Serial Number Search
Want to find out more about your Wintec Saddle?
Since Wintec brightly burst onto the riding scene in 1986, our serial number process has changed many times and unfortunately there is no one way to accurately read your own serial number.
The below is a very rough guide to help you to work out the age and size of some of our newer models, (beginning with WIP or W).
Age of your saddle
If the first two characters in your serial number are a number 10 or higher, then the first two numbers represent the year of manufacture. For example, 10 = 2010, 11 = 2011 and so on.
Seat size of your saddle
In most cases, the last two numbers will represent your saddle seat size in centimeters, this will usually be preceded by a dash, for example -44 (36 cm/14", 38 cm/15", 40 cm/16", 42 cm/16.5", 43 cm/17", 44 cm/17.5", 46 cm/18".)
Changeable gullet v EASY-CHANGE Gullet v EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution
Most Wintec saddles feature a changeable gullet, however depending on the age this may require a specialist saddler to unstitch your saddle and change.
If your saddle serial number begins with the 10 or higher as outlined above, then it will feature the EASY-CHANGE Gullet System. Excluding Kids and Western saddles.
If your saddle serial number begins with the letters WIP, or has the EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution badge in the chamber or HART badge under the back of the seat, then it will feature the complete EASY-CHANGE Fit Solution which means that you can easily use the risers within your saddle.
Need more information?
If you are unable to find the answer to your question using the above information, or if your saddle is an older model (begins with a letter and an astrix such as A* or X*) please email our specialist product team who will be able to search our older records and get back to you with more detail.
Simply contact us with your serial number and we'll do our best to tell you all about your saddle.
Depending on the age of your saddle, your serial number will either be on a sewn in tag, or stamped on the under-flap of your saddle. To speed up the process for you, please send us all numbers and letters that you can see, plus any stamping of model names. Both typing out the number for clarity, and sending us a number of photos will assist us to determine your saddle details.
Any other information you have can be useful - when looking at very old serial numbers, we are sometimes relying on hand-written notes in books!
We look forward to assisting you.