How To Find Your Rolex Serial Number & The Year


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How To Find Your Rolex Serial Number & The Year

The information on most older Rolex Watches is engraved between the lugs on the watch body.
That is, the bracelet/wrist strap needs to be removed in order to see it.
The serial number is at the 6 o’clock position and the reference number/model number is at 12 o’clock.

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Note that in our chart below, it says “random” number indicate late 2010’s to present day. Rolex began to use randomized number IDs (8 digits and numbers) for each watch, making it impossible to assume an approximate age for the item like it is possible with the serial numbers of older and vintage watches.

The newer models feature this “random” serial number on the “rehaut” or “flange” area at the 6 o’clock mark (the metal “wall” under the crystal and above the face). The model numbers are still between the lugs at the 12 o’clock mark.

A photo from Bobswatches.com

You can also watch this video about finding the Rolex Serial Number and Model Number.

Do I need to know my Rolex serial number to sell my Rolex?

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Knowing the Serial Number of your Rolex is important for many reasons.

Insurance companies may request the serial number if you try to insure your watch, it’s the only way to distinguish your watch from many others.

If your watch is lost or stolen, the police department will require your serial number for the police report, otherwise they cannot return the watch to you.

If you don’t have any paperwork and aren’t sure what year or model your watch is, knowing the serial number can help a potential buyer authenticate the item, and get your more money in the end!

If you don’t have any information and you’re looking to sell, go to a trusted expert!

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How do I sell my Rolex?

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First of all, gather any accessories you might have, any certificates, paperwork, booklets, boxes, receipts you might have. Every little bit counts.
You can also google your watch to find a similar model online and that way you can tell a buyer which make and model you have.

If you’re not sure of the authenticity, you can always go to a certified Rolex dealer or repair shop and ask for their opinion. If you’d like to get a little more value on your sale, you can have the item repaired or serviced by taking it to a certified Rolex establishment. Certified Rolex Dealers and repair shops will not work on your watch if it’s counterfeit.

Or you can just ask the experts!

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How do I ensure I’m buying an authentic Used Rolex? Where can I buy authentic second hand Rolex watches?

Only buy secondhand from a jeweler you trust!

Here’s a few of our Rolex’s for sale – Authenticity Guaranteed!

 

ROLEX BLUE/PURPLE SUBMARINER TWO-TONE 40MM AUTOMATIC WRIST WATCH $6,400.00

 

Antique Rolex 1940’s 18K Yellow Gold Citrine Diamond Watch $5,500.00

 

ROLEX GMT MASTER II OYSTER PERPETUAL REF. 116710LN W/ PAPERS $6,700.00

 

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Why do some companies online blur out the serial numbers on watches?

In many photos of paperwork or even of between the lugs on a used Rolex, companies will blur out, hide or cover, or etch out the middle few numbers in the photo.

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This is an unspoken rule among watch sellers – blocking the entire serial number keeps illegal replica watches from being made with real serial numbers. There are many Rolex replicas being made and the less information available to the counterfeit makers, the safer the second hand market is for consumers.

 

 

Rolex serial numbers by year of manufacture

SERIAL YEAR
1920’s
20000 ________________ 1927
22500 ________________ 1928
25000 ________________ 1929
1930’s
26500 ________________ 1930
28000 ________________ 1931
28500 ________________ 1932
29000 ________________ 1933
32000 ________________ 1934
35000 ________________ 1935
37000 ________________ 1936
40000 ________________ 1937
55000 ________________ 1938
71000 ________________ 1939
1940’s
90000 ________________ 1940
106000 ________________ 1941
150000 ________________ 1942
230000 ________________ 1943
270000 ________________ 1944
302000 ________________ 1945
400000 ________________ 1946
529000 ________________ 1947
570000 ________________ 1948
600000 ________________ 1949
1950’s
650000 ________________ 1950
700000 ________________ 1951
800000 ________________ 1952
900000 ________________ 1953
10000 to 300000 ________________ 1953 to
1957
350000 ________________ 1958
400000 ________________ 1959
1960’s
550000 ________________ 1960
700000 ________________ 1961
800000 ________________ 1962
900000 ________________ 1963
1000000 ________________ 1964
1200000 ________________ 1965
1400000 ________________ 1966
1600000 ________________ 1967
1850000 ________________ 1968
2300000 ________________ 1969
1970’s
2500000 ________________ 1970
2900000 ________________ 1971
3300000 ________________ 1972
3750000 ________________ 1973
3900000 ________________ 1974
4250000 ________________ 1975
4500000 ________________ 1976
5000000 ________________ 1977
5400000 ________________ 1978
5950000 ________________ 1979
1980’s
6400000 ________________ 1980
7000000 ________________ 1981
7350000 ________________ 1982
7750000 ________________ 1983
8100000 ________________ 1984
8600000 ________________ 1985
9000000 ________________ 1986
9500000 ________________ 1987
R000001 ________________ 1987
L000001 ________________ 1989
1990’s
E000001 ________________ 1990
X000001 ________________ 1991
N000001 ________________ 1991
C000001 ________________ 1992
S000001 ________________ 1993
W000001 ________________ 1994
T000001 ________________ 1996
U000001 ________________ 1997
A000001 ________________ 1998
2000’s
P000001 ________________ 2000
K000001 ________________ 2001
Y000001 ________________ 2002
F000001 ________________ 2003
D000001 ________________ 2005
Z000001 ________________ 2006
M000001 ________________ 2007

V000001 ________________ 2008
G000001 ________________ Mid 2010
Random Numbers ________________ Late 2010 to present