Rolex dating

These numbers come in handy when considering a grey-market watch to discern its where the watch was initially released.

010 - Switzerland 012 - Switzerland 013 - Switzerland 014 - Switzerland 015 - Switzerland 021 - Switzerland 025 - Switzerland 026 - Switzerland 033 - Switzerland 045 - Switzerland 100 - Germany 110 - France 113 - France 120 - Austria 121 - Austria 123 - Austria 126 - Austria 128 - Austria 130 - Belgium/Luxemburg 133 - Netherlands 134 - Netherlands 135 - Netherlands 137 - Netherlands 138 - Netherlands 150 - Spain 160 - England 170 - Italy 200 - Greece 201 - Malta 202 - Turkey 208 - Greece 213 - Portugal 217 - Portugal 226 - Denmark 228 - Denmark 233 - Denmark 237 - Iceland 265 - Sweden 267 - Sweden 270 - Sweden 271 - Sweden 283 - Finnland 321 - Czech Republic 400 - Hong Kong 413 - Korea 430 - Singapore/Brunai 431 - Malaysia 440 - Taiwan 500 - India 505 - Pakistan 527 - Middle East 532 - Saudi Arabia 536 - Abu Dhabi 537 - Dubai 538 - Oman 542 - Iran 548 - Israel 680 - South Afrika 700 - Canada 710 - USA 720 - Mexico 741 - Bahamas 742 - Bermuda 752 - Jamaica 758 - Virgin Islands 761 - Netherlands Antilles 762 - Aruba 765 - Antigua 766 - Saint Martin 767 - Grand Cayman 768 - Panama 770 - Venezuela 780 - Brazil 781 - Chile 783 - Peru 790 - Argentina 810 - Australia 818 - Philippines 828 - China 842 - New Zealand 871 - Hawaii 872 - Alaska 873 - Guam 888 - Hong Kong 900 - Japan 906 - Natex Retail, German NATO Airbase On older United States paper certificates, there are a red letters stamped on the certificate signifying when the watch shipped from Rolex USA to the Authorized Dealer (AD).

The case number is located between the lugs at PM, and on newer Rolex models starting in 2003 the serial number is located on the Rolex-Rolex-Rolex rehaut at the o'clock position.

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The letters represent the year code, and the numbers signify the month.

A clasp code of OP9 indicates the clasp/bracelet was manufactured in 2006, and the number indicates the month of September.

Rxxxxxxx 1987 - 1989 Lxxxxxxx 1988 - 1990 Exxxxxxx 1990 – 1992 X-N 1991 - 1993 C 1992 – 1993 S 1993 - 1994 W 1994 - 1996 T 1996 - 1997 U 1997 - 1998 U 1998 A 1998 – 1999 P 1999 - 2000 K Series (intro mid-2001) 2001- 2002 Y Series (intro mid-2002) 2002 - 2003 F Series 2003 D April 2005 Z May 2006 M October 2007 V August 2008 G Spring 2010 (and the start of random serial numbers) On the inside of the clasp hinge is a code that designates the month and year that the clasp/bracelet was manufactured.

When examing watches at an AD or watch mart, do not be surprised if a bracelet is a few years older than the watch case.

The case serial number does not indicate when the watch movement was produced which increases the possibility that the movement is older than the watch case.

Nonetheless, the case number is a generally accepted method to roughly determine the age of a Rolex watch.Like many watch manufacturers, Rolex identifies the production year using either serial number range, or a letter prefix.The case numbers below roughly indicates the year the watch case was produced and distributed to Authorized Dealers (ADs).On the older paper warranties (prior to 2006 and the plastic card warranty) there is a model number and a dial code.The warranties after 2006 just list the watch model code. 0 = Smooth/Domed 1 = Engine Turned 2 = Engraved 3 = Fluted 4 = Bark 5 = Pyramie (Not Used) 6 = Turn-O-Graph 7 = Various 8 = Special (Not Currently Used) 9 = Open (Not Currently Used) The next (sixth) digit is the metal code.R=1 O=2 L=3 E=4 X=5 W=6 A=7 T=8 C=9 H=0 For example a code of A OXCR represents 7 2591 or July 25, 1991 Traditional aluminum bezel inserts are among certain types of Rolex GMT models.

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