The Process Behind Rolex Watch Repair


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To carry out a good Rolex repair, a watch maker has to invest levels of time and dedication that were put into the initial production of the Rolex watches, as it is simply not possible to easily and quickly repair something and complicated and intricate as a Rolex watch. As a result, Rolex watch repairs take a lot of time, money, and skill to undertake. Some companies are an accredited Rolex Watch Repair Company where you can send your Rolex by recorded delivery to be repaired.

Open the case.

Once the case has been opened, a Rolex repair technician can inspect the movements and other parts to see what damage has occurred and the steps required to fix it. This could be as simple as replacing a spring or as complicated as repairing the entire movement.

Once the case has been opened, the rotor can then be removed. This is followed by removing the movement from the case. The hands are taken off and the dial and date disc removed. The mainspring gets unwound and at this point the movement goes into the cleaner. The rest of the case is then dismantled, with the bezel and crystal being removed.

 Rolex watch repair

Buffing – A Rolex Watch Service Requirement

The appearance of the watch matters a great deal to Rolex, so a buff will be part of any Rolex repair. The first part to get buffed is the case with a hard wheel and a certain compound. The case is then cleaned in the ultrasonic cleaner – an interesting little device which immerses parts in a cleaner liquid then sends vibrations through the liquid to remove dirt and grime as to avoid causing any further damage – and then buffing continues with a softer wheel. The bezel, case back, and bracelet will all be high polished (real shiny), if possible. Once the case back has been cleaned in the ultrasonic cleaner, it will be removed and polished. There is then one last change of polishing wheel to a softer wheel and another compound to give the high quality finished required from a Rolex watch service.

Cleaning The Movement

By this time, the movement will have finished the pre-cleaning process, and can now be checked and disassembled. Once disassembled, the Rolex watch repairs technician will go over all the pieces checking for damage. Any damaged pieces will be sent to the main Rolex repair centre to be exchanged for fresh pieces. The remaining pieces will be thoroughly cleaned. Once the movement is clean, the watch repairer undertaking the full Rolex watch service will put on some finger cots – covers for fingers to prevent the transferral of grime and dirt – and start to enter the reversing wheels, pallet fork, and escape wheel into a special liquid lubricant. Grease is applied to the inside of the barrel wall and a new mainspring is fitted. The barrel is then closed up, with the end shake of the arbor checked to make sure it is free.

Reassembling a Rolex

The Rolex watch service then continues with the reversing wheels, escape wheel, and pallet fork being taken out of the special lubricant before being dried with hot air.  The balance back can then be taken off the main plate and the reassembling of the watch can begin.

Particular care needs to be taken here. Every watch has a number of different lubricants – with the total number depending on the watch itself. Each lube has a specific role in making the Rolex run in as perfect a manner as possible. If, during the Rolex watch repair, the wrong lubricant is applied in the wrong location the Rolex watch will not be as it should.