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Old 2 January 2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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Does the guarantee card replace the paper certificate

On the new rolex watches in the last 2 or three years, does the guarantee card replace the old paper chronometer certificate or do you get both???. I am consdidering buying a NOS 3135 mvt submariner which states to have the papers but so far I have only seen the guarantee card
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Old 2 January 2010, 12:57 PM   #2
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On the new rolex watches in the last 2 or three years, does the guarantee card replace the old paper chronometer certificate or do you get both???. I am consdidering buying a NOS 3135 mvt submariner which states to have the papers but so far I have only seen the guarantee card
Yes, the new plastic warranty card does replace the old paper warranty sheet.

By "papers", they mean the card and booklets that come with the watch.

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Old 2 January 2010, 03:36 PM   #3
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I definetly prefer papers over the card, it makes the watch seem more expensive
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Old 2 January 2010, 03:58 PM   #4
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What year did Rolex move from paper to plastic.
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Old 2 January 2010, 04:11 PM   #6
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Old 2 January 2010, 05:18 PM   #7
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what year did rolex move from paper to plastic.
2007.....but not on all of them. Some Rolex watches still came out with the paper warranty while some with the card. By 2008, the whole thing was streamlined down to plastic cards only.

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Yes, the new plastic warranty card does replace the old paper warranty sheet.

By "papers", they mean the card and booklets that come with the watch.

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So does the card also replace the chronometer certificate???
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Old 3 January 2010, 01:55 AM   #9
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So does the card also replace the chronometer certificate???
The chronometer cert is no longer issued. I can't remember exactly when it stopped but it's been a while.
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So does the card also replace the chronometer certificate???
The red Chronometer hang tag, with the hologram on it, replaces the Chronometer statement that was on the warranty paper... .. (actual certs have been gone for decades)
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So does the card also replace the chronometer certificate???
You get a small green booklet along with the watch stating that the watch has undergone the required tests to prove that it is a chronometer. See the green booklet in the pic below, just above the case carrying the warranty card.

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Old 3 January 2010, 11:49 AM   #12
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You get a small green booklet along with the watch stating that the watch has undergone the required tests to prove that it is a chronometer. See the green booklet in the pic below, just above the case carrying the warranty card.

Does the small green booklet also have a serial number on it which is unique to the card like the old paper certificate ?????
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Does the small green booklet also have a serial number on it which is unique to the card like the old paper certificate ?????
No, that booklet is just a generalised booklet which is thrown in with every Rolex watch.

The serial no. in the above picture can be seen on the plastic card - M8331XX.

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