Overhaul is the disassembly, cleaning, lubrication, and timing calibration of the 100+ parts that comprise your watch’s movement. If parts are necessary for us to guarantee proper functionality and timing accuracy for a minimum of the next 5 years, they will be an additional charge.
If a battery replacement is required, we will replace it. Once the Rolex watch has been serviced, it is important to manually wind the timepiece if it is a mechanical watch before wearing it for the first time. To do this, unscrew the crown to the winding position and turn it clockwise about 20 times. Remember to screw the crown back down properly against the case in order to guarantee the watch is waterproof tested.
Darbini Watch Repair has a state of the art Rolex repair and service facility on site with a dedicated, full time watch technician. All watches are restored to like new condition using only 100% genuine Rolex factory parts and are backed by a lifetime authenticity guarantee. Each timepiece is rigorously tested to ensure quality and reliability.
We have a dedicated polishing team trained to restore the original finish your Rolex just like the day you bought it.
Maintenance upkeep on your new, antique, or vintage Rolex watches is very critical in maintaining your watch properly.
Most watches are water-resistant, however no watch is truly waterproof. A water-resistant watch has gaskets that help protect the case against average water pressure at a stated pressure or depth. Your watch should be pressure tested every time the case is opened to perform any inspection or service to test for potential leaks and its ability to maintain the manufacturers original pressure standards.
Shipping is insured up-to $100,000.00 USD
Darbini provides extensive service and repair on the following Rolex watch models: Air-King, Cellini, Datejust, Day-Date including Presidential, Daytona, Explorer, Explorer II, GMT MASTER, Milgauss, Oysterdate, Oysterquartz, Submariner, Sea Dweller, Yacht-Master, and Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller.
You can bring in your watch for repairs
Monday-Saturday 10:30am to 7:00pm, Sundays 11:00am to 6:00pm
Ready to ship in your watch? Request a FREE insured USPS label. Have questions or concerns, call us now, we’ll be happy to assist.
Darbini guarantees the proper functioning of its watches for a period of one year from the date of repair. The Darbini Watch Repair warranty excludes normal wear-and-tear (notably the wear-and-tear of non-metal bracelets and straps), loss, theft, or damage due to misuse. The substitution of components with, or the addition of, components or accessories not manufactured by watch maker will invalidate the guarantee. The guarantee is valid only if (1) the watch has been sold by an Official Watch Retailer; (2) the guarantee card has been completed in full by the Official Watch Retailer at the time of purchase; and (3) the guarantee card is presented with the watch, either to an Official Watch Retailer. Any work carried out by third parties other than Darbini Watch Repair will render the guarantee null and void.
Please note that although we pressure test a watch prior to being shipped, we do not guarantee any watch to be waterproof and do not cover any water issues under any type of warranty. The reason is because we can only guarantee it water-resistant when it leaves our facility. After that, there are too many life factors that can contribute to a watch not being water resistant anymore. Statistically, this can happen to the most careful of watch wearers.
My 25 year old Rolex President was not working properly but it was a sporadic malfunction so it was tricky to find the problem. Oscar was patient & thorough. He is honest, fair, & works very hard to please customers & fix the problem. He has great skills & returned…
I love Darbini watch repair. I came here the first time to have a beautiful gold 1972 bulova cocktail watch repaired. My last visit I brought him my Rolex because I broke the acrylic crystal. He not only replaced it at a very reasonable cost, but did a tuning on…
Been there once to get an expensive watch glass fixed. The owner was honest and told me that it cannot be repaired but only replaced. Very genuine person to deal with. Would highly recommend as others have done.
Oscar is a true watch mechanic. Great service and to the point. Honest and prompt. I'll definitely be back again if I need anything to do with watches. He was great with my Rolex watch. Very quick turn-around time.
This place is a great place for watch repair. Oscar is a true craftsman. He helped outfit and customize a vintage looking watch band for me to fit a modern day large face sized watch. Thank you.
It takes between 3 to 4 weeks on average but it may take longer, just depends on the type of repair your watch will require. We will let your know accurate time-frame prior to starting the repair order.
Yes, all parts are used to repair your watch are genuine parts (OEM).
Darbini guarantees the proper functioning of its watches for a period of five years from the date of repair. The Darbini Watch Repair guarantee excludes normal wear-and-tear (notably the wear-and-tear of non-metal bracelets and straps), loss, theft, or damage due to misuse. The substitution of components with, or the addition of, components or accessories not manufactured by watch maker will invalidate the guarantee. The guarantee is valid only if (1) the watch has been sold by an Official Watch Retailer; (2) the guarantee card has been completed in full by the Official Watch Retailer at the time of purchase; and (3) the guarantee card is presented with the watch, either to an Official Watch Retailer. Any work carried out by third parties other than Darbini Watch Repair will render the guarantee null and void.
Yes, our shipping labels are insured up to $100,000.00 USD.
A complete overhaul includes the complete disassembly of the watch case, bracelet, and movement. The case and bracelet are ultrasonically cleaned, polished, and refinished. The process removes scuff marks and scratches .
The movement is ultrasonically cleaned, and then reassembled using recommended lubricants. Proper lubrication is an acquired skill of the watchmaker, achieved through years of practice and dedication. The movement is electronically calibrated and placed into the case. The completed watch is pressure tested to check water resistance. The watch is then subjected to a time test to assure accuracy before returning it to you.
Once we receive your watch, we will carefully examine the condition and if there are any abnormalities, we will provide you with a detailed estimate in writing for your review. You will have the option to approve or decline our proposed repairs. Once approved we will start process immediately. If you decline, we will simply return your watch with our insured shipping service at no extra cost.
Our history dates back to 1940 where Asatur Darbini sat behind his jeweler’s bench and started handcrafting fine jewelry. Since then The Darbini Family has been known for its excellence in creating unique and artistic jewelry of highest quality. Darbini Jewelry (our U.S. retail outlet) opened in 1991 in Pasadena, California and we have proudly offered the same expertise and quality for our hand crafted jewelries. Along with our trademark, we have continually extended our friendly and knowledgeable service to Southern California. With progress in technology, the company acquired and added new and cutting edge computer manufacturing techniques to our factory. In 2006, we took another big step forward and opened our online services to provide a venue to share our excellent and high-quality hand crafted jewelries to the rest of the world. Today, we continue to strive to provide the best service to our costumers.
A tradition of service
At Darbini, we aim to provide our customers the best service and experience ever. Our friendly and knowledgeable consultants will try to find you the perfect piece from our collection based on your individual needs and requirements. If you don’t see your dream piece, our talented craftsmen will create the perfect piece for you.
Darbini Watch Repair is an independent company and is not affiliated with any watch manufacturer or distributor. Maintaining an independent status means that we do not need to follow the suggested retail price standards set by the manufacturer. Rolex is a registered trademark of Rolex Watch U.S.A. and Rolex International. Rolex does not allow any authorized dealer to (a) discount the price of their watches, (b) sell online or (c) sell previously owned Rolex watches. For help finding an authorized dealer visit www.rolex.com.
300 E. Colorado Blvd. #179
Pasadena, California 91101
Monday-Saturday 10:30am to 7:00pm
Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm
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