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ROLEX WATCH REPAIR

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ROLEX WATCH REPAIR

ST. LOUIS

ON-SITE PREMIUM QUALITY
WATCH SERVICE

Rolex Watch Repair

Rolex watches are the most popular watch brand in the world, known for its superior quality and elegant shapes. The company is based in Switzerland, which is known for using pure metals for its watchmaking. Hundreds of collectors every year flock to Switzerland for the opportunity to find a vintage Rolex somewhere in pawn shops and old estate sales.

Originally, Rolex was founded in 1905 in London under the name of Wilsdorf and Davis, after the founders Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis. In 1908, the founders began stamping their timepieces with the brand name Rolex. They later changed the company name to match in 1915, as their watches became more popular with the royal population of the time.

Rolex is the only watch manufacturer to make their own gold with their in-house foundry. This gold appears in several Rolex timepieces and is a particular concern for watch owners who are looking to for Rolex watch repair services, as only the highest quality watch technician will be able to provide repair services on Rolex’s that have original gold inlays.  

In this article from the experts at Watch Technicians, you will learn how much it costs to get your Rolex repaired, whether your Rolex has a lifetime warranty, and how often you should clean the timepiece. Whether you are wondering if your Rolex is a genuine specimen, or what to do when a Rolex watch stops working after your warranty has expired, this article will provide the answers to these common questions and more.

How Much Does Rolex Watch Repair Cost?

The cost of the repairs depends on the services being provided and the age and condition of the watch. For most modern Rolex watches, a complete overhaul from a certified Rolex repair center can range anywhere between $800 to $1,500 and up. Smaller repairs and minor restoration work can range anywhere from $100 to $800 depending on the age and condition of the watch. It is always wise to have your watch inspected before the service appointment to evaluate the condition and potential damages to the watch, especially if the timepiece is secondhand or previously owned.

New watches will not need servicing for at least a 3-5 years so long as the proper steps are taken to ensure the timepiece is well cared for and properly wound. A vintage or secondhand timepiece will need to be evaluated as soon as possible to ensure the watch is in working condition and assess the damages to any of the internal mechanisms.

Vintage Rolex watch repair may cost more than this estimate depending on the inlays, condition of the band, and the functionality of the timepiece’s internal mechanisms. Your Rolex watch should always be evaluated for necessary repairs and maintenance before being serviced by a technician.

Rolex watches that are damaged or malfunctioning and are still within their warranty may be covered by the manufacturer. If your watch is out of the warranty period, then a certified watch technician can evaluate the damages and provide an appropriate estimate for Rolex watch repair services.

Do Rolex Watches Have a Lifetime Warranty?

A genuine Rolex watch does not have a lifetime warranty; however, Rolex’s manufacturer guarantees were recently extended. (1) This is the manufacturer’s warranty and will guarantee a Rolex’s functionality until the guarantee expires, and in some cases, reduce the cost of Rolex watch repairs and general servicing.

These warranties exclude typical wear and tear, especially on Rolex watches with leather or fabric straps. These warranties do not include loss, theft, or damage due to misuse. This means you may pay for Rolex watch repair services out of pocket if you damage the watch, but if the watch stops functioning as it should with normal wear, it will be covered under the guarantee.

“At least, for now, some of the world’s top brands are increasing the warranty period for new watches so that customers won’t have as much out of pocket expense when it comes time to fix or service a watch.”

– Ariel Adams

Initially, all Rolex watches had a guarantee for the first three years after purchase, guaranteeing their proper functionality for normal conditions of wear. This was recently extended to a period of five years for all newly purchased watches, and any watch purchased between July 1st of 2013 and 30th of June 2015 had their guarantee extended by three years.

Any Rolex watch repair service should be made by a certified Rolex watch repair technician, otherwise, the guarantee may be invalidated.

Do Rolex Watches Need Servicing?

All watches need servicing, but depending on the age, condition, and brand name of the watch, frequent service repairs will not be necessary. Rolex watch repair services are only required if the watch is damaged in any way, otherwise, it is recommended to have your watch serviced every 3-5 years.

This is, of course, dependent on the model and real-life usage of the watch, as watches that see more use daily over the average Rolex will require servicing before the 5-year mark.

How often your watch needs to be serviced is also dependent on how well the watch is taken care of and maintained during those 5 years. (2)

Rolex owners should take care to gently clean the watch to preserve its natural shine and luster. A gentle wipe-down with a microfiber cloth is perfect for watches with leather or fabric straps, while a watch with a metal bracelet and case may be washed occasionally with soapy water and a soft-bristle brush.

When you wear your Rolex daily, you don’t need to wind it. If you take it off and set it aside, the watch will retain its reserve time “charge” for two days or more, depending on the model.”

– Rolex

Winding the watch is also an important step to maintaining the watch’s functionality if you do not wear your watch every day. Your Rolex will retain its charge for two days, sometimes longer depending on the model. If the watch has stopped, you should manually wind the watch when you set the time before putting the watch back on.

