I think that all of you do a great job keeping up with the latest Hermes news...but sometimes I see posts bringing incorrect info to the forum. I wanted to clear up two things that I have read. 1) There will be a new format for the date stamp. - I have seen the new date stamp and it is the same sequence as always 2) On the Kelly, one of the rings on the handle where the strap hooks onto will be done away with, making it like it used to be. - I have a 2008 Kelly and it has two rings. I hope this helps...you guys are great about getting factual info, so I thought I should clarify these points.