How to tell what year a watch was manufactured

  1. voss23

    voss23 Oct 26, 2017

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    I have the
    serial #: WEF4294
    model #: CV201AK

    Is there a way to derive the year from those numbers and the back of the case is "closed" with the Fangio picture. Is that the correct look for the given model?

    Thanks, just trying to authenticate a watch on eBay.
    voss.

     
  2. elbeik

    elbeik Oct 26, 2017

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    Posting photos of the said watch would help authenticate it.
    Model number is correct, and it does have an engraved Fangio portrait on the back.
     
  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 26, 2017

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    There is no way of knowing the year from the serial number unfortunately. But we can tell a few things from the watch itself- the Fangio caseback was introduced in 2011...but it's hard to be much more specific than that.