"After arriving there (ενν. RSC) for what I thought to be a simple 2 hour bezel insert swap, I was given an estimate sheet that totaled over $2,600. Why you might ask? I was told that the need to remove the bezel to try to put in the inset why b requires a pressure test as standard operation. Because there is a mark on the crown that they showed me, they want to replace it and do a full service. This is strange because the crown screws down fine and all functions operate flawlessly.
Anyway moving on, I was told that there is a chance the inset won't fit the bezel at all and they will likely just want to replace the whole thing, that's $1700. They tried to explain to me why and bringing out a loop for me to see, but I couldn't find any reason why it wouldn't fit. In fact, I couldn't even find a mark on the bezel. Couldn't at home, couldn't there. Nevertheless, there wasn't a guarantee that the insert wouldn't fit, they just weren't willing to try unless I agreed to the full service on a brand new watch. A brand new watch with a 4 years of warranty left so they can service it and turn it in to a 2 year warranty? I looked the manager like she was kidding, but unfortunately she wasn't.
Needless to say, I didn't get it fixed today. I don't want to have a brand new watch serviced because they feel like the crown should be replaced before they do a pressure test. Does any one this make any sense to you guys? I need to source an insert so I can have a local watchmaker just put it in and be done with it. Luckily the seller has been very helpful and he's going to work it on his end to get one and then we can get it fixed. If any one here has the ability to get one, please let me know as that would be very helpful and I would greatly appreciate it. Crazy situation on a brand new piece". http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=510676