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Terms & Disclaimers
- Processing Time - All items are shipped from our facility FOUR (4) BUSINESS DAYS from the date payment is received. Please be patient as this processing time is necessary to prepare each shipment with the very best care.
- Water Resistance - We do not guarantee the water resistance of any watch. Although we may pressure test a watch prior to being shipped, we do not guarantee any watch to be waterproof or water resistant and do not cover any water issues under any type of warranty. One of the reasons is because there are too many life factors that can contribute to a watch not being water resistant anymore. Statistically, this applies to even the most careful of watch wearers.
- Sales Tax - We are required to collect sales tax for items shipped to Texas and California unless you are buying for resale and provide us with a valid resellers permit. If sales and/or use tax is not collected at the time of purchase by BeckerTime, you may be required to file and pay the sales and/or use tax directly to the state and/or local tax authorities for which the item was shipped to.
- International Buyers - Most countries charge customs duties taxes and fees on items being imported from the USA. You are responsible to know your Country's importing laws and taxes. The Buyer pays ALL import duties taxes and fees. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility.
- Aftermarket/Customized Parts & Accessories - In general, aftermarket parts and/or accessories are not made by the watch manufacturer. They are made by a 3rd party company independent from the watch manufacturer. Customized Rolex parts such as dials are Rolex parts that have been customized/modified by a 3rd party (not Rolex). Rolex will not service, warranty or consider original any timepiece that has customized Rolex and/or non-Rolex parts such as, but not limited to dials, bezels, cases, and/or metal bands unless those parts are replaced with unmodified genuine Rolex parts. That being said, many 3rd party independent watchmakers (like BeckerTime) specializing in Rolex can authenticate and be able to service and repair a Rolex that has been customized.
As with all of our Watches, Authenticity is Guaranteed!
You may be asking why we use file photos… When we have more than one of the same item… we will only take pictures of one of the items. The item will be in the same condition and be as described. This helps us keep our costs down and pass the savings onto the buyer. Additionally, we have a 30 day unconditional money back guarantee. We don’t use file photos for every item… but only when the item will be the same as pictured and described. (There may be slight variances that most buyers may not even notice.) Please keep in mind that many of our competitors use file photos as well, but will not disclose this information to you. We are committed to being fully transparent. This is why we provide a disclaimer in the product listing if file photos are being used.
We do NOT guarantee timing accuracy, consistency or functionality in any way unless we service this Rolex prior to shipping.
Due to the age of this timepiece, Rolex no longer produces parts for this generation model's movement. This means that Rolex will not be able to service this timepiece. You will need to have access to an independent Rolex watchmaker that has (or can source) used original Rolex and/or new aftermarket parts for this movement for routine service and maintenance. If you are looking for a more reliable timepiece that comes with a warranty, we suggest looking at a newer generation of this model so that Rolex would still produce parts for the movement.
With all that being said, we can service this watch prior to shipping for an additional cost. The estimated time frame is 2 to 4 weeks. Please keep in mind that because our Rolex Master Watchmaker would be replacing any worn out parts with used original Rolex and/or new aftermarket parts, the service/maintenance requirements may be more frequent compared to newer models. It's important to note that having a vintage Rolex watch serviced does not mean it will function and keep time like a new watch. A serviced vintage Rolex watch will run and function to the best of it's ability. Its like owning a "classic car" from the early/mid 20th century.
This timepiece is most suitable for:
- A watchmaker looking for a "parts" watch. Rolex does not produce the parts for this movement anymore. Many watchmakers are always on the "hunt" for these watches so they can use the parts to service or restore their customer's watches.
- A buyer that is not concerned with timing accuracy, consistency and/or functionality. They are looking for a Rolex that is more of a "piece of jewelry"...rather than a source for timekeeping.
- A buyer that has (or can source) used original Rolex and/or new aftermarket parts necessary to do their own service and maintenance.
- A buyer with access to a watchmaker that has (or can source) used original Rolex and/or new aftermarket parts for routine service and maintenance.
- A buyer that is looking to replace a "lost" or "family heirloom" watch. For many people, a Rolex is so much more than just a timepiece.
Vintage Other Brands (Non-Rolex)
In general, a vintage watch will not function or keep time like a new watch. Factors such as the manufacturer, model, age, and how well the watch was maintained through the years will contribute to the accuracy, reliability and functionality of the watch.
Most vintage watches can be serviced, but due to the age, parts may no longer be available. This means that the manufacturer may no longer be able to service the watch. You will need to have access to an independent watchmaker that has (or can source) used original and/or new aftermarket parts for this movement for routine service and maintenance. It's important to note that having a vintage watch serviced does not mean it will function and keep time like a new watch. A serviced vintage watch will run and function to the best of it's ability. Its like owning a "classic car" from the early/mid 20th century.
A vintage timepiece is most suitable for:
- A Collector looking to add to their collection and understands any of the limitations regarding the timepiece being purchased.
- A watchmaker looking for a "parts" watch. Many watchmakers are always on the "hunt" for watches that they can use the parts from to service or restore their customer's watches.
- A buyer that is not concerned with timing accuracy, consistency and/or functionality.
- A buyer that can source the parts necessary to do their own service and maintenance.
- A buyer that is looking to replace a "lost" or "family heirloom" watch. For many people, a watch is so much more than just a source for timekeeping.
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