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Rolex case and bezel codes - crown markings

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The case number of Rolex

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You can see the serial number under the bracelet, engraved on the case at the 6 o'clock.

The picture is very clearly, you can see a serial number engraved on the case. Rolex starts to produce cases for replacing the damaged or unusable one. Up to now the exchange cases number started from 44xxxxx, and the re-case numbers begin with 47xxxxx.

Decoding the Rolex model number

We can see a series number like R1661030B9235 on the warranty information and paperwork, now is going to decode the meaning of this string of numbers.

R=Rolex

166=Diver (Sub Date in this case)
1=Rotating Bezel (Engine Turned in early dress watches)
0=Metal type, Stainless
30=Dial, 3 - Black, 0 - Stick
B9325= Bracelet style 93250

Models:

Oyster Perpetual: 10, 140, 142
Air-King: 55 & 140
Date: 15 & 150
Datejust: 16, 162 & 1162
Daytona Manual Wind: 62
Daytona Cosmograph: 165 & 1165
Explorer: 142, 10 & 1142
Explorer II: 16 & 165
Sea Dweller: 16 & 166
Submariner: 16, 166 & 168
Submariner (no date): 55 & 140
GMT Master: 16, 65, 167
GMT Master II: 167
Oysterquartz Datejust: 170
Oysterquartz Day-Date: 190
Day-Date (President): 65,18, 180, 182, 183 & 1182
Yachtmaster: 166, 686, 696, 1686 & 1696
Midsize Oyster Perpetual DJ : 68, 682, 782 & 1782
Ladies Oyster Perpetual : 67, 671, 672, 760 & 761
Ladies Date : 65, 69, 691, 692, & 791
Ladies Datejust : 65, 69, 691 & 692, 791 & 1791

Bezel Codes:

0 = Smooth/Domed
1 = Rotating/Engine Turned (early)
2 = Engraved
3 = Fluted
4 = Bark
5 = Pyramie (Not Used)
6 = Turn-O-Graph
7 = Various
8 = Special (Not Currently Used)
9 = Open (Not Currently Used)

Metal Type:

0 = Stainless Steel
1 = Yellow gold Placor (Tudor)
22 = Stainless steel and Platinum (Yachtmaster)
3 = Stainless Steel and 18k Yellow gold (Yellow Rolesor)
4 = Stainless Steel and 18k White gold (White Rolesor)
5 = Gold Shell (early models - Rose Gold on newer models)
6 = Platinum
7 = 14k Yellow gold (No Longer Used)
8 = 18k Yellow gold
9 = 18k White gold
BIC = Bi-Color 18k Yellow and White gold combo
TRIDOR = 18k Yellow, White and Rose gold

Dial Codes:

first digit:
1x = Silver
2x = Champagne
3x = Black
4x = Steel
5x = White
6x = Blue
7x = Bronze
8x = Pink
9x = Mother of Pearl

second digit:
x0 = Index (Stick)
x1 = Unknown/Unused
x2 = Sunbeam (Roman)
x3 = Roman
x4 = Bi Color Dial (Index)
x5 = Jubilee (Roman)
x6 = Maxi Arabic
x7 = Index (3,6,9 Arabic)
x8 = Waves (Arabic)
x9 =Sunbeam (Roman)

Modern crown markings

 

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