Serial Number Range: 62xxxx-10xxxxx
General Notes: This dial type, while introduced within the same year as the Type 2, shows some signs of further refinement within the crown and font characteristics.
Subtypes: This dial iteration can have both underlines and exclamation points. Please see that page for the particulars of those markings.
Distinguishing Characteristics: The Type 3 dial’s distinguishing features are covered in the Type 1 and 2 pages by contrast against those dials but are repeated here for completeness’s sake.
Type 3 vs Type 1:
- Coronet: Again, the Type 1 has a much skinnier base, with a small hole, and appears lopsided. The Type 3 is wide based, with a clear angle between the bottom and sides, with a larger hole, and is balanced.
- Font Differences: The serifs in the lower bar of the L and the upper and lower bars of the E in Rolex are much larger and more angular on the Type 3. In the Type 1, the left edge of the L in Rolex lines up perfectly with the first P of ‘Perpetual’ and ends over the R whereas the Type 3 L starts to the left of the P and ends over the E.
Type 3 vs Type 2:
- Coronet: The hole in base of the Type 3 crown is much taller and more pronounced than the Type 2. The Type 2 coronet retains a curved shape that moves smoothly from the bottom to the sides whereas the Type 3 has a sharp angle.
- Font Differences: The top of the A in ‘Master,’ as previously mentioned, is very wide on the Type 2 dial compared to the Type 3. The bottom half of the dial on the Type 3 also has serifs and the Type 2 does not.