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Rolex Serial Numbers.

Repairs By Post has compiled a guide on how you can look-up the production year of any authentic Rolex Watch. Whether you are looking to sell, buy or repair your watch, learning how to locate the serial number is a good start.

Rolex is one of the worlds most famous watch brands. Initially called Wilsdorf and Davis in London in 1905, after its founders, is became Rolex in 1908. After WW1, high taxations were implemented, the company moved to Geneva, where it has remained ever since. Of the ten most expensive watches ever purchased, 3 are Rolex, including the most expensive watch, Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona which sold for US$17.75 million.

Rolex uses the serial number system to track when a timepiece was made and to mark its authenticity. If you own an Rolex watch, you use the serial number checker below to look-up the year of production.

How to check Rolex watch serial number

Every authentic Rolex watch has a unique 4 to 8 digit serial number. This identification number is machined into the case of the watch during production. The location of which will depend on the year of manufacture, and age of the timepiece. Rolex has used several locations over the years.

Where to find Rolex serial number

To see the serial number of a Rolex (prior to 2005) you must first remove the watch band at the lugs. Once removed, on one side you have the serial number, and on the other side, you'll find the model number stamped into the case. After 2008 Rolex started engraving serial numbers on the "rehaut" (this is the inside flange between the dial and the glass). After 2005 the company were engraving serial numbers on both the "rehaut" and between the lugs, but this was to be phased out in 2008.

Rolex serial numbers checker

Use the table below to check your serial number and locate it's year of production.

Date Serial No
2010 – Present G/Random
Dec 08 – 2010 V 000,001
Jan 08 – Nov 08 M 000,001
July 06-Dec 07 Z 000,001
Jan 05-July 06 D 000,001
2003 - 05 F 000,001
2001, 2002 Y 000,001
2001 K 000,001
2000 P 000,004
1998-1999 A 000,002
1997-1998 U 000,001
1996-1998 T 000,001
1995-1998 W 000,001
1993.75 S 000,001
1992.25 C 000,001
1991.75 N 000,001
1991.5 X 000,001
1991.25 E 999,999
1990.5 E 000,001
1990 L 999,999
1989 L 000,001
1988 R 999,999
1987.5 R 000,000
1987.5 9,999,999
1987 9,760,000
1986 9,300,000
1985 8,814,000
1984 8,388,000
1983 7,860,000
1982 7,366,000
1981 6,910,000
1980 6,430,000
1979 5,959,000
1978 5,481,000
1977 5,005,000
1976 4,535,000
1975 4,265,000
1974 4,000,000
1973 3,741,000
1972 3,478,000
1971 3,215,000
1970 2,952,000
1969 2,689,000
1968 2,426,000
1967 2,164,000
1966 1,870,000
1965 1,791,000
1964 1,713,000
1963 1,635,000
1962 1,557,000
1961 1,485,000
1960 1,401,000
1959 1,323,000
1958 1,245,000
1957 1,167,000
1956 1,095,000
1955 1,010,000
1954 935,000
1953 869,000
1952 804,000
1951 735,000
1950 372,000
1949 608,000
1948 543,000
1947 478,000
1946 413,000
1945 348,000
1944 284,000
1943 253,000
1942 224,000
1941 194,000
1940 165,000
1939 136,000
1938 118,000
1937 98,000
1936 82,000
1935 62,000
1934 55,000
1933 49,000
1932 43,000
1931 40,000
1930 38,000
1929 35,000
1928 33,000
1927 3,000
1926 28,000
1925 25,000

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