Omega Seamaster Professional 2265.80

I’ve written about Omegas SMP before but this one has such a beautiful deep blue glossy dial it would be criminal not to feature it! It came in for a movement service as the owner has just bought it and there wasn’t any history with it.

Omega SMP 2265.80

The traditional Omega hippocampus adorns the caseback.

Omega SMP 2265.80

With the caseback and magnetic shield removed we have a view of the calibre 1538 movement.

Omega SMP 2265.80

Once the movement is uncased the beautiful glossy blue dial and swords type hands can be seen, lovely isn’t it?

Omega SMP 2265.80

Underneath that dial is the calendar components, it’s nice to see a bit of perlage decoration on the top cover.

Omega SMP 2265.80

With that cover removed you can see more of the components. The brass wheel with the steel circle in the centre is a clever magnetic clutch that enables the fast setting of the hour hand for different time zones.

Omega SMP 2265.80

The calendar side fully stripped.

Omega SMP 2265.80

Flip the movement over and the circuit and motion work side is ready to be tackled. Once again a nice touch is the perlage on the coil cover.

Omega SMP 2265.80

The keyless work and train are accessible once the circuit and coil are removed.

Omega SMP 2265.80

The movement was soon ready for cleaning and inspection.

Omega SMP 2265.80

Omega SMP 2265.80

It’s probably just me but does the coil cover put anyone else in mind of the famous giant statues on Easter Island?

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Must just be me then!

Once the parts had been cleaned reassembly started. A point to mention is don’t put the rotor or the magnetic clutch in a cleaning machine, in fact never put anything magnetic in as they will attract all the tiny metal particles suspended in the cleaning solution and you’ll have a fun time cleaning them off when they come out. It’s best to clean these separately in some fresh cleaning solution.

Omega SMP 2265.80

Top plate back on the train and the keyless work reinstalled.

Omega SMP 2265.80

The circuit side completed.

Omega SMP 2265.80

With the calendar side completed we now have a freshly lubricated movement ready for the dial and handset.

Omega SMP 2265.80

That lovely dial again, the contrast between the relief printed waves and the glossy blue dial really makes the dial stand out. Or ‘pop’ if your into your americanisms.

Omega SMP 2265.80

The movement recased and ready for a fresh battery.

Omega SMP 2265.80

With the watch resealed it’s time for a pressure test.

Omega SMP 2265.80

Omega SMP 2265.80

Omega SMP 2265.80

With that successfully passed the watch is done and ready for a few more years service.

Omega SMP 2265.80

Omega SMP 2265.80

Omega SMP 2265.80

And a shot back on the ultrasonically cleaned bracelet!

Omega SMP 2265.80

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