Watch Service: Rolex Submariner. Cal 3135.

Rolex submariner

Another iconic watch, the Rolex Submariner. Due to its green dial and green bezel, this model is affectionately referred to as the ‘hulk’. The Sub, for short, was first introduced by Rolex in 1954, and is one of their most popular models.

With the back removed we can see the movement is the Rolex 3135, as seen in a number of the other Rolex’s I’ve serviced on this blog.

Rolex calibre 3135

The stunning green dial, very legible as any good divers watch should be.

Rolex submariner the hulk

Dial, Hands and date disc removed.

Rolex calibre 3135

Ive removed the date works and will finish removing the keyless works after starting on the other side.

Rolex calibre 3135

Automatic device removed revealing the Rolex 3135 movement.

Rolex calibre 3135

I start removing the components, checking each part carefully for any signs of wear or damage. If I find any that could affect the running of the watch, they will need to be replaced.

Rolex calibre 3135

I continuing on stripping the movement down.

Rolex calibre 3135

The pallets and pallet bridge are next to be removed.

Rolex calibre 3135

Keyless works nearly removed.

Rolex calibre 3135

One completely stripped mainplate ready for cleaning.

Rolex calibre 3135

Into the cleaning machine it goes. The cleaning machine will remove any oil that remains, any dirt and debris thats worked its way into the movement and makes sure the watch is completely clean, ready for me to re-oil it according to brand specifications.

Rolex calibre 3135

The keyless works are the first parts to be refitted and oiled.

Rolex calibre 3135 service

I start to rebuild the other side of the movement, train is back in here, ill fit the train bridge next.

Rolex calibre 3135 service

Train bridge fitted.

Rolex calibre 3135 service

Barrel bridge fitted, the movement is back up and running again.

Rolex calibre 3135 service

Date works fitted on the dial side.

rolex submariner service

Dial side complete.

rolex submariner service

Automatic device rebuilt, oiled and fitted to the movement.

rolex submariner service

Dial back on and awaiting the hands to be refitted.

rolex submariner service

Watch nearly complete and checked on the timing machine to ensure everything is running correctly before moving onto its final tests.

rolex submariner service

A final shot of the completed watch.

rolex submariner service

The watch will be tested for water resistance, time keeping, auto winding and other various functions before being returned to its owner.

Thanks for reading,

The Watch Professional

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