Trying to FIX a 1964 Omega Watch with Dirt on the Dial

Hi, this ‘trying to fix’ video shows me attempting to clean a 1964 ladies Omega Ladymatic with dirt on the dial.
It looks like the black paint on the markers is breaking down and depositing itself on the glass and dial so I need to take it apart to clean it.
Remember that this is just for entertainment and I am not an expert in these repairs. The processes in the video may not be the best way, the correct way or the safest way to fix these things.
I do love fault finding and trying to fix broken things so I hope that comes across in this ‘Trying to FIX’ series.
Many thanks, Vince.


Dragon Gamer says:


Kev's Crazylife says:

My dad had a gold Omega

The Clint says:

You really should polish that glass!

Yippy Dingding says:

Like to see you doing a pocket watch and there cheap and big workings easier to do

ro63rto says:

Get yourself signed up to Mark Lovick’s watch repair courses.

Mark Ferguson says:

Probably radium on the markings

Robert Robinson says:

Vince it looked like the bearing for the rotor is worn out could be why it isn’t functioning properly.

TSL ShabaNS says:


digital masters says:

shes over 50years old, gotta expect some wear and tear at that age. still a very pretty watch.

eg1885 says:

I would have considered changing the glass and maybe the band, but that’s just me. Love these vids.

ged mcgaffin says:

Thanks Vince


Nice one VINCE. If you heat the tips of the tweezers under a lighter or naked flame they will become demagnetized for a while.

Paul B says:

Looks like the rotors been pushed down the shaft too far stopping it turning. Usually you don’t need to completely remove the movement clamps they turn out of the way when loose.

Bishbash says:

Jewlers rouge will get the scratches out of the glass

yousif Najimi says:


Dark GT says:

I don’t see why you won’t do full clean up of that watch. Is not looking better, isn’t that collectible.

worldwidewillem says:

Nice video, Vince. Thank you for showing.

Desert Fox says:


Micks says:

Behind the mecanism cover it says : acier inoxydable, it’s swiss french and says “stainless steel”
You were asking, tho..
Thanks for these videos !

Rohan Mato says:


Craig Marvin says:

There was a split second in the video where you touched the oscillating weight and it looked like there was excessive movement in the rotor. It could be the centre bush or the axle or both. The axle could be loose on its plate or the screws holding the plate to the bridge could be a tad loose!

Another possibility is the auto reverser wheel needs cleaning or replacing. It’s my belief that those faults combined could reduce the efficiency of the automatic mechanism.

The movement looked a bit dirty and the balance jewels are dry.

Garrett P. says:

It looks like you might be able to loosen the tabs holding the mechanism in and push them over rather than taking them out entirely. If that’s true that would save a lot of headache and you might as well get those last flakes out of there lol

Aaqib Hassan says:


Fernando Alegre says:

Omegas are so beautiful, man. I recently inherited a 1967 Seamaster from my late grandpa and I’ve been using it daily (or as close to daily as possible) in his honour.

Adolf Ad says:

Wtf!!!! Gears in watch . . . Is that a car or something lolx

Jamesmachinery says:

Any plans on doing more vintage toys repair

Icinesis Wayons says:

They gyroscopic winder will not move as freely if fully wound up because there is no clutch to release energy so it works as a brake instead.

KHANV1CT says:

I’ve always wanted an Omega watch.

Tricky Rainbow says:

Ayyyyy I am early

Mark Ferguson says:

My mistake tritium replaced radium in 1960

Ako_ B says:

Hi there! Exscume me Mr Vince…I got a question for you ?

Ian Watson says:

I got two very old Sekonda’s I am wanting to fix up, one being an early Safari, the other some airliner thingy model, I know I could send them to Sekonda but am wanting to try my hand out on DIY.

Nolan T says:

If you are going to be doing much more repairs, you do need to get a demagnetizer for your tools like the tweezers and screwdrivers. Also a squeeze bulb air blower to get all the little dust particles from under the glass just before you put the movement in and screw on the back.,, nothing more frustrating than to have to open it back up and take the movement back out because of some dust in there . On those movement hold down tabs, no need to remove them completely, just loosen them and swing those tabs away Like Paul B said. I was a watch repairman for 8 years , so you did a pretty good job

Round Tuit says:

Same age as me.

Leestons says:

If you could keep it in frame for more than a second that would be **fantastic**

Yippy Dingding says:

Like to see you doing a pocket watch and there cheap and big workings easier to do

SuperBoobaloo says:

“Purest GREEN!”

GadgetUK164 - Retro Gaming Repairs & Mods says:

Nice job as usual! I would HAVE to take it to bits having spotted that one partical though – it would bug me lol!

AgaricoYT says:

I’ve become inspired by your videos so I bought a faulty I phone 5 off of eBay for $30 and I’m going to attempt to fix it.

Joseph Neale says:


roscopeco2000 says:

Great video Vince, I personally would be very interested to see more watch content

rolf sinkgraven says:

Got a watch like that and it needs to move without hesitation, so it needs cleaning. Better ask a watch maker what he uses for that.

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