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Longines Conquest Squaw Valley California Winter Olympics circa 1960

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Previously undocumented Longines Conquest ref 9006 with a colorful enameled case back Olympics logo referencing  the 1960 winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California. This is a great example of the classic Longines Conquest, a rival to the Omega Constellation of the era. Featuring a 35.5 X 42 mm robust design case with very nice original matte silvered dial with oversize applied faceted indexes, applied Longines winged hour glass logo, tapered sword hands, and original beaded water proof style crown. Powered by Longines caliber 19AS self winding movement with sweep seconds. With heavy screw back case featuring a gold tone plaque with red, white, and blue enameled logo with gold interlocking Olympic rings and reading “VIII Olympic Winter Games 1960 California.”

This watch has been recently serviced and left unpolished as found. It is guaranteed genuine and comes with a 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping. It is shown on a vintage style distressed leather strap, but is available with your choice of sporty or dressy style strap.

See Fratello.com for a recently published article on Olympic watches including the example offered here. As noted in the article, this model is previously undocumented, and it is unknown how many of these were produced and who they were presented to.  We found it interesting that the enameled logo referred to the California Winter Olympics, rather than the “Squaw Valley” winter Olympics. To our knowledge, Olympic venues are always referred to by the city in which they are held, not the state or the country. Those of us who were around in 1960, remember these as the “Squaw Valley Winter Olympics!” A couple of other interesting notes; according to our research, the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1960 Winter Olympics were produced by Walt Disney Company and marked the first Hollywood style production style of the Olympics. Additionally, many Hollywood celebrities were brought in to entertain the athletes in the Olympic village. This Olympics also mark the first use of instant replay video. (Additional information to be provided as it becomes available)

 

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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+

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