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Old 16 August 2019, 08:15 AM   #1
jlovda
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How long (hours) does it take to service a 5513?

I'm curious to know typically how much time it takes an expert Rolex watchmaker to tear down a 5513, change common parts (seals, barrel, mainspring) and put it back together. Not including case or bracelet refinishing. Now that I think about, it wouldn't matter how many parts were replaced if the movement is completely disassembled to the last screw.

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Old 17 August 2019, 12:24 AM   #2
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I'm curious to know typically how much time it takes an expert Rolex watchmaker to tear down a 5513, change common parts (seals, barrel, mainspring) and put it back together. Not including case or bracelet refinishing. Now that I think about, it wouldn't matter how many parts were replaced if the movement is completely disassembled to the last screw.

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If it is a straight forward repair and watch is running, the on average it should be within 3 to 4 hours. If there is other needs such as, re-staffing the balance wheel or escapement work, then you can add an hour or two.

No vintage movement is equal...bushings can be worn, train wheels having too much or not enough endshake and many other variables come into play to give an exact time frame.
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