Servicing for your Rolex

Rolex Yachtmaster
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Every Rolex is produced as closely as possible to perfect, but like a finely-tuned automobile, it may require periodic servicing. Most people don’t get their watches serviced until the watch breaks or experiences a problem. This approach can be quite costly, which is why it’s wise to periodically service your watch.

The number one cause of watch malfunctions is neglect. Lubricants often coagulate and cause friction within the movement’s gears. Overtime, this friction can cause wear to the parts and damage to the movement. Many of these parts inside watch cases are tiny, which is why they function within tolerances measured in thousandths of a millimeter!

Sometimes it is difficult to wear your watch everyday, for whatever reason. Consequently, it’s a good idea to wind your watch at least once per week. The reserve power should keep the watching running for at least 40 hours, so the more often you wind it the better (if you don’t think you’ll remember to wind your watch once per week, some companies sell automatic watch winders for a price range between $200-$500).

Rolex recommends the watch to be cleaned and oiled every five years. In some cases, a complete overhual (refurbishment) is needed. The process undergoes several steps:

1) visual identification inspection
2) vision diagnosis inspection
3) timekeeping diagnosis
4) servicing
5) clean and polish
6) pressure-proof test
7) timekeeping test
8) final pressure-proof test
9) final quality control

If you’re looking for a servicing for your Rolex or an overhual, contact Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton, Florida.

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    • Steven S.
    • September 23rd, 2010

    hm…maybe I shall come in, for I have a Rolex that needs some servicing.

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