Having been a Rolex GMT-Master II fan myself, I can understand why Rolex GMT-Master II fans are so passionate about their watches and how they want to show Rolex is the greatest watchmaker on earth. You may hear that this watch can withstand pretty much anything.
Rolex watch owners are proud to state that they have never had to service their watch. In truth, they don't even know what condition their Rolex GMT-Master II is in. Watch conditions are unknown if they have not been examined and serviced by Rolex watchmakers. There is a possibility that the movement of the watch is off or fine.
Despite the fact that Rolex GMT-Master II watches are robust and reliable, they still require maintenance, though the frequency will depend on how much the watch is worn. When dust and residue are present in the watch, friction takes place and wear and tear on the watch is increased. Rolex wearers may not be aware of the lack of accuracy it causes without being attentive. A watch's longevity is heavily influenced by how it is handled and how it is exposed to water and shock. When Rolex owners believe that their watch will last forever, they do not understand mechanical self-winding watches.
Rolex GMT-Master II Water Resistance
Waterproof up to 100 meters /330 feet, the Rolex GMT-Master II is guaranteed. Before being shipped to its retail stores, each Rolex watch is individually inspected in the factory lab. With brand new gaskets, at this point the watch is in excellent condition.
A lot of Rolex users do not realize that waterproofing does not last forever. As the watch's water resistance weakens over time, and salt or sand gain access to the crown because it was not rinsing properly, it can suffer substantial damage. Regular maintenance is necessary, because this may not be easily seen. In the absence of warning devices like dashboards and squealing brakes, service must be completed before a problem arises.
Rolex GMT-Master II can be worn for years without a problem, and one day a bit of condensation could start to appear under the crystal. It is important for Rolex owners to care for their watch, especially if they swim with it.
Preserving Rolex GMT-Master II Value
There is nothing more iconic or timeless than a Rolex GMT-Master II. It has been decades since the original piece, but the class and style remain. Rolexes can be found on the second-hand market with many people bidding for them.
When the Rolex GMT-Master II is in good to great condition, it is more valuable. Rolex GMT-Master II can fetch the best price on the used market when it has its original papers and box with its service history at a Rolex Service Centre. If the Rolex GMT-Master II is in good condition and has a good service record, the price will be higher.
A Rolex GMT-Master II that has never been serviced or open is like a watch that hasn't been diagnosed; personally, I cannot imagine buying a never-serviced pre-owned Rolex GMT-Master II. If you don't know the history of the watch and how it has been used, you are taking a gamble, and I would recommend staying away from it. When a Rolex GMT-Master II has never been examined by a professional Rolex watchmaker, there is no way of knowing whether it is in good condition.
From the outside, Rolex GMT-Master II movements can sometimes appear to have rusting. It could be from water damage or lack of lubrication that the watch has been subjected to premature wear and tear. Rolex GMT-Master IIs that are still working do not necessarily mean the movement is in good condition, since rust will not break it immediately, but will become noticeable with time. In general, the service history provides a good indication of condition. It is a sign of the owner's devotion to his Rolex.
Having a Rolex Service history makes sure that the mainspring, balance wheel, gasket, and other wearable parts are in top condition.
Rolex GMT-Master II Longevity
A Rolex GMT-Master II watch is a type of watch that can be cherished for a lifetime. An emotional connection is often tied to the watch; it represents an occasion or memory to remember. For a long-term enjoyment of your Rolex GMT-Master II, you should have the timepiece serviced on time. Although Rolex servicing isn't cheap, you'll find it well worth the investment when you receive your watch back in almost brand-new condition. By taking good care of your Rolex GMT-Master II, you can keep service costs down, as service costs relate to how much needs to be done to restore it.