ROLEX WATCH REPAIRS UK
Rolex explain their brand by saying “There is no word for what we do.” This is, thanks to their market leading innovation and design throughout the centuries. Rolex is a watch brand to aspire to and it’s vital to keep these beautiful watches in good health through repair and servicing. At Repairs by Post we are horology experts, we have an accredited Rolex watch service through the Rolex Accredited repair company we utilise, We manage your official Rolex repair,which uses only original Rolex parts, is serviced and repaired to Rolex Standards by the accredited repairer. Because we are a postal service we can fix luxury watches from all over the UK and abroad.
It’s a common misconception that Rolex watches are manufactured using machinery, but each watch is tested and assembled by hand; this is what makes Rolex a superior brand.
A Rolex takes about one year to create and though the brand produces almost a million watches a year, there are no shortcuts taken. They are obsessed with quality control, just as we are. We ensure your Rolex watch will be looked after with the utmost care when in our hands.
Your luxury timepiece will be looked after with a great deal of care and every Rolex watch we see is treated with passion and attention to detail. We are horology specialists with over 30 years experience and have the skills to have your Rolex timepiece repaired no matter if it simply needs a basic Rolex maintenance through our in-house watch service or receive a complete Rolex watch restoration managed through a Rolex accredited company . Contact us today for all your Rolex watch repairs.
ROLEX REPAIR UK
Rolex has been an institution in the watch industry since their creation in the early 1900’s and remains as innovate today as it was then. Today Rolex are still showcasing amazing designs at Baselworld, in 2016 they unveiled the Oyster Perpetual Datejust which uses the Rolex calibre 3235, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
The Rolex Datejust is a 3 hand watch and was introduced first in 1945. It was the first wristwatch to have the date displayed in a window and a quick date mechanism. This watch holds a great place in collectors’ hearts.
We offer expert Rolex watch repairs and Rolex servicing UK for any kind of model you may own. In order to help you find the year of your Rolex watch we have compiled a helpful Rolex serial numbers list. You can date your watch by using our table of serial numbers and codes which relate to your year of manufacture.
ROLEX REPAIR AND SERVICING IN MANCHESTER
In order to optimise the performance of your Rolex timepiece, periodic upkeep and servicing is required. The Rolex watches repair team use their expertise and experience to undertake all kinds of work using genuine or aftermarket equivalent Rolex components.
Here at Repairs by Post we offer two types of Rolex servicing UK:
- A Complete Rolex service UK , managed by us and the accredited Rolex repairer company we use, who uses only original Rolex parts, is serviced and repaired to Rolex Standards. The same service as your high street jeweller, but straight to your door.
- Generic in-house Rolex Service Your watch is serviced of course to Rolex standards, but not under their banner. We are able mostly to carry out a standard service, and supply generic parts including bezels, glasses winders etc.
Please note: We take great pride in our work and therefore we do not touch or have anything to do with replicas or copy watches of any description.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A ROLEX SERVICE.
- During a Rolex watch service, the horologist will examine every aspect of the timepiece to pinpoint any areas that require replacement.
- The inner components will be specially lubricated in order to minimise friction that leads to excess wear.
- The balance wheel will be tested expertly to ensure it’s perfectly precise and keeping time as it should.
- The watch strap will undergo with specialist cleaning and examination of wear and tear, any parts that are damaged will be refurbished or be replaced.
- Finally, the mechanism is carefully reassembled and reattached to your watch’s strap with every seal replaced.
- The timepiece will be methodically tested one last time to ensure the timepiece is still absolutely waterproof and accurate. We pride ourselves on offering the highest standard of Rolex watch repairs in the UK.
When it comes to Rolex watch repair price, we have some of the most competitive pricing on the market
WE OFFER CONVENIENT WATCH REPAIRS FOR YOUR ROLEX:
Repairs by Post are not just Rolex repair experts, but deal with all luxury and fashion watches including; Cartier, TAG Heuer, Omega and Panerai.
- START -Tell us about your item
- SEND – Using your secure package
- WE REPAIR –We undertake your Rolex repairs then return the item to you insured with all work fully guaranteed.
HOW LONG DO ROLEX REPAIRS TAKE?
Depending on exactly what needs repairing, we aim to repair your item within 8-12 weeks. If Rolex replacement band repair or Rolex bracelet repair or parts need to be specially ordered this may take longer. When we contact you, we will be able to give you a more accurate Rolex restoration timescale.
SKILLED HOROLOGISTS OFFER ROLEX WATCH RESTORATION
We only employ skilled and experienced staff so you will have complete peace of mind when you send your Rolex for repair or servicing. Rolex watch repair requires exacting precision and the master accredited horologists are equipped with those skills.
We can detect the smallest faults within your watch and use our knowledge to repair your much loved watch back to health. We know just how emotionally attached our customers are to their watches, they act as heirlooms and extensions of our personalities. Our Rolex repair experts mirror your passion for beautifully crafted time pieces.
Is your Rolex watch vintage? If so, you might need vintage Rolex watch repairs. We are specialists in vintage watch repairs our skills will have your Rolex watch bringing pleasure to you for years to come. Our skilled horologist love what they do and find great pleasure in restoring your beloved items.
