How to Adjust the Time on a Rolex Replica

by Keith Evans

A Rolex watch is truly a sight to behold, and the timepiece itself is as much about quality and art as it is about function. Replica Rolex watches can be every bit as visually stunning, though they are generally somewhat easier to operate. On a Rolex replica, basic functions like setting the time can be performed quickly and easily with only minimal effort.

Items you will need

  • Replica Rolex watch
  • The correct time
Step 1

Find the correct time. If you suspect that your replica Rolex watch does not have the correct time, you will need to find out the time from some source before attempting to set your watch. If you are near your computer, you can simply consult the system clock, or you may also reference other watches in your collection, wall clocks, automobile radios or your local "time and temperature" line.

Step 2

Release the crown. An authentic Rolex watch features a screw-down crown (the small stem on the outside of the watch on the same side as the number three). Depending on the quality of your Rolex replica, your watch may have a screw-down crown as well. If this is the case, unscrew the crown by grasping it with two fingers and turning it counterclockwise until it pops out slightly. If your Rolex replica does not feature a screw-down crown, you can simply skip this step.

Step 3

Pull the winding crown out to the last notch. Gently pull the crown out to the second (last) notch; you should notice that the second hand has stopped moving and, depending on the quality of your replica, it may have moved to the 12:00 position. The first notch felt when pulling the crown is the date adjustment setting and can be used to adjust the date as necessary.

Step 4

Turn the crown clockwise until the proper time is displayed. If you accidentally pass the proper time, you should be able to briefly turn the crown counterclockwise to compensate for overshooting the time.

Step 5

Push the crown back in. When the proper time -- and date, if necessary -- has been set, push the crown all the way back in toward the center of the watch. If your replica Rolex is equipped with a screw-down crown, you should gently turn it clockwise to tighten it, being sure to turn gently and stopping when you feel resistance. With the correct time shown and the crown returned to its original position, you have successfully adjusted the time on your Rolex replica.

Tips

  • Although replicas are generally of lesser quality than genuine Rolex watches, many replicas keep excellent time when worn on a regular basis.

Warnings

  • If your replica Rolex stops keeping accurate time, you may need to have it serviced. Be sure to let your jeweler or watchsmith known upfront that your watch is a Rolex replica and not an authentic timepiece.

About the Author

Keith Evans has been writing professionally since 1994 and now works from his office outside of Orlando. He has written for various print and online publications and wrote the book, "Appearances: The Art of Class." Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication from Rollins College and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration in strategic leadership from Andrew Jackson University.