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Hi guys,

we from the German Rolex Forum are trying to date the serial codes a little bit better
than they exist.

The most difficult period are the letters X, N and C as they do all appear in 1992 :confused1:

So if you have one of this serials with guaranty papers please have a look at them and
post the serial number with date of purchase and the referenz here.

What we have till now is:



Serial# / Date of purchase / Ref#

N1909xx 20.01.1992 16610
N221xxx 18.02.1992 16618
N266xxx xx.03.1993 16528
N2xxxxx 10.09.1992 ???
N325xxx 31.12.1992 Explorer
N421xxx 02.12.1992 16600
N43xxxx xx.02.1992 16700
X111xxx 06.03.1992 16233
X892xxx 18.121994 16233
X935xxx 30.12.1995 16600
X939xxx 03.03.1994 ???
C134xxx 17.11.1992 69173




Thanks in advance for you help !
 

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Sorry...no help here. My wife's Rolex is an S serial from 1993, but I don't know the original date of purchase unfortunately even if that serial did help your project. :sad:
 

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I have an "X" Submariner model 16613. I believe X is 1991 - I get this information from oysterworld.de. The serial number is X911xxx. I purchased it new in March 1994 in the U.K. (country code 160). The strap date code is T2. I had always assumed that Rolex had batch made the cases and installed the movements and then straps at a later date, or held production back to regulate supply. Based on the dates you have for X serial numbers, perhaps they are not from 1991?

One point of interest. The Tritium on this watch has never glowed, probably a known issue at the time.
 

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I have an "X" Submariner model 16613. I believe X is 1991 - I get this information from oysterworld.de. The serial number is X911xxx. I purchased it new in March 1994 in the U.K. (country code 160). The strap date code is T2. I had always assumed that Rolex had batch made the cases and installed the movements and then straps at a later date, or held production back to regulate supply. Based on the dates you have for X serial numbers, perhaps they are not from 1991?

One point of interest. The Tritium on this watch has never glowed, probably a known issue at the time.
Perdu - welcome to WTF and the Rolex Forum! :thumbup:
 

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Thank you, John. My name is Gary, I use Perdu because it's what I use everywhere and helps me remember my password. Hannes, one other thing: Time Keeper shows bracelet code T2 as 1995, which cannot be correct as I purchased the watch in 1994.:confused1:
 

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Maybe a silly question (self admitted noob when it comes to Rolex) - but why don't you just ask Rolex? Are they so secretive that this is 'privileged information'? Or would it reveal somehow that you might be buying a watch that was actually made several years ago and held back to regulate supply? Not that that would diminish the quality of the product, just reveal more about the marketing strategy than they might wish perhaps...
Interesting thread.
 

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Good idea, muttley, but they will never give you an answer to this question :sad:


@Gary: Thank you :)


Now we have:

N1909xx 20.01.1992 16610
N221xxx 18.02.1992 16618
N266xxx xx.03.1993 16528
N2xxxxx 10.09.1992 ???
N325xxx 31.12.1992 Explorer
N421xxx 02.12.1992 16600
N43xxxx xx.02.1992 16700
X111xxx 06.03.1992 16233
X892xxx 18.121994 16233
X911xxx xx.03.1994 16613
X935xxx 30.12.1995 16600
X939xxx 03.03.1994 ???
C134406 17.11.1992 69173
 
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