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A Discussion of Rolex Movements Going Back to 1950

A Discussion of Rolex Movements Going Back to 1950

Rolex Daytona 6265 FAB Movement

There’ve been in any event 61 Rolex types fabricated since 1950. What’s more, they’ve been introduced in commonly that numerous references. Indeed some have been introduced in many references. The 2235, for example, was presented in 1999 and has seen administration in no under 108 diverse Rolex references, every one of them variants of the Oyster Perpetual, Datejust and Lady Yacht-Master medium size. (For the record, type implies movement, and reference is the model number of the watch.)

Rolex in reality initially introduced a date show certainly before 1950. It was 1945, and the type was the 740.

A day-date show – really a day-date-moon stage – first showed up with Rolex’s type 780 of every 1952. Rolex introduced the 780 in their ref. 6062 chronograph.

The Day-Date ref. 6511 (or “President” as the model came to be prevalently known) appeared in 1956 with type 1055 underneath the dial. The President is the watch put on the map by Lyndon Johnson (ref. obscure). There are likewise reports of Dwight Eisenhower wearing one. Be that as it may, there is no proof of this. All things being equal, he wore a Datejust, Rolex’s 150,000th ensured chronometer, which the company granted him in 1951 for his recognized help and initiative in WW II.

The “brisk set” highlight on the Day-Date, permitting quick setting of the date, appeared with type 3055 in ref. 18026 in the last part of the 1970s. The “twofold speedy set” type 3155 was presented in 1988. The 3155 permitted quick setting of both the day and the date by turning the crown clock-wise or counter-clockwise while in position 2.

Besides the leader President and its set of experiences making types, other striking types incorporated the 1030, 1530, 1036, 1565, 1575, and 2030.

Movement 5513 Submariner

The Oyster Perpetual started existence with the type 1030, in 1950. This type was additionally utilized in a few Submariner and Explorer references, 65xx and 66xx.

Calibre 1530 showed up in 1957, succeeding type A.260 in the Submariner and was utilized in Sub references 5512, 5513, 5516, and 5518. A Submariner with a date went ahead the scene in 1967 with a type 1570 beating away inside.

Rolex 1675 Movement

The GMT is the watch initially grew mutually with Pan American World Airways. It woke up in 1954, ref. 6542 with type 1036. In that type, the GMT hand was straightforwardly associated with the hour hand. The wearer set the subsequent time region by turning the bezel. Ref. 1675, which utilized types 1565 and 1575, was the first with a GMT hand ready to be set independently.

The more modest type 2030 and its subsidiaries have been utilized in the Lady Oyster Perpetual, Lady Datejust, Lady Midsize, and Lady Yacht-Master. The 2030 previously showed up in 1970.

