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    Rolex sea Dweller (from 2004] service cost?

    I bought a Sea Dweller from new in 2004 and have not really worn it over the last decade or so.
    Iím thinking of resurrecting it starting with a service from Rolex.
    Considering it is is excellent condition (no chips to crystal or scratches to bezel insert) would anyone be able to advise a likely service cost? Thanks

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    I paid around £600 but that was without polishing and just an ultrasonic clean for the bracelet.

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    Thanks, mine would be much the same.
    I didn't realise the case re finish was extra but rather part of a fixed cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODP View Post
    Thanks, mine would be much the same.
    I didn't realise the case re finish was extra but rather part of a fixed cost.
    I believe you are correct unless Rolex have changed their charges for servicing.
    There was no additional charge by Rolex to refinish mine when serviced in 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klunk View Post
    I believe you are correct unless Rolex have changed their charges for servicing.
    There was no additional charge by Rolex to refinish mine when serviced in 2018.

    Was yours in the same ball park of £600 price wise?

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    I had my 2002 serviced end of last year, was around £680 odd Inc a new crystal,.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    I had my 2002 serviced end of last year, was around £680 odd Inc a new crystal,.

    Mike

    Good to hear - I was expecting a higher cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODP View Post
    Was yours in the same ball park of £600 price wise?
    Yes, IIRC £660 inc new crystal

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    It will be more that that.
    I gave the go ahead on a standard service for my Submariner last week (service, crystal and crown) which will cost £743.70. The Sea Dweller will be more.

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    I paid £550 3 years ago through a Rolex AD for my 16600 service, I'd be surprised if it was more than £700 now. Mine passed the service with no additional costs after 10 years of regular wear, and I don't baby mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loupe View Post
    It will be more that that.
    I gave the go ahead on a standard service for my Submariner last week (service, crystal and crown) which will cost £743.70. The Sea Dweller will be more.
    What was the cost of each component of that work? Iím guessing the Crystal would be £100 but surely only needed if there was damage? Similarly the crown?

    Itís serious money if you have one Rolex. If you have a collection then crazy money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODP View Post
    I’m thinking of resurrecting it starting with a service from Rolex.
    Apart from getting the seals checked if it’s going to get wet, I wouldn’t bother. And that was before I saw the figures other posters have quoted!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    What was the cost of each component of that work? Iím guessing the Crystal would be £100 but surely only needed if there was damage? Similarly the crown?

    Itís serious money if you have one Rolex. If you have a collection then crazy money!
    Iíve always had an estimate to have the crystal and crown replaced when serviced.
    Yes, it would be crazy money to have them all serviced, especially if itís the Heritage department!



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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    I paid £550 3 years ago through a Rolex AD for my 16600 service, I'd be surprised if it was more than £700 now. Mine passed the service with no additional costs after 10 years of regular wear, and I don't baby mine.
    That was pretty much my experience, servicing my 2009 watch in 2018, I think. I to was surprised to see the number up at the £700 mark! (I'd still pay it - you'll probably get most of that back on sale.)

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    £500 plus VAT when I had mine done 18 months ago
    Last edited by thegreatdogwood; 27th April 2021 at 09:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatdogwood View Post
    £500 plus VAT when I had mine done
    That would be a useful bit of data with the addition of the year when the service was carried out!

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    Presumably I can just hand it in to my local Goldsmiths branch who will send it to Rolex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODP View Post
    Presumably I can just hand it in to my local Goldsmiths branch who will send it to Rolex?
    Yes. They may add on £35 as a handling fee but it's worth it for the insurance I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loupe View Post
    Iíve always had an estimate to have the crystal and crown replaced when serviced.
    Yes, it would be crazy money to have them all serviced, especially if itís the Heritage department!
    So ďbasicĒ service (only) is now £600!! Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    So ďbasicĒ service (only) is now £600!! Ouch!
    Yes around £600 will be the rolex price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smileyguy70 View Post
    Yes around £600 will be the rolex price

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    No it wonít.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loupe View Post
    No it wonít.
    I guess it depends on what work needs doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODP View Post
    I guess it depends on what work needs doing?
    Absolutely.
    Iíve never had a service on a Submariner or SD (approx 8 watches) where the estimate hasnít included a new crystal or crown.
    The OP asked the service price for a SD which will be more than the price I posted.
    They may even want to supply a new caseÖ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loupe View Post
    Absolutely.
    Iíve never had a service on a Submariner or SD (approx 8 watches) where the estimate hasnít included a new crystal or crown.
    The OP asked the service price for a SD which will be more than the price I posted.
    They may even want to supply a new caseÖ
    I hope not, the watch is pretty much as new. The crystal, bezel, case etc are pristine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loupe View Post
    Absolutely.
    Iíve never had a service on a Submariner or SD (approx 8 watches) where the estimate hasnít included a new crystal or crown.
    The OP asked the service price for a SD which will be more than the price I posted.
    They may even want to supply a new caseÖ
    Is the case on his SD damaged then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    Is the case on his SD damaged then?
    No idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loupe View Post
    No idea.
    No, the case is immaculate (like the rest of the watch)

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