David- I’ve done about a zillion of these. I enjoy doing it. It
appeals to the OCD in me.
I charge $100.00 to do it. It takes me about 2 hours. This is to
make them look new.
Hmmm. I should probably charge more like $150.00
I remove the case from the band, being very very careful not to
launch and loose the very expensive special Rolex spring bars. I
clean and polish, mask off and then apply the satin part of the
finish on the band. The next step is doing the case. The hardest part
is doing the back. I do the satin in the center first and then mask
off the satin with a round inventory sticker. Then I high polish the
side bevel around the satin. Then reattach without loosing the Rolex
spring bars. Dang those are expensive and very hard to buy.
Hmmm. Now that I REALLY think about it I should charge $200.
Especially when I consider the sale price difference between a
refinished Rolex and one that is still dirty and scuffed up.
Thanks David! You just helped me raise my prices. Damn you’re good!
Have fun and make lots of jewelry