A dealership fitted these tyres at the front of my (UK) Honda Jazz in December 2016.
A independent mechanic has shown me a "1093" code on the tyre, said that means they date from October 1993 (!), and perhaps I was sold old stock.
But I wonder if the mechanic has misread the code.
I can see these codes (among other more generic looking safety markings) on the outside of the tyre:
E4 023873 S1WR1 59716 | B250AZ MADE IN ITALY 175/65R15 84T TUBELESS | STEEL BELTED RADIAL E3 02 | 1093 9CYU M3Y BRIDGESTONE B250
I don't see a DOT code, and I can't seem to interpret these markings using any diagrams I've found on the Internet so far.
I've tried to have a look on the inside of the tyre for other markings, but my access is limited, and the details I can make out seem the same as above.
Were these really manufactured in 1993?