THE HISTORY OF ROLEX
Rolex is possibly one of the best known luxury watch brands and has a deep and rich history. The brand found its beginnings when it was founded in 1905 by Alfred Davis and his brother-in-law Hans Wilsdorf in London, England. The pair sold imported Swiss movements and placed them in high quality watch cases to be sold by jewellers who would then print their own names on the dial. The earliest watches sold by what would become Rolex are hallmarked with “W&D” inside the case.
THE ROLEX NAME
By 1908 the name Rolex was trademarked and an office was opened in Switzerland. There are many stories claiming the origin of the name, with one story explaining the word came from an amalgamation of “horlogerie exquise” meaning “exquisite clockwork”. Other stories claim the word was onomatopoetic of a watch being wound.
However, the official Rolex website does not mention these stories and only states the name was simply created to be short, easy to remember, look good on a watch dial and was pronounceable in any language.
Hans Wisldforf is quoted on the site:
“I tried combining the letters of the alphabet in every possible way. This gave me some hundred names, but none of them felt quite right. One morning, while riding on the upper deck of a horse-drawn omnibus along Cheapside in the City of London, a genie whispered ‘Rolex’ in my ear.”
During the early 1900’s the brand continued to improve the quality of their movements, and thanks to their relentless work success was not far off. Rolex was the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision from the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne. Today the certification cycle lasts sixteen days and only 3% of Swiss watches are certifies COSC. Having a COSC certificate adds a great amount of prestige to a watch brand. Accuracy of luxury watches are extremely important; if your luxury watch is not keeping time correctly, send it for inspection and Rolex repair by our expert team.
Just four years after this accolade Rolex received another award from the Kew Observatory in the UK. The brand received an “A” certificate for precision, until that moment no watch other than marine chronometers had received the award. Since the beginning of the brand, the company have been known for their precision. If your Rolex watch is not keeping time precisely send it to our Rolex watch repair service.
Thanks to the wartime taxes the levies on luxury imports pushed the prices of the watch cases extremely high. This is when the company moved to Geneva, Switzerland in order to combat this. Geneva has always been looked to for their skill in watch making this location ideal for the brand to grow.
Later in the decade the watch giants created their first watch which was both water and dustproof. Aptly named the “Oyster” The case was designed using a hermetically sealed case which was what gave it its superior protection. It was worn during a swim across the English Channel and was in perfect working order when the swimmer arrived in France.
Following from this success, Rolex continued with innovation and created their first self-winding movement in 1931; this design has a perpetual motor and is used throughout the watch industry today. The Rolex Oyster was chosen to be the watch worn on the first ever flight over Everest, of course the watches were successful. For years to come Rolex Oyster Perpetuals would accompany climbers on their adventures up Everest.
OYSTER PERPETUAL 2016
Today the Oyster is still made by Rolex, with 35 variations available on site and it remains a timeless piece of innovative design. Today’s models feature a calibre 3132, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. This watch uses 904L stainless steel for its steel watch cases, which was introduced by Rolex in the 1980s. 904L is mainly used in the high technology, aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is paramount. We are UK Rolex repair experts and guarantee the best workmanship when dealing with your repairs.
During these years the first self-winding chronographer was introduced. The fluted bezel design makes the watch instantly recognisable as Rolex and was known as being a highly distinguished time piece.
Known for their aptitude of creating watches fit for adventure Rolex continued to design ground-breaking watches. In 1953 they showcased their first Submariner; a watch that could withstand depths up to 100 metres. What’s more, the rotatable bezel allows divers to see their immersion time.
In this same year the GMT-Master was created to meet the demand of pilots flying through different time zones. The watch became the official timepiece of Pan Am and its two ton bezel marked the day and night hours.
During the 50s the scientific industry demanded a watch that could withstand magnetic fields; Rolex provided this with their Oyster Perpetual Milgauss. After rigorous testing by European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) engineers, it earned a reputation as the perfect magnetic shield.
The 1960s saw Rolex’s design for waterproof watches excel. The Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller was introduced which could withstand water up to 610 meters. The watch also incorporated a helium escape valve which allowed the helium and gas mixtures to be released without sustaining any damage
Continuing with their aptitude for creating watches fit for adventure, in 1971 The Explorer II landed built solely for those exploring the poles and caves. The watch featured a distinctive 24-hour hand, an invaluable aid around the poles and beneath ground when you can’t tell night from day. Later in the year Rolex continued to innovate and created their Sea-Dweller 400 which would withstand water up to 1220 metres.
Rolex became the first watch brand to use the pioneering 904L steel. This material is still used in their watches today and is known for its superior anti-corrosion properties.
Rolex created an updated version of their ladies watch the Lady-Datejust “Pearlmaster” These designed held all that is true of Rolex craftsmanship was were created for petite wrists.
2000S – PRESENT
For the last 16 years Rolex have been continuing to innovate. In the early noughties the 4130 movement was created using just 290 components; far fewer than traditional chronographs. This caliber movement has been admired throughout the industry for its simplicity.
The brand also created the blue Parachrom hairspring in 2005, known to be unaffected by magnetic fields and highly shock resistant.
The company’s latest innovation in water-resistant timepieces was created in 2012 and is waterproof up to 12000 meters. The watch holds the record for the deepest diving watch.
Rolex Watch Repair Prices
Thanks to the fact that we have no physical store to pay for, we can offer competitive pricing on all of our rolex watch repair services. Click here for further information on a Rolex watch repair price.