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Fossil Watch Serial Numbers


There are two numbers engraved on the caseback of your watch. One number is directly below the other. The bottom number is your serial number. It is generally comprised of two or three letters followed by four numbers. However, there may be exceptions (3 letters with 3 numbers or 6 numbers for certified chronometers).




Fossil Watch Serial Numbers



Richard Mille serial numbers are engraved on the bottom of the caseback of your watch. The serial number begins with the prefix 'RM' and is followed by a series of alphanumeric characters separated by spaces. Please note, there may be variations from the examples below including serial numbers that incorporate dashes (e.g. RM00-00 AA BB 00/00).


Michael Godard serial numbers are comprised of a prefix of letters followed by numbers. The letters are generally an acronym for the artwork's title and the type of art. Michael Godard Originals feature handwritten serial numbers located on the back of the canvas. Serial numbers for Limited Editions can be found on the COA.


National Geographic Fine Art Galleries artwork serial numbers are comprised of a unique combination of alphanumeric characters. Generally, the serial number has a numerical prefix followed by letters and numbers.


Even worse, if the watch does not have a serial number engraved in it, it is definitely a fake. Fossil uses these numbers to verify warranties and the number of watches sold. They would not make a watch without one.


Unlike the serial numbers that are unique to a watch, model numbers are shared across watches. In the case of Rolex, the model number will tell you which particular collection a watch belongs to and helps identify materials used on a particular Rolex.


The watch serial number will tell you the estimated date of production of a watch and help trace authenticity. Therefore when it comes to estimating the value of your watch or buying a pre-owned luxury watch, the serial number is the most important of the two.


Rolex is unique in that it etches the model and serial numbers between the watch lugs. You will need to remove the bracelet/strap to see it. The model number describes the materials used, the calibre and the type and colour of the bezel. It can be quickly used to find out whether it is an original Rolex or a fake by comparing it with data from trade publications and Rolex catalogues.


Luckily, Omega serial numbers are less complicated as they are issued more or less chronologically. Therefore they can be checked against a production chart to get an approximate date of a watch. See our chart at the bottom of this article.


In 1894, Omega started using serial numbers with 1,000,000. Every watch since, has been given a seven or eight digit number, following on sequentially until around 2019, when they hit 99,999,999. However, as always, there are a few exceptions, keep reading.


Despite being a fastidious industry, mass production of watches led to movements sometimes being assembled much earlier than the rest of the watch. So a newer model could well have a lower serial number than an older one. This is an industry wide exception, not just Omega.


I purchased a Fossil watch in January 2022. By December 2022 the stem had fallen out three times. The first time was a month after I got the watch. It was covered under warranty. The second time a watch repair shop reinstalled it locally. The third time it fell out, I could not find it. Fossil wants $48 to put a new stem in. I paid $79 for the watch. I will never buy another fossil watch. My previous watch was 10 years old and I never had a stem problem.


The various numbers on your watch generally serve to date it and to prove its authenticity. While the reference or model number stands for the whole watch, components like the case and movement also have numbers. They tend to be used to determine if a particular component is an original part of the watch. This is especially important for fans of vintage watches with original parts.


The reference number is the model number. It identifies the watch model as a whole. Using the reference number, you can usually learn information such as the watch type, material, dial, and the movement. Since there is no standard rule as to what information has to be included in a reference number, you may find watches with identical reference numbers that are actually different versions of the same model. This can sometimes be the case with Rolex watches.


The serial number of your watch is engraved on the case at the 6 o'clock end between the lugs. You will need to remove the bracelet/strap to see it. The model reference is engraved in the same place at the 12 o'clock end. As of August 2010, serial numbers for new Rolex watches are randomized, making it impossible to use the numbers for dating purposes.


Recent Omega watches usually carry their serial number somewhere on the back but they will be in extremely small laser-etched digits requiring a magnifier to read. Older Omega watches may only have the serial number on the inside of the watch, requiring a jeweler to open it for you.


Look on the back of the Fossil's watch case. A real Fossil has a serial number engraved on the case. However; the presence of a number does not indicate the Fossil is real. Telephone Fossil Customer Care at 800-449-3056. Provide the customer care representative with the serial number. The representative will look up the serial number to see if the watch is authentic.


Fossil watches have been around for over 30 years now, and they have gained popularity as a more affordable luxury brand. The brand has carved out a prestigious niche in fashion, and their elegant designs and variations for personalization give them a huge appeal. Of course, it helps when you are not selling your products for several thousands of dollars. All these factors have made fossil watches globally popular, resulting in numerous fake fossil watches in the market counterfeits of their genuine products.


Another sign of the fake is found at the back of the watch. The original Fossil watches have clear laser-printed information about the watch, including the serial number of the watch. Fake watches often do not have this information, and where they do, it is not complete. If the watch has a serial number, you can always confirm if it is genuine by calling Fossil Customer Care on their telephone line at 800-449-3056. Provide the serial number, and you will receive verification if it is genuine.


When your fossil battery is too low, it will no longer give you notifications through the haptic vibrations. All its hands will also point to the sixth position, and the watch will alert you that notifications can no longer be delivered until the battery is replaced. When this happens, you have two options;


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