Manhattan Time Service – Watch Repair

2 WEST 46TH STREET, #400, NEW YORK NY, 10036
2 WEST 46TH STREET, #400, NEW YORK NY, 10036

1.877.541.3838 / LOCAL: (212) 840-0441

A customer recently asked me if it is easy to repair a Rolex 3235 movement caliber and if he can do it himself.

Rolex 3235 caliber broken hairspring

Should you attempt to repair your own Rolex watch at home?

And here is how I responded: overhauling a Rolex 3135 movement caliber involves disassembling the movement, cleaning and inspecting each part, replacing any worn or damaged parts, lubricating the movement, and reassembling it. It is a very detailed process and requires knowledge of watchmaking and the specific movement in question. It also requires specialized tools and equipment. I recommend consulting a professional watchmaker to overhaul such movement as the Rolex 3235 caliber or the 3135.

Rolex 3235 Reversing Wheels close-up view
Rolex 3235 Movement 31 Jewels Mechanism

Should you watch YouTube videos about repairing Rolex watches or learn the old fashion way?

If you still want to learn more, I suggest physical books with instructions on how watches work and how they work rather than watching the videos on YouTube that show the overhaul process from A to Z. Why? He asked, well, because ever since people started repairing their watches, such as a Rolex Submariner, we got swamped with broken watches, damaged by the owners as they have attempted the surgical procedure on their beloved timepiece.

Rolex 3235 Repair of the hairspring a Balance Complete Module

My advice if you still insist on repairing your own Rolex watch at home

Hit the books, this will ensure you understand the process, have access to the right tools and resources, and are familiar with the specific movement. Doing a repair on your own is possible, but it can be difficult and time-consuming if you don’t have the proper knowledge or equipment. It’s always best to consult an expert in these matters to guarantee success!

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The following busses stop near our location in mid-town NYC: M1 – 5th Ave/48th street, M2 – 5th Ave/47th, M3 – 5th Ave/ 46th street, M4 – 5th Ave/44th street, M5 – 5th Ave/40th street, Q32 – 5th Ave/53rd street, QM2 – 6th Ave/44th street.

Orange lines (B, D, F, M) to 47-50 Rockefeller Center, yellow lines (N, Q, R) to 49th street and 6th Ave, red lines (1, 2, 3) to Time Sq 42nd street, purple line (7) to Time Sq 42nd street

We are conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan at 2 west 46th street #400, between 5th and 6th (closer to 5th) across the street from Ranch1 restaurant.

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