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Posted: 6/29/2015 4:47:33 PM EDT
How long does a Rolex keep working if not worn or manually winding it?



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Link Posted: 6/29/2015 4:48:01 PM EDT
Almost 2 days
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 4:48:07 PM EDT
Mine will go a couple of days.

Link Posted: 6/29/2015 4:48:54 PM EDT
87 hrs..
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 4:50:00 PM EDT
They are automatic though, so all you have to do is wear it and it will keep ticking.  

It's not like you have to wind it every other day.  Wearing it and moving around will keep it going.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 4:51:04 PM EDT
You buy a $4000 minimum watch, you can afford a $100 winder.

Txl
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 4:53:58 PM EDT
One thing about a Rolex is, you can leave it in the safe for months to years on end, take it out,
rewind and its gtg. Try that with a battery watch.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 4:56:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 4:58:20 PM EDT
I never take off the one I wear, and never wind the ones I don't.  If I were to take mine off, it'd probably stop in about 36 hours if I had to guess. (more than one day, less than two)
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 5:00:47 PM EDT
'86 GMT Master II about 48+ hours.  I recently left mine for a weekend and I thought I got over 2 days, but didn't get an exact duration.

Chris
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 5:01:55 PM EDT
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You buy a 4k minimum watch and then have to wind it

Link Posted: 6/29/2015 5:02:26 PM EDT
Thanks for the responses. In my controlled test it lasted about 1.5 days. It has never been serviced. Service is about $900 but wanted to ask the ARF if 1.5 is normal for it not being used. My daily watch is a TAG.  My watch service advisor said that it should get serviced every 4 to 5 years...
 
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 5:03:26 PM EDT
I get about 30 hours out mine.   Feels like it ought to be longer.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 5:05:50 PM EDT
michael j fox's has an unlimited run time
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 5:08:06 PM EDT
38 hour reserve + or -
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Link Posted: 6/29/2015 5:10:36 PM EDT
36 hours sounds about right...

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You buy a 4k minimum watch and then have to wind it



Mechanical watches are more expensive, bro.  Especially with in-house built mechanisms, like Rolex.

I don't wear rolex watches because I'm not wealthy enough to drop the kind of $ they command......but automatic watches are awesome.  I wear one every day.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 5:14:11 PM EDT
I believe they state 40 hours for most of their non-chrono movement pieces.
1.5 days seems about right.

How is it keeping time when worn?  If within a couple of seconds a day of an atomic clock, it's likely just fine for now.
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You buy a 4k minimum watch and then have to wind it



Tis' the nature of the beast.

Watches aren't for telling time, they are male jewelry, more or less.

My Seiko auto lasts around a day and a half if left unattended.
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Aww come on, that's funny right there.

I wouldn't give the guy an unopened beer, either, though I may hand him a can of paint to hold for a while.
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I think you might be confused about what constitutes winding an automatic.
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That would be a Patek Philippe.

 
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That would be a Patek Philippe.  


Or even 240 hours. 10J, baby!

My Seamaster Planet Ocean has shown a consistent 50 hour reserve every time I've tested it. It's almost like clockwork.
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I believe they state 40 hours for most of their non-chrono movement pieces.

1.5 days seems about right.



How is it keeping time when worn?  If within a couple of seconds a day of an atomic clock, it's likely just fine for now.
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When worn it keeps time fine. Just when it sits idle I only get about 32-36 hours. I read that they should be 48 hours so kinda concern. But no issues when I do use it on recurring days.

 
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Or even 240 hours. 10J, baby!

My Seamaster Planet Ocean has shown a consistent 50 hour reserve every time I've tested it. It's almost like clockwork.
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That would be a Patek Philippe.  


Or even 240 hours. 10J, baby!

My Seamaster Planet Ocean has shown a consistent 50 hour reserve every time I've tested it. It's almost like clockwork.



About the same as my Omega.

