ABOUT YOUR ROLEX

Here is some useful information about your Rolex or a Rolex you plan to buy. 

YEAR MADE

SERIAL NUMBER YEAR MADE SERIAL NUMBER
2018 Random 1974 3,567,927
2017 Random 1973 3,200,268
2016 Random 1972 2,890,459
2015 Random 1971 2,589,295
2014 Random 1970 2,241,882
2013 Random 1969 1,900,000
2012 Random 1968 1,752,000
2011 Random 1967 1,538,435
2010 G 1966 1,200,000
2009 V 1965 1,100,000
2008 M or V 1964 1,008,889
2007 M or Z 1963 824,000
2006 D or Z 1962 744,000
2005 D 1961 643,153
2005 F 1960 516,000
2004 F 1959 399,453
2003 F 1958 328,000
2002 Y 1957 224,000
2001 K or Y 1956 133,061
2000 K,000,001 1955 97,000
2000 P,000,001 1954 23,000
1999 A,000,001 1953 855,726
1998 U,932,144 1952 726,639
1997 U,000,001 1951 709,249
1996 T,000,001 1950
1995 W,000,001 1949
1994 S,860,880 1948 628,840
1993 S,000,001 1947 529,163
1992 C,000,001 1946 367,946
1991 N,000,001 1945 302,459
1991 X,000,001 1944 269,561
1990 E,000,001 1943 230,878
1989 L,980,000 1942 143,509
1988 R,598,200 1941 106,047
1987 R,000,001 1940 99,775
1987 9,400,000 1939 71,224
1986 8,900,000 1938 43,739
1985 8,614,000 1937 40,920
1984 8,070,022 1936 36,856
1983 7,400,000 1935 34,336
1982 7,100,000 1934 30,823
1981 6,520,870 1933 29,562
1980 6,434,000 1932 29,132
1979 5,737,030 1931
1978 5,000,000 1930 23,186
1977 5,008,000 1929
1976 4,115,299 1928 23,969
1975 3,862,196 1927 20,190
1926 00,001

DIFFERENT ROLEX MODEL

BRACELET CODE YEAR MADE
Submariner (no date) 55 & 140 A or VA 1976
Submariner 16, 166 & 168 B or VB 1977
Sea-Dweller 16 & 166 C or VC 1978
GMT Master 16, 65, 167 D or VD 1979
GMT Master II 167, 1167 E or VE 1980
Day-Date (President) 65, 66, 18, 180, 182 & 183 F or VF 1981
Datejust 16 & 162 G 1982
Daytona Manual Wind 62 H 1983
Daytona Cosmograph 165, 1165 I 1984
Explorer II 165 J 1985
Oyster Perpetual 10, 140, 142 K 1986
Air-king 55 & 140 L 1987
Date 15 & 150 M 1988
OysterquartzDatejust 170 N 1989
Oysterquartz Day-Date 190 O 1990
Yachtmaster 166, 686 & 696 P 1991
Midsize Oyster Perp DJ 68, 682 Q 1992
Ladies Oyster Perpetual 67, 671, 672 R 1993
Ladies Date 65, 69, 691 & 692 S 1994
Ladies Datejust 65, 69, 691 & 692 T or W 1995
BEZEL CODES V 1996
Polished 0 Z 1997
Engine Turned 1 U 1998
Engine Turned 2 X 1999
Fluted 3 AB 2000
Hand-Crafted 4 DE 2001
Pyramid 5 DT 2002
Rotating Bezel 6 AD 2003
METAL / MATERIAL CL 2004
Stainless 0 MA 2005
Yellow Gold Filled 1 OP 2006
White Gold Filled 2 EO 2007
Stainless & Yellow Gold 3 PJ 2008
Stainless w/ 18k White Gold 4 LT 2009
Gold Shell 5 RS 2010
Platinum 6 RANDOM 201+
14k Yellow Gold 7
18k Yellow Gold 8

 

How to Locate Rolex Watch's Serial Number? 

On models produced before 2007, the Rolex serial number is located between the bottom lugs, outside of the watch case. You will need to remove the band to view the serial number. See the illustration below. 

Around 2006 and 2007, Rolex began to engrave the serial number inside the watch. This area is called "rehaut" which is located between the dial and the crystal. See the illustration below.

(some numbers of the serial numbers of these watches are intentionally erased or replaced)...