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Rolex Serial Numbers Rolex watches feature two sets of identification numbers On modern Oyster cases excluding the OysterQuartz , these numbers are engraved between the lugs, hidden behind the end pieces as shown in the images below. A close-up view of the same watch, you can clearly see the Serial Number "F", engraved into the case at the 6 o'clock position, with "ROLEX" engraved repetitiously around the dial in a circular fashion. In , Rolex began issuing every Rolex Oyster case a unique serial number to distinguish them from one another. This numbering system was originally believed to have started at 20,, however earlier numbers have surfaced shooting holes in this theory.

Full Name: Instantly eye catching and manufactured to the highest possible quality standard, there is nothing here that will ever go out dating rolex watches by serial number fashion. Just like a pair of handmade English brogues or a tweed Norfolk jacket, this watch is utterly timeless and will look just as relevant thirty years from now as it does currently. Rolex came out of World War II as the industry leader in the expanding field of luxury wristwatches. Its waterproof Oyster models had been adopted on a widespread scale by pilots flying for the RAF and the credibility of the brand, and the quality of its work, had never been higher.

Enter your Style Number in the box below to find your watch's date and additional Style Number information. You are encouraged to read the article for important information about using Style Numbers. Download Ver 4. This version extends the Style Number dates back to ! The online version above also provides dates for Style Numbers as far back as This update was written to help distinguish Case Serial Numbers from Style Numbers, plus more explanation on anomalies that may be causing you trouble in finding your watch's date.
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Rolex model or reference number is located between lugs, above 12 o'clock. Rolex serial number is located between lugs, under 6 o'clock. Panerai reference numbers are located on the case back. Year code is first letter in the last row. Older Omega serial numbers are located on the watch movement.

Full Name: Vintage Omega watches from the golden period when the company still manufactured its own movements in-house are one of our specialities. The quality of Omega production pres was extremely high and compared side by side, there is no doubt at all that the mechanisms in these models are every bit the equals of those by Rolex, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre and the other top tier Swiss makers. In our business, we have said for years that classic Omega models offer Rolls-Royce quality at Jaguar prices and we always strongly recommend them to our customers. This watch dates from and is the cleanest, most original example of a vintage Seamaster from this period that anyone could ever hope to find. By the time the example here was created, the case style and movement type had both evolved from that of the immediate post-war models, but the overall Seamaster concept of a rugged, masculine watch that was dually elegant and capable of withstanding rough use still remained unchanged. The large stainless steel case is classically styled, which is certainly a bonus to the investor. There is always a danger that watches with a style that strongly links them to a specific era will fall out of fashion and therefore reduce in price. Judged purely on its aesthetics, the watch here could date from , or Its look is timeless, which makes it a very safe choice as a piece for long term ownership.

Due to our extensive range we have two sections. Please select either vintage or modern. Click here to discover many interesting facts about this brand of watch, including production dates and the origin of the company, and also how to date your watch by serial number along with other relevant information. REF NO: The watch with original silvered dial with sub seconds dial and Rolex logo at 12 'o' clock , some minor ageing but at least its original, 2 piece solid 9 carat gold case , very clean Rolex movement. The watch with superb original mint condition silvered dial with silver hour markers,handwound mechanical movement , steel Oyster case with screw on Rolex winding crown , the watch on steel Rolex Oyster bracelet. The watch has its original silvered dial , silvered hands , fluted white gold bezel , steel Rolex Oyster bracelet again original to the watch.