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Old 6 May 2019, 02:03 PM   #1
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Is my brand new Rolex DJ ruined?

Hi Guys

In a bit of a panic here, I wore my new YG/SS watch into the hot tub and itís turned the YG into a copper-ish colour.

Is this ruined or can it be polished back to normal?

If not, where do I go from here? Will Rolex cover it in the guarantee?
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:05 PM   #2
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I assume this thread is a late April fools joke?
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:06 PM   #3
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Is my brand new Rolex DJ ruined?

Did you purchase the watch from an Authorized Dealer (AD)?
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:07 PM   #4
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YG to RG.. Cool!!
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:08 PM   #5
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Just a little touch up paint will do the trick!
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:08 PM   #6
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I assume this thread is a late April fools joke?
I wish.

In fact Iím up at 4am as Iím not able to sleep thinking Iíve put 10k down the drain.

Watch is from an AD.
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:11 PM   #7
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Give it a good cleaning. Remember it is waterproof and a bit of detergent and water won't hurt it.
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:12 PM   #8
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makes no sense. maybe try having it cleaned? maybe the chlorine affected the tint of the gold but i would think you can have it cleaned and it should come off. i just dont get it. plenty of people wear their Rolex's in the pool with no issue. Maybe this was over chlorinated? i would think a very light polish or cleaning will do the trick, otherwise definitely take it to Rolex and i have a feeling they will fix it up for you.
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:13 PM   #9
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Iíve give it a clean - didnít make a difference. Here is a pic.
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:16 PM   #10
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It’s not the greatest picture but you can see the difference in colour, it’s meant to be (as you all probably know the same colour gold as the hands) it’s now a lot more red.
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:19 PM   #11
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Wow. Subscribed!
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:23 PM   #12
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Yikes!! Its really reddish orange. I wonder what type of chemicals might have been in that hot tub. Fingers crossed for you!
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:25 PM   #13
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To add... it’s not like I was in there a long time - it was around 30 minutes before I actually noticed the colour change - at first I thought (I must be drunk) but obviously not.
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:25 PM   #14
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Yikes!! Its really reddish orange. I wonder what type of chemicals might have been in that hot tub. Fingers crossed for you!
This is why your mom always warned you to never pee in the pool
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:26 PM   #15
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That is peculiar. I had my two tone YG/SS DJ41 in hot tubs recently without issue.
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:40 PM   #16
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The chlorine in the water reacted with the metals mixed in with the gold.
Gold used in jewelry is an alloy with other metals added to make it harder.

A polish should get the tarnish off.
Take it a good jeweler or RSC.
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:42 PM   #17
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Same!

This is interesting.
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:42 PM   #18
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You now have a very rare rose gold DJ
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:43 PM   #19
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To add... itís not like I was in there a long time - it was around 30 minutes before I actually noticed the colour change - at first I thought (I must be drunk) but obviously not.


This is interesting OP.

Take it to your AD to have them look at it and explain the situation to them, then keep us updated please

Good luck

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Old 6 May 2019, 02:45 PM   #20
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Is my brand new Rolex DJ ruined?

This might help.

https://www.finishing.com/498/83.shtml

At worst, if it canít be polished, youíd be up for a new bracelet, bezel and crown.
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:47 PM   #21
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Oh wow.... I've heard of this happening to old rose gold models in chlorinated pools but ever since Rolex termed the word Everose, this was supposed to be corrected... What's interesting is you have a YG, which I've never heard of this happening to..

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Old 6 May 2019, 02:49 PM   #22
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Also, If whatever was in the tub is doing to your watch, you might wanna reconsider going in there....

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Old 6 May 2019, 02:51 PM   #23
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I can’t believe a hot tub cause gold to discolor. It has to contain some sort of chemicals or Rolex gold ain’t real gold LOL
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Old 6 May 2019, 02:52 PM   #24
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The chlorine in the water reacted with the metals mixed in with the gold.
Gold used in jewelry is an alloy with other metals added to make it harder.

A polish should get the tarnish off.
Take it a good jeweler or RSC.
I would take it back to the AD first before you do anything else. While I agree it should be fixed with a polish to remove the tarnish caused by the chlorine, they may provide a better option. Besides, polishing a jubilee bracelet and all the individual gold links...yikes!
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Old 6 May 2019, 03:00 PM   #25
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I had a similar problem on my TT oyster bracelet but it was more a oxidation rather than a hot tub issue.
I used a Cape cod polishing cloth and gently rub on the affected gold portion. It managed to restore “rose” gold to yellow gold.
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Old 6 May 2019, 03:03 PM   #26
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18 karat gold is around 10% copper. If copper is oxidized by chlorine to copper (II) chloride anhydrous, the result is a brown color...which, when combined with yellow gold, would probably look red-ish.

If something like this really is what happened, I hope at the very least it shuts up the snide nitwits who mock anyone for asking whether it's safe to perform a given activity while wearing an expensive watch.
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Old 6 May 2019, 03:05 PM   #27
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Hot tub may well have had bromine, rather than chlorine, as its chemical cleaning base.

If the levels were too high, then that could well be the cause.

........ just think how many TT Subs see swimming pools with chlorine.
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Old 6 May 2019, 03:07 PM   #28
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So that’s their trade secret for creating Everose gold.

Hot tub, chlorine, and a 30 minute soak....then Voila!
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Old 6 May 2019, 03:18 PM   #29
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Wow.

I hope you get it sorted out soon.


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Old 6 May 2019, 03:21 PM   #30
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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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