Automatic Movements Quick Reference Guide

*Table kindness of Oysterworld

Caliber BPH Year Specials Used in Reference Model
9001 28000 2012 Date, Annual Calendar, 24h 326138, 326139, 326935, 326938, 326939 Sky-Dweller
4161 28800 2013 Chrono 116680, 116681, 116688, 116689 Yacht-Master II
4160 28800 2007 Chrono 116680, 116681, 116688, 116689 Yacht-Master II
4130 28800 2000 Chrono 116505, 116506, 116509, 116515, 116518, 116519, 116520, 116523, 116528, 116576, 116589, 116599, 116598, 116599 Daytona
4030 28800 1989 Chrono 16518, 16519, 16520, 16523, 16528, 16568, 16589 Daytona
3187 28800 2011 Date, 24h 216570 Explorer II
3186 28800 2005 Date. 24h 16570, 16710, 116710, 116713, 116718, 116719, 116759 Explorer II, GMT-Master II
3185 28800 1988 Date, 24h 16570, 16710, 16713, 16718 Explorer II, GMT-Master II
3175 28800 1988 Date, 24h 16700 GMT
3156 28800 2008 Date, Day 218206, 218235, 218238, 218239, 2182348, 218398, 218399 Day-Date II
3155 28800 1988 Date, Day 18206, 18208, 18238, 18239, 18248, 18249, 18296, 18308, 18338, 18346, 18348, 18349, 18946, 18948, 18956, 18958, 118205, 118206, 118208, 118209, 118138, 118139, 118235, 118238, 118239, 118296, 118338, 118339, 118346, 118348, 118366, 118395, 118398, 118399
3135 28800 1988 Date 15200, 15210, 15223, 15238, 16200, 16220, 16203, 16233, 16234, 16238, 16248, 16250, 16263, 16364, 16600, 16610, 16610 LV, 16613, 16618, 16622, 16623, 16628, 116138, 116139, 116185, 116188, 116189, 116199, 116200, 116201, 116203, 116208, 116231, 116233, 116234, 116238, 116243, 116244, 116261, 116263, 116264, 116610, 116613, 116618, 116619, 116600, 116660 OP Date, Datejust, Submariner, Sea-Dweller, Yacht-Master, Sea-Dweller Deepsea
3132 28800 2010 214270 Explorer
3131 28800 2007 Antimagnetic 116400 Milgauss
3130 28800 2001 14000M, 14010M, 14060M, 14203M, 14208M, 114270F, 116000 Air-King, Submariner, Explorer
3085 28800 1985 Date, 24h 16550, 16760 Explorer II, GMT II
3075 28800 1979 Date, 24h 16750, 16753, 16758 GMT
3055 28800 1977 Date, Day 18026, 18028, 18029, 18038, 18039, 18046, 18048, 18049, 18078, 18079 Day-Date
3035 28800 1977 Date 15000, 15010, 15505, 16000, 16003, 16008, 16009, 16013, 16014, 16018, 16019, 16030, 16078, 16250, 16253, 16258, 16600, 16660, 16800, 16803, 16808 Datejust, Submariner, Sea-Dweller
3000 28000 1990 14000, 14010, 14060, 14270 Air-King, Submariner, Explorer
2236 28000 2014 Date 81285, 81348, 81349 Datejust
2235 28000 1999 Date 76188, 76198, 76243, 77080, 77014, 77483, 77518, 78158, 78159, 78238, 78240, 78248, 78266, 78268, 78273, 78274, 78278, 78279, 78286, 78288, 79068, 79078, 79079, 79089, 79126, 79136, 79138, 79158, 79159, 79160, 79163, 79166, 79173, 79174, 79178, 79179, 79190, 79238, 79240, 79288, 80285, 80298, 80299, 80309, 80315, 80318, 80319, 80328, 80329, 80359, 81158, 81159, 81208, 81209, 81298, 81299, 81308, 81318, 81319, 81338, 81339, 168622, 168623, 168628, 169622, 169623, 169628, 178159, 178238, 178239, 178240, 178241, 178243, 178245, OP Date, Datejust, Yacht-Master (Lady/Midsize)
2231 28800 2014 177200 OP (Lady/MIdsize)
2230 28800 1999 176200, 176210, 176234, 177200, 177210, 177234 OP (Lady/Midsize)
2135 28800 1983 Date 68240, 68623, 68628, 69160, 69173, 69174, 69623 OP Date, Datejust, Yacht-Master (Lady/Midsize)
2130 28800 1983 67180, 67480, 76030, 76080, 76094, 77014, 77080 OP (Lady/Midsize)
2035 28800 1970 Date 6824, 6825, 6827, 6828, 6829, 6830, 6831, 6832, 6833, 6835, 6838, 6839, 6900, 6901, 6902, 6903, 6904, 6905, 6906, 6907, 6913, 6914, 6916, 6917, 6919, 6920, 6921, 6924, 6927, 6929, 6933 Datejust (Lady/Midsize)
