Service: Rolex Oyster 6282 calibre 710

IMG_0632If I will ever get a Rolex, it will be one of the 62nn series. They aren’t too big (I got a very small wrist), and they are very elegant.

Tony sent this one in for a service and a new crystal, as it doesn’t work. You can wind it forever, but the movement doesn’t start up. So I guess it’s a broken mainspring.

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A bit of dirt, but otherwise, it’s looking good. The plates are slightly discoloured, but that’s nothing to worry about.
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The bottom plate is nicely decorated, as you would expect.
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As usual, I start off with the top plate.
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And that’s why the watch wasn’t working – the mainspring is broken.

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A view of the gear train after removing the wheel bridge.
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As usual, I start off with a new mainspring.
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Having put the base movement together, I have a beat error of 2.9ms, and that’s too much. So out comes the balance, and I slightly turn the collet clockwise, and I hit it right on the nose!
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That’s not being very good, that’s being lucky 😉
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The top plate is complete.
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The dial and hands go back on, and I’m ready for casing.
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With a new crystal, the watch is looking great!

5 thoughts on “Service: Rolex Oyster 6282 calibre 710

  1. Hi

    Are spare parts still available for this movement. I have a rolex Oyster Royal which I think has the same movement. I was told by Rolex that spare parts are no longer available. The watch works it just requires a service.

    also are there parts which wear out or are known to fail in this moment

    Thank you

    • From memory the watch is 1952 or 1953, at least that was what the shop told me. The dial was the main reason I ended up choosing this watch, I went looking for an automatic, but this caught my eye more !

      Many thanks to Christian for excellent service and communication through a very rapid response !

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