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Old 6 May 2019, 03:42 PM   #31
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This is not right. Gold is used because its non reactive ie it doesn't tarnish. Your watch might be fake.

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Old 6 May 2019, 03:43 PM   #32
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A rose gold Dj. You could probably sell that at a premium here in a couple years
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Old 6 May 2019, 03:52 PM   #33
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Damn that sucks :/


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Old 6 May 2019, 03:57 PM   #34
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In before Rolex die hard guys say it gives the watch character
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Old 6 May 2019, 04:28 PM   #35
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Interesting post to refer back to on the numerous 'is it safe' threads.

Answer for pool / hot tub question with anything YG should now be 'possibly not safe'.

Good luck to the OP. I am sure it will be sorted soon enough.
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Old 6 May 2019, 04:52 PM   #36
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Amazing, if you asks me it looks classy.
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Old 6 May 2019, 05:10 PM   #37
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A dip in a liquid jewelry cleaner will likely remove that oxidation in no time without abrasives. There's a small brush included to work it into the crevices.

https://connoisseurs.com/jewelry_car...cious_bath.php

I wouldn't want to get this stuff near any of the seals though.


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Old 6 May 2019, 05:20 PM   #38
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Iíd definitely get your water parameters checked, Iíve looked after/ maintained clients pools for over 20yrs & itís amazing what can happen if you get it wrong & I bet theyíll want a water sample anyway if youíre claiming from Rolex. Good luck.
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Old 6 May 2019, 05:33 PM   #39
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wow......that looks really reddish-brown gold color

keep us posted, OP
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Old 6 May 2019, 05:38 PM   #40
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Playing holy hell at the AD about this obvious 'defect' might be an idea.
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Old 6 May 2019, 05:57 PM   #41
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Yes - I shall be going to an AD today. Although I canít take it back to the original AD I purchased it from because it was in Barbados while on holiday (the only AD on the island)
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Old 6 May 2019, 06:00 PM   #42
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First line of action will be to take it to an AD and insist that Rolex sort that out.
The AD may try to polish your brand new watch ( and take away some of the edges and substance in the fluted bezel that way.

And if the chemicals in this particular hot tub do that to your Rolex, I would always wonder, what they do with your skin. Yikes!
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Old 6 May 2019, 06:04 PM   #43
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Jewellery cleaning solution in small amounts on a soft cloth. I wouldn't even bother with an AD if the watch was purchased in Barbados..
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Old 6 May 2019, 06:16 PM   #44
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Do you know what chemicals were in a hot tub? Because I want to have no contact between them and my watch. Never knew something you use in a hot tub could do this to gold.
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Old 6 May 2019, 06:21 PM   #45
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Looks like a electroplating process has occurred depositing trace elements on to the Gold,
I think sending back to Rolex factory for them to investigate and reverse the process is best.

I would definitely avoid any offers of of a polish up buy your AD as it will only get off what the cloth can reach not any internal parts of the bezel or strap components.
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Old 6 May 2019, 06:27 PM   #46
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Yes - I shall be going to an AD today. Although I can’t take it back to the original AD I purchased it from because it was in Barbados while on holiday (the only AD on the island)
Perfect take it to the AD and back to RSC for either polishing or replacement, imho. First of all the depth of the reaction has to be very shallow into the metal so polishing will recover it. I suspect there could be something off in the mixture of the rose gold however. If that is the case then replacement would be the correct and ultimate solution for Rolex.
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Taking away the edges of that gorgeous fluted bezel through clumsy polishing would in my opinion be a real disaster. Please don't let that happen, OP. A jeweler can probably clean this without any polishing.
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Old 6 May 2019, 06:32 PM   #48
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If soap doesn't fix it I would just keep it.

It gives it character.
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Old 6 May 2019, 06:49 PM   #49
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I have to ask that hot tub you where in , was that sanitized with bromine rather than chlorine?
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Old 6 May 2019, 06:51 PM   #50
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Perfect take it to the AD and back to RSC for either polishing or replacement, imho. First of all the depth of the reaction has to be very shallow into the metal so polishing will recover it. I suspect there could be something off in the mixture of the rose gold however. If that is the case then replacement would be the correct and ultimate solution for Rolex.
Itís not Rose Gold - itís meant to be Yellow Gold.

How do I get in contact with Rolex directly then if a service centre or AD wonít assist?
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Iíd definitely get your water parameters checked, Iíve looked after/ maintained clients pools for over 20yrs & itís amazing what can happen if you get it wrong & I bet theyíll want a water sample anyway if youíre claiming from Rolex. Good luck.
Have to agree only possible explanation the precious metal or the 25% of metal alloy in the 18Ct gold has had a chemical reaction to whatever was in the hot tub.
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Old 6 May 2019, 06:58 PM   #52
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Old 6 May 2019, 07:19 PM   #53
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I was almost going to ask you to transfer this to the "Is it Safe?" thread however in this case I don't think the Hot Tub was safe.

Hope you get sorted.
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Old 6 May 2019, 07:21 PM   #54
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I’ve just done a check on the levels of the Hot Tub and it was extremely high chlorine levels.
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Old 6 May 2019, 07:56 PM   #55
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Link here
https://www.cormiers.com/2015/04/chl...ur-jewelryhtml

Do you have accidental cover with your insurance cover for your watch
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Old 6 May 2019, 08:00 PM   #56
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Old 6 May 2019, 08:37 PM   #57
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you might not notice it after a while and get used to it?

I would try not to stress about it.
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Old 6 May 2019, 08:39 PM   #58
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Old 6 May 2019, 08:41 PM   #59
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you might not notice it after a while and get used to it?

I would try not to stress about it.
I canít stand it now - looks cheap and fake.

If it canít be fixed Iíll be selling it at a huge loss.
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I can’t stand it now - looks cheap and fake.

If it can’t be fixed I’ll be selling it at a huge loss.
Don't worry, no one thinks the watch is fake. Looks like it is the Bromide that caused this. Get some Cape Cod or other polish and use a bit to see if the YG is revealed again, if so then you can relax knowing your watch can be restored fully by Rolex SC, hopefully for free if you explain your situation, or by any competent jeweller for a small fee.
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