38 years of watchmaking practice
Worry free 365 day warranty period
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“Job done as it was advertised. Rolex GMT Master needed the full overhaul. Jacob emailed me at all times re its progress. These people are no b/s merchants and they do exactly what it says on the tin. My watch is like new and I knew I was paying craftspeople of the top echelon to complete the work. I highly recommend them.”
-Bart K. | Manhattan, NY
“Had a great "time" here! I came in about a month ago to pick up a new Zulu strap for one of my watches. The watch was a beautiful hand-me-down Rolex Explorer II and though it holds a lot of sentimental value to me I wanted to start wearing it with something that wasn't a metal band.”
- Derek C. | New York
“A friend recommended I bring my Rolex into Manhattan Time Service to be serviced and maintained. All the work performer was explained and finished in the time frame promised. My watch looks brand new and the price was reasonable compared to other leading retailers. Also came with a 1 year warranty. I'd go back.”
- Bryn M. | PA
Manhattan Time Services founder Mitchell Lodowski and our highly qualified team of watchmakers are in the position to carry out all restoration work or repairs on Rolex watches. Each watch sent to us is examined by a master watchmaker, and a series of detailed tests are carried out before any work is done. A free estimate is also prepared before we begin work so you will know what to expect in terms of time and cost.
The work on your Rolex watch is carried out by a small team of specialists using up-to-date techniques and equipment. We always give special attention to your Rolex timepiece while it is in our care. We use only genuine Rolex components when required for replacement.
Rolex SA was started under interesting terms. It was founded by a non-Swiss, non-watchmaker under a different name than Rolex, but that did not stop Rolex from later becoming one of the most famous (and most counterfeited) watches in history.
In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf, a German, founded Wilsdorf & Davis with his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. It would be three years before Wilsdorf registered the trademark, “Rolex,” and opened an office in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The company name, Rolex, was finally registered in 1915, and rumor is that the name came from the French phrase, “hologerie exquise,” which means “exquisite watch industry.”
In 1931, Rolex unveiled its first self-winding Rolex wristwatch, powered by an internal mechanism that relied on the movement of the owner’s arm. This meant that the need to wind the watch was unnecessary and it kept the power from the mainspring more consistent and reliable.
Rolex was also the first to create a wristwatch capable of water resistance to 100m (330 feet). Hans Wilsdorf’s fascination with timekeeping under water led him to specially making a Rolex watch that attached to the side of the Trieste bathyscape, which explored the bottom of the Mariana Trench. The Rolex watch not only survived the exploration, but kept perfect time during its descent and ascent to the surface.