Rolex Model and Feature Timeline

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Rolex Model and Feature Timeline

Year of Introduction
1926 Oyster Case (Water Resistant)
1927 Serial Number On Oyster Case
1931 Oyster Perpetual (Automatic movement)
1938 Bubble Back
1938 Oyster Bracelet (Steel)
1945 Datejust
1945 Jubilee Bracelet0
1947 Oyster Bracelet
1950 Mercedes Hands
1953 Submariner
1953 Explorer
1954 GMT-Master
1954 Cyclops on Crystal
1954 Ladies Oyster Perpetual
1956 Day-Date (President)
1956 President Bracelet
1959 Crown Guards
1961 Oyster Cosmograph
1962 Cosmograph Daytona
1970 Submariner Date
1971 Sea-Dweller
1971 Explorer II
1972 Hacking Movement
1977 Quick-Set Date Feature
1977 Oyster Quartz Day-Date
1977 Oysterquartz
1977 Sapphire Crystal
1980 Sea-Dweller 4000
1983 GMT-Master II
1988 New Daytona (Utilizing Zenith movement)
1992 Yachtmaster
1994 Yachtmaster Ladies & Medium
2001 Laser Etched Hologram in Crystal
2003 "Green" Submariner Date



1/16/2015 10:30:40 PM
Vince said:

I have a 1920's rolex with Mercedes might want to change your chart


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