Dating rolex watches by serial number

23-Oct-2020 20:42

People are often looking for a Rolex serial number or Rolex model number database to verify their Rolex serial numbers and to work out their Rolex year of manufacture.

Unfortunately many of the online Rolex serial number databases are very inaccurate, out of date and have been copied inaccurately many times.

Still many people quote them and so wrongly date their watch.

I have therefore compiled a more accurate Rolex serial number database below, for everyone to use, from utilising highly accurate and trusted data.

If you have a query please feel free to contact me and if I can help you I will certainly try.

But if you are trying to work out “what year is my Rolex? When Rolex reached their 10,000,000’th serial number in 1987 they switched to Letter Prefix based serials starting with ‘R’.

From 2010 onwards Rolex serial numbers changed again.

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A term that would better serve instead of “year” would be “period”.

Again, I’d like to mention that this chart is only approximate but will help give you a roundabout year to a Rolex’s year of manufacture.