5512 case backs

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5512 case backs

Joined: May 4th, 2010, 6:22 pm

March 29th, 2012, 1:19 pm #1

Greetings Gents!

Is there a serial number range one can utilize to determine whether the caseback on a 5512 should be marked as such as opposed to being stamped 5513?

It seems the 5513 stamps on case backs of 5512 models are random even on some of the older 700K - 1.1MM serial number specimens. Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Joined: May 7th, 2006, 5:02 pm

March 29th, 2012, 2:10 pm #2

...from the mid-60s on and it seems that 7 out of 10 5512s are stamped "5513" after that. And of course in the last years of the 5513 (late 1970s-80s), most of those backs are stamped "5512."
So, it's nice to have a matching back but Rolex appears to have stopped caring about such matters circa 1965, so why should we? LOL.
I would say that the earlier pre-65 models usually do have their correct reference number inside the back. But not always. *
Best,
T.

*Edited for clarity.
Last edited by tomvox1 on March 29th, 2012, 2:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: April 10th, 2008, 11:35 pm

March 29th, 2012, 2:27 pm #3

the Tudor casebacks on the 7016 having no model marking or marked "7528

don't think i've ever seen one marked 7016
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Joined: May 4th, 2010, 6:22 pm

March 30th, 2012, 12:41 pm #4

Greetings Gents!

Is there a serial number range one can utilize to determine whether the caseback on a 5512 should be marked as such as opposed to being stamped 5513?

It seems the 5513 stamps on case backs of 5512 models are random even on some of the older 700K - 1.1MM serial number specimens. Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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