Type 5

Serial Range: 10xxxxx-115xxxx

Like the Type 4, the Type 5 dial only existed for a short time before the longer run of Type 6 dial. While this and the Type 6 dials start in the 10xxxxx range, the Type 6 is the last gilt dial produced so I have designated that as the final “mark.”

The Tell: As compared to the Type 4 gilt dials, Type 5 and 6 dials have the “Swiss T<25” written higher up, replacing the top third of the bottom 3 hash marks. The most obvious tells of the Type 5, as compared to the Type 6, are the ‘stringy’ projections of the crown that do not taper and the 90 degree serifs on the E in Rolex. The Type 6 crown has tapering projections with more prominent pearls and slanted serifs on the E in Rolex.

Picture Credit: HQ Milton & @hann.1