ROLEX BOXES; THE DETAILS YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU NEEDED TO KNOW

Toro over on Vintage Rolex Forum just posted a very useful bit of information you never thought you needed to know. Even today Rolex Geneva produce a magazine aptly named 'Rolex World' for their authorized dealerships and Toro posted pictures taken from a copy of the magazine printed in 1974. In that edition Rolex explain to the dealer which watch should go with with model for both Rolex and Tudor brands.

This little titbit of information means next time you are going to pay hard earned money for a full-set (box and papers) vintage Rolex, you can have a quick check to make sure the box matches the model. 

Copies of the 1974 Rolex World magazine posted on Vintage Rolex Forum, note the one that reads 'The Royal Navy Still Dives With Rolex'. 

Notice the subtle differences between numbers 11 and 13, one is for, among others, the Rolex Ref. 1675 and 5512,5513, steel 1680 Submariner model, the other is for a ladies steel model.

Although several boxes are obvious a few are important to know, alas the list isn't complete (which box is for a gold Submariner?) but still very useful.

Tudor Range