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Old 01-30-2019, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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The accuracy of a Rolex or similar watch is largely a factor of who services it, and how good they are. I really like Nesbit's in Seattle, added advantage is that I can go hand my watch to them across the counter, rather than risk shipping it.


The consistency of running is going to be inherent to the Rolex design, but getting all the adjustments down right is up to the guy (gal) servicing it.



Had my GMT since 1979, still very pleased with it.
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:51 PM
 
Location: USA
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The El Primero is one of my grail watches. Just spectacular. I will have to tolerate my Sinn 103 st sa, and Omega Speedie Pro until I can justify one. Rolex makes some great watches. There in house movements are pretty bullet proof. I would love to have a Sea Dweller also. Classic.
Timezone.com is your friend. Good luck in your search! I love Sinns also...great tool watches.

A 1979 GMT? Dang man....I’m sure it’s aged beautifully!
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:48 PM
 
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The accuracy of a Rolex or similar watch is largely a factor of who services it, and how good they are. I really like Nesbit's in Seattle, added advantage is that I can go hand my watch to them across the counter, rather than risk shipping it.


The consistency of running is going to be inherent to the Rolex design, but getting all the adjustments down right is up to the guy (gal) servicing it.



Had my GMT since 1979, still very pleased with it.
My rolex’s were serviced by a well known authorized Rolex repair shop and then sent directly to Rolex’s USA nat’l headquarters repair shop, TWICE. Overhauled by them at an $800 fee each time.

The SSub never kept time from day one. The best I recall it ever did was around 10 seconds per day loss, oft times many more than that. Not unusual to be off a couple minutes per week.

These Rolex threads brought all this to the fore for me. Having relegated my rolex’s to a drawer in favor of my Bulova’s, I retrieved them and took them to our biggest jewelry store in town for an appraisal/bid. The guy turned out to be a former Rolex rep and had connections with some Rolex dealers. He described my watches and got their bids.

Bottom line: I got half of the prevailing national advertised asked prices for these used rolex models. My jeweler was surprised that the market was so strong for them, the first year of the sapphire crystal. Considering that my watches needed cleaning up and new crystals and rotating bezel number rings, I didn’t think that was a bad offer. Still over double what I’d paid for them, new. Gone, done, the cash can go into my airplane panel where it will do me more good than dust collectors in a dresser drawer.

PS: my bulova’s keep time and survive in the same service that the rolex’s were used in. Nobody seems to have noticed that i’m Not wearing a Rolex anymore, either.

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Old 02-04-2019, 10:50 AM
 
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The El Primero is one of my grail watches. Just spectacular. I will have to tolerate my Sinn 103 st sa, and Omega Speedie Pro until I can justify one. Rolex makes some great watches. There in house movements are pretty bullet proof. I would love to have a Sea Dweller also. Classic.

I'm thinking "tolerating" a Sinn and a Omega isn't all that bad..Lol Both great watches.
I've got so many grail watches it's pathetic. Most are not even at the level of a Rolex though.


Kobold
Doxa
another Omega , a "great white" to match my current black dialed GMT
Kaventtsman
another Helberg/H20
Detroit Watch Company


And of course a Panerai
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:24 AM
 
Location: USA
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My rolexís were serviced by a well known authorized Rolex repair shop and then sent directly to Rolexís USA natíl headquarters repair shop, TWICE. Overhauled by them at an $800 fee each time.

The SSub never kept time from day one. The best I recall it ever did was around 10 seconds per day loss, oft times many more than that. Not unusual to be off a couple minutes per week.

These Rolex threads brought all this to the fore for me. Having relegated my rolexís to a drawer in favor of my Bulovaís, I retrieved them and took them to our biggest jewelry store in town for an appraisal/bid. The guy turned out to be a former Rolex rep and had connections with some Rolex dealers. He described my watches and got their bids.

Bottom line: I got half of the prevailing national advertised asked prices for these used rolex models. My jeweler was surprised that the market was so strong for them, the first year of the sapphire crystal. Considering that my watches needed cleaning up and new crystals and rotating bezel number rings, I didnít think that was a bad offer. Still over double what Iíd paid for them, new. Gone, done, the cash can go into my airplane panel where it will do me more good than dust collectors in a dresser drawer.

PS: my bulovaís keep time and survive in the same service that the rolexís were used in. Nobody seems to have noticed that iím Not wearing a Rolex anymore, either.
Your watches were covered by warranties after each repair. Why not make them do the work you paid for correctly? Selling your watch through a jewelry store wasn't a good move either. There are much better ways to sell it via various websites ie. the rolex forums, timezone, etc. You seem proud that you paid twice for repairs not done correctly and then you sold the watch for much less than advertised prices.
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Old Today, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Ummm, yeah, my phone has a built-in clock..........so I will pass on wasting money(IMHO), on an overpriced trinket.
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