Blog posts about aftermarket

Poorly Made Aftermarket Parts Can Lead To Issues

When dealing with aftermarket parts, quality is everything. That’s especially true if you’re talking about parts for the movement. But it also applies to case parts – bezel, crown, dial (not technically a case part, but it needs to fit the case), etc. Rolex has invested a century in developing truly specialized machines and manufacturing […]

Aftermarket Parts and Resale: The Real Story

We’ve all heard the truism that, when you buy a new car it depreciates significantly the moment you drive it off the lot. Nobody quite understands why (I’m sure auto and insurance savants can weigh in here), but it’s not a truism. It’s a fact. And if you add fancy aftermarket wheels, engine modifications, bodywork […]

Rolex And Aftermarket Modifications? An Unbiased Look

We’ve all heard stories about how vigorously Rolex protects and defends their trademarks and patents. In fact, I once heard a story about them running a small jeweler out of business for servicing a fake Rolex watch. That may be a little extreme, and the storyteller couldn’t offer any proof that the incident had actually […]