Around the year 2000, Fake Rolex started using Parachrom hairsprings. Parachrom is a particular alloy totally unaffected by magnetic fields, so while magnetism shouldn’t be an important problem for modern Rolex watches, there are other components of the movement that can be effected by magnetic fields, and ignoring their potential side effects would effectively be like ignoring 85 years of replica Rolex’s history.
One of the most normal problems I see over my bench in this day and age is that of magnetism. Loads of things in the modern world emit a magnetic field.
Watches operate best when they have so much power going through them. Rolex’s tend to have perpetual rotors fitted, which means the watch is constantly being recharged by the motion of your wrist. Should the automatic winding mechanism break this may no longer be the case and the watch would need to be hand-wound until it could be delivered to a service center to be properly repaired.
If that happens to you, you’ll no doubt know your watch’s energy reserves. Energy reserve refers to the time when the watch automatically operates after being fully wound. The minimum one would expect to find in an automatic watch these days would be around 38 hours, but Rolex movements tend to have much better reserves, with the latest GMT-Master II operating for approximately 70 hours on a single wind.
Mechanical fake watches are delicate machines. Yes, there are shock absorber settings in place within modern watches to stop damage or disruption when the odd inevitable jolt is sustained, but the trick here is to be careful. Have respect for your watch. Some people think that because something costs several thousand dollars, it should be able to stand up to literally anything they throw at it.
If your watch has sustained internal damage to the winding system and is bleeding out, or if your watch has suffered some kind of shock which has either broken, dislodged, or shifted something within it, and therefore, its timekeeping is all over the place, the best thing to do is to take it straight to an authorized service center and have a qualified professional look over it.
If you insist you can fix it yourself, be careful and read a lot before attempting anything that could cause irreversible damage. Before you start, read our article on the deletion case and make sure you’ve invested in the right tools. With a modern Rolex fitted with a free-sprung balance and a blue Parachrom hairspring, it is not even worth risking it. Send it to a qualified service center and swallow the cost. If you’re dealing with vintage, it’s easier to adjust the speed of your luxury replica watches. To track the performance it is advisable to do this while the watch is fitted to a timing machine, but only if you are unable to get a qualified Rolex watchmaker to do this for you.