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Watch Repair, Service and Cleaning Information

First, thank you ALL for joining me in my watchmaking adventure. I've had MORE than a blast doing this and am really looking forward to the future. However, the time has come to at LEAST offer my services for the folks that have been considering getting their watch(es) serviced and/or repaired. I am trying to keep prices as low as possible but please understand that many many hours of work go into each and every watch so there are fees involved here.

I am attempting to contain all of the watchmaking information in one link; we will see how well this works out but for now, the link includes my terms, pricing and contact information.

Watch Service/Repair/Cleaning Information - https://1drv.ms/w/s!AkHKmnTUFIO1gt41HevRrhGSqSS8zw

Thanks again for your time and hey, if you're not interested, I completely understand but do post comments from time to time here if you can so I know all 30k of you are alive! :)

Watch Bless you all,

Jeff C (aka "The Watchaholic")
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SA3135 (Rolex Clone Movement) Mainspring Barrel Removal

Dirty, dry and does NOT match the gen as stated by the seller! Worst part about this is "setup" is the fact there are no replacements available for any parts in this movement. You can "try" to use a genuine part but it will most likely not work.

This is supposedly a 1:1 replica movement but clearly is not...especially when you get into the keyless works! Not only do they not match the gen, they are fantasy parts!
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Clone (SA3135) Balance and Genuine Rolex Balance Side-by-Side
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SA3135 (Rolex Clone Movement) Crown and Ratchet Wheel Removal

As you can see, there is a barrel arbor jewel present but it lacked oil. This is the location where the most tension is generated in the entire movement. You will also of course see metal shavings along with more dirt.
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SA3135 (Rolex Clone Movement) Balance Details

Where do I start with the disassembly?

Some of the parts in the clone movement are identical to the genuine 3135 and in terms of overall appearance, it is close unless you are an expert looking for specific features. For starters, the balance assembly is a dead giveaway to those that know how the genuine is constructed. This part is nothing like the genuine, which is free sprung. A genuine Rolex balance will also have a Glucydur hair spring and Micro Stella regulating screws, which the rep does not. This is more or less a "poorly imitated" part only to "appear similar" to the genuine movement. It is also EXTREMELY difficult to regulate with this setup. What is interesting is the balance guard, which is identical.
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I was able to case up the second Timex and have started the tests. Aside from that, it was a very UN-productive evening yet again:/ I also reused a disassembly pic here as my phone died well before it should have. New phone arrives tonight so I might be on a streak here of getting nothing accomplished at the bench...lol
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Well, I suppose this test I started recently is over rather quickly. I was planning on wearing the same watch until it gained or lost time and was hopeful that it would last at least a month or two or 12 hehe. I put the watch on Friday evening at 9pm EST and today, Wednesday at 320pm EST, the watch just hit one second fast so the test is over. Yes, this watch will only gain less than a minute a year and according to the manufacturer, it's "the Rolex way". Although they claim it will gain or lose time, they rarely do;)

At 691.200 beats per day, the watch is off after approximately 3,628.800 beats by about 8 or so total;) Not bad at all!
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Time is something I just did not have last night and unfortunately, I was unable to even get within 100 feet of the bench lol;) It happens...

Here are a few "teaser" pictures of the SA3135 (Asian Rolex Clone) movement disassembly. There's a lot more to cover but lacking the time is something I have been able to accomplish quite often lately:p

As you can see, the dial feet are no longer secured with glue carelessly as they are now soldered on. I've seen quite a few replica dials over time and this is literally the "next level" of quality. The only thing missing is the Rolex logo, stamp and serial number! I can't stress enough how well this was made but do remember, this is just the dial;)
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1969 Timex Cleaning and Repair

This one turned out to be a movement swap. The original is "locked" up and troubleshooting a Timex movement with issues like this is just not something that's worth the time and cost so I have located a donor movement and am servicing that. The donor clearly needed parts for the keyless works and since it was an easy swap, I finished that up last night. Testing rate now.
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1963 Timex Cleaning and Repair Complete

This one also had an issue with the second hand pinion. In my "O-pinion", it was a terrible design as it is setup to fail. I see this quite often where the movement will stop or cause the second hand to "jump" or "jump and stop" at random.

Crystal was also sanded down and polished along with a light case cleaning
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