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Rolex Serial Numbers

4 June 2019 10:10:00 BST

How to date your watch

 

It is possible to date your Rolex pre 2010 by taking a look at the serial number on your watch. This can be found in two main places on the watch depending on the year. Beginning on 2005, Rolex started to engrave the Serial number on the "Rehaut" which is also known as the flange, this is the rim of metal between the dial and the glass and has been laser inscribed with the word "Rolex" several times except at the 6 o'clock position where the serial number can be found instead. As of 2008, all Rolex watches produced have their serial number in this position.

If your watch is older than this, your serial number will be engraved in to the case itself in between the lugs at the 6 o'clock position. To see the serial, you will need to have the bracelet/strap removed from the watch to then read the engraved serial number.

Where original paperwork is available, the date on this will determine the age of the watch. Where there is no paperwork, the production date as per the table below will determine the age.

 

Written by Christian O'Rourke

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Watch Servicing - What do we do?

4 June 2019 10:05:00 BST

Watch Servicing - What do we do?

 

Watch Service

In order to get the best out of your watch, servicing is something that is strongly recommended to maintain a healthy time piece. Your watch (if worn every day) is in essence a small engine that is running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If we can compare this to a car, something we use for a couple of hours a day, we routinely get these serviced every 12 months. As you click through to the article, you will find a brief outlay of the process involved in servicing your watch.

 

Written by Christian O'Rourke

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Watches of the Week - Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore "Michael Schumacher"

 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher

This amazing limited edition was part of the rare Audemars Piguet Michael Schumacher collection,which are available in three different material variations with titanium models being just one of just 1000 pieces worldwide,now completely sold out and appreciating in value. The classic Audemars Piguet mega tapisserie dial is anthracite which feature red and blue stars to signify world championship wins for both Ferrari and Benetton. A 44mm watch case made in in titanium houses the automatic chronograph caliber 3126/3840 movement with stunning cermet bezel. Strap is Audemars Piguet grey rubber with a titanium tang buckle. Cheshire Watch Company are supplying this Unworn UK watch complete with all correct original boxes/paperwork and the watch is water resistant to 100 meters / 330 feet

Written by Christian O'Rourke

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Patek Philippe 5960 Annual Calendar Chronograph

When Patek Philippe brought out the 5960 in steel a couple of years ago there was quite a commotion caused by such a move. The watch already existed and sold very well in Platinum and it had a feeling of exclusivity until the Rose version came out. Even with the Rose Gold, the watch still looked and felt like the Luxury product that it is and offered a variation for thos who don't like the 'white metal' look. The big shock then came the year later when Patek announced the 5960 in Stainless Steel and furnished with a Stainless Steel bracelet and a crisp white dial. The takeoff wasn't as great as some predicted as most are used to Stainless Steel being kept for the Aquanaut or Nautilus models. With the precious metal versions being confined to the realms of 'ceased production' it would appear that the Steel Chrono was here to stay.

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Rolex Baselworld 2018 – What’s New

 

The wait is now over for 2018 and Rolex have certainly delivered on some exciting pieces. Earlier in the month Rolex had released a teaser video of a Jubilee bracelet which appeared to have a Sports Clasp attached. With this new clue, the rumour mill went in to overdrive however the general consensus remained the same, that in some way we are due to see a new model GMT of some sort. This was the only teaser that Rolex offered for 2018 however it was not the only new release that was announced, other models and variants have followed but it will be with the GMT that our primary focus will be on.

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