Dating rolex watch
As far as we are aware, nobody has ever tried to put these into strict chronological sequence before, so this exercise is venturing into uncharted territory.
Hopefully, it should be useful as an aid to weeding out those watches that have wildly different case back markings to others from the same year, this suggesting that they merit further scrutiny to confirm their originality.
When it first appeared, 7 world’s records were stated, with this number gradually rising to, we think, 41, just before the close of World War II.
In our business, we have long believed that if this rising number was accurately charted by year, it would be a useful dating aid that could be of assistance to the collector in instances when other means of identifying a specific year of production, i.e.
The black Paul Newman dial has a really striking look, and while the watch does show some signs of having been worn, it is fresh to market and still has the Rolex sticker intact on the back. 6543 This is the original Rolex Milgauss Replica, one of the strangest watches Rolex has ever made.
Designed for high resistance to magnetic fields, it was an extremely idiosyncratic watch and was only made for three years, from 1955 to 1957.
This example has the original honeycomb dial, a straight seconds hand (not the lightening bolt), and a bezel graduated to 60 units (not the really weird six-unit bezel). 5513 This is one of the true holy grails of Rolex Replica collecting.
One of the things that are so rewarding about this website is the ability to compile data over a long time period and present it in a way that has so far not being available to collectors, either in book form or online.
Online auctions were fine as a vehicle for purely selling watches, but their transient nature, with items being live for only seven or ten days and then gradually disappearing from view altogether, meant that these weren’t the ideal medium for permanently displaying a lot of researched material.