Ladies Rolex Datejust Ref. 178344 Repair

Ladies Rolex Datejust Ref. 178344 Repair

Rolex Datejust Repair

Restoring Rolex Datejust 18k white Gold Bezel

Calibre: 2236

Bracelet: Oyster Steel

Bezel: 18k white gold domed bezel set with diamonds

Dial: Pink with diamonds

Case size: 31mm

Buckle: Deployment

Crystal: Scratch resistant sapphire

Water resistant: 100m/ 300ft

Rolex Datejust Model #178344

One of the signature Rolex pieces is the Datejust. A timeless watch that tells you the time and date. The sweep seconds hand strolls majestically around the dial making the minutes and hours go by. It’s beautiful pink diamond dial was created by a master watchmaker with outward brush strokes from the core of the dial.

Our lawyer friend Elizabeth brought in this beautiful Ladies Rolex and asked us to glue her diamonds back on the bezel. She admitted to hitting the watch against her marble bathroom counter. She later noticed that some of the diamonds were missing and her crystal was chipped.

Rolex Diamond Bezel

At first sight, we knew that it was an original Rolex bezel and it would need more time to be carefully inspected. It is not common for an original factory component like the bezel of a Rolex to have diamonds flying out of them.

After careful examination by our master jeweler, Gray and Sons’s repair department knew that it would not be as easy as simply glueing the stones back as our lady friend suggested.

Gray & Sons took the watch in for restoration. In the inspection process ten of the diamonds fell off. You can see the empty spaces and light passing through the smaller sized holes intended for the diamonds to be set in. The only solution was to reset all the diamonds to ensure none of them would fall off again.

Rolex Repair - Diamond Bezel Restoration Process

Gray and Sons master jewelers removed the stones and cleaned and polished the bezel. Then the diamond’s quality was checked to make sure none were damaged and that they were all up to Rolex standards. Our watchmaker then reset the diamonds and replaced the ones that were lost. In order to secure the diamonds in the bezel we used more gold and our expert jeweler’s skills to fix them in.

The crystal had also been damaged. We proceeded to replace it with an original Rolex Sapphire anti-scratch crystal. The watch was already looking like new.

To finalize the rolex repair process, our watchmakers reassembled the watch. It underwent our standard testing time frame of ten day although we did not touch the movement to ensure it was all up to Swiss Made standards. We revised the Datejust’s amplitude and tested it for water resistance.

Restoring Rolex Datejust 18k white Gold Bezel

Rolex Case

Rolex Datejust Model #178344

Ladies Rolex Datejust Case

Gray & Sons Repair Department Overhaul and Detail

At our beautiful Gray and Sons boutique we have master watchmakers and master jewelers in-house that help provide the quality work we are able to guarantee. We can complete repairs way faster than any repair company because of this big advantage of having our own master jewelers and watchmakers along with all the other specialists that are part of the Gray & Sons family.

Our team is also composed of a highly educated and experienced repair manager and repair manager assistant. They are in charge of making sure the timepieces and jewelry that come in don’t fall behind in their repair process. They control every item that enters our boutique for repair. From the master jewelers to the watchmakers, they provide that support that every team needs. Our watch and jewelry specialist can also guide you through the overhaul and detail process and update you on your repair items.

Rolex Repair - Diamond Bezel Restoration Process

Ladies Rolex Oyster Band

Gray & Sons Repair Department Overhaul and Detail

Ladies Rolex Oyster Band

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Ladies Datejust Diamond Dial & Bezel Restoration