Dating a rolex tudor watch updating lol air 7392

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In 1905 Wilsdorf launched his own company in England and started producing high quality watches.

Then in 1908, he registered the "Rolex" brand in La Chaux-de-Fonds Switzerland.

Around this same time, Rolex had initiated another dating system--They stamped the inside of the case back with a code consisting of a Roman numeral and two numbers.

Rolex Oyster Case Listings 1926 – 2003 Rolex watches are dated by a serial number which corresponds to the actual manufacture date.

The date of market introduction may vary however, so expect to add 6 to 18 months.

This numbering system was originally believed to have started at 20,000, however earlier numbers have surfaced shooting holes in this theory.

Around 1953, the numbers reached the 999,999 mark, at which time Rolex decided against adding a 7 digit, thus continuing into the "millions"--Instead, they started the sequence over.