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Omega Cal. 1342 help please

Hello everyone,
I was talking to a friend at work the other day and he mentioned he owned an Omega. He finally brought it in to see if I could help getting it working. It's a quartz Seamaster de ville model in a 10k gold filled case. I'm guessing it's from the early to mid '80's, but really don't know. I replaced the battery and it's ticking away just fine. It's marked 10k gold filled along the top edge of the caseback and 1342 at the bottom. The quartz movement is marked 1342, but I didn't write down the other numbers in the small circle you can see in the second movement pic. If necessary, I'll open it back up and post them.
The problem I have with it is that the crown only seems to adjust the hour hand (forward or backward) in one hour jumps and that's all. The watch doesn't hack and the minute hand doesn't seem to move at all during attempts at setting. I've tried all possible crown positions with no luck. At first, I thought the crown had been replaced as it doesn't have the usual Omega logo on it. It seems to have a inset "button" in stainless steel (outside of the crown is gold), that can be depressed slightly. I had an old quartz watch that was a movie promo watch that was set by depressing a similar button. I tried with no success on this watch. I ended up pulling the battery until the right time and reinserting it. The watch is in pretty poor shape overall, but he's had it for years and I'd like to see if there's an inexpensive way (or just the right way) to be able to set the watch. I'll include several pics of in hopes it will help. I appreciate your learned advise watchfriends.

Kind regards,

Jeff Beck
Austin, TX









Answer:
Try pushing the center of the crown with a blunt object... That's how minutes are adjusted with the Albatross Chrono-Quartz. Pushing in the crown advances the minute hand via the little micro-motors that ordinarily advance the hands as time goes on...

Try it and report back, please!
Answer:
Hi Chuck, no luck with the hammer, um blunt object! I tried several times and the button certainly depresses (although it seems to return fairly slowly), it did not yield any movement of the minute hand. I removed the crown the other night, but didn't really have any idea if I should be looking for anything special. It reseated just fine, but still no luck. I had just read Jason's post below about his Geneve model of the same design. I may be in luck if it is just a simple adjustment as his was. My friend would like to be able to wear it and make adjustments as necessary.
By the way, my apologies for not writing back on your last e-mail. We've had a lot going on at home lately, so my computer time has been limited. The new water heater being installed on Monday also put a big dent in my Speedy search. I'll be in touch soon, hopefully. I really appreciate your quick response Chuck, along with any other DIY suggestions.

Cheers,

Jeff
Answer:
... has a formidable website. Check it out at:

http://www.old-omegas.com/

There you will find a leaflet on the 1324 movement and see that Chuck's suggestion was bang on (well, his suggestions always are!)

But possibly something a touch smaller than a hammer might be a good idea ...

Derek
Answer:
Jeff Beck Posts: Hi Chuck, no luck with the hammer... Jul 28, 2005 - 09:32 PM Hi Chuck, no luck with the hammer, um blunt object! I tried several times and the button certainly depresses (although it seems to return fairly slowly),it did not yield any movement of the minute hand. I removed the crown the other night, but didn't really have any idea if I should be looking for anything special. It reseated just fine, but still no luck. I had just read Jason's post below about his Geneve model of the same design. I may be in luck if it is just a simple adjustment as his was. My friend would like to be able to wear it and make adjustments as necessary. By the way, my apologies for not writing back on your last e-mail. We've had a lot going on at home lately, so my computer time has been limited. The new water heater being installed on Monday also put a big dent in my Speedy search. I'll be in touch soon, hopefully. I really appreciate your quick response Chuck, along with any other DIY suggestions. Cheers, Jeff
Answer:
Click on the Pic.




I hope this helps

S. www.Old-Omegas.com - a great place to find Omega brochures, owners manuals & more !
Confusion say :- Man with 1 watch KNOW time. Man with 2 watches never sure !
Answer:
Hello gentlemen,
Terribly sorry for the delay in responding, but I just now had the opportunity to check back in (from work, no less). I followed the 5 second rule, and it worked like a dream. The owner was here to pick it up, and was thrilled to see it in action. I really appreciate all the help, and have printed a copy of your directions for him Steve. Thanks again.

Warm regards,

Jeff
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