Quartz SMP battery ?

A place to discuss other watch-brands
Post Reply
User avatar
Alex r
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1149
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:58 pm
CW-watches: 2
Location: York uk

Quartz SMP battery ?

Post by Alex r »

My seamaster has just started with the low battery hand sweep and is going to needed changing. The crown has never clicked since I bought the watch and I have learnt to deal with it. This has not effected the water resistant as have been swimming and diving with no I'll effects.
Has any one used watch lab ? And would they look at the crown on a battery and reseal. Or would it be an expensive service.
In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, in the experts mind there are few.
-Shunryu Suzuki.-

User avatar
Andyshall
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1382
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:11 pm
Location: Yorkshire

Re: Quartz SMP battery ?

Post by Andyshall »

I have just sent my daughter's SMP to Swiss time services for a battery change which seems to be £75 from the website. I used them previously for a full service on a vintage Seamaster and I was very impressed by the communication and quality of the work. They have already confirmed that the watch has arrived and if you are not in a rush I can let you know how that pans out.
https://swisstimeservices.co.uk
I have not used Watch Lab but I did go into the York branch not long after it opened to enquirer if I could buy some spring bars from them and the two lads seemed particularly unhelpful and not that knowledgeable. It could have been a one off I suppose.

User avatar
Alex r
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1149
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:58 pm
CW-watches: 2
Location: York uk

Re: Quartz SMP battery ?

Post by Alex r »

Thanks Andy
Will have a look at Swiss time thanks for the link. Have been passed watch lab quite a bit but have never been in , not seen many customers in there either And reviews seem to be mixed.

Sent from my TA-1012 using Tapatalk

In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, in the experts mind there are few.
-Shunryu Suzuki.-

User avatar
Bahnstormer_vRS
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 23630
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:06 pm
CW-watches: 26
LE-two: 1
LE-three: 1
LE-foura: 1
LE-fourb: 1
LE-six: 1
LESeven: 1
Location: Hertfordshire, UK

Re: Quartz SMP battery ?

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS »

Someone else to check out Alex are David Carpenter in Tunbridge Wells.

They are accredited service agents for Omega, TAG and others.

I used them for a battery change including pressure test, on three of my quartz watches back in July. They were very reasonably priced and turned them around in pretty good order.

Hope this helps.

Guy

Sent from my Xperia XZ Premium using Tapatalk

C4&W7 BBMF| C5 BOB LE| C5 FLE| C7 MkI 47AD| C7 MkII Harrier| C8 MkI| C8 Reg MkII| C8 M2.04 LE| C8 PR
C9 FLE| C9 Me109 SPC LE| C11 Mak Navy| C20 FLE| C40 x2| C60 K'fisher| C60 FLE x2
C60 Apex| C60 Elite GMT| C65 S'hurst-Diver-GMT-AM GT| C1000

User avatar
PaulJS
Forumgod
Forumgod
Posts: 802
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:31 am
CW-watches: 6
Location: North Devon

Re: Quartz SMP battery ?

Post by PaulJS »

Have used http://www.swisswatchworkshop.co.uk/ for a battery replacement on a Tag. £80 including a pressure test and excellent service / communication from Ernest.

Also Omega specialists ( among other top brands ) so would be able to address the other issues, no doubt much more cost effectively than Omega.

Just e-mail them with your requirements and go from there if it suits.

Cheers,

Paul
The older I get the better I used to be

Trident Pro White / Blue
C4
Omega Speedmaster II LE
Omega Speedmaster II original-ish
Trident Pro Black/Blue
C70 VW4
C65 LE
C7 MK 1
Scurfa Diver One

Steinhart Ocean One 39

Post Reply