Rolex Caliber 3035 vs 3135 Differences

Rolex Caliber 3035 VS. 3135

Rolex Caliber 3035 vs 3135 Differences
What is the difference between Rolex caliber 3035 and 3135?

The Rolex caliber 3035 was introduced in 1977 as what many refer to as a high-beat caliber 1575. Ten years later, in 1988, they put out the caliber 3135 with a few upgrades. It is still used today. Any other differences? Please comment below.

Rolex Caliber 3035 Rolex Caliber 3135
Orgin Swiss made Swiss made
In-House? Yes Yes
Year Introduced 1977 1988
Replaces Caliber Rolex 1575 Rolex 3035
Jewels 27 31
Power Reserve 42 Hours 50 Hours
Beats Per Hour 28,800 vph 28,800 vph
Date? Yes Yes
Hacking? Yes Yes
Crown Counterclockwise to set time Clockwise to set time
Regulation Microstella Microstella
Balance Spring Free sprung Breguet Overcoil Breguet with Kif shock
Balance Cock Stud Hairspring glued on Hairspring laser welded on
COSC? Yes and No Yes
Models Date, Datejust, Submariner, Sea-Dweller Date, Datejust, Submariner, Sea-Dweller, DeepSea

Caliber Commentary:

Tools posted this in the Rolex Forum:

The 3035 is almost identical to the 3135 in size and basic composition…..

The 3135 movement picked up a full balance bridge, larger balance wheel and went from 27 to 31 jewels.. It’s basically just an evolution… Much like it will be when they all get fitted with the Parachrom hairspring and the Paraflex shock system…. Identical again, except for the new parts…

Padi56 on TRF makes an interesting note about the hairsprings:

…And the hairspring in the 3035 is glued on to the balance cock stud now they are laser welded on 3135.

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Naushad
Naushad
8 years ago

Hi are the straps interchangeable between the GMT Master II. 16710 and the 11670? I like the new strap on the 11670.

Oliver Banks
Oliver Banks
6 years ago
Reply to  Naushad

Are you sure you are in the right section? This thread is for the caliber 3035 and 3135.

Jimmy
Jimmy
7 years ago

HAd no idea the 3135 was made in 1988. They haven’t changed it after all these years. Still the best movement for a standard watch.

Lee
Lee
1 year ago
Reply to  Jimmy

In what way can the 3135 be “the best movement for a standard watch”…? Very shallow, undocumented comment

Laken
Laken
2 months ago
Reply to  Lee

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7 years ago

[…] 3035 -> 3135 […]

Cavin
Cavin
6 years ago

Thanks! But in actual usage did the accuracy and/or ruggedness of the movement improve considerably in the 3135?

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6 years ago

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joe garza
joe garza
6 years ago

hi , i have problem find parts for rolex 3035 . parts # 5036 i think . it setting lever . email me if u have.. thank you.

Victor Au
Victor Au
6 years ago
Reply to  joe garza

I saw several new ones on eBay. Starting at $15, but buy it now about $80.
Here’s one seller:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolex-3035-3135-Genuine-Parts-/201925951173

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Celine
Celine
6 years ago

Isn’t the Cal. 3035 COSC-certified?

Victor Au
Victor Au
6 years ago
Reply to  Celine

Apparently the 3035 is not COSC certified, but my 1986 Date is accurate, even if it’s not, to within 1 second a day..

Oliver Banks
Oliver Banks
6 years ago
Reply to  Victor Au

I have similar experiences with my Datejusts. I tend to think COSC is a marketing gimmick and I would like to hear watchmakers chime in on that thought. Being COSC or not doesn’t change the parts of the movement, it just means it was thoroughly regulated and passed the testing needed to qualify for the Chronometer label. The companies actually have to pay for that testing too.

Oliver Banks
Oliver Banks
6 years ago
Reply to  Celine

I have seen non COSC cal. 3035 and COSC versions. Did you know they actually have non-COSC 3135 also? More commonly though is I think this post: 3035 non-COSC and 3135 COSC.

Chase
Chase
3 years ago
Reply to  Celine

All 3035 are COSC, and as far as a know, there are only a few caliber 3000 (time only) that are not certified. It is irrelevant, because all movements of the same caliber are built to the same specification, and use the same parts. 30xx calibers are more than capable of reaching today’s Rolex standard of +-2 with the right watchmaker.

Roger
Roger
6 years ago

Laser welded on means the balance and hairpspring comes already attached from Rolex?

Sid
Sid
5 years ago

Hi people. Im from Brazil. My father has a sub serie R calibre 3035 triple zero 168000. I would like to know if the machine is authentic. Where i can send a photo for you to see ? Thanks.
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Sid

joe west
joe west
5 years ago

hi where can i buy clone movt 3135 & how much cost. thanks

Henri
Henri
3 years ago
Reply to  joe west

Yuki Sh3135 make a clone. Have a look on Ebay

Joss
Joss
5 years ago

Hello, are the automatic of the 3035 and the 3135 interchangeable?

Dan
Dan
2 years ago
Reply to  Joss

In my experience, the two are not always interchangeable because the 3135 is just a tiny bit thicker. So at least on a small case, like the 34mm OP, it won’t work. I find that the 15200 (34mm OP) case was made slightly taller to fit the 3135 movement, although this is not visible just by looking at it. An earlier 15000 or 15100 case is just a tad shorter and so the stem hole is off enough that you can’t screw the crown down. Also, there is not enough clearance for the rotor to spin.

Sayed Imam
Sayed Imam
4 years ago

I bought a datejust-II, timing of the watch, weight, serial number all is ok and I don’t see the parachome blue hair spring in the 3136 movement, it says the base Caliber is 3135, mine has silver coils. Is that alarming? I bought it from a pre owned shop.

Can anyone give their comments if this, specially from a watch repair person or knowledgeable of Rolex.

James
James
3 years ago

Hi there, Are the hands interchangeable between 3035 and 3135 movements? It appears that the 3035 hands are 1.4/.9 and .18mm… Some sites sell hands that are interchangeable for both movements, and others sell specifically for one or the other. I have no definitive hand sizes for the 3135 mvmnt, so am unsure..
any help would be appreiated

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Lee Coronado
Lee Coronado
2 years ago

I purchased a 1991 day date from an old friend. The movement reads 3035. I’m told that this in not the original moment . Therefore my Rolex is not original. What movement should it have? I hear the 3035 is a very good movement.

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Neil
Neil
9 months ago

Does anyone happen to know the correct lift angle for the 3035?

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