At the end of the day it all boils down to one question: who would you trust to service your most precious vintage Rolex? The youngest watchmaker in the town, with the best eyesight, or the oldest, most experienced one? The one with steady hands, for sure, - but steady hands without appreciation for beauty are lethal weapon combination. To someone who is going to do a fast job, or offers 'value for money' service? To an Authorized dealer who will send it away? To Switzerland head office? To a local second hand dealer overly concerned about the value of your heirloom, tempted to swap your original parts? To someone who advertises his services on Facebook? To an industry veteran too busy to care and listen?
And if this was MY watch, and I turn blind today, whom would I trust?
Luckily, there are still a handful of watchmakers in this town I would trust with my Rolex: Max, Thomas, Karl and Carl, Joao. Yes Sydney - consider yourself lucky!
Before and after photo of 1971 Rolex Ref. 1680 which arrived to our workshop on Monday, restoration completed on Tuesday night. All original parts preserved, case lightly polished, bracelet brushed to original finish, original 'high dome' plexi polished by hand. Complete overhaul of the mechanism with replacement of worn out auto reverse winding wheels. Ready to go.