ROLEX PRODUCTION DATES BY SERIAL #

The Rolex serial number used to be located at 6 o’clock between the lugs where the bracelet attaches to the case. In 2005, Rolex started engraving the serial number of their watches on the rehaut (a French term meaning “flange”) between the dial and the crystal in addition to being engraved at the 6′ o’clock location.

In 2008, Rolex halted the procedure for engraving the serial number on the watch case between the lugs at the 6 o’clock position.  At this time, Rolex began utilizing only the rehaut location for the placement of the serial number.  The rehaut is a protected area of the watch and is not susceptible to the wear and tear incurred by serial numbers engraved on the external watch case. By 2010 this practice was put into place on all of the Rolex timepieces.

In 2010, Rolex mostly abandoned their previously used conventional numbering sequence in favor of a random or scrambled serial number. These new serial numbers are 8 (eight) characters, rather than the number of characters being limited to 7 in earlier Rolex watches.  Arbitrary examples of these sequences are “LP73T372”, “53923D43”, and “290Z17XI”.

  • Mixed Serials 2009 (Fall) to Present
  • G000,001 * 2009 (Fall) to Present
  • V000,001 2008 (Fall)
  • M000,001 2007 (Fall)
  • Z000,001 2006 (Summer)
  • D000,001 2005 (Summer)
  • F000,001 2003 (Fall)
  • Y000,001 2002 (Fall)
  • K000,001 2001 (Fall)
  • P000,001 2000 (Winter)
  • A000,001 1999
  • U000,001 1997 (Summer)
  • T000,001 1995 (Summer)
  • W000,001 1995
  • S000,001 1993 (Fall)
  • C000,001 1992 (Winter)
  • N000,001 1991 (Fall)
  • X000,001 1991 (Fall)
  • E000,001 1990 (Summer)
  • L000,001 1989
  • R000,000 1987 (Summer) **

Rolex never started a series with B, I, J, L, O, or Q.

  • 9,999,999 1987
  • 9,290,000 1986
  • 8,814,000 1985
  • 8,338,000 1984
  • 7,862,000 1983
  • 7,386,000 1982
  • 6,910,000 1981
  • 6,434,000 1980
  • 5,958,000 1979
  • 5,482,000 1978
  • 5,006,000 1977
  • 4,539,000 1976
  • 4,267,100 1975
  • 4,004,200 1974
  • 3,741,300 1973
  • 3,478,400 1972
  • 3,215,500 1971
  • 2,952,600 1970
  • 2,689,700 1969
  • 2,426,800 1968
  • 2,163,900 1967
  • 1,871,000 1966
  • 1,792,000 1965
  • 1,714,000 1964
  • 1,636,000 1963
  • 1,558,000 1962
  • 1,480,000 1961
  • 1,402,000 1960
  • 1,100,000 1959
  • 600,000 1957
  • 400,000 1956
  • 200,000 1955
  • 999,000 1954 ***
  • 950,000 1953
  • 803,800 1952
  • 738,700 1951
  • 673,600 1950
  • 608,500 1949
  • 543,400 1948
  • 478,300 1947
  • 413,200 1946
  • 348,100 1945
  • 283,000 1944
  • 253,400 1943
  • 223,800 1942
  • 194,200 1941
  • 164,600 1940
  • 135,000 1939
  • 117,000 1938
  • 99,000 1937
  • 81,000 1936
  • 63,000 1935
  • 45,000 1934
  • 42,680 1932
  • 40,250 1931
  • 37,820 1930
  • 35,390 1929
  • 32,960 1928
  • 30,430 1927
  • 28,000 1926