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By checking a particular serial number against this list you should be able to date a watch with reasonable accuracy.
However, it is no quarantee as to when your watch was shipped from the factory.
The numbers simply represented the two-digit year in which the watch was produced.
Therefore, the code "III 53" would represent the 3 quarter (i.e.
In 1994, Rolex started yet another sequence with the letters: W, T and U, then A, P, and K in subsequent years, followed by Y, F, D, Z, M, V and then G in 2010.
Please note, during the 1990s and 2000s, it is estimated that Rolex produced around around 1 million watches per year.
The Roman numerals were I, II, III, IV, which represented which quarter of the year the watch was produced.We offer a unique selection of watch accessories, watch winders, and horological books, as well as providing Expert Watch Repair and Restoration Services that are second to none.We also publish The Rolex Report, a series of critically acclaimed reference books used by thousands of watch dealers, collectors and enthusiasts around the world.The graphic below outlines the starting and ending serial number for each year of production from 1969 thru the beginning of 2012 (the most recent we have data for).Since this information is readily offered here we respond to any requests to date Savage firearms whose serial number has a letter prefix.
Furthermore, this list only applies to Rolex Oyster-cased watches, and should NOT be used for Tudor, or vintage non-Oyster Rolex watches.