When you wind your Rolex, it is vital to ensure the crown is sealed flush with the oyster casing. This provides a tight, waterproof seal to 100 meters or more below water; but the crown must be sealed tightly. By manually winding a watch, this seal loosens and should be tightened down to ensure no moisture reaches the internal mechanisms of the watch. The crown should be tightened until it feels secure, which happens when it cannot turn any further into the body of the case.  

HOW DO I KNOW MY ROLEX IS GENUINE?

Before you bring your new timepiece in for a certified Rolex watch repair, it is important to ensure your watch is a genuine Rolex. Rolex watches must only be used with certified Rolex parts, or else it may void any warranties and limit your service abilities. Several key indicators can tell you if your Rolex is genuine:

 

Audible Ticking

Every genuine Roxel is silent in every function. If you lift the watch to your ear and hear an audible ticking sound coming from the internal mechanisms inside the case, then you have been duped. Every Rolex has automatic movement across 8 micro parts and each part is flawlessly quiet.

 

Smooth Casing

Rolex pays special attention to the smooth finish of the case backing. Every Rolex features a smooth metal case back, never clear or glass materials that may be easily damaged. The exception to this is some Rolex models manufactured in the 1930s, as well as the Rolex Sea-Dweller model produced in 2017.

 

Proper Crown Etching

Rolex possesses superior technology in the watchmaking industry when it comes to etching, and their crown etching has showcased this beautifully. Every Rolex produced after 2002 has a small crown etching at the 6 o’clock position on the face. This etching requires a magnifying glass to spot and should be visibly, but lightly etched into the material at high magnification.

 

Face Text

The text on the face of the watch should also be superior quality to meet Rolex’s genuine quality standards. The text should be smooth, and each letter should be spaced consistently. Any bubbling, poor spacing and irregular surfacing are all signs of a fake Rolex and should be avoided.

How Long Will a Rolex Watch Last?

Assuming that your Rolex is worn frequently and sees standard daily wear, your timepiece can easily last for fifteen to twenty years assuming it is properly maintained and sees regular servicing when necessary.

Typically, a Rolex watch only needs to be serviced every 3 to 5 years unless there has been obvious damage to the timepiece. If your timepiece stops working, if the casing is cracked, or if it appears to bubble or become cloudy inside the glass facing, these are all concerns that should be addressed sooner than later to prevent further damage to the internal mechanisms.

If you do not wear a modern Rolex for 48 hours, it may stop working temporarily. This is not a grave situation and does not mean that your watch has died. This is because the perpetual movement within the timepiece has stopped, which has halted its self-winding capabilities. Modern Rolex’s may be started again by manually winding the piece and then tightening the crown back down.

Contact Watch Technicians in St. Louis

If you are in St. Louis and need a certified technician for your Rolex watch repair, Watch Technicians is the best repair center to bring your luxury timepiece to. We care for your watch as if it were our own, taking care to provide the best service on your luxury Swiss watch and preserve its natural sheen and quality.

First, our technicians will perform a diagnosis to better understand the repairs that are necessary on the watch and provide any insight into the problem. This helps us identify any major repairs that need to be made, any underlying causes, and stop problems before they begin. We will provide an estimate after this stage.

After the initial diagnosis, we will disassemble the piece and provide cleaning and lubrication of the internal mechanisms to keep them working as intended. The watch will be fully calibrated to Rolex standards and repaired with certified Rolex parts to maintain the legitimacy of your watch.

Call your closest Watch Technicians location today to schedule an appointment for your Rolex watch repair service.

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Creve Coeur Location

11483 Olive Blvd
Creve Coeur
MO 63141

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HIGHLY RATED ROLEX WATCH REPAIR SERVICE

When you make the decision to purchase a luxury watch, you understand that in order for it to last, you have to make as much of an effort to take care of it as you did in making the purchase itself.

Especially when it’s a staple accessory you use every day like a Rolex Watch. Cars, bikes, watches, they are all important things in our life that provide a service to us. It’s desirable to make them look and run smooth too!

Finding a Rolex watch repair service is a process that requires serious consideration and research. You wouldn’t send something like a piano or a car to get serviced or repaired without making sure it’s in good hands. So, why wouldn’t you do the same for your Rolex?

Did you know that Rolex is made up of over one hundred different parts? Like any sort of machinery, it’s important that all parts are in top shape and checked regularly to ensure they’re working impeccably.

Ultimately, when it comes to your cleaning your Rolex watch, we know you paid good money, so we take care of it as if it was our own. Your watch is not just a purchase, but an investment to last for years to come.

ring sizing

HIGHLY RATED ROLEX WATCH REPAIR SERVICE

When you make the decision to purchase a luxury watch, you understand that in order for it to last, you have to make as much of an effort to take care of it as you did in making the purchase itself.

Especially when it’s a staple accessory you use every day like a Rolex Watch. Cars, bikes, watches, they are all important things in our life that provide a service to us. It’s desirable to make them look and run smooth too!

Finding a Rolex watch repair service is a process that requires serious consideration and research. You wouldn’t send something like a piano or a car to get serviced or repaired without making sure it’s in good hands. So, why wouldn’t you do the same for your Rolex?

