Dating a rolex watch
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.
Watch consultancy Bacs & Russo is bringing timepiece auctions back to Phillips and is starting with a "Glamorous Day-Date" sale.
On May 9, 60 different Rolex Day-Dates, ranging from the earliest known examples to those with unique bejeweled dials, will be sold in Geneva.
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.
Please note, some examples (primarily from around 1959), did feature the Roman Numeral and a 4-digit year (i.e. The system started with the letter "R", whcih was then subsequently followed by L-E-X.Thus spelling out the word "ROLEX" with the "O" being omitted, to help avert any possible confusion with the number "0".This sequence continued through November 1991, when a new numbering system was introduced utilizing the letters N, C and S, which took them through 1993.(For those unfamiliar, a "Day-Date" is a watch that has windows which show both the day of the week and of the month.) Estimate: ,400-,700.Having the day wheel in German is common, but this is the only known watch to have the words "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified" at 6 o'clock in German, too.