How Old Is My Rolex?

Every watch produced by Rolex features a unique serial number. Depending on how old your watch is, the serial number is either engraved between the lugs at the 6 o'clock side of the case or engraved in the rehaut between the dial and the glass.

The engraved rehaut was introduced in 2005, meaning any watches produced prior to this will have to have its bracelet removed in order to find the serial number. In 2008 the engraved lugs were phased out completely, and the serial number of a watch this age or newer is easily seen by looking between the glass and the dial at the 6 o'clock hour marker.

If you purchased your watch with the original guarantee papers or warranty card, the serial number can also be found on these. For more details on finding your Rolex serial number, please check out an article we wrote on this here.


SERIAL NUMBERPRODUCTION YEAR
RandomMid 2009-Present
G2009
V2008
M2007
Z2006
D2005
F2003-2004
Y2002
K2001
P2000
A1999
U1997-1998
TMid 1995-1996
WMid 1995
S1993-1994
C1992
NLate 1991
XEarly 1991
E1990
L1989
R1987-1988
9,290,000–9,999,999
1986
8,814,000–9,289,999
1985
8,338,000–8,813,999
1984
7,862,000–8,337,999
1983
7,338,000–7,861,999
1982
6,910,000–7,337,999
1981
6,434,000–6,909,999
1980
5,958,000–6,433,999
1979
5,958,000–6,433,999
1978
5,006,000–5,481,999
1977
4,539,000–5,005,999
1976
4,267,100–4,538,999
1975
4,004,200–4,267,099
1974
3,741,300–4,004,199
1973
3,478,400–3,741,299
1972
3,215,500–3,478,399
1971
2,952,600–3,215,499
1970
2,689,700–2,952,599
1969
2,426,800–2,689,699
1968
2,163,900–2,426,800
1967
1,871,000–2,163,899
1966
1,792,000–1,870,999
1965
1,714,000–1,791,999
1964
1,636,000–1,713,999
1963
1,558,000–1,635,999
1962
1,480,000–1,557,999
1961
1,402,000–1,479,999
1960
1,100,00–1,401,999
1959
600,000–1,099,999
1957-1958
400,000–599,999
1956
200,000–399,999
1955
100,000–200,000
1954
950,000–999,999
1953
803,800–949,999
1952
738,700–803,799
1951
673,600–738,699
1950
608,500–673,599
1949
545,400–608,499
1948
478,300–545,399
1947
413,200–478,299
1946
348,100–413,199
1945
283,000–348,099
1944
253,400–282,999
1943
223,800–253,399
1942
194,200–223,799
1941
164,600–194,199
1940
135,000–164,599
1939
117,00–134,999
1938
99,000–116,999
1937
81,000–98,999
1936
63,000–80,999
1935
45,000–62,999
1934
42,680–44,999
1932-1933
40,250–42,679
1931
37,820–40,249
1930
35,390–37,819
1929
32,960–35,389
1928
30,430–32,959
1927
28,000–30,429
1926