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Old December 4th, 2011, 02:58 PM
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$600 is right. Ask for NO POLISH, NO NEW HANDS, NO NEW DIAL to maintain the value of the watch. Also, I would leave a scratched bezel.

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Old December 4th, 2011, 10:27 PM
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Why no polish? Does it matter on a 3-year-old watch? My Sub is generally in good condition but the case has some surface abrasions. I'm going to send it in because the rattling noise is worrying me...even though it still runs just fine.

This watch has about 28 saltwater dives on it. I wonder if diving necessitates more frequent service. I've always taken care to soak it in freshawter after a dive.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 10:45 PM
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Each time the watch is polished (case) you are essentially wearing the case down. One polish isn't going to do much but most collectors want it unpolished. You will see ads that say never polished or nice thick lugs. If you must have a polish ask for a light polish. They don't go as deep. Keep in mind if you have deep scratches and have them polish it, they are taking metal away. Personally I can't tell the difference. I have never seen a watch I thought was worn down. I will say this, I have had my daily wearer serviced twice by rolex. Both times I had them polish it. The watch came back looking brand new.
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Polish it if you want to, but mine get scratched up immediately so it is not worth the wear.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 08:48 AM
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Barry, upon locating the clasp where it fell, it appears ok and the pin is the problem. So glad I was not diving when this happened. Chris, they are meant to get wet so no worries. Mine has over 1000 dives on it.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 08:55 AM
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Took my Sub in for an estimate and was quoted the standard $600.00. I recall paying $400.00 in 1997. Mine is a 1987 and I was informed the bracelet needed to be replaced. For the cost of replacing the bracelet plus the service I'd almost be better off with trading it on on a new one, but the old school Rolex and all the years I've had it preclude me from doing that.
Don't chuck the old bracelet, I had a new one put on mine was told to keep the old one as it ads to the provenance
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Old December 5th, 2011, 12:21 PM
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Trading it on a new one is a mistake. I am not sure which model you have but most likely it is a 1680 which is a hell of a lot more valuable than a new one. This is rolex service so you will pay more. There are other very trained people out there that do the same job for less. If you really were to trade it PM me.
Sentimental value alone will keep me hanging on to it. We've been through a lot together.

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Don't chuck the old bracelet, I had a new one put on mine was told to keep the old one as it ads to the provenance
Yup, I've been hanging onto everything that came with it. Receipt, original packaging and documentation and the extra link that was taken out when it was fitted to my wrist.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 12:35 PM
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If you take it to Rolex, they only replace parts on trade in. Band for band plus cash etc. if you want to keep your band you have to fight with them but it is worth it.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 02:27 PM
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If you take it to Rolex, they only replace parts on trade in. Band for band plus cash etc. if you want to keep your band you have to fight with them but it is worth it.
When I had mine done, they swapped out the bezel ring insert for a new one. I requested the old one back and they told me it was a "one-time exception" to return that piece. Not sure how they can enforce that, but I'm glad I requested it, as that bezel is the one I currently have on the watch - much more character than the newer one.
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