USE OUR FREE ROLEX SERIAL NUMBER SYSTEM TO CHECK THE YEAR OF YOUR ROLEX WATCH

Rolex Serial Number Lookup

Please remember this is a free guide from LWDB for the purpose of finding the date of production of your Rolex watch from the serial number shown on your watchcase or certificate. Our look up chart is not affiliated to Rolex UK or international in any form.

Rolex Serial Numbers

The importance of the serial and model number identification system is that when buying any Rolex watch, you are confident in ensuring that the watch you are buying is correct to the year and model being sold by the seller. Unless you are buying from an authorized retailer, then all watches are complete with the correct paperwork / card as they will most likely be new, however although its unlikely a card or certificate is miss-matched at the branch, its always better to check at the point of sale as mistakes do happen. The wrong card or certificate can cause issues later on or affect the resale value when you come to sell the watch on.

The serial number chart is a good guide in checking the date of the watch, and by this we mean confirmation of the year of production when the watch was registered at Rolex from the point of manufacture. You can cross-reference this with your certificate that should accompany the watch even if this is not the original Rolex certificate but another form of authenticity that you are happy to except when buying a pre-owned Rolex watch.

Please feel free to you use our free checker serial number look up chart above.

Please remember that any watch “post” 2010 are un-dateable by a unique random serial number from Rolex, and therefore cannot be confirmed by our system checker as we are unable to confirm the new number identification).

You can find your serial and model number at the positions shown below (as per the photos) if you do not hold the any certification for the watch as not all pre-owned watches have the original paperwork for various reasons.

To check the serial and model you may wish to consult a watch technician or even at the point of sale for the seller to identify the model and serial number on the watch to you, as to check this against the original Rolex certificate or authenticity certificate provided by the seller. 

ROLEX SERIAL AND MODEL NUMBER IDENTIFCATION CHECK

The serial number is traditionally located at 6 o'clock between the lugs and under the bracelet. You will find the model number for the watch at the 12 o’clock position (The end lugs must be removed to locate these numbers). It is important when buying any pre-owned Rolex watch that you verify these numbers with the original Rolex certificate, or the Authenticity card with the watch from the seller.  

In 2005, Rolex began engraving the serial number on the “rehaut” (French for 'flange') between the dial and the crystal as well as the 6' o'clock location. Starting in 2008, Rolex stopped engraving the serial number at the case 6 o'clock location, using only the “rehaut” location. By 2010 this practice had gradually transitioned to all models. You can see this identification on the following page below.

FROM 2010 ROLEX INTRODUCED A NEW SERIAL NUMBER SYSTEM

Around 2005 Rolex began engraving the serial numbers onto the inner rim of the watch, this is called the “rehaut. From 2010, Rolex stopped following any sequential numbering system or order altogether and now Rolex engraves its watches with a randomized, and unique identifying letter and number. The previous identification serial numbers had been relatively easy to ascertain a watch’s approximate age, or year of production using a database of lists assembled over the years, this will no longer be possible with these new random mixed serial numbers. Below is a 2013 Rolex GMT II, which shows the serial number as V9474364.

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ROLEX MODEL REFERENCE NUMBER CHART

Above we have provided you with a “free” serial number checker in order for you to check the year of your watch with either the information from the watchcase itself or the paperwork you have with the watch. Below is a list of all model reference numbers relating to the official Rolex model list that will be found on your watchcase or authenticity paperwork. Please be advised that this is a guide and is not affiliated or produced by Rolex UK or Rolex international.

Air-King

4365, 4925, 5500, 5501, 5506, 5520, 6500, 6552, 7784, 14000, 14000M, 14010, 14010M, 114200, 114210, 114234

Air-King-Date

5700, 5701

Bubble Back

1858, 2704, 2725, 2760, 2764, 2768, 2940, 3042, 3064, 3065, 3130, 3131, 3133, 3134, 3135, 3159, 3353, 3372, 3458, 3496, 3536, 3548, 3595, 3599, 3696, 3716, 3772, 3794, 4362, 4392, 4467, 4643, 4777, 4846, 4857, 4984, 4961, 5006, 5009, 5010, 5011, 5015, 5018, 5028, 5029, 5050, 5054, 5055, 5084, 5284, 6011, 6015, 6022, 6029,6050, 6075, 6084, 6085, 6092, 6098, 6102, 6105, 6106, 6108, 6206, 6298, 6334, 6352

Datejust

1600, 1601, 1603, 1607, 1625, 1630, 6305, 6518, 6604, 6605, 6827, 16013, 16014, 16018, 16030, 16078, 16200, 16203, 16220, 16233, 16234, 16238, 16248, 16263, 16364, 116138, 116139, 116188, 116189, 116199, 116200, 116201, 116203, 116208, 116231, 116233, 116234, 116238; 116261, 116263, 116264

