How to Maintain Your Rolex:
Quick Guide

Maintaining your Rolex is crucial to ensuring its longevity and optimal performance. Rolex watches are renowned for their durability and precision, but like any luxury timepiece, they require proper care and regular maintenance. This guide outlines essential tips for Rolex maintenance, drawing insights from industry experts​​​

Winding Your Rolex

Regular winding is essential, especially for Rolex models equipped with a self-winding mechanism. This mechanism, known as the Perpetual Rotor, ensures your watch keeps accurate time by winding itself as you move. If your Rolex is left unworn for extended periods, consider using a motorized winder to prevent the oils in the movement from congealing, which could affect its performance​​.


Winding and setting positions of a Rolex Submariner 124060. (photo: Rolex)

Time and Date Setting

Adjusting the time and date on your Rolex requires careful attention. It's advised to avoid setting the date between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m., as this is when the date-change mechanism is engaged, and adjusting during these hours could potentially damage the watch. Instead, advance the time past this period before setting the date to ensure the mechanism is not interrupted​​.

Rolex Yachtmaster 126622 Blue Dial

Rolex Yachtmaster Blue Dial 126622

Water Damage Prevention

Rolexes are known for their water resistance, but to maintain this feature, ensure the crown is always screwed down tightly before exposure to water. Regular checks and maintenance of the gaskets are essential to keep the watch water-resistant and to prevent moisture from entering the movement, which could lead to rust and other damage​​.

Rolex Daytona 116508 Green

Rolex Daytona Green Dial "John Mayer" 116508

Regular Servicing

Like any high-end mechanical device, a Rolex requires periodic servicing to maintain its accuracy and longevity. It's recommended to have your watch serviced every 3-5 years. This process involves the complete disassembly of the watch, cleaning, oiling, and replacing any worn components to ensure it functions flawlessly for years to come​​.

When to Seek Professional Help

For any maintenance beyond routine cleaning and winding, such as servicing or repairing water damage, it's crucial to seek the expertise of certified professionals. Arev & Co. offers specialized services for luxury timepieces, including Rolex watches. They can provide comprehensive care from routine maintenance to more complex repairs, ensuring your Rolex remains in pristine condition.



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