My parents both have 2 older Rolexes purchased in the 80's and are both in need of a service. Their financial situation now isn’t what it used to be so servicing their Rolex at ROLEX is a little out of their price range.
If they go to a local qualified watch maker they can get a movement service done (its all that is needed) for a fraction of what it would costs for ROLEX base price for a 'overhaul'.
What are you paying for when you send it to ROLEX for the service? how come it is so much more expensive?
- Does ROLEX re-COSC certify it after the movement is cleaned and is that where the added cost comes in?
- Does a cleaning drastically change the precision of the movement to justify getting it recertified?