Did you know that Rolex is made up of over one hundred different parts? Like any sort of machinery, it’s important that all parts are in top shape and checked regularly to ensure they’re working impeccably.

Ultimately, when it comes to your cleaning your Rolex watch, we know you paid good money, so we take care of it as if it was our own. Your watch is not just a purchase, but an investment to last for years to come.

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WHAT DOES ROLEX WATCH REPAIR ENTAIL?

Following a diagnosis, this will consist of a complete disassembly of your time-piece. Now, that might worry some, but everyone who works for us is an experienced professional! They know exactly what they are doing.

A cleaning and lubrication process will take place. Alongside these, a calibration of all those little mechanisms that make your watch work so exceptionally. Once we find the issue, we’ll figure out what needs repairing or replacing and get to work quickly.

Do Rolex Watches Need Servicing?

All watches need servicing, but depending on the age, condition, and brand name of the watch, frequent service repairs will not be necessary. Rolex watch repair services are only required if the watch is damaged in any way, otherwise, it is recommended to have your watch serviced every 3-5 years.

This is, of course, dependent on the model and real-life usage of the watch, as watches that see more use daily over the average Rolex will require servicing before the 5-year mark.

How often your watch needs to be serviced is also dependent on how well the watch is taken care of and maintained during those 5 years. (2)

Rolex owners should take care to gently clean the watch to preserve its natural shine and luster. A gentle wipe-down with a microfiber cloth is perfect for watches with leather or fabric straps, while a watch with a metal bracelet and case may be washed occasionally with soapy water and a soft-bristle brush.

When you wear your Rolex daily, you don’t need to wind it. If you take it off and set it aside, the watch will retain its reserve time “charge” for two days or more, depending on the model.”

– Rolex

Winding the watch is also an important step to maintaining the watch’s functionality if you do not wear your watch every day. Your Rolex will retain its charge for two days, sometimes longer depending on the model. If the watch has stopped, you should manually wind the watch when you set the time before putting the watch back on.

When you wind your Rolex, it is vital to ensure the crown is sealed flush with the oyster casing. This provides a tight, waterproof seal to 100 meters or more below water; but the crown must be sealed tightly. By manually winding a watch, this seal loosens and should be tightened down to ensure no moisture reaches the internal mechanisms of the watch. The crown should be tightened until it feels secure, which happens when it cannot turn any further into the body of the case.  

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WHY CHOOSE WATCH TECHNICIANS?

Our Rolex watch repair experts will know the ins and outs of your divine timepiece. They will be able to repair your watch back to practically brand new. No one will know the difference. The workings of a Rolex are incredibly intricate and delicate. We are trained in handling them with the utmost knowledge and care. We have decades of experience between our crafts-people and we are dedicated to the cause. It is through the observed needs of clients out there that helped us in creating an excellent service.
We’re not in it for the quick cash, but to provide the most thorough work on a repair Rolex watch. We also understand that a Rolex isn’t just any old watch, it’s your wrists favorite companion. A magnificent one at that. There’s not an aspect of watch repair we can’t handle. Whilst we can deconstruct an entire Rolex, we can put it right back together, as if it had never even been touched. If you’re thinking “Where’s the best watch repair near me?” than we might just be your savior. We’re convenient to get to and we welcome any customers from anywhere!

Call or come in today! We’re happy to help and get that Rolex running and looking in top condition once again.

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Do Rolex Watches Need Servicing?

All watches need servicing, but depending on the age, condition, and brand name of the watch, frequent service repairs will not be necessary. Rolex watch repair services are only required if the watch is damaged in any way, otherwise, it is recommended to have your watch serviced every 3-5 years.

This is, of course, dependent on the model and real-life usage of the watch, as watches that see more use daily over the average Rolex will require servicing before the 5-year mark.

How often your watch needs to be serviced is also dependent on how well the watch is taken care of and maintained during those 5 years. (2)

Rolex owners should take care to gently clean the watch to preserve its natural shine and luster. A gentle wipe-down with a microfiber cloth is perfect for watches with leather or fabric straps, while a watch with a metal bracelet and case may be washed occasionally with soapy water and a soft-bristle brush.

When you wear your Rolex daily, you don’t need to wind it. If you take it off and set it aside, the watch will retain its reserve time “charge” for two days or more, depending on the model.”

– Rolex

Winding the watch is also an important step to maintaining the watch’s functionality if you do not wear your watch every day. Your Rolex will retain its charge for two days, sometimes longer depending on the model. If the watch has stopped, you should manually wind the watch when you set the time before putting the watch back on.

When you wind your Rolex, it is vital to ensure the crown is sealed flush with the oyster casing. This provides a tight, waterproof seal to 100 meters or more below water; but the crown must be sealed tightly. By manually winding a watch, this seal loosens and should be tightened down to ensure no moisture reaches the internal mechanisms of the watch. The crown should be tightened until it feels secure, which happens when it cannot turn any further into the body of the case.