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Old 12 June 2018, 04:33 PM   #1
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Service on a new Yacht Master

I am looking at buying a new gold Yacht Master. The dealer has had it in stock since 2013 , and it was obviously in Rolex' inventory for a few years before that, since I read that this watch was discontinued in 2011. It is presently in a lighted display window. Is it likely that the lubricant is dried out or should this watch have any service/maintenance before wearing?
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Old 12 June 2018, 08:08 PM   #2
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I could not find anything online, so I telephoned Rolex in Switzerland for answers. Even though the watch has been sitting around for seven years, unworn, they say no service or maintenance needs to be done at this point.
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Old 12 June 2018, 09:03 PM   #3
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I would be more concerned with the price. See what the watch retailed for in 2011 and adjust downward from that number. If an AD you should get a complete package and a five year warranty.
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Old 14 June 2018, 07:07 AM   #4
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Highly likely it'll require attention, but with the 5 year warranty, you are safe. RSC will likely service the movement should you run into any issues.
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Old 23 June 2018, 09:30 PM   #5
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The dealer says nothing is required. It came with a 5 year Rolex warranty, so I'm not concerned.
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Old 23 June 2018, 10:25 PM   #6
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The dealer says nothing is required. It came with a 5 year Rolex warranty, so I'm not concerned.
Are you going to buy it?
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I am looking at buying a new gold Yacht Master. The dealer has had it in stock since 2013 , and it was obviously in Rolex' inventory for a few years before that, since I read that this watch was discontinued in 2011. It is presently in a lighted display window. Is it likely that the lubricant is dried out or should this watch have any service/maintenance before wearing?
Depends on the lubricants that they used at the time. Even today's synthetic lubricants have a shelf life of 6 years which is likely why Rolex warrantees for 5 years. You can likely get the watch wear it and it will function just fine. To be sure, have a watchmaker diagnose by putting on a timegrapher and seeing the read out. If anything is out of spec then I would recommend a full service/lubrication to be on the safe side.
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Old 25 June 2018, 12:17 AM   #8
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To Sky King 31, yes, I did. Got what I think was an excellent price from a local AD (in France) with a great reputation. I have no doubt that Rolex in the US will back the product if anything becomes necessary.

And to 007 SUB, thanks for the advice.
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To Sky King 31, yes, I did. Got what I think was an excellent price from a local AD (in France) with a great reputation. I have no doubt that Rolex in the US will back the product if anything becomes necessary.

And to 007 SUB, thanks for the advice.
Congrats!! .. Enjoy it in the best of health
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