Txl
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 5:45:46 PM EDT
My 1982 Oyster needs it roughly every two days.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 5:49:40 PM EDT
My '68 Sub runs about 3 days.  My local certified watchmaker (attended Rolex service school) does a clean/lube/adjust for $200.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 5:54:47 PM EDT
I get 2 days give or take. If it's keeping good time then you don't really need to get it serviced. I've had mine since '97 and still works perfect. Never bothered with having it opened up for service. A Rolex dealer told me if it's working leave it alone unless I just wanted to give him money.
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Considering oyster is just the bracelet type and not a watch it should never need winding.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 6:15:22 PM EDT
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I did try that but I couldn't figure out how to rewind the battery

But seriously, you should keep the automatic watches either hand wound or in a winder.  Otherwise the oil can pool and/or harden leaving uneven places on the sub-mechanisms thereby messing up the regulation.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 6:15:34 PM EDT
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Considering oyster is just the bracelet type and not a watch it should never need winding.
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Considering oyster is just the bracelet type and not a watch it should never need winding.


Oyster is also the watch itself in some models.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 6:27:21 PM EDT
There's something inherently retarded about putting on your $5000 watch monday morning, and having to go find a clock or cellphone to set it to the correct time and wind it up.
It's equally silly to have to place it on a contraption that wiggles it around all weekend for you.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 6:40:18 PM EDT
You want the model with the silver-air battery.  it's good for about 300 weeks.
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Service by Rolex can vary greatly, due to wear, the seals, etc. Used to be, you could find a Rolex jeweler and have them service it, cleaning usually, and get it cheaper. The problem is, Rolex has cut down on sales of parts, etc. thus forcing most Rolex dealers to send it to them.

I had mine serviced by Rolex about 3 years ago after a little over 26 years of wearing it and doing nothing to it. It cost me $1700. I did find a local retired guy who was Rolex authorized who would clean one for about $250, but if it needed any parts, he couldn't get them from Rolex anymore and was dependent on his old stock of parts.
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Aww come on, that's funny right there.

I wouldn't give the guy an unopened beer, either, though I may hand him a can of paint to hold for a while.
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Aww come on, that's funny right there.

I wouldn't give the guy an unopened beer, either, though I may hand him a can of paint to hold for a while.


http://www.michaeljfoxnews.com/
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I believe they state 40 hours for most of their non-chrono movement pieces.

1.5 days seems about right.



How is it keeping time when worn?  If within a couple of seconds a day of an atomic clock, it's likely just fine for now.
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My GMT get a little under 40 and my Sub get a little over 40.  



 

Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:04:19 PM EDT
2 or 3 days.

Don't buy one. Get something else. Anything is better. If you want bling, there are much cooler things you can get for the money.
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That's why you buy an automatic winder.

Some people have more than 1 automatic watch.  Wear 1 all week, your others will stop.

Open winder, select watch, win.

Txl
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:13:39 PM EDT
My Submariner,not quite 2 full days maybe 40-42 hours. My Vostok Amphibia uhhh,whatever it feels like 20-48
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Some people have more than 1 automatic watch.  Wear 1 all week, your others will stop.



Open winder, select watch, win.



Txl
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There's something inherently retarded about putting on your $5000 watch monday morning, and having to go find a clock or cellphone to set it to the correct time and wind it up.

It's equally silly to have to place it on a contraption that wiggles it around all weekend for you.






That's why you buy an automatic winder.



Some people have more than 1 automatic watch.  Wear 1 all week, your others will stop.



Open winder, select watch, win.



Txl
I don't use a winder. I figure less wear might be better. They are so easy to set anyway.

 
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:21:05 PM EDT
my GMT Master II ceramic is 2-3 days if not worn or on my watch winder.
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 8:43:20 PM EDT
16610 Sub around 40 hours
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My nockoff runs 42 hours....
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 9:59:43 PM EDT
My 1981 GMT Master will go about two days before it dies if I don't touch it.


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I had mine serviced by Rolex about 3 years ago after a little over 26 years of wearing it and doing nothing to it. It cost me $1700. I did find a local retired guy who was Rolex authorized who would clean one for about $250, but if it needed any parts, he couldn't get them from Rolex anymore and was dependent on his old stock of parts.

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