Thursday, 20 November 2014

Pebble: Omega Chronoquartz Seamaster

The Omega calibre 1611 Chrono-Quartz was the world’s first digital/ analogue chronograph. It was invented by Omega SA. The watch launched at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games and was Omega's flagship chronograph at that time.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Pebble display tearing fix

Screen tearing issues as a consequence of faulty connectors have been extensively discussed on the forum, and it appears Pebble readily replaces watches with these issues.

The issue seems to be "connected" to a rubber-mounted screen connector, which developes a faulty connection over time, and which may be exacerbated by heat.

Over the past weeks I have experienced excessive screen tearing, multiple times a day. Ten minutes using a thin cardboard shim and a dab of silicone grease for the seal and: 24 hours - and counting-  of uninterupted clear screen. Cut the shim so the small brass nub is not covered, and use a glue stick to fix the shim.

Note: this will void your warranty. However, it is a simple fix, and greasing the seal while ensuring it is correctly seated when fitting will ensure water resistance (source: I have serviced and repaired many dive watches).