I have worked with watch repair people whom have been trained by
Rolex but not employed in their factories. I have also worked
with watch repair people whom have not been trained by Rolex but
are just as competent. The only real difference is if they are
using genuine parts. Rolex charges at least twice as much, and
takes three times as long to return their product. And I have
had people returning repairs back to Rolex because the problem
still was not fixed. Bottom line, they are only human too.
Would a ring with the “Tiffany” name not have the same value if
it was sized by a jeweler not employed by Tiffany’s?
Rolex only gives a one year warranty anyway. Some distributors
will add an additional 2 year warranty. Other watch
manufacturers will give a 3 year warranty from the factory.
If the watch has a generic band, that will lower the value. The
interior parts for the most part, come from Rolex.
Hope this helps.