When you buy a second hand watchwe can ask ourselves a whole bunch of questions like theyear of production of his watch, the from at the time of its purchase by the first owner etc.
Where to find the country code of your Rolex watch?
The country code can be found on the certificate or warranty card provided with your watch when it was purchased new (unfortunately often missing when it is an old watch).
Depending on the age of your watch, it can be located in different places:
For the very old watches: The country code was sometimes filled in by hand by the Rolex retailer.
For the pre-2007 models: The country code is located after the word "Warranty" and is punched into the paper of the document.
For the models after 2007: If you have a warranty card, it is no longer a warranty certificate, but a warranty card. The country code is located on the line "Customer number".
For the models after 2020: Rolex warranty cards no longer include a country code. Only the reference, the serial number, and the date of purchase of the watch will be included.
The country code
Each country can be recognized via a code defined by Rolex, which can be found on the certificate of his Rolex watch, or on the warranty card. This code identifies the country where the watch was first sold.
Here is a summary table of all the codes:
|130||Belgique / Luxembourg|
|430||Singapour / Brunei|
|680||Afrique du Sud|
Why do you want to know the country of origin of your watch?
The country code is relatively unimportant to most Rolex watch owners. Nevertheless, the most avid collectors sometimes seek accurate information about their watches and their origins. Although watches sold in their country of origin are often more popular with buyers in that same country, especially because of the language used in the accessories and documentation, these codes actually have no correlation with the value of the watch (or at least very rarely).
Furthermore, for a watch sold in location A, and the same model sold in location B, the components remain the same, except for the language displayed on the date and day disks.