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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkangel View Post
    I just realised it...maybe some of you guys know. It maybe old stuff for some of you guys,but it's new to me and some others.The last number of any Rolex model number will depend on the material used for the watch. Here's what I got so far. Hope it helps!

    0- Chronometer in SS(Full)
    1- Chronometer in SS and Pink Gold
    2- Chronometer in SS and Platinum
    3- Chronometer in SS and Yellow Gold
    4- Chronometer in SS and White Gold Bezel
    5- Chronometer in Pink Gold
    6- Chornometer in Platinum
    7- ??
    8- Chronometer in Yellow Gold,and Tridor model
    9- Chronometer in White Gold

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    Tks heaps 4 the info & u r most prob rite 2 so cheers mate!

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    Thank you very much for the info .... !!

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    Thanks for the info. It definitely useful to me who is new.

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    Really helpful!! My head was spinning from all the numbers. Now its much clearer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkangel View Post
    7- ??
    7 is no longer used. previously used to denote 14k yellow gold.
    “Watches, no matter how much they cost, are better at telling time than making a person happy.” - Thomas J. Stanley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkangel View Post
    Gold plated? I thought Rolex dun produce gold plated models
    Yes, in the 50's & early 60's, Rolex produces gold plated models. In late 60's, 70's...onwards, Rolex uses solid gold. Hope these little info help.

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    Anyone interested in trying to decipher the bezel codes?

    0 Polished
    1 Finely Engine Turned
    2 Engine Turned
    3 Fluted
    4 Hand-Crafted
    5 Pyramid
    6 Rotating Bezel

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    There seem to be some differences between what Dark Angel and Paithorn have written. I have seen Paithorn's material codes on a couple of sites but the ones given by Dark Angel I have never come across for some of the materials on the codes such as code 1 & 2. Any guru can to explain?

    Dark Angel's:
    0- Chronometer in SS(Full)
    1- Chronometer in SS and Pink Gold
    2- Chronometer in SS and Platinum
    3- Chronometer in SS and Yellow Gold
    4- Chronometer in SS and White Gold Bezel
    5- Chronometer in Pink Gold
    6- Chornometer in Platinum
    7- ??
    8- Chronometer in Yellow Gold,and Tridor model
    9- Chronometer in White Gold

    Paithorn's:
    0 solid steel
    1 solid yellow gold
    2 solid white gold or steel with platinum highlights
    3 solid steel with yellow gold highlights
    4 solid steel with white gold highlights
    5 gold plated or 18k red gold
    6 solid platinum
    7 solid 14k yellow gold
    8 solid 18k yellow gold
    9 solid 18k yellow gold

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    First three digits (more on four digit later) denotes model for traditional Rolex models:

    140 = Oyster Perpetual Air King and Submariner
    142 = Oyster Perpetual Chronometer 34mm and Explorer
    152 = Oyster Perpetual Date - Mens 34 mm
    162 = Oyster Perpetual DateJust – Mens 36mm
    165 = Explorer II
    166 = Submariner – SeaDweller – Yachtmaster 40mm
    167 = GMT Master II
    189 = Oyster Perpetual Special Edition
    165 Cosmograph Daytona
    182 Oyster Perpetual Day-Date
    183 Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Serti (With Diamonds)

    The newer Rolex models have an extra 1 preceding the model number.

    Daytona 1165, Day Dates 1182/1183... etc. Exceptions apply.

    The next digit is the bezel code. Professional watches are excluded from this list.

    0 = Smooth/Domed
    1 = Engine Turned
    2 = Engraved
    3 = Fluted
    4 = Bark
    5 = Pyramid (No longer used)
    6 = Turn-O-Graph
    7 = Various
    8 = Special
    9 = Open

    The next (final) digit is the metal code.

    0 = Stainless Steel
    1 = Yellow plated gold (Tudor)
    2 = Stainless steel and Platinum
    3 = Stainless Steel and 18k Yellow gold (Yellow Rolesor)
    4 = Stainless Steel and 18k White gold (White Rolesor)
    5 = Gold Shell (No Longer Used)
    6 = Platinum
    7 = 14k Yellow gold (No Longer Used)
    8 = 18k Yellow gold
    9 = 18k White gold
    DD BIC = Bi-Color 18k Yellow and White gold combo
    DD TRIDOR = 18k Yellow, White and Rose gold

    try deciphering:

    326135

    116622

    16200

    1603

    116688

    326939
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    Hi! do any kind bros or sis have the updated alphabetical series after 2008?
    Thank you so much!

    Quote Originally Posted by jazz_samz View Post
    Updating the list. (Thanks Nottinghill with the info)

    Year / Series launch
    1987 / 1988 R
    1988 / 1989 L
    1989 / 1990 L
    1990 / 1991 E
    1991 / 1992 X/N (from Nov.)
    1992 / 1993 C
    1993 / 1994 S
    1994 / 1995 W
    1995 / 1996 W
    1996 / 1997 T
    1997 / 1998 U (from Aug.)
    1998 / 1999 A (from Nov.)
    1999 / 2000 A
    2000 / 2001 P (from Jan.)
    2001 / 2002 K (from Sept.)
    2002 / 2003 Y (from Sept.)
    2003 / 2004 F (from Sept.)
    2004 / 2005 F
    2005 / 2006 D (from Apr.)
    2006 / 2007 Z (from May)
    May 2006 Z series
    Aug 2007 M series
    Aug 2008 V series
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