Three Fascinating Facts About Rolex Watches

Three Fascinating Facts About Rolex Watches

Three Fascinating Facts About Rolex Watches

Watches are sought-after for many reasons. Here are just three.

To many people, Rolex watches represent the pinnacle as far as timepieces are concerned. The quality of the mechanical engineering in the movement, the attention to detail on the face and bracelet and the luxury of the diamond finish all announces a brand that puts excellence at its first priority.

 

Find Out More About Rolex Watches

Rolex is possibly the best-known brand name in the jewellery business and owning one of these watches is a dream for many people. The more you know about the jewellery you invest in, the more you can appreciate it:

  • The first wristwatch – Rolex owes its initial innovation to Hans Wilsdorf, a watchmaker who began in the business when pocket watches were all the style. Deciding that a watch worn on the wrist would be more useful, Wilsdorf had to convince people that a precise-enough movement could be made in order for the watch to be marketable. He did, and the wristwatch was born.
  • Class ‘A’ precision – in 1914, the Rolex watch movement was the first to be awarded a Class ‘A’ precision certificate – something previously only given to precise marine instruments. Rolex has continued to ensure that its movements are the epitome of precision.
  • Patent protected – inventors always take the time to ensure that new methods of working are patented if possible, and Rolex is no exception. Since 1931, the company has held the patent for the original self-winding movement, eliminating the need for constant hand-winding by the wearer.

 

Affordable Rolex Watches at Rebecca’s Jewellers

If you’ve always wanted a Rolex watch, but you don’t want to buy brand new, you need to look for a genuine supplier who can offer quality Rolex watches at affordable prices. You don’t have to pay top dollar for your watch. In fact, you can get watches in outstanding condition that look as good as new and come with original boxes and information. If you shop with Rebecca’s Jewellery, you can choose from a range of men’s and ladies Rolex watches, all in excellent working order, that come with a warranty. We also offer Rolex servicing, so you can be confident when you buy through our online store. Take a look at Rebecca’s Jewellers collection of Rolex watches and order today.

Rolex Serial Number Guide

Rolex Serial Number Guide

A guide to Rolex serial numbers by date (1950 – Present)

N.B. – These are manufacturing dates only and do not give any indication of when a watch was first sold. Where possible we try to include this in the descriptions of our used Rolex watches.

Date

Serial No

2010 – Present Random e.g. – 00Q0000
Dec 08 – 2010 V 000,001
Jan 08 – Nov 08 M 000,001
July 06-Dec 07 Z 000,001
Jan 05-July 06 D 000,001
Jan 04 F 000,001
Sept 02 Y 000,001
August 01 K 000,001
April 00 P 000,004
1998-1999 A 000,002
1997-1998 U 000,001
1996-1998 T 000,001
1995-1998 W 000,001
1993 3/4 S 000,001
1992 1/4 C 000,001
1991 3/4 N 000,001
1991 1/2 X 000,001
1991 1/4 E 999,999
1990 1/2 E 000,001
1990 L 999,999
1989 L 000,001
1988 R 999,999
1987 1/2 R 000,000
1987 1/2 9,999,999
1987 9,760,000
1986 9,300,000
1985 8,814,000
1984 8,388,000
1983 7,860,000
1982 7,366,000
1981 6,910,000
1980 6,430,000
1979 5,959,000
1978 5,481,000
1977 5,005,000
1976 4,535,000
1975 4,265,000
1974 4,000,000
1973 3,741,000
1972 3,478,000
1971 3,215,000
1970 2,952,000
1969 2,689,000
1968 2,426,000
1967 2,164,000
1966 1,870,000
1965 1,791,000
1964 1,713,000
1963 1,635,000
1962 1,557,000
1961 1,485,000
1960 1,401,000
1959 1,323,000
1958 1,245,000
1957 1,167,000
1956 1,095,000
1955 1,010,000
1954 935,000
1953 869,000
1952 804,000
1951 735,000
1950 372,000