duncan at genesis and have just had a very clear response, impressive service I think. Fitting the dial and hands 100...... supplying the dial and hands 1050! Jeeeez Omega! I mean, come on! I guess zirconium oxide dials take some making, but I hadn't guessed that much. Ah well, I'll keep saving up!
    Cheers,

    Ben



    ..... for I have become the Jedi of flippers


    " an extravagance is anything you buy that is of no earthly use to your wife "

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