Vintage Rolex Precision not winding correctly - when do I know to take to AD?
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    Vintage Rolex Precision not winding correctly - when do I know to take to AD?

    Hi, first time poster here,

    Recently bought a 1960's Rolex precision oysterdate from a friend. I accidentally overwound the manual wind, and heard a small snap. Now it has about a 17 hr power reserve instead of full 30, and the manual wind won't get "tight" to know it's done being wound.


    What do I do in this situation? If I take it to an AD, they'll want to send it back and Rolex will replace the vintage parts with non-vintage parts. Furthermore, the cost of the parts will likely be more than what my friend sold me the Rolex for. What's the play here?



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    Re: Vintage Rolex Precision not winding correctly - when do I know to take to AD?

    Take it to a good watchmaker, when was it serviced last?

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    Re: Vintage Rolex Precision not winding correctly - when do I know to take to AD?

    Find a good local watchmaker will save you money and keep the vintage parts


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    Re: Vintage Rolex Precision not winding correctly - when do I know to take to AD?

    Thanks everybody for the wonderful assistance. I took it to my local watch guy, who I trust and has worked on all my other watches except my Rolex. It was exactly as as I thought—the mainspring had worn out—and was easily replaced by an authentic part he was able to source. He was able to keep all the other authentic parts as well, which was important to me.
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