Service: Rolex Explorer calibre 3000

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A client has sent in his Rolex after it stopped working during a game of golf. Interesting to see what is going on.

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At first glance the movement looks clean.

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The power of a golf swing hitting the ball has created so much force that the upper sock setting has come loose and found it’s way into the movement!

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I now start taking the watch apart hoping to find the shock jewel and setting.

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I really like the Explorer dial.

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Dial and hands removed.

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Here you can see the gear train with the train bridge removed.

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Yes! I find the shock jewel and setting deep inside the movement.

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Old mainspring.

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Movement has been cleaned and is ready to be put back together.

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I see that the balance moves freely after fitting the jewels.

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New mainspring goes into the barrel.

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I start putting the movement together.

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The gear train coming back in place.

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Setting/winding and hacking lever comes back in place.

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With the cap jewels in place the watch runs like it should;)

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That’s how I expect the watch to run.

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Base movement ready for dial and hands.

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Base movement goes into the case before I fit the auto winder mechanism.

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Nice movement to work on. I only wish parts where more available and not so expensive! Lucky for us we did not need any parts this time.

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Great looking Rolex! It will now stay away from the golf course the owner assured me;)

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3 Responses to Service: Rolex Explorer calibre 3000

  1. matabog says:

    That is one lucky Rolex. It must have been a perfect axial hit. If it had been a bit off its axle, the pivot would have been bent, if not broken.

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  2. Pingback: Service IWC Shaffhausen chronograph calibre C.79320/ETA 7750 | Mitka's vintage watch store.

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