The Rolex Oyster is a reliable timepiece. Rolex standard operating procedures dictate a maximum variance of 2 seconds per day. A Rolex Oyster chronometer should not gain or lose more than two seconds per day.
Some Rolex Oysters are inaccurate for various reasons, among them:
There has been a significant impact on the Rolex watch
Watches that are dropped or undergo a significant impact can damage Rolex Oyster movements. The movement of a Rolex Oyster does not consist of an electronic quartz crystal; they have many mechanical moving parts:
- Watches are powered by their mainsprings
- The balance wheel and hairspring oscillate during a watch's operation to measure time
- Provides oscillator pulses to the escapement
- Transmission of power is accomplished by the gear train
- The hands move on a dial train
- Also, many other mechanical parts
Each component of the calibre must be positioned precisely for the watch to be accurate. Although Rolex's movement is robust, it can be damaged by violent impact. An inaccurate watch movement is an indication that the watch has been damaged by an impact.
Your Rolex Oyster should be tested for accuracy following an impact for at least 48 hours afterward. It is safe to assume that the impact had no effect on the Rolex Oyster so long as the time remains accurate. It is considered abnormal for a Rolex Oyster watch to lose two seconds or more every 24 hours. What are the ramifications? Rolex Service Centers can check whether the Rolex Oyster is damaged.
Rolex running slower after a water damage
People ask Can I swim with my Rolex Oyster Perpetual? Yes, you can but it also important to know that it is possible for a Rolex Oyster to run slowly after being damaged by water. Water and condensation can leave dirt, sand, and minerals in Rolex Oyster watches. The Rolex Oyster needs to be taken to an authorized Rolex Service Center without delay if it has been soiled with water. Saltwater poses the greatest threat to a Oyster's movement, which can be damaged by any type of water.
No matter what the cause may be, a repair is necessary immediately on the Rolex Oyster. The cost of Rolex Oyster watch repairs will increase if internal problems are not addressed in a timely manner.
The Internet is full of DIY methods to dry a watch, such as using uncooked rise or putting your Rolex Oyster on a heater, both of which won't dry your Rolex Oyster. A high-end mechanical watch like the Rolex Oyster simply cannot be fixed using these DIY methods.
As long as there is moisture or deposits inside the Rolex Oyster, the movement will be slowly damaged. There may be deterioration in the movement of a Rolex Oyster if it runs slowly. Rusting would be the worst case scenario. If a Rolex watch has suffered a water leak, only a Rolex watchmaker can fix it.
You may be aware that the Rolex has been water damage, or condensation has appeared under the glass. The accuracy of the watch doesn't need to be tested. The Rolex Oyster should be sent in to be serviced as soon as possible.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual lack of lubricants
Due to the large number of moving parts on the Rolex Oyster, lubricants are essential to maintain precision and reduce friction. 'Running dry' is the term used by watchmakers when the lubricant level in a watch is too low.
Rolex lubricants typically last between five and ten years, but that is just a general rule of thumb. So, when the Rolex Oyster is purchased, does the time limit begin, or does it begin on the day that it was made? Between the time the Rolex Oyster was manufactured and the time you purchased it, how much time has elapsed? We don't know a lot of things. Keep an open mind about the lubricants lifespan.
The lubricants inside a Rolex Oyster have evaporated when they run dry. Low lubricants should be replenished. The operation is performed by a qualified watchmaker who knows exactly which lubricant to use and where to apply it.
As the lubricant becomes low, the Rolex Oyster will lose a few seconds per day. In proper operating conditions, a Rolex Oyster should not lose more than two seconds per day. It is not normal to lose 15 seconds on your watch in a day. Perhaps the Rolex Oyster movement lacks lubrication.
There could be more to the issue than the Rolex Oyster not keeping time. Low lubrification increases wear and tear on a movement. Because of the friction coefficient, the gears inside will wear out faster.
Testing the accuracy of your Rolex Oyster is a fantastic way to confirm that everything is in working order.