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Kelek Calibre 15 Automatic Chronograph circa 1970's

$2,850.00

A great looking and scarce Kelek branded stainless steel automatic chronograph circa 1970’s. Featuring an oversized cushion shaped 40 x 43mm case with screw down case back. With great condition original dial with elaborate and striking automotive racing style graphics.

To describe the characteristics of the dial, which we often are inclined to do, is quite an undertaking. The dial features a dark blue back ground with offset lighter blue minutes and constant seconds registers, each register further accented by pie chart inspired alternating color pie shaped segments. With contrasting orange chronograph register and sweep hand and matchstick style, orange tipped hour and minute hands. The dial is further accentuated by a contrasting white hours and minutes track, and completed with a blue tachometer scale printed along the sloped inner bezel ring.

Powered by Buren caliber 11 automatic 2 registers movement with microrotor, with setting functions located at 9 and date at 6 o’clock. With excellent condition case that appears to be unpolished.

As outstanding as the graphic design features of this Kelek, we must acknowledge that this is probably the first Kelek brand watch we have ever owned. A quick google search informed us that Kelek was the supplier and assembler of chronograph modules to Breitling, and were bought by Breitling in the 1990’s. Kelek was a suppliers of watches to the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII, and later marketed Kelek branded watches primarily to the Japanese market.

Certainly a great looking watch with popular caliber 15 movement recently serviced. Guaranteed genuine of course and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. With your choice of available 22mm sporty style strap.

Your purchase includes our signature fine leather watch pouch, ideal for travel and storage, a $55.00 value.

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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+