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Serial number inside case backs... Always a special order?

December 2 2011 at 8:28 AM

  (Premier Login fantastictime)
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No necessarily so.

Ive had a mail from Detlev who's pretty good at this Rolex stuff happy.gif and he tells me that there are regular
retailed 18K pieces that carry the serial inside.

This is because the watches in question were marked with Import marks (UK, Portugal etc) and therefore the case backs were removed in order to do this. It seems that if Rolex ever remove a caseback for an addition prior to delivery they add the serial inside.

Obviously a civilian 1665 DR Seadweller carries its serial inside and was sold retail however this seems to be the only exception. That said, the 1665 was a special watch at that time and one that was destined for professional use.



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(Login marcellopisani)
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sometimes also in...

December 2 2011, 8:36 AM 

replacement backs changed by Geneva ( in any possible reference ) and also for a few special "clients" ( like some VIPs ).

 
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*Philip*
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Question

December 2 2011, 8:44 AM 

I would like to know if some you own or have seen watches
on which the last four digits are the same as the model reference?

For exemple a SD with a serial ending with 1665. Is that pure
coincidence? Even if we speak about a Comex?

 
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I have not seen it in a Comex...

December 2 2011, 8:46 AM 

but i do remember seeing a 1680 Red that was 3xx1680 happy.gif

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*Philip*
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LOL so 100% pure coincidence, right? nt

December 2 2011, 8:48 AM 

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I have just seen once a

December 2 2011, 8:59 AM 

Comex with a 3 digit delivery number that was the same of the last 3 digits of the case number .. but the delivery number was not correct for the case number ( not matching ).. so it was certainly a watch with "problems" ...

 
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in any case..

December 2 2011, 9:04 AM 

I will search in my ecords if I can find one.


    
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(Login marcellopisani)
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GOT IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 2 2011, 9:14 AM 

it's a COMEX 1680 baby !!!!!

 
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*Philip*
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Bah M. I'm just 6 yrs younger :-)

December 2 2011, 9:43 AM 

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(Login marcellopisani)
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LLOOLLLL nt

December 2 2011, 9:47 AM 

nt

 
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*Philip*
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Here is a recent pic of a Comex meeting "Les anciens de la Comex"

December 2 2011, 10:00 AM 

looking carefully at the scan...hmm it breaks somehow the myth happy.gif

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(Premier Login fantastictime)
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Thats only a handful of the ex employees. The rest look more like this...

December 2 2011, 10:31 AM 

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Buddy Roger..This MAYbe "special"..D Series 16710 GMT "Stick" II..w/Ori Cert..++

December 2 2011, 9:50 AM 

Err...from an Asian nation...


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Steve.P
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Rules and exceptions >

December 2 2011, 5:12 PM 

Vintage Rolex has plenty of these to learn.

Good job really otherwise we'd have nothing to talk about happy.gif

So we are down to special delivery, removed case-backs prior to delivery and DRSD, any advances on that?

I wonder why Rolex stopped marking the CB of DRSD just ever so prior to switching to the white dial?

Cheers,

Steve

 
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vlad
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first 100 DateJusts had Serial numbers inside the case back.

December 2 2011, 9:26 PM 

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*Philip*
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And more you go back in time more you'll find that number on cb. nt

December 2 2011, 11:45 PM 

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