Everybody knows that owning a Rolex watch is an expensive endeavor. After you’ve spent thousands of dollars to own one, you’ll naturally want to take good care of it so you can wear & enjoy it for years. So read on, to know about ‘How to take care of your Rolex Watch Perfectly?’
Your Rolex is not a delicate timepiece to be hidden away in a safe. Rolex watches are built to climb the highest mountains, dive deep into oceans, zoom through the fastest races, and fly across the world. Rolex Sub-Mariner and Rolex Sea-Dweller watches are water-resistant up to 3900 meters, isn’t that fabulous? So it’s safe to say that your Rolex watch is not a particularly delicate item. It can withstand the daily wear & tear.
These watches are built to withstand high altitudes and extreme pressure, so they will almost certainly tolerate day-to-day knocks & bumps. However, a little extra care will keep your Rolex watch in top shape. If you properly tend to your Rolex Watch, even your future generations can happily wear it once you’re gone. So, please scroll down for our tips & suggestions on how to extend the life of your Rolex watch and how to take care of it perfectly! As a Rolex owner, this will help you a lot.
1- Wear Your Rolex Carefully
One of the best things about owning a Rolex watch is wearing it and enjoying it every day. This daily, constant wear is one of the best ways you can care for your watch. While Rolex watches are famous for their durability and robustness, your Rolex will inevitably gain scratches and dings while you wear them. Many Rolex enthusiasts are proud of these scratches since they illustrate a life well lived!
All Rolex watches are made with high-grade stainless steel, platinum & gold, and have durable sapphire crystals, but that doesn’t make these watches impervious to harm. If you catch the watch at the right angle at the right time, even a small bump can damage it. However, damage to the bezel and sapphire crystal will cost you should you need to replace them. Older Rolex watches come with acrylic crystals protecting the dial, and older Rolex sports models have aluminum bezels. Conversely, newer Rolex watches have sapphire crystals, and the sports watches typically have ceramic bezels. Note that on Rolex watches, sapphire and ceramic is much more expensive to replace than acrylic and aluminum.
It’s vital to ensure that the winding crown is screwed down into the case when you wear your Rolex. This will help keep water, dust, and dirt out of your watch. And don’t forget about the screw-down pushers on the Rolex Daytona too.
Since the majority of Rolex watches run on automatic movements, so wearing it brings your Rolex watch to life. As long as you wear your Rolex, it’ll continue to run. If you want to store it away for a while, then read further to know about how to store your watch perfectly.
2- Store Your Rolex Watch With Precaution
When you’re not wearing your Rolex, you’ll need to store it properly to avoid unwanted scratches and damage. If your Rolex came with a box, that’s a great place to put it away. Alternatively, a watch box with multiple watches works well too. Just make sure that they’re not piled on top of each other because this will most certainly result in some more unwanted scratches!
When stashed away, keep your Rolex out of direct sunlight and away from moisture. Think of a cool dark place like a safe to store your watch. Also, it’s better to have your Rolex stored far from electronics to avoid exposing the movement to magnetic fields. You may also consider investing in a watch winder to keep your Rolex watch running even when it’s off your wrist.
Note that when you wear your Rolex daily, you don’t need to wind it. If you take it off and set it aside, the watch will retain its ‘charge’ for two days or more, depending on the model. However, if you haven’t worn your Rolex for more than a couple of days and the watch has stopped, we recommend that you manually wind it when you set the time before you wear your watch again.
3- Cleaning Your Rolex is Important
After wearing your beautiful Rolex watch for a while, you may notice that your watch appears slightly duller than when you first bought it. This could be due to the accumulation of dirt, body oils, and tiny scratches on the surface of your timepiece. We recommend that you take some time every couple of months to give your watch a quick cleaning to keep it looking like new. Depending on how often you wear your Rolex watch, keep it fresh with regular brushing & cleaning. For instance, if you wear it every day, we would recommend a weekly wash. Not only will built-up dirt and grime dull the look of your Rolex, it can also cause bracelet stretching over time.
To clean a full metal Rolex watch, wash it using warm water and a mild soap (Dr. Bonner’s Castile Soap is a great choice). You can also use a soft brush to clean harder-to-reach areas, particularly around the lugs and in between bracelet links. Once you’ve washed off all the soap, dry your Rolex watch with a soft cloth, and you’re ready to go.
Remember, these are water-resistant watches, so water is terrific, but again, make sure the winding crown is screwed in perfectly!
4- How To Deal With Scratches On Your Rolex?
Unfortunately, if you plan on wearing your Rolex watch regularly, scratches are unavoidable. However, there are ways to avoid scratches on your prized possession. For example, lay your Rolex down on a soft cloth at night, and avoid direct contact with the watch’s bracelet, another piece of metal, or wood. This is an excellent way to lay your precious watch down when you are not wearing it.
If the scratches on your Rolex bracelet, case, and crystal are bothering you and it’s still a while until your next servicing, there are some ways to remove scratches at home. While some Rolex owners are against at-home techniques for restoring their Rolex, others are completely fine with using store-bought products and simple methods. There are plenty of products, including polishing pastes, clothes, and solutions out there to get the job done at home—find the one that suits you best if you’re up for it. If not, then find a professional.
5- Maintenance, Repair, and Restoration Of Your Rolex
If you’re a first time Rolex owner, then you must have wondered, ‘how often does a Rolex watch need servicing?’ The official advice from Rolex is to book a watch service every couple of years with a certified watchmaker via the Rolex service center. Consider the costs, value, length of time, and dependability before sending your precious Rolex watch for servicing.
A full service means that your Rolex will be cleaned, polished, and buffed to look as new as possible. Damaged parts—such as the crystal, bezel, crown, or dial may be replaced if needed. On the inside, the movement will be removed, disassembled, checked for performance, lubricated for friction, and parts will be replaced as necessary. Lastly, the gasket will be replaced, and the watch will also be pressure proofed for water resistance. Generally, Rolex will replace parts, machine polish, and bring the watch up to your high standards as much as possible when servicing.
If you notice any condensation on your Rolex dial underneath the crystal, have it looked at by a certified watchmaker as soon as possible. There’s a chance that water may have accidentally gotten into your watch, and without immediate attention, it may cause expensive damage to your Rolex. But never be scared to wear your watch for fear of damaging it or get too bent or worry about little scratches, sport your Rolex watch with pride and have fun with your time.
Together with a little bit of care, consideration, and maintenance, your Rolex watch will be your reliable companion for years to come.
So, we are quite sure that with these tips & suggestions mentioned above, you now know how to take care of your Rolex watch perfectly.