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Old 19 December 2016, 05:38 AM   #301
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Hello. I don't know how to work this forum i am trying to buy my future son in law a watch winder for a rolex watch his dad bought for him. We know nothing about rolex and my daughter told us he needs a winder. Its a rolex oyster perpetual datejust if that makes sense. Help!Hello. I don't know how to work this forum i am trying to buy my future son in law a watch winder for a rolex watch his dad bought for him. We know nothing about rolex and my daughter told us he needs a winder. Its a rolex oyster perpetual datejust if that makes sense. Help!
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Don't buy a cheap winder. They can do more damage than good. Expect to pay over $100 for a good one. Wolfe Design sells good winders...

There are a lot of posts about winders on this forum. You can do a search on the homepage.
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Hello Edamato...
Being new to Rolex is an adventure in itself. You say "Its a rolex oyster perpetual datejust if that makes sense ".., which of course it does to those who know about them..- but, do you really need a watch winder..?? If he's going to wear the watch with any kind of regularity, you probably won't need a winder. Wearing it winds it. There are Many on this site who have numerous time pieces that don't use a winder. I don't..( tho I only have 2 that are mechanical..).. - Don't spend the money if you don't need to.. Just have him wear and enjoy the watch..!! If the winder is just for gift sake purposes.., then as Vanessa mentions, there are a lot of posts about winders..!
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Old 21 February 2017, 12:06 AM   #302
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So is it worth to pay Rolex price to service a Tudor ETA 2824?

Very informative thread, I have learned a lot, thanks Vanessa!

So, a few months ago I purchased a vintage Tudor 74000N ("mini Ranger") circa 1998. The watch is mint, came with box and papers, like it was on a time capsule or rarely worn...Unfortunately no service records.

The watch keeps awesome time +1-2 secs/day, and the timegrapher data looks great. I even did a simple pressure test and it passed. From this data I can conclude it does not needs to be serviced but since it's a 19 year old watch I want to have it checked by a Pro...

Called my local Rolex certified watchmaker and they told me the service would be $600! Wow, this is quite steep for an ETA based watch! I mean I can source 2 new Top grade movements with this money... So, when the time for a service comes, what would you recommend? I have the choice of an alternative watchmaker, non Rolex certified that would charge much less...
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Old 31 March 2017, 07:04 AM   #303
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Wow! The post is a real eye opener. The service seems like a bargain now.

I agree with some of the other posters about a loaner watch while being serviced!
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Old 31 March 2017, 08:38 PM   #304
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Many thanks to @vanessa.cw21 who helped me with servicing my Tudor Chrono 79280p. The dial was also replaced with another original one.
She was great throughout the process (especially communication). Everything done was exactly how she described it here.
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Old 31 May 2017, 10:37 AM   #305
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Amen your hired!
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Old 20 June 2017, 03:31 AM   #306
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Wow, that was a very informative post. The video is so interesting to watch!
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Old 20 July 2017, 02:01 PM   #307
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Can anyone advise if every gasket "must" be changed during service on a Sub, or is it ok if only worn gaskets are changed and the watch passes pressure check? Reason I ask is that my local watchmaker, who is Rolex trained and certified, finished servicing mine...only replaced the case back gasket, and said the other gaskets were in excellent condition (pliable, well lubricated, etc.).
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Old 20 July 2017, 10:39 PM   #308
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Gaskets (crown, case back, and crystal) should always be changed during service. They are very easy to replace and quite cheap. Even if they look ok they may have slight damage or deterioration. It is a very cheap insurance to prevent water or moisture from getting into the case and cause internal damage to you movement, dial or hands.
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Old 20 July 2017, 10:47 PM   #309
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Can anyone advise if every gasket "must" be changed during service on a Sub, or is it ok if only worn gaskets are changed and the watch passes pressure check? Reason I ask is that my local watchmaker, who is Rolex trained and certified, finished servicing mine...only replaced the case back gasket, and said the other gaskets were in excellent condition (pliable, well lubricated, etc.).


Our watchmaker, a Rolex trained and CMW21 certified always changes all of the gaskets.



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Old 21 July 2017, 12:44 AM   #310
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Ok, thanks guys.
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Great info. Thank you to all for the detailed info.
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Old 17 November 2017, 08:57 AM   #312
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My GMT Master II Pepsi 16710 is on it's way to Vanessa, and due to arrive tomorrow for her to service. I'm so excited, and know my watch is in the best possible caring hands.
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Old 17 November 2017, 12:38 PM   #313
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it is a good question i also want to know about this
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Old 19 November 2017, 10:03 AM   #314
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1950 Rolex 5015 repair?

Hello folks! I am new to this forum, but have been on watchuseek for a few years now.

I have a 1950 Rolex ref. 5015 bubble-back.

If you pick it up it begins to run immediately.

If you wind it and lay it flat, it will keep near perfect time until it runs out of power.

If you wear it on your wrist, or lay it face down, it stops running.

I took it to my local repair guy. He took a pass on it, but called three other repair folks in the area he knew and they all took a pass on it as well.

Looking for a good solid, reputable rolex repair person who will not flinch at a 1950 model.

Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Thank you!
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Old 23 November 2017, 05:12 AM   #315
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Hello folks! I am new to this forum, but have been on watchuseek for a few years now.

I have a 1950 Rolex ref. 5015 bubble-back.

If you pick it up it begins to run immediately.

If you wind it and lay it flat, it will keep near perfect time until it runs out of power.

If you wear it on your wrist, or lay it face down, it stops running.

I took it to my local repair guy. He took a pass on it, but called three other repair folks in the area he knew and they all took a pass on it as well.

Looking for a good solid, reputable rolex repair person who will not flinch at a 1950 model.

Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Thank you!
Have you tried contacting Rolex USA in Lititz Pennsylvania, if i remember correctly they do have a restoration atelier there. Also sending the watch to Geneva to Rolex might be a option. Although the price repairing watch this old might be high.
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