2While they’re understood for their durability, Rolex watches require attention as well as care much like a fine automobile if they are to run effectively for the long run (and maintain their value). Continue reading to find out where not to use your Rolex and why watches are a bit like Gremlins.
1. Get your Rolex serviced routinely.
There are two important things when it comes to servicing your Rolex. One, do it frequently-I advise every 2 to 4 years. Two, have it done by a skilled watchmaker. Even if you do not think that it’s not running effectively, you should still have it serviced regularly because the rubbing within watches wears them down over time. If you wait for 5 years, it might need you to touch up the needing parts or even completely replace them.
2. Keep it moving.
It’s far better for you to use a watch than to let it rest. “Like with a car that’s better off if you drive it, watches are made to run. If left to rest for long, the oils inside your Rolex could dry up and the movements can stiffen. If you need to store your watch, keep it away from warm, completely dry places and also out of direct sunshine. I suggest using a winding box for 8 hours a day. Just like your other things, you desire your Rolex to run regularly, but if the winding box runs all day, it’s too much of activity.”
3. Consider restoration carefully.
The decision to restore a watch is very dependent upon the owner. When doing a renovation on a watch, you can have the bracelet and case refinished. For a gold Rolex, we recommend only refinishing ‘five times’ within its ‘lifetime’, since each refinishing can wear away some of the precious metal. For steel Rolex watches, it’s less important to stick to the five times rule. However, some perfectionists want even steel watches to retain their original, say 1960s, factory finish.
4. Be careful when it’s on your wrist.
Rolex watches are made of high grade stainless steel as well as a lot of have sapphire crystals which are very durable, but they’re not invulnerable. If you catch it at the right angle at right time, you could damage it. Sapphire crystals don’t react well to ceramic tile floors, and that is a great way to damage the face of the watch. We also recommend not wearing your Rolex while you’re golfing — the impact of the golf ball on the club causes vibration that is damaging to the movement. If you do wear it while golfing, you should get it serviced more often.
Also, don’t take water resistance for granted. Water is very bad for the inside of watches – they’re a kind of Gremlins. If you get the inside of a watch damp, it is similar to having a heart attack. Bring it to us immediately.