I recently received my grandfather-in-law's Rolex, which he bought in the 1950s (no specific date). It is a Datejust, but otherwise, I am still trying to figure out exactly what model it is. I don't believe that it has been cleaned or serviced in decades. I dropped it off with Central Watch in NYC (where I live) and their estimate for service was $895 - including:
This is my first vintage watch of any kind, so I don't know much, but it was a surprisingly expensive estimate to me.
- Complete disassembly of all parts of the movement
- All pivots and wheels are polished by hand
- Ultrasonic cleaning of movement
- Replace worn movement parts
- New mainspring
- New crystal
- New crown
- New case tube
- New gaskets
- New case spring bars
- Complete refinishing of the case and bracelet
Does this seem reasonable? If not, are there better alternatives in NYC, such as taking the watch to Rolex's service in Manhattan?
Thank you so much in advance for all the help!