Omega Constellation Diagnostics

Diagnosis Omega watch Problems

The movement in your vintage Omega Constellation is an engine - a micro-mechanical marvel of amazing design and precision that operates under very fine tolerances. As soon as something interferes with the fine margins under which your movement performs, it will tell you by misbehaving in some way.

Unlike in children, or indeed adults, signs of misbehaviour in watches aren’t necessarily a bad thing, because this is the way a watch ‘communicates’ and tells you that it is in need of some attention. In this series of ad-hoc essays on interpreting the language of misbehaving movements, we will first explore those which give you the hurry-up.

Click here for the essay on potential causes of a fast running movement.

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  1. Anonymous7:56 am

    Another great post, Desmond. My Constellation was running faster than acceptable and is receiving a full service. You've answered some questions I've had in my mind for some time. I'm learning along the way. Brad

  2. Anonymous4:38 pm

    I tried to access the link regarding the fast running movement but it doesn't work. By the way, I am impressed by the ammount of usefull information in your essays. Thank you!

    1. Yes, just checked it....a box comes up and then promises to download. It then does, so try again and let me know if you have any further problems. Regards


  3. Anonymous6:57 pm

    It worked now, Thanks