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2500 C

Post by MDF » Tue May 02, 2017 4:04 pm

Anyone know how messed up this movement actually is? Is it super stupid to buy one figuring if there is a problem Omega would fix it and replace the defective part with a new improved part. Or should I just wait for a 2500 D to show up and pay over a grand more for the watch? Just wanted some advice for down the road. Thanks!
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Re: 2500 C

Post by hoppyjr » Tue May 02, 2017 4:20 pm

Lots of info on WUS about this, but in short;

When Omega services the "C" they replace a part and it helps. The movement problems are not as big a deal as it sounds, as some have stopped but most are fine. There were rumors that the oiling specs were incorrect (when new) but are revised now.

I would prefer the 3-level escapement of the "D" but wouldn't less a "C" pass by if it were a good deal.

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Re: 2500 C

Post by Zidane » Tue May 02, 2017 4:31 pm

I've had five or six "C" movements (lost count) and two "D"' movements; one of each now currently. No issues with either. D is better but not something I'd lose any sleep over.

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Re: 2500 C

Post by MDF » Tue May 02, 2017 4:37 pm

cool thanks for the advice I appreciate it!
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Re: 2500 C

Post by dnslater » Tue May 02, 2017 5:05 pm

Wildly overblown issue, that said mine stopped at 4 years from purchase. Was gray market though so may have been older. Nesbits corrected with the service as Hoppy said. I would be more concerned about service history than C vs D. They have been out of production long enough they all should have been serviced once by now.

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Re: 2500 C

Post by matt.wu » Tue May 02, 2017 5:13 pm

I've had two that stopped on me.
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Re: 2500 C

Post by james80 » Tue May 02, 2017 5:18 pm

matt.wu wrote:I've had two that stopped on me.
This means very little without knowing the total number you've owned!

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Re: 2500 C

Post by Joeprez » Tue May 02, 2017 5:34 pm

Mine stopped but I send it to Nesbits and they dealt with it. Happy with mine, would not pay more just because it's a D.


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Re: 2500 C

Post by BBK357 » Tue May 02, 2017 5:43 pm

I hear it's overblown but then I read that quite a few have stopped

Sounds like a lottery draw when purchasing an unserviced C movement


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Re: 2500 C

Post by logan2z » Tue May 02, 2017 5:57 pm

I think you have three choices:

1) Buy a 'C' that's been serviced and brought up to snuff.
2) Buy an unserviced 'C' at a price that leaves enough $$$ for a service.
3) If the cost of option 2) is close to the cost of a 'D' then buy a 'D' and avoid the hassle.

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Re: 2500 C

Post by mfxr » Wed May 03, 2017 3:52 am

logan2z wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 5:57 pm
I think you have three choices:

1) Buy a 'C' that's been serviced and brought up to snuff.
2) Buy an unserviced 'C' at a price that leaves enough $$$ for a service.
3) If the cost of option 2) is close to the cost of a 'D' then buy a 'D' and avoid the hassle.
That pretty much sums it up.
I had the issue with the one I owned - fixed under warranty at the time.

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Re: 2500 C

Post by greenlightning » Wed May 03, 2017 4:36 am

Buy one from Ben. It will have a fresh service

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Re: 2500 C

Post by dnslater » Wed May 03, 2017 5:18 am

mfxr wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 3:52 am
logan2z wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 5:57 pm
I think you have three choices:

1) Buy a 'C' that's been serviced and brought up to snuff.
2) Buy an unserviced 'C' at a price that leaves enough $$$ for a service.
3) If the cost of option 2) is close to the cost of a 'D' then buy a 'D' and avoid the hassle.
That pretty much sums it up.
I had the issue with the one I owned - fixed under warranty at the time.
2500 line has been completely out of production for 5 years or so, so I would plan on a service for any version, including 'D' unless service history is presented.

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Re: 2500 C

Post by hoppyjr » Wed May 03, 2017 6:45 am

greenlightning wrote:Buy one from Ben. It will have a fresh service

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Re: 2500 C

Post by jtbenson » Wed May 03, 2017 6:50 am

i've owned two 2500 non-Ds that never presented the issue. still own one of them and it was serviced by nesbits before the issue every presented itself. i also own a D currently that has been carefree.
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Re: 2500 C

Post by andrema » Wed May 03, 2017 7:15 am

james80 wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 5:18 pm
matt.wu wrote:I've had two that stopped on me.
This means very little without knowing the total number you've owned!
Matt has owned 10,000 PO2500C's
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Re: 2500 C

Post by deepcdvr » Wed May 03, 2017 3:46 pm

matt.wu wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 5:13 pm
I've had two that stopped on me.
So did I

Hmm, I didn't get them from you, did I? :lol:
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