Tuesday, May 12, 2009
How To Kill a $11,000 Watch in Two Easy Steps
Step 1: wear it for 10 years without servicing
Step 2: unlock the winding crown and jump into the pool
The reason for the state of the Rolex Submariner, as depicted above, is simple.
The watch owner failed to overhaul his watch when the watch was due for service.
Consequently, the delicate rubber crown seal wore off and water got into the watch through the winding crown.
As a matter of fact, all of this trouble, including a $6,000 repair bill, could have been avoided by simply replacing the rubber seal, at the cost of $10.
To blame Rolex for those shocking pictures is ridiculous.
Owners should take their responsibilities and respect overhaul service when the watch is due.
However, I am afraid that we will see those same horrific pictures for the years to come, as there is no cure for stupidity.