It is essential to go to a certified Rolex jeweller as they would use certified parts to repair your watch, and this won’t affect your warranty. If you were to go to any other jeweller who does not specialise in Rolexes, then this could affect the warranty as they may not have all the parts to repair your broken Rolex accurately.
If you would like to sell your broken Rolex to a collector, then they may use some of the components inside to repair other watches, by this they would be recycling your watch and making sure no parts go to waste by repairing other broken watches.
A broken Rolex watch can have different resale values. For example, vintage, rare watches and Swiss watches would be valuable in price.
Antique and rare Rolex watches would increase in value over time as they become rare over time, and this adds value to them. You may be able to sell your broken Rolex for more money even if it is not unique or antique depending on the materials used such as silver, gold, diamonds as the materials hold value even if the watch doesn’t.
If it is a standard watch model, then it may not be worth more as there may be less demand in an ordinary watch and the materials used.
If you would like you could either sell your watch privately, it is crucial to get your Rolex valued beforehand so you can get the best price before selling it privately to a collector.
It is best to mention which parts are broken if you wish to sell to a buyer.
Another option would be to sell your broken Rolex online. If you would like to consider this option, it would be best to get a value from an expert beforehand or sell it to a certified collector online where they would pay instant cash for your Rolex.