Rolex Watch Maintenance Guide from Experts at Clock Concierge

Taking care of your Rolex is like giving it a spa day—it keeps things ticking just right! Imagine your watch as a little masterpiece with tiny gears and springs dancing inside. Every 10 years, it craves some love, a special service where it gets cleaned, lubed, and spruced up to stay accurate.

Wearing it often or letting it groove in a watch winder is like letting it stretch its legs, keeping it ready for action. Think of water resistance as its raincoat, guarding against surprise showers. And let's not forget the battle against sneaky magnets, the weather, and those moments when your watch needs a little TLC.

Treating your Rolex to some pampering isn't just about keeping time—it's about cherishing a little piece of history and craftsmanship on your wrist. 

Let's take a quick read at the maintenance tips of Rolex watches.

Regular Servicing:

Rolex watches contain intricate mechanical movements. It is crucial to adhere to Rolex's recommended servicing intervals, typically every 10 years. This involves disassembling, cleaning, lubricating, and reassembling the movement. Any worn-out parts should be replaced during this process.

Winding and Power Reserve:

For automatic Rolex watches, regular wearing is essential for maintaining power reserve and keeping the movement lubricated. If the watch is not worn regularly, consider using a watch winder to keep the movement active.

Water Resistance:

Ensure the water resistance in Rolex watches by regularly checking and maintaining the seals and gaskets. Water resistance can be compromised by aging or damage. Rolex recommends testing it during each regular service.

Avoiding Magnetism:

Rolex watches have a Parachrom hairspring that resists magnetic fields. However, avoiding the exposure of the watch to strong magnets is advisable, as excessive magnetism can still affect the movement. Anti-magnetic storage or devices can be considered.


The oils used in the movement can degrade over time, affecting accuracy. During servicing, a watchmaker will clean and re-lubricate the movement with specialized oils to ensure optimal performance.

Temperature Considerations:

Extreme temperatures can impact the viscosity of the lubricants. Rolex movements are designed to withstand various temperatures, but prolonged excessive exposure should be avoided. Rapid temperature changes can also lead to condensation inside the watch.

Chronometer Accuracy:

Rolex watches are certified as chronometers for their precision. A professional adjustment may be necessary during servicing if you notice a significant deviation from the expected accuracy.

Crystal Care:

The crystal, typically made of sapphire, is highly scratch-resistant. However, it's not immune to damage. Avoid contact with abrasive surfaces and extreme impacts to prevent scratches or cracks.

Chemical Exposure:

Harsh chemicals and solvents can degrade the seals and gaskets, contributing to water resistance. Avoid exposing your Rolex to chemicals found in perfumes, lotions, and cleaning agents.

Bracelet Maintenance:

Regularly inspect the strap for signs of wear and clean it thoroughly during regular maintenance. For watches with metal bracelets, ensure the links move freely, and the clasp functions properly.

At Clock Concierge, we understand your profound connection with your Rolex watches. We are passionate about providing expert care and maintenance to ensure your timepiece continues to grace your wrist for years. Our certified watchmakers have the expertise and dedication to preserve your Rolex watch's timeless beauty and precision.

Get your pre-owned certified Rolex watch from Clock Concierge and embark on a journey of timeless care where your timepiece receives the attention it deserves.

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