Rolex Daytona watches need to be serviced for obvious reasons, such as when the watch stops working even though it is fully wound, or when the crystal has been smashed or cracked.
It may be necessary to send a Rolex Daytona to Rolex for service in other circumstances. Owners of Rolex Daytona watches need to know if they need immediate service. Otherwise, the watch may sustain more damage and will cost more to repair.
The following are situations in which a Rolex Daytona should be serviced immediately:
The crown or pushers on the Rolex Daytona is rough or gritty
Normaly, the crown on a Rolex Daytona should be smooth and easily adjustable. Rolex Daytona watch crowns that feel rough, grinding, or just different than usual often signal the need for watchmakers to repair Rolex watches.
The crown tube of your Rolex Daytona may be filled with dirt or sand particles. If the Rolex winding crown is grinding, it could do so around the stem or in the movement. For both of these cases, you must contact your nearest Rolex Service Center so that a professional watchmaker can service your Rolex Daytona.
As a temporary solution until the watch can be serviced, I recommend opening the winding crown and pulling it out to stop it from running with grinding elements inside. You should not wear your Rolex Daytona until it has been examined by a Rolex watchmaker. If you have an open Rolex Daytona crown, keep it away from water or humid environments. If you need advice, please contact Rolex customer service.
The crystal of the Rolex Daytona has condensation
The Rolex Daytona is no longer waterproof when condensation forms on the inside. Rolex Daytona has a leak in its waterproofing, which must be immediately fixed.
Fogging of the watch glasses is possible when light condensation forms on the Daytona glass or condensation leaked inside the watch. If the seal on the Rolex Daytona is compromised even by a minimum amount of condensation, the watch is not waterproof. It is therefore essential to have your Rolex Daytona serviced.
Rolex Daytona with water inside
It is necessary for you to send your Rolex Daytona to a Rolex Service Center immediately if water has penetrated it. In the case of a Rolex Daytona, any type of water will damage the movement; however, saltwater poses the greatest risk.
Whatever the reason, the Rolex Daytona is in need of immediate repair. When the Rolex Daytona is not serviced in a timely manner, the internal damage will increase, as well as the cost of the overhaul Rolex repair. Using DIY methods found on the internet, such as uncooked rise or placing your Rolex Daytona on a heater, will not dry your watch. A Rolex watchmaker is the only one qualified to rescue a Rolex watch with water inside. These methods are not suitable for high-end mechanical watches like the Rolex Daytona.
The Rolex Daytona runs too slowly
Timepieces like the Rolex Daytona are accurate. When worn throughout the day, the watch should not lose more than 2 seconds per day. If you have an inactive day, your wrist movement may not be enough to keep the Rolex Daytona wound. For accurate timekeeping, you can wind the watch manually in that case.
If you do not wear your Rolex Daytona throughout the night, the watch will still run. Rolex service might be needed if a malfunction is causing your Daytona to lose time every day. Manufacturer specifications for the Rolex Daytona state that it should not lose more than 2 seconds per day.
It is usually necessary to cleanse the Rolex Daytona's internals, apply new lubricant and perform a calibration. Due to the fact that it will be opened for servicing, the Rolex Daytona will require a waterproof test, which is standard practice for Rolex watches. Rolex Service Centres or certified Rolex watchmakers can perform these maintenance operations.
Rolex Daytonas that lose time continuously may be an indication of a more serious problem with the movement. When a component is displaced inside, friction will increase, affecting movement. In addition to accelerating wear on the Rolex Daytona movement, increased friction will lead to increased maintenance costs. If your Rolex Daytona is losing time, you should not ignore it.
Rolex Daytona runs too fast
It is an indication that the hairspring balance has lost its accuracy when the Rolex Daytona is running faster than usual and adding more than two seconds per day.
Magnetic fields can affect Rolex watches. There are many appliances that create a magnetic field, and the watch can be magnetized by them. Magnetic fields are shielded by the Daytona, but the sign that the watch has been magnetized is running too fast. During the magnetization process, the coils of the Rolex balance spring begin to stick together, and the watch accelerates.
Small appliances such as transformers for doorbells and electric razors produce higher magnetic fields than larger appliances. Due to the limited iron presence in small appliances, more magnetic energy can escape. If the accuracy of your Rolex Daytona watch is going down, a certified Rolex watchmaker can fix the problem for you. Rolex Daytonas must be serviced by Rolex Service Centers in order to regain accuracy.