Watch Service: Rolex Datejust. Cal 2135.

Rolex service

Julie sent me her Rolex Datejust to service, she said it had been left in a drawer for a few years and doesn’t work anymore – not overly surprising, watches don’t usually fair too well if just left, the oils congeal from the lack of movement, a service will easily resolve this and get it running as it should again.

Movement decased and hands removed. The dial is showing signs of age, nothing too drastic, and adds to its character.

Rolex service

With the dial off we can see the date disc that sits over the top of the movement and is held in place by a ‘C’ clip.

Rolex service

Date disc removed.

Rolex service

I start to dismantle the dial side. Date works removed.

Rolex service

The auto device ready to be stripped down.

Rolex service

Dismantled and too much oil in places it shouldn’t be. A common issue if a watch is serviced by someone that doesn’t know what they’re doing.

Rolex service

Barrel bridge removed, yet more evidence of excessive oiling.

Rolex service

Mainspring removed from the barrel prior to cleaning.

Rolex service

Working my way through the movement, train bridge and train will be next to go.

Rolex service

Oil! Too much, that wont be helping matters.

Rolex service

Getting there, train removed.

Rolex service

One naked mainplate.

Rolex service

Into the cleaning machine it goes, all the old oil will be removed here.

Rolex service

Back out and sparkling clean, keyless is first to be refitted. Oiled correctly, with the correct quantity and exactly where it needs to be.

Rolex service

The train bridge and barrel is re fitted.

Rolex service

Almost there, running nicely now, ill oil the escapement next. A critical part for the good running of any watch, if not done correctly it will cause all sorts of problems.

Rolex service

Dial side completed and functioning nicely.

Rolex service

Thats the automatic device back together.

Rolex service

One nicely serviced Rolex, now running again and ready for another few years of time keeping.

Rolex service

The Watch Professional

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