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November 13, 2018

Why a Sapphire Crystal Will NOT Work on an Older Rolex Watch

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Many of our customers with older Rolex watches ask if we can replace their acrylic crystals with synthetic sapphire crystals, like the ones that Rolex uses on their new watches. Although every watch in Rolex’s current catalog is now fitted with a sapphire crystal, Rolex does not manufacture sapphire crystals for use on older watches. Instead, they will only replace a worn or damaged acrylic crystal with another acrylic crystal. The shape of the crystal is different… The outer diameter is […]

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December 13, 2017

Repairing Rolex’s Proprietary 18-Karat Gold

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Recently, we overhauled a vintage Rolex Day-Date President for a customer who had accidentally reached a bit too close to an active grinding wheel while working in his tool shed. As you can see in the photograph that was taken before service, the top, left lug of the watch received a substantial gouge in the metal that required a significant amount of gold to be resupplied.   The enlarged photo below shows the extent of the damage, and just how much metal […]

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August 29, 2014

It’s Time to Flaunt Your Swag, Buying a Rolex Part 1

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So you’re starting to think seriously about buying your first Rolex. You may or may not be new to this rodeo, the high-end watch rodeo that is. This is a very exciting time that will have you staring at your wrist all day and checking to see just how accurate your new timepiece is. But know that are mistakes that are going to be made. In an interview mega watch collector and world famous rock star John Mayer said when […]

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