What does a Rolex Datejust Service Include?


Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Service Cost

What Does A Rolex Servicing Includes For Datejust Watches


The majority of Rolex owners are curious about what is included in the regular Rolex service fee. Here's what I've found out about what's included in the Rolex Datejust service.

According to the Rolex SA, the Rolex Service Centers 'includes all essential procedures to restore the Rolex Datejust functionality and appearances.' People often ask what is Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust service cost in 2021? The cost will depend on the condition of the watch, and much work is needed.

The cost of a Rolex basic servicing covers the following:

Cleaning Datejust watch

The Rolex Datejust watch is cleaned both internally and externally using a ultrasonic cleaner. This means that the Rolex Datejust elements will be removed and each component will be cleaned independently. Any dust particles or residues will be wash away. When people ask : Why Is My Rolex Datejust Running Slow? The answer is often a simple one; the watch needs cleaning, which is exactly what the servicing step is about.

Replacement Rolex Datejust Worn-out Parts

The Rolex Service Center will inspect every component of the movement and replace those that are worn out. Rolex Datejust have wearable parts that need replacement during the lifespan of the watch. In addition, I've heard that Rolex Service Centers would change the Rolex hands automatically, although this has yet to be confirmed. Finally, before the Rolex Datejust is reassembled, lubricants will be applied to the watch movement.

Calibration of the Rolex Datejust Caliber

To remain an accurate timekeeper, the Rolex Datejust watch is calibrated using electronic equipment. The accuracy of the Rolex Datejust movement will be verified and fine-tuned. Rolex Datejust movement accuracy standard is +2/-2 seconds each day.

Polishing of a Rolex Datejust

The case and bracelet of the Rolex Datejust watch will be refinished to its original shine. Although it will not lessen the servicing cost, some Rolex Datejust user do not want their watch polished and prefer that it not be done.

Waterproof testing of the Datejust Watch

Replacement of Rolex Datejust watch gaskets is included in Rolex's normal servicing fee. The Rolex Datejust will also be checked for waterproofing to ensure that it meets the model's specs. The water resistance tests are identical to those performed at Rolex's Swiss manufacturing.

Rolex offers a two-year service warranty

Rolex Service Center work done on the Rolex Datejust is guaranteed for two years by Rolex SA. Therefore, the Rolex Datejust has two years international warranty on all repairs performed during the Rolex Service.

What Is The Reason For The High Cost Of Rolex Service?


First, let's acknowledge that Rolex Service is expensive. If you compare it with Omega Watch Service, the cost is nearly double. While certain stainless steel Rolex is about the same price as an Omega watch, Rolex Service for it is twice the price of Omega Watch Service.

The main reason is that it is Rolex. The brand has good reputation, and the demand is so high they are able to charge more for their services. Furthermore, ROLEX SA has reduced the number of independent watchmakers they supply with spare parts. More and more, you have to use a Rolex Service Centre to have your watch serviced with original Rolex parts.

Rolex SA is quite strict with other watchmakers, not allowing them to service a Rolex Watch. If generic parts are used to service or repair a Rolex Datejust watch, Rolex SA will charge you to replace them with genuine parts when you next service the watch at a Rolex Service Centre (RSC). Your Rolex warranty will be void if your watch is repaired or serviced by anybody other than a certified Rolex watchmaker.

One factor in the cost and value of the Rolex watch servicing is the work that is included. The Rolex Datejust watch will be entirely dismantled, cleaned, and reassembled by a qualified Rolex watchmaker, similar to what happened in Switzerland's factory. During the Rolex service, all the elements of the watch will be examined, cleaned, and refurbished. The watch is tested for accuracy with the same equipment used in the factory. The watch exterior will be expertly polished to restore its original lustre. From top to bottom, the watch will be restored to its original factory condition and the watch waterproof resistance will be certified.

Rolex Service is expensive because the operation is labour intensive. Rolex watchmakers are expensive, highly qualified watchmaker using the top equipment available. Rolex Service Centres are a mini Rolex factory in a prime city location. They are located in cities most expensive areas for the convenience of their customers. Rolex Service Centres provide a high level of expertise and a luxury experience for many Rolex owners. This is all a cost that is reflected in the Rolex overhaul service price. 

