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How to fit a new helium valve to an omega seamaster

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sounds like an auto wind watch,you must wear this watch most of the day to keep it wound up.to wind the crown must be pushed all the way in.

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This is a helium release valve.
The purpose and function of the helium relief valve is a common point of confusion. It has nothing to do with normal underwater diving. Neither does it have anything to do with the depth rating for a diving watch. Helium does NOT seep into the watch while the watch is in water at any depth!

To put it simply, you can completely ignore a helium relief valve. This feature is not used in any way with any form of normal SCUBA diving or anything else that involves less than a multi-million dollar deep sea exploration project.

SCUBA diving activities normally occur at depths of no more than 120 feet. At 250 feet, air becomes toxic due to changes caused by the high pressures at such depths. For those who do very deep sea research, they often use diving bells, dry dive suits, and other types of very deep ocean exploration vessels. In some of these, a highly helium-saturated atmosphere is used to avoid the air toxicity effect.

The purpose of a helium release valve is for people who wear their watch inside the helium-saturated environment for an extended period. Because helium is the smallest atom, it will seep through the watch's seals under the high air (not water) pressures in this environment. If the watch stays in this environment for an extended time, helium will continue to seep in to the watch until the air pressure inside the watch (initially surface air pressure) equalizes to the air pressure in the environment.

This becomes a problem when the vessel is brought back up and depressurized. The helium which seeped into the watch over a couple of days, cannot seep out any faster. The excess pressure inside the watch needs a way to release faster than it seeped in. It is only in this situation that a watch needs a helium relief valve at all. If a relief valve was not on the watch, the excess pressure would likely escape by pushing the crystal out.

But, unless you are in this exact situation, you should never keep this valve open. While the watch is designed to maintain most of its waterproof abilities even when the valve open, it still serves no purpose and increases risk of damage to the watch to do so.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: omega automatic seamaster losing time

Most likely your watch needs to be serviced.

Every watch, both mechanical and quartz needs regular service.

When the oils in the watch dry out they get gummy and will work against the gear train. They also stop lubricating and friction builds up causing wear.

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Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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Generally it is safe to assume that copies are not waterproof although they be water resistant. Genuine omegas are sealed and compressed which is why a battery change at an authorised dealer (who will end the watch to omega) is approx £40.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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The use of helium valve


The Helium valve is beyond the needs of 99% of owners. It is intended to release excess pressure built up at depth on accelerated rise the pressure doesn't equalise quickly enough. Normal ascent from depth needs no intervention.

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Why do the Omega Seamaster watches have a second crown close to the top of the watch? What is its function?


This is a helium release valve.
The purpose and function of the helium relief valve is a common point of confusion. It has nothing to do with normal underwater diving. Neither does it have anything to do with the depth rating for a diving watch. Helium does NOT seep into the watch while the watch is in water at any depth!

To put it simply, you can completely ignore a helium relief valve. This feature is not used in any way with any form of normal SCUBA diving or anything else that involves less than a multi-million dollar deep sea exploration project.

SCUBA diving activities normally occur at depths of no more than 120 feet. At 250 feet, air becomes toxic due to changes caused by the high pressures at such depths. For those who do very deep sea research, they often use diving bells, dry dive suits, and other types of very deep ocean exploration vessels. In some of these, a highly helium-saturated atmosphere is used to avoid the air toxicity effect.

The purpose of a helium release valve is for people who wear their watch inside the helium-saturated environment for an extended period. Because helium is the smallest atom, it will seep through the watch's seals under the high air (not water) pressures in this environment. If the watch stays in this environment for an extended time, helium will continue to seep in to the watch until the air pressure inside the watch (initially surface air pressure) equalizes to the air pressure in the environment.

This becomes a problem when the vessel is brought back up and depressurized. The helium which seeped into the watch over a couple of days, cannot seep out any faster. The excess pressure inside the watch needs a way to release faster than it seeped in. It is only in this situation that a watch needs a helium relief valve at all. If a relief valve was not on the watch, the excess pressure would likely escape by pushing the crystal out.

But, unless you are in this exact situation, you should never keep this valve open. While the watch is designed to maintain most of its waterproof abilities even when the valve open, it still serves no purpose and increases risk of damage to the watch to do so.

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Left hand side winder


The crown on the left side is HELIUM VALVE and is designed for compensating and keeping the right air pressure inside watch case if it is used for diving purposes.
If you will try to set something using this crown, nothing will happen, as it has special springs, gaskets and bars built into it, but has no any connection with watch movement.

Do not forget to rate, please.

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What is the function of the winder on left hand side please


The crown on the left side is HELIUM VALVE and is designed for compensating and keeping the right air pressure inside watch case if it is used for diving purposes.
If you will try to set something using this crown, nothing will happen, as it has special springs, gaskets and bars built into it, but has no any connection with watch movement.

Do not forget to rate, please.

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My friend is a watch maker and he has a special tool that removes the bezel however he told me he only uses it when he has customers watching. Because the old knife looks pretty brutial, but works better.

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