Dating a rolex

A Service clasp will have an S such as this example DT 11S, (2002 Nov.Service) ymcl14Here is a 2007, May manufacture date, original issue.

Additionally they have stated, and it is also mentioned in "The Best Of Time"by Dowling-Hess, that Rolex does not manufacture numbers sequentially...are random at some level. Rolex does produce cases specifically to re-case movements where the case has become damaged or unusable.The serial number is traditionally located at 6 o’clock between the lugs and under the bracelet.In 2005, Rolex began engraving the serial number on the rehaut (French for ‘flange’) between the dial and the crystal as well as the 6′ o’clock location.Up until recently the exchange cases started with 44xxxxx.It is believed that those numbers have been used and later re-case numbers begin with 47xxxxx.

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