Rolex Care Tips: The Ultimate Guide
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you own at least one Rolex and want to keep it in excellent working order.
One of the simplest ways to maintain your Rolex timepieces in top form is to store them correctly.
There are a few things to think about, such as how often do you wear your watch? Do you live in a humid climate? Is your Rolex equipped with a date display or any other function that needs to be reset if it isn’t worn on a regular basis?
In this article, we’ll go through each of these variables in further depth and break down various watch storage alternatives so you can pick the one that’s perfect for you and your timepieces. This will make the watch more desirable should you ever wish to sell it. You can find out more about selling watches here.
Before You Decide How To Keep Your Rolex, There Are A Few Things To Think About
One of the most important things to consider is how frequently you wear your Rolex. If you wear your Rolex on a daily basis, a watch box or safe should be enough.
Rolex watches typically have a long power reserve, which means your timepiece will keep accurate time from the moment you take it off at night until you put it back on the next day. If you don’t want to wear your Rolex every day, but still want it for special events or to rotate between multiple timepieces, a watch winder may be the way to go.
It’s simple to set up; most of the time you’ll just put it on your wrist and press a button. It will preserve the date and time current, as well as keep the movement going, so you won’t have to reset it every time you wear it.
Before storing your Rolex, make sure it’s well-lubricated and that the crown and gaskets are in good working order.
To allow the movement’s components to move about and lubricants to flow, you may also want to wrap it once a month. If you don’t wear your watch for an extended period of time, it might require more maintenance in the long run (although this also is extremely variable depending on the condition of your watch and its preceding servicing.).
On the other hand, keeping your watch on a winder all of the time causes little additional wear and tear, and it is not required if you’ll only be wearing it a few times each year. Rolex watches should be left on a daily basis without fail. A few windings of the crystal, once or twice a year, is sufficient to keep them functioning properly. They will not deteriorate in this situation.
Another thing to think about is humidity, temperature, and other elements such as light and dust. Even if your luxury watches are stored in a box, moisture and other substances may cause damage over time.
Rolex watches are water-resistant, but if you have an older vintage model – especially one that has not had its gaskets replaced recently – humidity and dust can get in, damaging the movement as well as the dial/hands.
Consider a humidity-controlled watch box or a safe to keep your Rolex dry and cool if you believe this may be an issue.