How to Determine the age of a Rolex ® watch

This serial number production code is widely used to determine the age of Rolex watches. Serial numbers are engraved on the case at the 6 o'clock position between the lugs. These serial numbers are only visible after removing the band. The model number is found between the lugs at the 12 o'clock position.

Serial Number Year Serial Number Year Serial Number Year
1871000 1966 6434000 1980 N000001 Nov 1991
1994956 1966 6910000 1981 C000001 1992
2163900 1967 7386000 1982 S000001 1993
2426800 1968 7862000 1983 W000001 1994/5
2555384 1970 8338000 1984 T000001 1996
2689700 1969 8614000 1985 U000001 1997
2952600 1970 9290000 1986 A000001 1998
3215500 1971 9766000 1987 P000001 2000
3478400 1972 9999999 1987 1/2 K000001 2001
3741300 1973 R000001 1987 1/2 Y000001 2002
4004200 1974 R999999 1988 F000001 2003
4267100 1975 L000001 1989 D000001 2005
4538000 1976 L999999 1990 1/2 Z000001 2006
5008000 1977 E000001 1990 1/2 M000001 2007
5482000 1978 E999999 1991 1/2 V000001 2008
5958000 1979 X000001 1991 1/2 G000001 2009
           
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