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.
The stunning green dial, very legible as any good divers watch should be.
Dial, Hands and date disc removed.
Ive removed the date works and will finish removing the keyless works after starting on the other side.
Automatic device removed revealing the Rolex 3135 movement.
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.
I continuing on stripping the movement down.
The pallets and pallet bridge are next to be removed.
Keyless works nearly removed.
One completely stripped mainplate ready for cleaning.
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.
The keyless works are the first parts to be refitted and oiled.
I start to rebuild the other side of the movement, train is back in here, ill fit the train bridge next.
Train bridge fitted.
Barrel bridge fitted, the movement is back up and running again.
Date works fitted on the dial side.
Dial side complete.
Automatic device rebuilt, oiled and fitted to the movement.
Dial back on and awaiting the hands to be refitted.
Watch nearly complete and checked on the timing machine to ensure everything is running correctly before moving onto its final tests.
A final shot of the completed watch.
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