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Furthermore, this list only applies to Rolex Oyster-cased watches, and should NOT be used for Tudor, or vintage non-Oyster Rolex watches.
The numbers listed (particularly those preceding the letter prefix system) are a "middle number" for the given year. and this website are in no way associated with Rolex USA, nor any of its associated companies. Brozek does not now, nor has he EVER worked for the Rolex Watch Company or any of its subsidiaries.
Even if they were to omit the letters "O" and "I", to help avert any possible confusion with the numbers "0" and "1" (as they did in the previous numbering system), that would still give them 1,785,793,904,896 possible combinations.
While this The following "Round Numbers" Serial Number List has been comprised of known serial number ranges for the years listed.
In 1927, Rolex began issuing every Rolex Oyster case a unique serial number to distinguish them from one another.
This numbering system was originally believed to have started at 20,000, however earlier numbers have surfaced shooting holes in this theory.
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.
An example of this number would be something like "16G9L7F4" and could start with either a letter or number.Coincidentally, the numbering sequence of any particular Letter from this system (e.g.V000001 to V999999), would in fact also be 1 million serial numbers, and worked well with this system.This offers them a seemingly endless numbering system by which they could continue indefinitely.Figuring 8 digits with a possible 36 characters (26 letters and 10 numbers) per digit, gives them over 2 Trillion (2,821,109,907,456 to be exact) possible serial numbers.