All mechanical watch has a maintenance cost. If you are a careful Rolex owner, a Rolex Service is only required every ten years. When you divide the average Rolex cost over 10 years, you have a Rolex maintenance cost of around $120 per year. When you are buying a new Rolex Datejust watch, the service cost is an element to take in consideration. 

Are Service Charges Included In The Rolex Watch Warranty?


The Rolex warranty does not include the Rolex service cost. Rolex guarantees that the Rolex Datejust watch will work as intended for five years from the date of purchase. The cost of service your Rolex Datejust watch is an additional cost you need to consider when purchasing a Rolex.

The Rolex warranty covers manufacture defect and does not cover the wear and tear of the watch during its lifespan. The Rolex Service is an operation to restore the Rolex Datejust watch to its original functionalities and aesthetic due to its normal wear and tear when the watch is used. Therefore, the Rolex warranty will not cover the cost of servicing your Rolex Datejust.

Rolex will cover the repair cost if the watch is not functioning correctly due to a manufacturing default. To be honest, Rolex SA is so obsessive about quality control, I believe it is uncommon to find a Rolex watch sold with a factory defect.

Rolex Warranty Does Not Cover Wear And Tear


The Rolex five years warranty does not cover the wear and tear of the Rolex Datejust watch. It means that scratches and marks on the bracelets, the Oyster case or the crystal are not included in the Rolex guarantee.

During the Rolex Service, polishing scratches and marks, is included in the standard Rolex service cost. If the Rolex Datejust crystal is scratch, a Rolex Service Centre can replace it during the watch service. The operation will add cost to the final Rolex service cost, but is considered non-essential and aesthetic so the crystal replacement will be optional.

Rolex Guarantee Does Not Cover Rolex Datejust Misuses

Rolex SA gives guidelines about the intended use of their Rolex Datejust watch. When damages to the watch are due to misuse, the Rolex guarantee will not apply. The cost to fix a damaged Rolex Datejust will be the responsibility of its owner.

The most common water damage to a Rolex Datejust watch appears to be forgetting to screw down the crown leaving the crown tube open when the watch is submerged in water. In this situation, the warranty will not cover the cost of repair.

Does The Rolex Warranty Cover A Damaged Rolex Datejust Bezel?


Rolex will cover factory defect on the bezel or any component of a Rolex watch, but a damaged bezel due to misuse will not be covered by Rolex warranty.

Replacing damage or scratched Rolex Datejust bezel is possible during the watch service at a Rolex Service Centre. A new genuine Rolex Datejust watch part will be used to repair the watch. The replacement is an additional cost to the standard Rolex Service. The Rolex Service Centre will inform you of the cost before doing the work. Usually, Rolex will replace a damaged bezel and will not try to fix or restore it. In most cases that is fine because, on a modern Rolex Datejust, you want to get a new bezel.

Vintage Rolex Datejust Bezel

On vintage Rolex Datejust watch, the bezel could be an element that makes your vintage Rolex Datejust valuable. What you are looking for is to have your vintage bezel restored and not replace. Rolex Service Centre, in most case, will replace the part and not restore it.

Rolex objectives during servicing are to restore the watch functionality and aesthetic. It is not protecting its value on the second-hand collectors market. This could be an issue if you own a collectable vintage Rolex Datejust.  Before you ask a Rolex Service Centre to repair a vintage Rolex Datejust, make sure you understand its value on the pre-owned collectors market.

Does Rolex Cover Water Damage On A Rolex Datejust?


Rolex Datejust has a five year warranty that covers manufacturing defects. A waterproof guarantee is a part of Rolex marketing. The company does communicate on the fact that the Rolex Datejust is guaranteed waterproof up to 100m / 330 feet.

You did not dive to 100 meters with your Rolex Datejust, but there is water or condensation inside your Rolex. Does the Rolex warranty cover the Rolex service to fix it? I'm not sure how Rolex will deal with it, but I believe you will need to demonstrate that water damage is the result of a manufacturing defect for the Rolex warranty to work.

The vast majority of water damage is due to missuses of the Rolex Datejust watch. The owner did not follow the Rolex waterproof guideline, for example, of always rinsing the watch of all salt and sea residue. Another common reason for water damage is leaving the Rolex Datejust crown open when swimming or not screwing down the crown correctly. Water damage due to misuse of the watch will not be cover by the Rolex warranty. In most cases, the water damage Rolex Datejust can be repaired by a Rolex watchmaker. The cost will depend on the condition of the watch.

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