Serial Number Range: 61xxxx-99xxxx
Notes: The Type 2 Dial seems to start at a similar time to the Type 3 as their serial number ranges almost entirely overlap. One may have started just before the other or not, but I named this Type 2 because I have seen an ever-so-slightly earlier serial range.
The most important thing to note is that all Type 2 dials should have an ‘exclamation mark.’ If they don’t, it’s been removed (see the picture below for several ones with exclamation remnants).
Type 1 vs Type 2 (repeated from the Type 1 page): Between these dials, the most obvious difference is in the coronets. The crown of the Type 1 has a characteristically small base and is skinnier than the other chapter-ring coronets, looking a bit more like a child’s drawing – but charming in it’s own right. The Type 2’s is larger, wider, and has a longer but flat and symmetric base. With regards to the font changes, I look to the Type 2 with its characteristically flat and wide top of the A in “Master,” stretched top and bottom portions of the S in “Superlative,” and the skinnier O in “Officially,” to name a few.
Type 2 vs Type 3: Between Type 2 and Type 3 dials, the coronets also differ significantly. The negative space in base of the Type 3 crown is much taller and more pronounced than the Type 2. Additionally, the Type 2 coronet retains a curved shape that moves smoothly from the bottom to the sides (which is likewise seen on the Type 1 crown), whereas the Type 3 has a more professional appearing sharp angle. The Type 2 dial maintains the placement of Rolex over “Oyster-Perpetual” and therefore the differences in the placement of the L and E between the Type 2 and 3 can be seen. Also, the top of the A in “Master,” as previously mentioned, is very wide on the Type 2 dial compared to all others (see above).
Picture Credit: HQ Milton