Datejust Medium

6824, 6827, 68158, 68159, 68238, 68240, 68243, 68246, 68248, 68258, 68266, 68268, 68273, 68274, 68278, 68279, 68286, 68288, 68289, 77080, 77014, 77438,77518, 78240, 78243, 78246, 78248, 78266, 78273, 78274, 78278, 78279, 78286, 78288, 81158, 81208, 81209, 81308, 81318, 81319, 81338, 81339, 178158, 178159, 178238, 178239, 178240, 178245, 178246, 178248, 178269, 178271, 178274, 178275, 178278, 178279, 178286, 178288

Day Date

1803, 1804, 1806, 1807, 6511, 6611, 18026, 18028, 18029, 18038, 18039, 18046, 18049, 18078, 18079, 18206, 18208, 18238, 18239, 18248, 18249, 18296, 18308, 18338, 18346, 18348, 18349, 18366, 18368, 18378, 18388, 18389, 18946, 18948, 18956, 18958, 118205, 118206, 118208, 118209, 118235, 118238, 118239, 118296, 118338, 118339, 118346, 118348, 118366, 118388, 118389, 118398, 118399

Day Date II

218206, 218235, 218238, 218239

Daytona

6239, 6240, 6241, 6239, 62,40, 6241, 6262, 6263, 6264, 6265, 6240, 6241, 16518, 16519, 16520, 16523, 16528, 16568, 116505,116509, 116518, 116519, 116520, 116523, 116528, 116568, 116589, 116598, 116599

Explorer

1016, 1038, 5500, 5501, 5504, 6098, 6150, 6298, 6305, 6350, 6610, 14270, 114270s

Explorer II

1655, 16550, 16570

GMT-Master

1675, 6542, 16700, 16713, 16750, 16753, 16758

GMT-Master II

16710, 16713, 16718, 16760, 116710, 116713, 116718, 116758, 116759

Milgauss

1019, 6541, 116400

Oyster Perpetual

1002, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1010, 1014, 1018, 1023, 1024,1025, 1030, 1038, 1500, 1501, 1565, 5500, 6085, 6103, 6177, 6202, 6284, 6518, 6532, 6546, 6548, 6549, 6551, 6552, 6556, 6564, 6565, 6567, 6569, 6580, 6582, 6584, 6590, 6605, 6623, 6634, 14203, 14203M, 14208, 14208M, 14233, 14238, 116000, 116034, 177200, 177210, 177234

Oyster Perpetual Date

1500, 1501, 1503, 1505, 1530, 1550, 1560, 1603, 1625, 5075, 6075, 6335, 6518, 6534, 6605, 6627, 15000, 15010, 15037, 15038, 15053, 15200, 15203, 15210, 15223, 15238, 15505,115200, 115210, 115234

Oyster Perpetual Lady

6718, 6719, 6723, 6724, 67180, 67183, 67188, 67193, 67194, 67197, 67198, 67230, 67233, 67243, 76030, 76080, 76094, 76180, 76183, 76188, 76193, 76198, 76243, 77518, 176200, 176210, 176234

Oyster Perpetual Lady Date

6516, 6517, 6519, 6916, 6917, 6919, 69160, 69163, 69173, 69190, 69240, 79160, 79190, 79240

Oyster Perpetual Lady Date just

6916, 6917, 6927, 69068, 69069, 69078, 69079, 69088, 69089, 69126, 69128, 69136, 69138, 69139, 69158, 69159, 69163, 69166, 69168, 69173, 69174, 69178, 69179, 68188, 69198, 69238, 69258, 69268, 69278, 69279, 69288, 69298, 69299, 69308, 69318, 69359, 79068, 79078, 79079, 79088, 79089, 79126, 79136, 79138, 79158, 79159, 79163, 79166, 79168, 79173, 79174, 79178, 79179, 79238, 79288, 80318, 80319, 80298, 80299, 80309, 80318, 80319, 80328, 80329, 80359, 179136, 179138, 179158, 179159, 179160, 179165, 179166, 179168, 179173, 179175, 179178, 179179, 179239, 179298, 179368, 179459

Oysterquarz Datejust

17000, 17013, 17014

Oysterquarz Day-Date

19018, 19019, 19028, 19048, 19049, 19149

Sea-Dweller

1665, 16600, 16660, 116660

Submariner

5508, 5512, 5513, 5514, 5517, 6200, 6204, 6205, 6536, 6538, 6538A, 14060, 14060M

Submariner Date

1680, 16800, 168000, 16610, 16610LV, 16613, 16618, 16803, 16808, 116618, 116619

Turn-O-Graph

1625, 6309, 6609, 16250, 16253, 16268, 16263, 16264, 116261, 116263, 116264

Yacht Master

16622, 16623, 16628, 68623, 68628, 69623, 69628, 168622, 168623, 168628, 169622, 169623, 169628

Yacht Master II

116688, 116689