Rolex Watch Repair Service and Watchmaking
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Rolex Service Recommendations
It is highly recommended to have your Rolex timepiece serviced or overhauled, at a minimum, every three to five years, depending on use and conditions.
Each Rolex watch produced, and Rolex produces roughly 2,000 watches every day, consists of over 200 parts – all working in unison.
The tolerances of these parts are measured in microns (thousandths of a millimeter), and the day-to-day movement of these parts cause friction.
In order to keep your Rolex in high-caliber working order, it must be examined and serviced by a master watchmaker. If your Rolex gets dry, it could stop working altogether.
Rolex watches we repair
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Rolex Related questions
Rolex advocates having your watch examined on a regular basis every five to 7 years, dependent on the specific model and actual usage. Frequent maintenance assists in keeping correct timekeeping and can extend its usable life. Maintenance of Rolex watches by our watchmakers always includes part cleaning, worn out parts replacement, lubrication, and calibrating the watch movement for its best results. However, if you notice any issues such as the watch running fast or slow, or a problem with the functions, it's best to have it checked by a professional immediately. Remember, preventative care is often less costly and less time-consuming than major repairs.
It is essential to make sure the crown is tightly secured in order to ensure that the Rolex watch remains water-resistant and safe for activities such as swimming or diving. If the timepiece has been opened up for any purpose, like authentication puropses or maintenance, it must be tested to ensure its waterproofness before going underwater once more. We offer such water proofing service for walk-in customers as well.
A full service for a Rolex watch typically involves completely disassembling the watch, cleaning all parts, replacing any worn or damaged components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and finally, testing and adjusting for accuracy. The case and bracelet would also be cleaned and polished. A partial service, on the other hand, might involve addressing a specific problem without disassembling the entire watch, such as replacing a worn-out crown or fixing a broken clasp.
Rolex Calibre 3235 During Repair - VIDEO CLOSE-UP
TAKING A LOOK INSIDE THE ROLEX AUTOMATIC CAL. 3235
Repairing Rolex watches in NYC is no small feat. Our certified watchmakers are experts in repairing all types of Rolex watches, including the Datejust caliber 3235 as shown in this video-clip. This newly released generation of Rolex movements is known for its improved accuracy, look and finish. When repairing your Rolex, our watchmakers will completely dismantle and overhaul the movement in our state-of-the-art watch repair workshop. With over 35 years of experience repairing Rolex watches, you can trust us to get your Rolex back to working like new again. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about our repair services.
Independent Rolex Watchmakers in New York
As one of the most experienced leading independent watchmakers in North America we do not discriminate against any modifications done to your Rolex. To us it does not matter if your Submariner, Datejust, DayDate, GMT Master or Presidential was previously fitted with aftermarket diamonds or engraved, we will happily take it in for service, unlike the original manufacturer. This is the beauty of independent watchmaking.
Rolex Repair Near Me in NYC
It’s very common to search for a reputable Rolex repair service center in a city that you work, reside in or plan to visit. It all comes down to how comfortable do you feel about leaving your Rolex with an independent Rolex watchmaker. You might take into consideration certain aspects such as trust elements, Google reviews, credible feedback such as certificates, service cost, turnover or warranty period.
Let us go over the following scenario; you are searching for Rolex repairs in NYC because your Submariner crapped out and you are set on finding the cheapest possible solution. Surely you can find watch repair places that will get the job done for $150 or $200 in a matter of hours. Sounds like a sweet deal, but (yes there is a but) do you have experience with fixing Roles watches? How do you if getting your Rolex serviced for $150 will bring it back to working condition? I can answer those questions for you, in order to have experience in repairing Rolex watches one must, actually perform the work, not just watch a couple of Rolex repair related videos on YouTube.
How about the price? First let us take into consideration the number of moving parts inside the popular Rolex cal. 3135 used inside the popular Rolex models such as: Submariner, Sea-Dweller, DeepSea, Date and Datejust. The 3135 movement is composed of around 220 moving parts and 31 jewels. Some of those moving parts wear down over the years (when used on regular basis) which eventually need to be replaced. Most of the time those parts include the mainspring, reversing wheel and the 2nd wheel. The cost for those parts is around $225.00, don’t believe me? Google search for rolex 3135 original reversing wheel, rolex 3135 original mainspring or original Rolex 3135 replacement second wheel. The cost for those parts exceeds the typical cost of service performed by a so called ‘watchmaker’.
How about labor cost? We all love free but sometimes free will cost you more than you can imagine. Most importantly remember that in order to preserve the value of your Rolex, the original parts MUST NOT be replaced with after-market parts. The watch won’t run the same with after-market parts and value will drop dramatically.
But how can you tell if the watchmaker used original Rolex parts? If they charged you $100 or $200 or even $300 you can be sure that you’re getting what you paid for. Don’t get fooled, the typical Rolex service will cost you at minimum around $450 and up, and can take around two to three weeks, sometimes even longer.
If you are considering to have your Rolex repaired and reside or work in Midtown, NYC, stop by our office at 2 West 46th street, #400 New York, NY 10036, and drop of your Rolex for an estimate. Hey at least that’s free, what did you expect the average cost for your typical Submariner is around $10,000. You paid premium for the watch, it deserves to get proper treatment.
“If maintained properly a Rolex watch with an in-house movement will serve you and beyond you”. By Tomasz Lodowski a 2nd generation watchmaker.
Our Expertise at fixing Rolex watches
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.
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