Rolex Serial Numbers And Clasp Codes !FULL!
Serial and model numbers can also help you determine if a watch is genuine Rolex. Counterfeits often do not have the serial numbers engraved on them, and if they do, they often do not match the design.
Rolex Serial Numbers And Clasp Codes
Rolex watches also have a code engraved on the clasp hinge. These codes are composed of 1 or 2 letters followed by a number, with the letter corresponding to the year of production, while the number signifies a month.
This very interesting chart, was created by the watch collector, Georg Burger, in which he has registered all known serial numbers. An analysis and classification of the serial number can also be carried out using this chart.
Therefore, it should be noted that the serial numbers of 100,000 to 999,999 occur in two periods. The model must also be taken into account when determining the year by serial numbers in this area. Incorrect assignments are often found in the descriptions of offers for sale on the Internet, which do not carefully observe this.
In 2007 the old Rolex serial number system with the prefixed letters was removed and replaced by (presumably) an arbitrary combination of letters and numbers. This makes it no longer possible to determine the production date from the serial number.