The beautiful part about Rolex watches is that they are mechanical watches, meaning that they will never need a battery. While this saves you a trip to the jeweler every couple of years to replace the battery it does not mean that your Rolex is maintenance free.
The movement or “engine” of the Rolex that powers the hands can have as many as 500 individual moving parts. Each of these parts is of exceptional quality and precision, but these parts need to be lubricated and maintained every 6-8 years to ensure that the your Rolex has a long, sustained life. When a watch is serviced each part is checked and lubricated individually.
Many Rolex owners do not service their watches every 6-8 years as recommended, because the reality is that a Rolex will continue working for as long as 20 years without a service. When you service your watch every 6-8 years you are doing preventative maintenance. Sure you can take a chance and run your watch until it breaks, but you are taking a risk and many times you will be left with a huge repair bill that costs far more than the incremental service costs.
It is quite common for someone to find or inherit a watch that has not been used or serviced in years. While a watch that has been dormant for some time may work for a few months it is likely a “ticking time bomb”. A “ticking time bomb” is a mechanical watch that is likely to need a very large and expensive overhaul in the near future. This is so because over time the lubricants and oils that allow the watch to work dry out and need replaced. If they are not replaced the individual parts of a watch movement start rubbing against each other and corroding. Each of these parts will need to be refurbished or replaced, at great expense to the owner.
At Pittsburgh Watch Buyers, many of the watches purchase are “ticking time bombs” in dire need of a service. As a company policy, we perform a complete service before selling a watch to our clients. We have all of our servicing performed by a Rolex certified technician.
A Rolex watch is an investment and is meant to be cherished for generations. In order for your Rolex to last that long it need the proper servicing from experts.
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