How To Find Your Rolex Model Number

If you are selling your Rolex, you may need to find out the model number in order to get a quote.

If you don't know the model number of your Rolex watch but need to find it, this guide can help you.

There are a few different ways to find the model number of your Rolex, depending on its age or whether or not you have the papers/warranty card with it.


Paper Certificates

Up until late 2006, the Rolex guarantee came in the form of a paper certificate.

The certificate can look slightly different depending on when and where the watch was originally purchased.

If your Rolex watch has a paper certificate, there are a few places you can check to find the model number.

Some papers, when folded will have a sticker on the front with the model number printed on it.

Other papers, depending on where the watch was originally sold may have the model number printed in the top right-hand corner.


Warranty Cards

In 2007, Rolex replaced the paper warranty certificates with a new credit card-style warranty card.

This warranty card is dark green with gold accents and shows the country code for the country the watch was originally sold in, the model number, and the serial number on the front.

On the rear side of the card, you will find the name of the shop the watch was sold in along with the date it was originally sold.

Occasionally you will find the details of the purchaser also written on the back of the card.



Towards the back end of 2014, Rolex replaced the first style of warranty card with a green and white style card.

This warranty card is green and white and shows the model number and serial number on the front of it.

On the rear side of the card, you will find the country code for the country the watch was originally sold in, the details of the shop it was sold from along with the date it was originally sold. Occasionally you will find the details of the purchaser also written on the back of the card.



Around halfway through 2020, Rolex introduced the current style all green warranty card.

Commonly called an 'electric' warranty card, the new style card features an NFC chip inside it that when tapped against a smartphone will load up the Rolex website.

The newest style warranty card only has information on one side and will show the model of your watch, the serial number, and the date of purchase.
If your Rolex watch has this style warranty card, you will find the serial number on the second line in between the model number and the date of purchase.


On The Case

If you don't have the papers or warranty card for your Rolex, you can still find the model number.

The model number of your watch can be found engraved in the case on the 12 o'clock side. 

If you are able to remove the bracelet yourself, you can do so in order to find your model number.

If not, a jeweler or watchmaker will be able to do it for you.