The Rolex Datejust is one of my favorites watches, so I can understand why Rolex Datejust fans are so passionate about their watches. Rolex is the only watchmaker that can truly claim to be the greatest watch manufacturer in the world. The watch may seem like it can withstand just about anything.
Watch owners who have owned Rolex timepieces for years are proud to state that their watches have never had to be serviced. In truth, they are unaware of the state of their Rolex Datejust. It's impossible to know the condition of a Rolex watch if it hasn't been examined and serviced. A problem with the movement of the watch is possible.
It is still necessary to maintain Rolex Datejust watches, even with the robustness and reliability of the watches. The frequency of maintenance will depend on the amount of wear the watch receives. Increasing wear and tear on a watch occurs when dust and residue are present inside it. Many people wearing Rolexes are unaware that it causes a loss of accuracy unless they pay attention. Handling and water exposure are big factors in the longevity of a watch. It is common for Rolex owners to believe that their watches will last forever without service.
Rolex Datejust Holding its Value
It is impossible to imagine a Rolex Datejust that is more iconic or timeless. Despite the passage of time, the original piece still possesses class and style. People often bid on used Rolexes on the second-hand market.
It is more valuable when the Rolex Datejust is in excellent condition. The original Rolex Datejust papers and its box, along with its service history at a Rolex Service Centre, can fetch the most money on the used market. An excellent service record and a good condition will result in a higher price for a Rolex Datejust.
When it comes to pre-owned Rolex Datejusts, old watches that haven't been serviced or opened are like watches that haven't been diagnosed. I personally cannot imagine buying a pre-owned Rolex Datejust that has never been serviced. When purchasing a watch without knowing its history and usage, you are taking a chance, so it might be best to stay away from it. The most reliable way to determine the condition of a Rolex Datejust is to have it examined by a professional Rolex watchmaker.
It's not uncommon for Rolex Datejust movements to appear rusted from the outside. It is possible that the watch has been subjected to premature wear and tear due to water damage or lack of lubrication. Even a functioning Datejust movement does not mean the movement is in good shape, since rust does not affect it instantly, but can only be spotted over time. It is generally informative to review the service history. An owner's love of Rolex is evident by this.
Having a Rolex service history ensures that the mainspring and balance wheel, along with the gasket and other metal wearable parts, are in excellent condition.
Rolex Datejust Water Resistance
A Rolex Datejust watch is guaranteed to be waterproof to 100 meters/330 feet. Each Rolex watch is individually inspected and tested in the factory laboratory prior to being shipped to Rolex authorized dealers. Having recently been fitted with brand new gaskets and crown, the watch is in excellent condition when it's tested for water resistance.
The waterproofing in Rolex watches doesn't last forever, which many users are unaware of. Due to a lack of proper rinsing, the watch's water resistance can weaken over time, allowing salt and sand to gain access. The need for regular maintenance may not be easily seen. Due to the absence of flashing warning lights such as dashboards and squealing brakes, a service has to be performed before a problem arises.
Rolex owners should be aware that years of wearing the Datejust watch may go by without a problem, but one day moisture might appear under the crystal after taking a dip in the sea. When swimming with a Rolex Datejust, it is important to care for the watch properly and follow Rolex instructions.
Rolex Datejust Longevity
The Rolex Datejust is a watch that you will cherish for the rest of your life. A watch often holds a special meaning for its owner; it represents a special moment or memory. The Rolex Datejust should be serviced on a regular basis so you can enjoy it for a long time. If you get your Rolex watch back in almost new condition after servicing, your investment will have been well worth it. Rolex Datejust owners should take good care of their watches, as service costs are influenced by how much work is needed to restore the watch.