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- By kcggkoo Date 2003-03-29 17:50
I recently read a post where the average cost to have ROLEX service your watch for the 5 year was anywhere between 1$20-250 dollars. I have heard from others that it could cost up to $500.00.  Has anyone been in this boat where the service reached this dollar amount?  Thanks!
Parent By Mathew J Date 2003-03-29 21:43
Generally in the US the basic service charge from Rolex starts at just under $250 but with the normal charges usually runs about $270, however if you need anything additional replaced it will cost more...I have heard the average service is anywhere from $300-$350 if the watch has no major damage, and $500 if they need to do alot of work.

I have also been told that you really don't have to bring the watch in until it starts losing time or acting funny, however there are many who strictly adhere to the 5 year service interval...really it is a personal call, however I think I will go every 7 years or when it starts acting screwy.

good luck
Parent - By rad87gn Date 2003-03-29 22:13
What worries me is ever having to replace a TT or solid gold band or the case.  Cha-ching!
I want to be just like Hugh Hefner when I grow up.
Parent - By Mathew J Date 2003-03-29 23:27
Yes, that is one thing that always stops me from a TT watch, just too expensive for the gold parts...I must say though Rolex is really the only company that makes an exceptional looking TT watch, all of the other high end brands just cannot seem to get it right, lower ends which copy Rolex look nice also, but that is because they are hijacking a good design.
Parent By BobG Date 2003-03-30 16:35
Mathew, I thought of that angle also. My solution was to wait tll I was old and then buy the TT watch thereby eliminating the wear out problem cuz I'll not live to see it worn out in any event. LOL...LOL
Parent By BobG Date 2003-03-30 16:31
Awwww rad, don't let that worry you, just charge it.... ;-)
Parent - By Phonetrader Date 2003-03-29 22:49
My TT Daytona (Zenith) is in for service as we speak.

The estimate is about 470 euro's (+- 500 $).

They did tell me that the Zenith based movement is more expensive to service.
Phonetrader's back .... 25% lighter but meaner than ever !!
Parent - By Ayjay (Forum Administrator) Date 2003-03-30 00:19
PT,

I think what they meant was that the chronograph movement was more expensive to service than normal movements.....I don't think they meant it just in relation to the Zenith movement. They charge the same price for servicing a chronograph, regardless of it being a Zenith or Rolex movement.
I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather did......not screaming & shouting like his passengers.
Parent By PAULL Date 2003-03-30 04:42
Rolex just went up slightly on their service charges also. My dealer got a letter detailing the increases. Not major. I think a General Service was around $275 retail, now $300.00 They always replace the crown and tubing which usually brings it up to $325.00 to $350. I have never had one go much above that.
Parent - By Phonetrader Date 2003-03-30 07:43
No, I specificly asked them and they checked with Rolex in Brussels. The in-house Daytona movement is a little cheaper to service according to the watchmaker at Tensen.

It's either that or they're bullshitting me in order to appear knowledgable.
Phonetrader's back .... 25% lighter but meaner than ever !!
Parent By Ayjay (Forum Administrator) Date 2003-03-30 08:54
In my experience, I would say BS.
Rolex London quote the same price for both movements.
I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather did......not screaming & shouting like his passengers.
Parent By smross Date 2003-03-30 16:48
My 1675 GMT is at Rolex NY as I write this and here are the costs as I copy them from the estimate.
Bear in mind that I asked for all my old parts back in the event that I want the "patina" back.  If you don't want your old parts back the costs will be (in some cases significantly) less:

Factory movement serivce, acrylic crystal, gaskets and pressure proof:$255
Refinsh case:$0.00
Bracelet-93150 20mm stainless steel Oyster Fliplock (580):$375 (only part I didn't want back; bracelet was cooked)
Dial-Black: $270
Case Back: $142.50
Red & Blue Bezel Insert with White Numbers:$51
Set of Hands:$37.50
Winding crown-stainless steel:$21.00
Case Tube:$9.00

My understanding is that virtually all Rolexes get a crown and tube and, too, a triplock crown/tube will be more expensive than the twinlock on the GMT.

I decided to replace all the above items because Rolex has started to run out of some items (5513 dials without the gold indices, for example) and I figured I had better get this stuff while I still can.
Parent By martinbs Date 2003-04-04 07:38
Recently sent my Explorer I to Geneva for service. Complete overhaul including replacing worn parts, crystal "tube and crown" (?) was $252 including postage. I spent $15 mailing it.

Martin
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