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    The 32 calibre has had major teething problems...

    The 32 calibre has had major teething problems with lots of warranty repairs. We do 2 or 3 every week basically. Once fixed they usually run well but still has a long runway before proving itself...
  2. Unless they are accredited JlC repairers with a...

    Unless they are accredited JlC repairers with a parts account, factor in a service cost into your purchase.

    The nonsense above about OEM parts on the grey market means they will skimp and save...
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    I'm a watchmaker at a Rolex AD. It's true before...

    I'm a watchmaker at a Rolex AD. It's true before the pandemic they were scarce but that's cause they were all snapped up by Chinese tourists getting them on the tax free and smuggling them back. I'm...
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    We have 3 in stock afaik. They sell now and then...

    We have 3 in stock afaik. They sell now and then but no lists etc... guess it varies by market then. Shop around would be prudent at least, you can go 3 laps around the world for the 60k price...
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    Still is... sitting in windows here and there....

    Still is... sitting in windows here and there. Theres literally zero reason to pay a premium on it....
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    28800bph, 49 degree lift angle.

    28800bph, 49 degree lift angle.
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    Total and utter BS, dont believe a word of this,...

    Total and utter BS, dont believe a word of this, people.
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    I'm a Rolex watchmaker working and have worked at...

    I'm a Rolex watchmaker working and have worked at 2 ADs, we swap dials all the time its nothing unusual. Especially on pricey pieces, if someone wants to shell up for a yellow gold daytona but they...
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    That dial is correct for a 69179 all white gold...

    That dial is correct for a 69179 all white gold and several other models, but not for 69174 for some reason. Rolex are really being silly here (but this is protocol in Geneva these days), so call it...
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    Use a plier with plastic jaws. Just need more...

    Use a plier with plastic jaws. Just need more torque than your fingers can manage.
  11. I work at an AD and we take requests on this...

    I work at an AD and we take requests on this watch, circa 1 year wait list, no previous buying history required. Chrono24 pricing is like eBay pricing, not really indicative of actual market value...
  12. Thread: Rolex servicing

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    Wow that is ridiculously long. Come to Sweden, we...

    Wow that is ridiculously long. Come to Sweden, we turn any Rolex around in 3-4 weeks tops.
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    The 15xx calibres must not exceed 280 degrees...

    The 15xx calibres must not exceed 280 degrees dial up at full wind. They must exceed 200 degrees crown down after 24h unwind, as per Rolex service guidelines.
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    Yes its just the case and crown, screwed between...

    Yes its just the case and crown, screwed between gaskets and the pressure comes from within.
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    Here's what the Rolex helium valve tester looks...

    Here's what the Rolex helium valve tester looks like in use. A pressure tester and at 4 BAR it should release air and show bubbles. It's always replaced and tested during service at RSC. At your...
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    One of very few watches that I'd actually like to...

    One of very few watches that I'd actually like to own, saw the first version at a dealer in Tokyo, but sadly out of my price bracket.
  17. It's gone up nominally, yes. Not necessarily in...

    It's gone up nominally, yes. Not necessarily in value.
  18. No, Its just that. I got some newsletter from...

    No, Its just that. I got some newsletter from watchpro or whatever that read just like the newsletters i get from SeekingAlpha, it was only about values and trends of the "popular" models 5711,...
  19. That the value increase or decrease of your rolex...

    That the value increase or decrease of your rolex differs greatly depending on what currency you use to benchmark it. It might not be the Rolex thats gone up in value but the UK pound that's gone...
  20. Nominally perhaps. Im sure you'll get a hefty...

    Nominally perhaps. Im sure you'll get a hefty amount of Venezuelan Bolivars for your precious trinket.... would you want them lol.

    Priced in troy ounces of gold, perhaps not such a great...
  21. the dial is from a 16013, if you service at RSC...

    the dial is from a 16013, if you service at RSC they will force you to replace dial with white gold index.
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    hilarious, the 861 is a POS if there ever was...

    hilarious, the 861 is a POS if there ever was one... Dito el primero.

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    Dude noone really cares about that brand, but are they 18k gold
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    For petes sake its a movement from 1988.... the...

    For petes sake its a movement from 1988.... the play in the 3135 is well known and you can exaggerate it in different ways. still it kept perfect time for millions of people over 30+ years.... But...
  24. Lol might wanna check your math.

    Lol might wanna check your math.
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    Its out in windows here in sweden as well now....

    Its out in windows here in sweden as well now. Same as the GMTs, total disinterest. As we all knew. Root beer Rolex is also available for walk-ins at any time... Perhaps the curve has peaked for...
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