Serial Number Range: 62xxxx-10xxxxx
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. As seen on the underline and exclamation point page, the Type 3 is one of the chapter ring dial types sometimes seen with an underline and (less commonly) with an exclamation point.
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 1 vs Type 3: The text and spacing between the Type 1 and Type 3 dials are also easily distinguished. First, notice the differences between the serifs in the lower bar of the L and the upper and lower bars of the E in Rolex – much larger and more angular on the Type 3. Also note the spacing of the L over “Oyster-Perpetual” – the left edge of the Type 1 L starts 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. Other small differences can be seen throughout the lower text.
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).