Because of the Oyster Perpetual caliber and the price you paid for these luxury mens watches, you can expect Rolex Air Kings to be reliable models. There is a maximum variance of 2 seconds per day prescribed by Rolex standards of operation. At the very best, there should be no more than two seconds of gain or loss per days on a Rolex Air-King chronometer. So, you ask why is my rolex running slow? Here some explainations.
Various factors can lead to Rolex Air-Kings being inaccurate, including:
Rolex Air-King with a low level of lubricants can run slow
Lubricants are required to preserve precision and reduce friction on the Rolex Air-King due to the vast number of moving parts. When the lubricant level in watches is too low, watchmakers refer to it as a watch 'running dry.'
Rolex watches lubricants normally last between five and 10 years, although this is only a guideline. The question is going to be, does the time begin when the watch is purchased, or does it begin on the day it was manufactured? How much time has passed from the time the Rolex Air-King watch was made and the moment you purchased it from an official Rolex retailer? A lot of things are unknown to us. Maintain an open mind regarding the lubricant's longevity inside the watch.
When the lubricants inside Rolex watches run dry, they have evaporated. Lubricants that are running low should be replaced. A qualified watchmaker performs the operation and understands exactly which lubrication to use on a luxury watch and where to apply it.
The Rolex Air-King will lose a few seconds per day when the lubrication runs out. A Rolex Air-King should not lose more than two seconds each day under normal operating circumstances. It is unusual to lose 15 seconds on a Rolex watch in a single day. Perhaps the Rolex Air-King movement is lubricated insufficiently.
There could be more to the problem than the watch simply failing to keep time. Low lubrification in watches increases movement wear and tear. The watch gears within will wear out faster due to the friction coefficient.
Testing the precision of your Perpetual movement is an excellent way to ensure that everything is in working order.
The Rolex Air King has undergone a significant shock
The watch movements of Rolex Air-King watches can be damaged by being dropped or being hit with a significant force. As opposed to electronic quartz crystals, Rolex Air-King movements have numerous mechanical components:
- The mainspring of watches provide power
- In order to measure time, watches balance wheels and hairsprings oscillate
- The watches escapement is provided with oscillations from the oscillator
- By means of gear trains, power is transmitted
- There is a dial train that moves the hands
- A variety of mechanical parts are also included
An accurate Rolex Air-King watch depends on each component of the calibre being positioned precisely. In spite of the robustness of Rolex's movement, it can be damaged by violent impact. When the movement of a watch is inaccurate, the watch has been damaged.
It is recommended that you test the accuracy of your Rolex Air-King after an impact for at least 48 hours. If the time is still accurate, we can expect no effect on the Rolex Air-King. However, it is considered unusual for a Rolex Air-King watch to lose more than two seconds in a day. What are the implications? Rolex Service Centers will have the ability to check whether the Rolex Air-King is damaged.
Water Damage Rolex Air-King Watches
When a Rolex Air-King is damaged by water, it is possible for it to run slowly. Dirt, sand, and minerals can accumulate on Rolex Air-King movement due to water and condensation. Rolex Air-Kings that have been infiltrated with water should be taken to an authorized Rolex Service Center right away. Air-King movements suffer most damage when they are exposed to salt water, and other types of water can also damage them.
The Rolex watch must be repaired as soon as possible, regardless of the cause. If internal damages are not corrected fast, the cost of Rolex Air-King watch repairs will increase.
Many people use DIY methods to dry a watch, including using uncooked rice or using a heater, but both methods won't work for a Rolex Air-King. DIY methods simply cannot be used to rescue a high-end mechanical watch like the Rolex Air-King.
Rolex Air-King watches will slowly be damaged as long as moisture and deposits are present inside the movement. Slowly running Rolex Air-King watches may suffer from deterioration in the movement. Rusting would be the worst possible outcome. The only person who can fix a Rolex watch in which water has gotten inside is a qualified Rolex watchmaker.
If you are aware of water damage or condensation under the glass of the Rolex may have occurred. There is no need to test the watch's accuracy. You should send in the Rolex Air-King for service as soon as possible.