Just read this article over at WUS, OMG, I am starting to worry with regards to my franken desires, maybe Omega SA and Swatch also started to worry over our Frankens and almors 1:1 current Planet Ocean Reps, Jeez Ya'll Omega heads better be hoarding those gen parts soon enough, I hope Frei & Borels will not be affected by this move.
"Warning - Omega and Swatch restricting parts supply
To those considering purchasing an Omega, or any other Swatch family watch, you should be aware that Swatch have just served warning in Europe that they are going to restrict parts supply.
As quoted from Cousins.co.uk
'Swatch Group advise Cousins that the supply of watch parts is to totally cease after December 2015, this will affect all brands including Omega, Tissot, Certina, Rado, CK and Longines.'
This is terrible news for all Omega owners and independent watchmakers and will have the effect driving all servicing and repairs towards Swatch, which as we all know is overpriced and is often overkill i.e. If your watch merely needs a crystal you are forced to have the whole watch serviced even if has already been serviced relatively recently.
For those who do not live in the EU who don't believe this will affect them, please remember that Swatch and other manufacturers have already implemented this policy in other territories and that many independent watchmakers worldwide now purchase parts from Cousins."