VINTAGE WATCHES AND JEWELRY.

Our shop is open, by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 11am-5pm
(We are closed Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.) Please call the store during business hours or email to book appointments (323) 653-0467 or email: info@WannaBuyAWatch.com

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Ken Jacobs has a passion for vintage watches, and it shows. Read the blog to learn what others are saying about Wanna Buy A Watch? and Ken’s outstanding collection of vintage watches.

Whether you are a very knowledgeable collector, or aspire to buy your first Vintage Cartier watch, or Vintage Rolex watch, or any pre-owned luxury watch, Ken is happy to assist you in buying a used watch, and his experienced and knowledgeable staff will educate you to help you select a vintage watch that is right for you.

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“…One of the best dealers of vintage watches across the world”

— Luxury Magazine-THE ULTIMATE LUXURY GUIDE

Wanna Buy A Watch? specializes in the finest Swiss and American vintage watches. Swiss brands include Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Breitling, Vacheron & Constantin, Jaeger Lecoultre, Audemars Piguet, Movado, Omega, Eterna, Favre Leuba, Tissot, Longines, IWC, Tudor and many others. American brands include Waltham, Hamilton, Lord Elgin, Bulova, Benrus, Illinois, and Gruen. We have one of the largest inventories of vintage Rolex and Tudor collectible watches, including Rolex Daytona, Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer, Rolex Milgauss, Rolex Paul Newman, Tudor Submariner, Tudor Monte Carlo. We feature a vast selection of the most distinctive vintage watches fully restored and guaranteed to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

OUR Fashionable NEIGHBORHOOD

We have been located on Melrose Ave in West Hollywood’s very popular La Cienega and Melrose Ave design and fashion district for the last 17 years. We have the pleasure and luxury of being surrounded by countless distinguished purveyors of interior design, men’s and women’s fashion, as well as popular cafes and restaurants. When you come to see us, not only will you be able to see and try on our watches, but you will also be able to visit well known Melrose Ave destinations such as Fred Segal, Paul Smith, Theory, Vivienne Westwood, Urth Cafe others. And just a block away is ultra chic Melrose Place with many exclusive shops such as Chloe, The Row, and the must visit Alfred’s Coffee.

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SCHEDULE & APPOINTMENTS

Until further notice, we are open by appointment only, 3 days a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 11-5.
We are closed Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
To make an appointment please email info@WannaBuyAWatch.com or call the shop during business hours. Tel. 323 653-0467

We'll contact you when this watch or a similar one becomes available.

Rolex Serial Numbers and Clasp Codes

Rolex Serial Numbers

Rolex Production Year Serial Number
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M OR V
2007 M OR Z
2006 D OR Z
2005 D
2005 F
2004 F
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K OR Y
2000 K,000,001
2000 P,000,001
1999 A,000,001
1998 U,932,144
1997 U,000,001
1996 T,000,001
1995 W,000,001
1994 S,860,880
1993 S,000,001
1992 C,000,001
1991 N,000,001
1991 X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,980,000
1988 R,598,200
1987 R,000,001
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000
1985 8,614,000
1984 8,070,022
1983 7,400,000
1982 7,100,000
1981 6,520,870
1980 6,434,000
1979 5,737,030
1978 5,000,000
1977 5,008,000
1976 4,115,299
1975 3,862,196
1974 3,567,927
1973 3,200,268
1972 2,890,459
1971 2,589,295
1970 2,241,882
1969 1,900,000
1968 1,752,000
1967 1,538,435
1966 1,200,000
1965 1,100,000
1964 1,008,889
1963 824,000
1962 744,000
1961 643,153
1960 516,000
1959 399,453
1958 328,000
1957 224,000
1956 133,061
1955 97,000
1954 23,000
1953 855,726
1952 726,639
1951 709,249
1950
1949
1948 628,840
1947 529,163
1946 367,946
1945 302,459
1944 269,561
1943 230,878
1942 143,509
1941 106,047
1940 99,775
1939 71,224
1938 43,739
1937 40,920
1936 36,856
1935 34,336
1934 30,823
1933 29,562
1932 29,132
1931
1930 23,186
1929
1928 23,969
1927 20,190
1926 00,001
 

Rolex Clasp Codes

Bracelet CodeYear
A or VA1976
B or VB1977
C or VC1978
D or VD1979
E or VE1980
F or VF1981
G1982
H1983
I1984
J1985
K1986
L1987
M1988
N1989
O1990
P1991
Q1992
R1993
S1994
T or W1995
V1996
Z1997
U1998
X1999
AB2000
DE2001
DT2002
AD2003
CL2004
MA2005
OP2006
EO2007
PJ2008
LT2009
RS2010
RANDOM201+
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