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Rolex Dress Model 14K YG circa 1961 Bar Mitzvah Model?

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Rolex 14K YG manual wind dress model circa 1961. Featuring a 33.5mm snap back case with wide sloped bezel, tapered lugs, and with low dome acrylic crystal. With beautiful condition original two tone creamy silver dial with exaggerated gold dagger style indexes, applied Rolex crown logo, and with gilt leaf style hands. Powered by 17 jewel manual wind Caliber 1210 movement with sweep seconds, and with signed Rolex logo crown. Caseback is free of dings or damage or any personalized engraving.

Recently serviced and in excellent mechanical condition. Shown on a fine stitched leather strap, or your choice of fine leather, cordovan, or exotic skin strap. Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

A very handsome vintage dress model for a man or oversized sporty size for a woman.

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

Personal Note, Bar Mitzvah Watch? We have a particular affinity for this model, and privately (not any more) refer to it as the “Bar Mitzvah” watch. 20+ years ago we bought one of this model from a gentleman who had received it for his Bar Mizvah, but who no longer wore it. He advised us his brother had also received the same watch for his Bar Mitzvah. A month or so later, the brother came in and we acquired the 2nd “Bar Mitzvah” watch. To the best of my recall, one, or both watches were personally engraved to the Bar Mitzvah boys and one or the other was dated 1961. Now the writer of this anecdote was also Bar Mitzvah’d in 1961, (You can do the math yourself) but I did not receive a gold Rolex as a gift. I did get a wad of envelopes from relatives and family friends, and a blue dial Timex electronic watch with white lettering and a date at 3, which I no longer have, and which has nothing to do with years later finding myself deeply immersed in the vintage watch business. So there you have it….now available to you a “Bar Mitzvah,” or any other occasion watch!

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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
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