2030 28800 1970 6706, 6707, 6710, 6711, 6712, 6713, 6715, 6717, 6718, 6719, 6720, 6721, 6723, 6724, 6744, 6745, 6747, 6748, 6749, 6751, 6753, 6754, 6757, 6771 OP (Lady)
1580 19800 1963 Antimagnetic 1019 Milgauss
1575 19800 1965 Date, 24h 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1511, 1512, 1513, 1514, 1530, 1550, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1607, 1610, 1611, 1625, 1630, 1655, 1665, 1675, 1680 OP Date, Datejust, Sea-Dweller, GMT, Explorer II, Submariner
1570 19800 1965 1002, 1003, 1005, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1016, 1018, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1027, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1035, 1036, 1038, 1039,1500, 5512 OP, Submariner, Explorer
1565 18000 1959 Date 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1605, 1607, 1610, 1611, 1625, 1675 OP Date, GMT
1560 18000 1959 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1016, 1018, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1035, 1036, 1039, 5512 OP, Explorer, Submariner
1556 19800 1965 Date, Day 1802, 1803, 1804, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1831, 6611 Day–Date
1555 18000 1959 Date, Day 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812 Day-Date
1535 18000 1957 Date 5700, 5701 Air-King-Date, Explorer Date
1530 18000 1957 5500, 5501, 5502, 5504, 5505, 5506, 5508, 5510, 5512, 5513, 5516, 5518, 5552, 5590 Air-King, Submariner
1525 19800 1965 Date 5700, 5701 Air-King-Date, Explorer Date
1520 19800 1963 5500, 5501, 5504, 5513, 5520, 5552, 5590 Air-King, Submariner
1166 19800 1967 Date 6516, 6517, 6519, 6520, 6521, 6524, 6527, 6529, 6531, 6533, 6624, 6625, 6627, 6629, 6660, 6631, 6632, 6633, 6635, 6639, 6701, 6702, 6703, 6704, 6705 OP Date
1165 19800 1965 Date 6513, 6514, 6638, 6700, 6703 OP Date
1161 19800 1964 6544, 6545, 6548, 6549, 6551, 6553, 6554, 6571, 6615, 6617, 6618, 6619, 6620, 6621, 6623, 6802, 6803, 6804, 6806, 6807 OP
1160 19800 1964 6547, 6555, 6557, 6559, 6571, 6616, 6622, 6800, 6801, 6803 OP
1135 19800 1955 Date 6513, 6514, 6516, 6517, 6519, 6520, 6521, 6527, 6529, 6531, 6533, 6624, 6625, 6626, 6627, 6628, 6629, 6630, 6631, 6636, 6638, 6639, 6701, 6702 OP Date
1130 19800 1955 6508, 6528, 6547, 6548, 6549, 6551, 6553, 6554, 6555, 6557, 6559, 6615, 6616, 6617, 6618, 6619, 6620, 6621, 6622, 6623, 6800, 6801, 6802 OP
1120 19800 1953 6503, 6504, 6505, 6506, 6507, 6509, 6515, 6526, 6546 OP
1080 18000 1955 Antimagnetic 6541, 6543 Milgauss
1065 18000 1965 Date 6602, 6604, 6605, 6609 OP Date
1055 18000 1954 Date 6510, 6511, 6611, 6612, 6613 OP Date
1040 18000 1954 1020, 6556, 6558 Tru-Beat
1036 18000 1957 Date, 24h 6534, 6535, 6537, 6542, 6646 OP Date, GMT
1035 18000 1957 Date 6518, 6530, 6534 OP Date
1030 18000 1950 6500, 6502, 6532, 6536, 6538, 6540, 6552, 6564, 6565, 6566, 6567, 6569, 6580, 6581, 6582, 6583, 6584, 6585, 6586, 6587, 6590, 6592, 6593, 6594, 6598, 6599, 6610, 6614, 6634 OP, Submariner, Explorer
1000 18000 Deep Sea Special
780 18000 1952 Day, Date, Moon 6062 Chronograph
775 18000 1950
765 18000 1950 Date
745 18000 1952 Date 6039
740 18000 1945 Date
730 18000 1945
720 18000 1940 4134
645 18000 1950 6085 OP
635 18000 1950
630 18000 1937 2764, 2940, 3065, 3131, 3133, 3372, 3599, 3772, 5050 Bubble Back
620 18000 1931 2764, 2768, 2940, 3065, 3130, 3131, 3134, 3435, 3348, 3353, 3372, 3539, 3548, 3716, 5006, 5015, Bubble Back
530 18000 1936 5006 Bubble Back
520 18000 1936
420 18000 1941

Obviously, this is a long way from a comprehensive conversation of Rolex types. That is the subject for a future broadened article and cross-referred to tabulation.

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