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Hello, I have a Rolex Oysterdate inherited....it's in good shape. However, want to service the movement before using it. It's a manual winding watch. Any idea how much would it cost to service at a Rolex Service Centre in the UK? 

Just now, Fuad said:

Hello, I have a Rolex Oysterdate Precision 1973 model which I inherited....it's in good shape. However, want to service the movement before using it. It's a manual winding watch. Any idea how much would it cost to service at a Rolex Service Centre in the UK? 

 

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Hello, I have a Rolex Oysterdate inherited....it's in good shape. However, want to service the movement before using it. It's a manual winding watch. Any idea how much would it cost to service at a Rolex Service Centre in the UK? 
 

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1 hour ago, Chromejob said:

Members here speak highly of STS (Swiss Time Services?).

Swisstime/Swisstec do very good work but won't be substantially cheaper than RSC, in fact they may be more! Their current Rolex service costs for a model over 25 years old is about £650

2 hours ago, mr.chef said:

I assume it’s a 6694 or 6466 and I would suggest a good independent instead or Rolex at about a third of the price

@mr.chef can you take a look at your tz mailbox. Ta.

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I assume it’s a 6694 or 6466 and I would suggest a good independent instead or Rolex at about a third of the price

My 6518 cost about $700 last year including some parts...


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On 26/02/2018 at 00:34, Padders said:

Swisstime/Swisstec do very good work but won't be substantially cheaper than RSC, in fact they may be more! Their current Rolex service costs for a model over 25 years old is about £650

@mr.chef can you take a look at your tz mailbox. Ta.

Thanks, I mailed swisstec and they quoted £450 incl. VAT for movement servicing and case and bracelet refinish.  Any suggestions whether to send there or Rolex Service centre considering cost and service?

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Well to be honest, if Rolex are a similar price, go Rolex but this is an example of the kind of work STS can do, this watch wasn't in great condition with a scratched crystal when sent. I am surprised at their £450 quote. I have a 2018 pricelist and they list the higher figure I mentioned above for a watch over 25 years so perhaps they class your watch as a newer design or maybe charge less for a manual wind:

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16 hours ago, Padders said:

Well to be honest, if Rolex are a similar price, go Rolex but this is an example of the kind of work STS can do, this watch wasn't in great condition with a scratched crystal when sent. I am surprised at their £450 quote. I have a 2018 pricelist and they list the higher figure I mentioned above for a watch over 25 years so perhaps they class your watch as a newer design or maybe charge less for a manual wind:

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Looks really nice does that Dave!!! 

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Yes I am very happy with it but find I don’t do enough formal stuff to justify wearing it much. It’s a bit over the top for the pub on a Friday night!

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On 2/25/2018 at 22:03, simon2 said:

Around £150. Including all seals. Would be my guestimate. Hope this helps. Regards Simon.

@Fuad, did you miss this post?  I'd speak to Simon...

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to me for this vintage , I would use simon as rolex direct may replace change things you don't want changed/ to lose as its sentimental value , may come back looking new but with only half the original parts ( bit ott but you get the point) , simon comes with a good reputation and will do want you want, & only replace what's needed. just mu thoughts on this case.

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