Rolex Serial numbers
The serial letter and number of a Rolex watch can almost be compared to a car registration number and will help determine the original production date. The serial letter will then be followed by a series of numbers which will indicate production volume. For your research we have published below a list of serial data . You will also notice that earlier models only have a series of numbers.
How can I view the number?Serial numbers will be found stamped on the side of the watch body at the 6 o’clock end. You will need to release the bracelet away from the main watch body in order for you to see the number. This should only be carried out by an experienced watch maker. Never purchase a watch when the serial number has been tampered with.
|Below you will see 2 examples of Rolex guarantee papers, both display the watch perforated serial numbers along with the supplying dealer and date of sale. These papers are no longer used by Rolex and have been replaced with the more modern style warranty card.|
New Style Warranty Card
Recently Rolex have just changed from the old style papers which you see above to this new style warranty card. The information displayed is still the same format, model number, serial number, supplying dealer and customer details but it is now more durable and will last for years to come.
Country CodesOn your Rolex Guarantee/Warranty paper is a perforated number which is made up of 3 digits, these indicate in which country the watch was originally sold. This list may not be totally accurate as Rolex are continually adding new codes.
Below you find a list of the countries and their code:
Model CodesA model code is a series of up to six numbers which can be found stamped on the side of the body of the watch at the the 12 o’clock end, but to view this the bracelet will need to be released. This should only be carried out by an experienced watch maker.