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Early (68/69) Monaco serial numbers

The register starts with the suspected pre production, pre launch Chronomatic dials (with cases that have no tool no33 engraving) and ends with a mixture of Transitional and Std Production 1133B Monacos. Pre production launch watches were likely "born" in 1968 and sold after the 3rd March 1969 press conferences in New York, Geneva, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beirut. It lists in serial number order all the 157xxx and early 158xxx serial numbers in a hope of collating and understanding the very early 1969 Monacos. If you have a watch that falls into this serial number range but is not included, please email me at crosthwaite@hotmail.com

Note that PW = Paintless Wonder & refers to the way thes early metallic dials often degraded.

List updated May 2016

Serial Number Model Ref Notes

157189 1133B Chronomatic Paintless Wonder - No Tool no33
157200 1133B Chronomatic PW - No Tool no33
157201 1133B Chronomatic PW - No Tool no33
157213 1133B Chronomatic PW - No Tool no33
157221 1133B Transitional Good dial
157224 1133B Chronomatic Good dial
157291 1133B Chronomatic Good dial
157308 1133B Chronomatic Mint dial
157321 1133B Chronomatic PW
157327 1133B Transitional Mint dial
157344 1133B Transitional
157367 1133B Transitional
157372 1133B Transitional Mint dial
157392 1133B Chronomatic Good dial
157416 1133B Chronomatic Good dial
157457 1133B Transitional Blue Lume 1 of a kind blue lume dial
157480 1133B Transitional Near mint (2 small scratch)
157489 1133G Grey Subs Too early for 1133G? Outlier
157506 1133B Transitional Good dial
157541 1133B Chronomatic 1133B Chronomatic Good dial, late serial?
157589 1133B Chronomatic Dial damage, late serial?
157606 1133B Std Production Matt blue dial
157609 1133B Transitional
157615 1133B Std Production Matt blue dial
157623 1133B Transitional Paintless Wonder (PW)
157647 1133B Std Production Matt blue dial
157666 1133B Transitional Part dial refinish original)
157722 1133B Transitional Mint dial
157761 1133B Transitional
157834 1133B Transitional
157851 1133B Transitional Near mint dial
157891 1133B Transitional Dial mint
157998 1133B Transitional Dial damage
158042 1133B Transitional Mint dial
158066 1133B Transitional
158073 1133B Transitional
158133 1133B Transitional Near mint dial, patina subs Near nint dial
158169 1133B Std Production
158192 1133B Transitional Mint dial
158201 1133B Transitional Near mint dial, later hands
158434 1133G Aligning UTO/RON script