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Old 4 August 2019, 07:13 AM   #1
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Oysterquartz services in 2015 ... am I due??

Bought new-to-me April 2015 fresh from a service.

Watch still works and wears well.

Should I be bringing it in to the spa for a tune-up?
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Old 4 August 2019, 09:23 PM   #2
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Is it showing signs or asking for one?


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Old 4 August 2019, 10:56 PM   #3
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It’s not showing any signs of timekeeping loss or degradation. But I know if these things fail the movement components are very expensive.

That being said am I just throwing money away doing the service because I’m approaching five years?
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Old 5 August 2019, 02:35 AM   #4
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Lack of lube is why the oysterquartz tend to burn the tracer wire at the motor coil. Mine is at rolliworks for that repair and service now. In my defense, I bought mine inop. Once running I plan on 5 year service intervals.
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Old 5 August 2019, 02:47 AM   #5
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Suggested service interval for an OQ is 10 years.
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Old 11 August 2019, 01:48 AM   #6
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Suggested service interval for an OQ is 10 years.
That sounds to good to be true!
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Old 11 August 2019, 02:07 AM   #7
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Suggest replacing battery!
If service is needed you will see improper time keeping .
Had mine serviced by Rolliworks, and it first time done in about 10 years.
They found no problems, and of course lubricated the mechanical parts which now have MODERN long lasting oils/grease.
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Old 11 August 2019, 03:32 AM   #8
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Suggest replacing battery!
If service is needed you will see improper time keeping .
Had mine serviced by Rolliworks, and it first time done in about 10 years.
They found no problems, and of course lubricated the mechanical parts which now have MODERN long lasting oils/grease.
I keep hearing/SEEING great things about Rolliworks and will definitely be checking them out when the time comes.

The watch still keeps excellent time. I suppose Iíll just keep wearing it til I experience otherwise.
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That sounds to good to be true!
Nope, completely true.
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Oysterquartz services in 2015 ... am I due??

Anyone who waits 10 years to service an OQ is risking a more expensive overhaul at the end of that period. The integrated motor can fail if the mechanical side of the watch loses its lube and produces more frictional resistance from the gear train.

Remember, the dial-side of the movement is essentially a 3035 gearworks. The IC, quartz oscillator and motor components provide the regulated motive force to drive that train. It is true that the unique OQ components donít require the same schedule, but the dial-side works might need attention within 5 years.

Also, in 10 years gaskets and o-rings can fail.

What I recommend is having an OQ opened up 5 years after a full service (if no other reason pops up necessitating it).

Have the gear train inspected for presence of lube. Then have it pressure tested.

Thereafter, an annual pressure check and visual inspection is good to do. A certified watchmaker trained on OQ can do this - not suggesting it must be RSC-only.


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The Japanese Seiko quartz analogue 9F movement is reportedly designed to run fifty years before it needs servicing.
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Old 14 August 2019, 09:12 AM   #12
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Hmmm. I thought this thread was about Rolex quartz watches?
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