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The stamped case back date is usually close to the case date.
It should never be newer than the date of the serial number, but on occassions it could be up to a year or two older as Rolex would have casebacks produced in batches and use them up as needed.
Like anything Rolex does, I believe it was introduced without formal explanation to the public.
However, I believe the main reason this was done (as well as a lot of other watch experts and gurus) is because the pressure put upon what serial letter it has is unwarranted, thinking it will give an exact year of manufacture to the purchaser when it doesn’t necessarily matter.
The Rolex serial no database below should give you a reasonably accurate idea of the year of your Rolex.
Rolex Serial numbers on pre-2007 Rolex watches can be found engraved between the lugs on the side of the case just above the 12 o’clock mark.It is often misunderstood within the Rolex community that a letter will give the exact production date.But any chart or list you may find is a guesstimate at best and can only give you the roundabout date of when it was manufactured at the Rolex factory.These did not follow alphabetically, nor did they start on the 1st of January each year – instead starting at different points within a year once all the serials had been used.A letter prefix was followed by 6 digits – so again giving 1m serials per letter and in the order below.
Older models consist of only numbers but around 1987, Rolex placed a letter at the beginning of the number that would change about once a year until late 2010, which is now a random set of numbers and letters. Each letter at the beginning of the serial number denotes a general production year — but actually I’m not even sure that Rolex has officially stated this anywhere.