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Old 18 December 2018, 11:30 AM   #61
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This is such a helpful post and echo the thoughts of others who have posted on this thread, this should definitely be a sticky. Thanks very much OP!
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Old 12 March 2019, 08:03 AM   #62
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Can't seem to find this, but has there ever been a president-bracelet by Rolex in SS? I found one for around 650 USD but am wondering if this is correct. It looked to have some stretch and to be in need of a good polish, but still the price seemed very low. Any advice? Thinking about picking it up as I read everywhere it is very comfortable to wear.
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Old 13 March 2019, 01:11 AM   #63
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Can't seem to find this, but has there ever been a president-bracelet by Rolex in SS? I found one for around 650 USD but am wondering if this is correct. It looked to have some stretch and to be in need of a good polish, but still the price seemed very low. Any advice? Thinking about picking it up as I read everywhere it is very comfortable to wear.


There could never be a “President” bracelet in SS because that designation is for bracelets fitted for a Day-Date. And Day-Dates are not made in SS.

Now there is a modern Jubilee bracelet with a hidden clasp in SS that is fitted to SS GMT or DJ watches. And it looks a lot like a “President”.

The price you’re sharing sounds like it is low and could be for a replica bracelet.


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Old 18 March 2019, 11:54 PM   #64
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There could never be a “President” bracelet in SS because that designation is for bracelets fitted for a Day-Date. And Day-Dates are not made in SS.

Now there is a modern Jubilee bracelet with a hidden clasp in SS that is fitted to SS GMT or DJ watches. And it looks a lot like a “President”.

The price you’re sharing sounds like it is low and could be for a replica bracelet.


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Since when and for which size do they offer these jubilee bracelets with president look clasps? Really curious.
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Old 28 July 2019, 05:49 PM   #65
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Educating and good thread.
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Old 21 August 2019, 06:55 AM   #66
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Fantastic info thanks for posting
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Old 25 August 2019, 06:26 AM   #67
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Markings on 16203 bracelet

I have searched and searched for the meanings of the markings towards the case side of my bracelet. On one end it had OR engraved which I believe stands for gold and on the opposite side has a tiny crown you can only see through the loupe with what I believe says S something than crown and the R. I noticed it not on all of them. The watch does have a service crystal I’m thing maybe it’s a new service bracelet it says S8 but that could just be August 1994 the case is E so 1991 any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 23 October 2020, 07:10 AM   #68
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Could someone please give me some advice about this bracelet, as I can't see a code on the clasp itself.

Reputable dealer tells me the bracelet is 100% genuine. Has a code on the end piece though.

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Old 8 November 2020, 02:35 AM   #69
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I am no expert but it just smacks of originality.
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Old 29 December 2020, 04:47 AM   #70
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Amazing post!
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Old 2 January 2021, 07:46 AM   #71
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How does one find out about whether oyster bracelets are interchangeable between references, eg, GMT & Air King, GMT & Sub, etc? Thanks, John
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Old 2 February 2021, 08:02 AM   #72
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I am somewhat mystified by 57 end links. I have a 6239 with a 7205 bracelet and 71 end links. I was offered a very good condition 7205 with 57’s which I thought would be good to get as a spare bracelet but the end links don’t seem to be a perfect fit. The curvature is a little off. Nevertheless I see bracelets on 6239 watches for sale with 57’s and they seem to fit in the photos. Have the end links been altered or adjusted?
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Old 17 September 2021, 10:44 PM   #73
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Thank you Greekbum for this post so full of useful information. With your help and that of Rolex Reference Library, I have discovered that it is possible to identify the year of manufacture of a Rolex by looking at some codes engraved on the clasp.

So far I've learned that the Clasp codes consists of letters and a number, but on my watch I can only see a letter "I", above Rolex Crown logo, there's no number along with it. May I presume, this watch was manufactured in 1984?

This is a Datejust 36, white gold, please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Old 3 December 2021, 07:26 AM   #74
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Amazing thread! Thank you!
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Old 1 April 2022, 06:13 PM   #75
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I believe theres a diagram that shows the difference between 19018 & 19018N style oysterquartz bracelets ?

The 19018/9 (pre 1985) have chamfers, a polygonal shape, and horizontal brushing



The 19018/9N links (post 1985) don't have chamfers. Instead they have an oval profile and vertical brushing.



I think it was from a parts catalog because you'd need to specify the right code when ordering replacements.

If anyone has this diagram and could upload here it would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Old 22 November 2022, 07:30 PM   #76
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I like this unusual bracelet design

This is really useful thread - can someone point me to a resource about this bracelet on a later 1960s DD - similar to ref 8623 but this looks smoother but from the earlier picture on the brochure the ref 8623 is not this smooth.

Any advice on purchasing this type of bracelet - prone to stretching?

Thanks v much!

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Old 7 January 2023, 04:33 AM   #77
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Greetings all-

Just curious to know if there’s a way to validate the clasp code on a 2013 ND Sub 114060? Mine has an ominous code of “666”.
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Old 8 February 2023, 10:07 AM   #78
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Just curious to know if there’s a way to validate the clasp code on a 2013 ND Sub 114060? Mine has an ominous code of “666”.
Its a random generated 3 digit code
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Old 13 September 2023, 08:44 AM   #79
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Hi guys I had a quick question. I purchased a partially a ticketed 79200 oyster bracelet for my GMT II 126710 Pepsi that came on a jubilee. It was listed as a new take off, it looks incredible. At each end there is a three digit alpha numeric code. Can someone tell me what they mean, and are they supposed to match. One end is R3Q and the other is A9A. Thanks!
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Old 16 September 2023, 05:20 PM   #80
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Thanks for the info, this is great!
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Old 25 October 2023, 04:42 AM   #81
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are there any information on pre 1975 bracelets and clasps?

I have one that is coming from a 1970 Oyster Precision that does not have a clasp code.

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Old 24 December 2023, 03:13 PM   #82
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Good info .. thanks
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Old 2 February 2024, 12:52 AM   #83
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Hey guys, I’m new to Rolex… i bought my first one, the Rolex Texano ref 5100, but I’m trying to source a couple extra links for the bracelet. Does Rolex still sell those special order or am i at the mercy of the open market?
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Old 2 February 2024, 01:42 AM   #84
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Hey guys, I’m new to Rolex… i bought my first one, the Rolex Texano ref 5100, but I’m trying to source a couple extra links for the bracelet. Does Rolex still sell those special order or am i at the mercy of the open market?
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Would love to see a picture of the watch. Maybe open a new thread in the vintage section to show that puppy off!

I doubt Rolex would have one but it does not hurt to try.
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Old 2 February 2024, 06:54 AM   #85
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Just as a brief DD bracelet info PSA for this thread (and so I can find it later, when I’ve forgotten) -

In another thread today* we were able to compare some catalogs, and determined that Rolex offered new Day-Dates with either the hidden clasp President bracelet (8385) or the older clasp President (7286) for at least 23 years, from 1972-94.

The hidden type may have come on the 1803 earlier than ‘72; the older type was only in YG by ‘94 and was gone by ‘96.

* https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=934537
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cross posting from the other thread, saw this on a DD36, any ideas?
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