Rolex Serial Number - Determine the age of your Rolex

Determine Rolex year of manufacture by serial number


You are looking for a Rolex from your vintage or just want to determine the age of an inherited piece? We show you how you can do it yourself.

If you have an old warranty certificate of the watch, this already gives you a first indication. The only problem is that you have the exact date of sale of the watch, but not when it was produced. It's hard to imagine today, but in the past, Rolex watches were sometimes in the hands of the concessionaire for a long time.

With the help of the serial number you can determine the approximate age of your Rolex.

Where can I find the serial number?

Every Rolex watch has an individual serial number. Depending on the age, the serial number is located in different places.

Until 2007: Serial number is located between the lugs at 6 o'clock.

Since 2007: Serial number is engraved on the inner case ring, the rehaut, at 6 o'clock.

Until 2010, serial numbers were assigned in chronological rhine order.

From 2010, random number/letter combinations were assigned. Therefore, from this point on, it is no longer possible to determine the production year based on the serial number.

 

 Serial No.
Prod. Year
Serial No.
Prod. Year
20.190 - 21.691 1927 2.060.XXX - 2.292.7XX 1969
23.969 - 24.747 1928 2.42X.XXX - 2.959.XXX 1970
28.290 1929 2.728.XXX - 3.037.XXX 1971

29.312

1930 3.05X.XXX - 3.478.400 1972
- 1931 3.523.678 - 3.741.300 1973
29.312 1932 3.761.535 - 4.194.183 1974
29.933 1933 3.886.050 - 4.267.100 1975
30.823 1934 4.155.863 - 4.538.000 1976
34.336 - 35.365 1935 5.008.000 - 5.367.817 1977
36.856 - 37.569 1936 5.238.376 - 5.737.030 1978
40.920 1937 5.952.834 - 6.122.790 1979
43.793 1938 6.424.000 1980
71.224 1939 6.594.XXX - 6.910.000 1981
99.775 1940 7.129.351 - 7.437.845 1982
106.047 1941 7.862.000 - 8.085.072 1983
143.509 - 202.026 1942 8.338.000 1984
230.878 1943 8.624.000 - 8.734.000 1985
269.561 1944 9.290.000 - 9.824.763 1986
302.459 1945 9.863.279 1987
367.946 - 387.216 1946 R 1987
529.163 1947 R / L 1988
628.840 1948 L 1989
709.249 - 710.776 1949 L 1990
- 1950 E 1990 June
- 1951 X 1991 June
726.639 - 840.396 1952 N 1991 November
793.930 - 973.830 1953 C 1992 March
976.195 - 43.325 1954 S 1993 September
30.634 - 129.7XX 1955 W 1995 - 1998
139.400 - 217.821 1956 T 1996 - 1998
216.821 - 358.XXX 1957 U 1997 August
353.343 - 426.510 1958 A 1998 August
399.XXX - 502.683 1959 P 2000 January
511.687 - 642.993 1960 K 2001 September
646.9XX - 702.XXX 1961 Y 2002 September
763.663 - 894.XXX 1962 F 2003 September
95X.XXX - 1.021.800 1963 D 2005 April
997.436 - 1.195.238 1964 Z 2006 Mai
1.193.XXX - 1.259.699 1965 M 2007 August
1.289.727 - 1.557.XXX 1966 V 2008 August
1.554.XXX - 1.86X.XXX 1967 G 2010 June
1.720.977 - 2.477.152 1968 Random Serial 2010 - today

 

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