15 Feb 2017 13:14
Only got to service every 10 years, £50-£60 a year running cost is nothing.
15 Feb 2017 16:43
are we talking about the new AK?
depends on where you gonna give it a service -> Rolex or a qualified watch maker where you have direct contact to the person who check the watch
my 5513 is from '78 and if the case back is og (which I believe) this is the first full service for the watch and will me cost about £850 with a 2 year warranty from rolex (service is not made by rolex)
15 Feb 2017 16:45
Same for my Jaeger but it holds out a max of 3 years and then it's already running a bit too rough for comfort.The thing is a money pit. Evidenza got it's first overdue service but that only came out at £200 and a bit.
Anyone here had anything done about Radium dials? Watch has been sitting with cracked glass (annual event) and the radium part of it has turned slightly brown. Major letdown in the looks department. I now also have cancer. It's going to be pricey ain't it?
16 Feb 2017 10:02
no mate they ask you, and then they charge you extra.
And you get a 2 year warrantee, so hardly lasting for 10 years is it?
Plus didnt you advise people on here to get your own cleaning solutions/polish and service a Rolex yourself?
my last service for a sub at rolex was…
£358 standard. (6 weeks service time)
bezel insert - £31.08
glass replacement - £64.86
Crown replacement £43.24
all plus VAT.
16 Feb 2017 13:14
The new AirKing, 2016.
Seems like prices can vary Isuppose but if its every 8-10 years I wont mind stumping up seeing as Im planning on keeping the bugger long term
16 Feb 2017 15:58
Just bought a Milgauss but want to keep it lookin' box freash. Is there such a thing as polishing it too much? something to do with edges or patina or some chet??
16 Feb 2017 17:32
a) you won't be able to avoid microscopic scratches on the shinier parts
b) you won't need or want to bother once you get over it
c) polishing it regularly with anything more than a microfibre cloth is a bad idea in the long run
Maybe just leave it in the box?
17 Feb 2017 09:57
This is brilliant, so I should take a smashed up Rolex in for service and just ask for the mechanics to be serviced and then I'll receive a brand new case, strap, glass, bezel all for free?
Awesome. Cheers for the tip.
Also in all seriousness, my watch is losing an unacceptable amount of time, has anyone ever used that warrenty?
Don't they say acceptable time loss is 6 seconds a day?