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Noisey Explorer 2,
The noise and the vibration is coming from the winding rotor loose axle. There can be two causes for it:
1) the rotor axle, bridge and setting (fixing) spring is getting loose. This will be quite easy repair as all it takes is to tighten all screws and replace or tighten setting spring.
2) rotor axle is worn, so, consequently the bridge and the setting spring as well. In this case the rotor axle must be replaced by the new one and re-bushed into the bridge and the new setting spring must be fitted. This takes quite a lot of work and new parts as well.
Can not tell you about the costs, but Rolex repairs has never been cheap. In the U.K.about a year ago I did the repairs as described in chapter 2 and customer was charged £195.00, parts inclusive, and it was cheap by the Rolex standards.
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on Aug 29, 2012
My Exporer 2 will not run. I have manually wound
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on Sep 06, 2010
My red hour hand doesn't stay the same time
mcdevito75 here, Sounds like your watch is showing a different time zone, refer to your owners manual or vist a locl jeweler for adjustment on timeing, setting your watch. Your watch may be set up to show different world time zones, if so, you may have hit a button and now your watch is showing time in a different time zone as an example London / New York.
on Jun 29, 2010
How do I set the time on my Rolex Submariner?
First- unscrew the crown. Then pull it out to the first click. In this position you can adjust date by turning the crown. When date is set, pull the crown further out (second click). This position is for time setting. Adjust the hands to desired time.
Push the crown back in and screw it on tight.
on Aug 05, 2009
Setting the time and date
There isn;t any downloadable manuals for Rolex watches, but operation of Rolex Day-Date is very simple:
1) when you unscrew the crown, it is in winding position,
when you pull out the crown to the first click, it is in day and date
setting position (depending wich way you turn the crown).
adjust the day or date, previously you have to advance hands forward,
passing 12 o'clock (midnight) mark and stop advancing at 4.00 a.m.
using the crown in position as described in chapter 3. When done - push
the crown fully in, then pull out to the first click and only then
adjust the day or date.
3) when you pull the crown further out to the second click, it is in time setting position.
find the daytime or night time on the watch: pull out crown to the
second click and advance watch hands forward till you pass the 12 mark
on dial. If the date changes as you pass it - it is the night time
(midnight). If the date do not change as you pass it - it is the
After all settings being done, allways screw the crown back down as it protects the watch from water and moisture.
Never use watch in sauna- it's not designed for that.
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on Jul 09, 2009
I have rolex datejust that
Hi Sggann. You shouldn't need to wear a Rolex automatic watch all the time for it to be kept wound, and you can in any event manually wind it 30 times to top-up the mainspring. You don't say how long you've had the watch, or when or if you've serviced it, but it sounds like it might need a clean and service; this replaces the oils which can thin out over time and effect the timekeeping of the watch, and the watch will be tested to ensure it runs well. Get Rolex to do it, unless you know a capable and accredited watchmaker - it's not cheap (around £250), but then again the watches cost a lot! All the best; Eagle58
on Jul 05, 2009
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