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What are Rolex Serial Codes?

Since the 1920s, Rolex has engraved their watches with unique serial numbers to help owners track the production year of their timepiece. When determining the current market value of a pre-owned Rolex, this serial number is invaluable.

Where is my Rolex serial code?

Rolex serial numbers are 4-8 digit codes found between the “lugs” in the side of the case at the 6 o'clock position. In 2005, Rolex changed how the serial number is displayed, moving the code to the inner watch rim, or the “rehaut”, making it more difficult to create a fraudulent copy. In the past, the serial numbers were easily attributed to the year of manufacture, however in 2010, Rolex began creating randomised, unique identifying numbers instead of a sequential numbering system. Unsurprisingly, this makes the task of matching up the codes to production years more challenging but it does help when determining whether a pre-owned Rolex watch is genuine!

Sell your pre-owned Rolex

When valuing your pre-owned Rolex, our team will examine a number of things including the serial number along with the overall watch condition to ensure you get a fair price. If you need help locating your serial number, or if you have any questions about selling your pre-owned Rolex timepiece, contact the Miltons Diamonds team today.

1925 - 1930
25 - 27XXX = 192533 - 34XXX = 1928
28 - 29XXX = 192635 - 37XXX = 1929
30 - 32XXX = 192738 - 39XXX = 1930
  
  
1931 - 1940
40 - 41XXX = 193181 - 98XXX = 1936
42 - 44XXX = 193299 - 116XXX = 1937
45 - 48XXX = 1933117 - 134XXX = 1938
49 - 62XXX = 1934135 - 163XXX = 1939
63 - 80XXX = 1935164 - 193XXX = 1940
1941 - 1950
194 - 222XXX = 1941413 - 489XXX = 1946
223 - 252XXX = 1942490 - 549XXX = 1947
253 - 282XXX = 1943550 - 607XXX = 1948
283 - 347XXX = 1944608 - 672XXX = 1949
348 - 412XXX = 1945673 - 736XXX = 1950
1951 - 1960
737 - 803XXX = 19511090 - 1160XXX = 1956
804 - 868XXX = 19521170 - 1230XXX = 1957
869 - 933XXX = 19531240 - 1310XXX = 1958
934 - 1104XXX = 19541320 - 1390XXX = 1959
1105 - 1080XXX = 19551400 - 1480XXX = 1960
1961 - 1970
1480 - 1557XXX = 19611870 - 2159XXX = 1966
1558 - 1662XXX = 19622160 - 2419XXX = 1967
1663 - 1709XXX = 19632420 - 2679XXX = 1968
1710 - 1791XXX = 19642680 - 2949XXX = 1969
1792 - 1869XXX = 19652950 - 3209XXX = 1970
1971 - 1980
3210 - 3469XXX = 19714530 - 4999XXX = 1976
3470 - 3739XXX = 19725000 - 5399XXX = 1977
3740 - 3999XXX = 19735400 - 5899XXX = 1978
4000 - 4179XXX = 19745900 - 6399XXX = 1979
4280 - 4529XXX = 19756400 - 6899XXX = 1980
1981 - 1990
6900 - 7299XXX = 19819290 - 9759XXX = 1986
7300 - 7799XXX = 19829760 - 9999XXX = 1987
7800 - 8299XXX = 1983RXXXXXX = 1988
8300 - 8599XXX = 1984LXXXXXX = 1989
8600 - 9289XXX = 1985EXXXXXX = 1990
1991 - 2000
XXXXXXX = 1991TXXXXXX = 1996
NXXXXXX = 1991UXXXXXX = 1997
CXXXXXX = 1992AXXXXXX = 1998
SXXXXXX = 1993PXXXXXX = 2000
WXXXXXX = 1995 
2001 - 2010
KXXXXXX = 2001ZXXXXXX = 2006
YXXXXXX = 2002MXXXXXX = 2008
FXXXXXX = 2004VXXXXXX = 2009
DXXXXXX = 2005 
  
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