I love the Rolex GMT. It is such a classic watch in any of its iterations. My favourite is the ‘Pepsi’ but they are all great. This one is no exception, however, the previous overhaul left a lot to be desired.Continue reading “Rolex GMT II – 16710”
Up today is a beautiful hand-wound, vintage Rolex Oyster Precision. It arrived in generally good condition but was in need of a new mainspring as it had snapped.Continue reading “Rolex Oyster Precision – 6426”
This ladies Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date was brought in by a customer and it appeared it had never been serviced. The watch needed a new mainspring, third wheel, and a second wheel. The parts were sourced and work could begin.Continue reading “Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date – 6919”
This Rolex Oyster 6084 was shipped to me from inter-province. It had not been looked at in several decades and was clearly in need of some good old fashioned TLC. The movement was so filthy and I had not seen a watch this dirty in a long time. You can see from the before and after pictures that it looks like a completely different movement.Continue reading “Rolex Oyster Perpetual – 6084”
In the below video I show the correct procedure for fitting watch hands. The watch in question is a Rolex Day-Date with diamond dial. It also shows the correct time that the day and date should change. Please enjoy.
In this video, I outline the correct procedure for removing and re-installing bracelet screws.
This Rolex Explorer II wasn’t recently brought in. In addition to a standard overhaul, the customer wanted to update the look and change the dial and hands from black to white.
Here is the watch as it was brought in. Black dial with silver-colored hands.
I opened the watch to perform my initial checks and make sure no other parts were needed.Continue reading “Overhaul Procedure – Rolex Explorer II (3185)”
In the below video I teach how to successfully remove and refit a Rolex Submariner 1680 bezel insert. This works for basically any 4 or 5 digit reference Rolex.
This is the 4130 Rolex movement, not the modified Zenith. The 4130 is a very solid, modern chronograph and generally a pleasure to work on.
We are going to go straight to the dismantling process on this one, and follow along with a step by step rebuild. The movement has been through the cleaning machine and is now separated in the parts tray.Continue reading “Overhaul Procedure – Rolex Daytona (4130)”
As soon as I opened up this Rolex Datejust I could smell pool water. It looks like it had taken a dip. The main goal was to save as many parts as possible, and I am pleased to report that only the automatic axle and mainspring were changed, everything else was saved.
As I took of the automatic block, it quickly became apparent that this was going to be a labor-intensive job.Continue reading “Rusty Restoration – Rolex Datejust (3135)”