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Old 11 September 2019, 01:32 AM   #1
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Daytona 116500LN Clasp damaged, looking for replacement part ref.

Good Morning.

I am sure that this will sound like a serious case of OCD, but that's how I am. Some of you will understand, so please don't judge me to harshly.

My 2017 Daytona 116500LN fell into the wrong hands (my son's) and he tried to close the clasp but unfortunately bent the hinge the wrong way. So now the hinge has a two areas in which you can see slightly bent metal due to the leverage exercised. I will try and add some pictures below.

And while the clasp works just fine, it bugs the hell out of me. OCD, yes.

Therefore, as silly as this may sound, I want to replace the clasp, but I am unsure if it is interchangeable with any of the other Rolex models. Ideally, I would like to keep the original clasp, but when I took it to my two ADs, they both want to keep the old one for an exchange.

Could anyone here tell me the part number of the clasp I should be looking for, please? Also, any smart ideas where to get it? ;) Thank you.

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Old 11 September 2019, 05:59 AM   #2
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Here are the pictures:







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Old 11 September 2019, 12:32 PM   #3
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Rolex has clamped down on spare parts. If two ADs both said this was a trade-in-only part then it's unlikely a dealer will risk selling a part outright without a trade-in.

If you're okay enough with the damage to want to keep it then you might as well just wear it and get it swapped at service time. Otherwise, pay the difference in exchange, get a new clasp and consider your watch no different than it was before your son made this mistake.

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Old 11 September 2019, 02:30 PM   #4
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You could have put "damage" in quotation marks, it would not have hurt my feelings. ;) I know that a sane and reasonable person would (and should) not be bothered by this at all. So you are right, but after all, this is a serious hobby, so I may give the green light on the exchange.

Given the "exchange only" policy at this time, do you know if they will give a sort of credit for the returned part? You said "pay the difference" and I was not sure as to how I should interpret that.

Thanks for your thoughts, always welcome.

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Old 11 September 2019, 06:04 PM   #5
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The RRP is the exchange price with the value of your old parts taken in to consideration.
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Old 12 September 2019, 01:52 AM   #6
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Well, it's still damaged whether in or out of quotation marks. The level of damage is minimal but it's not a scuff or scrape.

Yes, you'll get credit for your old clasp when trading it in to replace. Your dealer can tell you the exact amount or you can call RUSA at 212-758-7700 and ask them for a price. As watchmaker said, the price you were quoted very well may have included the exchange already.

If your watch is insured (and I hope it is) then this may be covered under accidental damage.
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Old 12 September 2019, 12:14 PM   #7
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I talked to the RSC today. A new clasp for the Daytona is $1,350 plus around $100 in labor and tax. But they want me to send the entire watch in, so I will probably cave and see that I can get it replaced at an AD here.

The wife thinks I have completely lost it.

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Old 12 September 2019, 07:25 PM   #8
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I talked to the RSC today. A new clasp for the Daytona is $1,350 plus around $100 in labor and tax. But they want me to send the entire watch in, so I will probably cave and see that I can get it replaced at an AD here.

The wife thinks I have completely lost it.

Chris
I would say your wife is a 100% correct, as long as clasp functions as normal if it needs replacing have it done at nest routine service.
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Old 12 September 2019, 09:07 PM   #9
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Your watch, your choice. I would replace it as if you were good with it we would not have heard from you here. Just money and time. Once it is repaired it will just be a memory.
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Old 13 September 2019, 11:30 AM   #10
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I’d put the money towards a “beater” Tudor instead and replace your Daytona clasp at service. But make yourself happy and enjoy your watch is my suggestion even if that means a new clasp.
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Send the clasp to Rolliworks and ask if they can laser-weld those cracks and refinish the metal to factory specs.

Certainly couldn't hurt, if you are already thinking that your clasp is toast.
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