Hi fellow watch enthusiasts, today I have visited Rolex authorised service for my beautiful datejust 16014. I bought it about 5 years ago as a birth year watch from 1984.
After inspecting the watch they have quoted apart from the usual service items that they will also need to change the hands. On my inquiry about the reason for same the replied that due to the fact that luminous material on the hands is deteriorating, dust of same might affect the watch movement and they will only service the watch basis on that change.
As you may understand I m sceptical for this and decided to avoid leaving the watch for service until I give some more thought on the idea.
Changing the hands will affect the vintage condition and feeling of the watch plus to my understanding will also affect its value.
What are you thoughts and opinions on the matter?
Should I proceed with the authorised service or look for an alternative option of servicing the watch.
Thanks for your feedback.