Menswear: Which watch?

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Rirawin avatar

9520 posts since 17/7/05

4 Aug 2021 13:06
My (ex-Rolex) AD advised against watch winders… what do people do here with their 'Lex's.
smith avatar

11306 posts since 5/5/04

posted 4 Aug 2021 13:07, edited 4 Aug 2021 13:07
Thats a beauty bungleski. All I can add is to make sure it never gets polished. Scuffs and scratches give it more identity especially given its age Cool

I'm against watch winders. Storage is more important. Keep in a safe inside a cupboard and the grease on parts wont dry out for many many years. Decades in fact.
Doogan avatar

1011 posts since 13/4/14

4 Aug 2021 13:21
Nice watch. Cool
bungleski avatar

540 posts since 21/7/11

4 Aug 2021 13:55
Thanks all for your input. Puts my mind at ease regarding it’s sleep time.
It’s stored in a drawer when not in use, away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

Still in 2 minds regarding getting it serviced. Personally don’t want to leave it until it breaks before getting one, but the could do without dropping 600 notes at the mo on it, especially if it’s not really needed as yet.

@smith, cleaned, not polished. I agree it adds to it being ‘my’ watch. I get black marks from the bracelet though, especially in the summer so could do with a clean. Could I just do this myself with toothbrush and fairy liquid?

I inherited it from my late father, had no idea he owned it until he passed away. Nearly sold it on originally as was in some debt at the time. So glad I ended up holding on to it.
a avatar

350 posts since 14/12/05

4 Aug 2021 16:09
With a Rolex service they don’t charge for swapping out any worn internal components etc so personally I don’t bother taking them for service unless there is an issue that needs rectifying.

For the clean like you suggested just some warm soapy water and an old toothbrush will be fine. It’s a good idea to periodically clean it because getting rid of the gunk/dirt build up will reduce the wear on the bracelet links.
eazypz avatar

3341 posts since 16/4/10

4 Aug 2021 23:31
Just to add, without getting it serviced you won’t know if it’s water tight, so clean the bracelet only.