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

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Joined: March 2nd, 2008, 2:18 pm

December 2nd, 2011, 5:50 pm #11

No necessarily so.

Ive had a mail from Detlev who's pretty good at this Rolex stuff 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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December 2nd, 2011, 6:00 pm #12

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

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December 2nd, 2011, 6:31 pm #13



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December 3rd, 2011, 1:12 am #14

No necessarily so.

Ive had a mail from Detlev who's pretty good at this Rolex stuff 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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Vintage Rolex has plenty of these to learn.

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

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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December 3rd, 2011, 5:26 am #15

No necessarily so.

Ive had a mail from Detlev who's pretty good at this Rolex stuff 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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Joined: July 9th, 2011, 9:36 am

December 3rd, 2011, 7:45 am #16

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