Service: Rolex 14000 calibre 3000

P1140169A client has sent in his Rolex. It belonged to his father and means a lot to him. Two years ago it was serviced by a jeweller in Cardiff, but kept terrible time. Contacting them he got no willingness to inspect the problem. He dropped the watch and it has stopped.

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The movement looks fairly clean at first glance.

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Well the shock protection spring has opened hence stopping the movement.

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I correct the shock spring, but watch is not preforming like a Rolex should!

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On closer inspection, there is a lot of dirt in the jewel holes and micro fibres in the gear train.

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I take apart the auto winder mechanism.

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Wonderful blue dial!

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I take apart the setting/winding mechanism.

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Here you can see the Rolex calibre 3000 gear train layout.

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Old mainspring.

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

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i fit a new mainspring.

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

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Gear train coming back in place.

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Base movement almost back together.

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Base movement back together and ticking.

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The watch definitely needed another service! It’s now running like a Rolex should.

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Movement ready for the dial.

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Dial and hands back in place.

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Movement goes back into the case.

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I fit the osculating weight.

 

I doubt the movement was actually taken apart in the last service. It’s highly unlikely that amount of dirt could accumulated around the pivots in 2 years. In any case the watch looks and preforms great again.

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1 Response to Service: Rolex 14000 calibre 3000

  1. Ben Francis says:

    Whoever A.N.Other from Cardiff are, they should hang their heads in shame!! I hope the owner has some redress…