ROLEX WATCHES : Model Reference List

The model number of your Rolex watch can be found engraved on its case between the lugs at the 12 o’clock position. Initially, Model Reference Numbers were 4-digit strings. It became a 5-digit string during the 1980s up to the year 2000, after which, the number “1″ was added at the beginning of the string and in some models, a letter replaced the last digit, making the newer Model Reference Numbers 6-digit strings.
Some of the more popular Model Reference Numbers on several Rolex models are listed below:
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Rolex Air-King (Date): 5700, 5701

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Rolex Air-King: 1002, 1400, 1401, 4365, 4925, 5502, 5520, 6500, 6552, 7784, 14000, 14000M, 14010, 14010M

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Rolex Big Bubbleback: 4467, 6031, 6074, 6075

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Rolex Bubbleback: 1852, 1858, 1873, 2240, 2490, 2764, 2765, 2784, 2945, 3009, 3019, 3065, 3130, 3131, 3132, 3133, 3134, 3135, 3347, 3348, 3353, 3358, 3372, 3458, 3548, 3549, 3595, 3598, 3599, 3696, 3725, 3767, 3795, 3796, 3801, 3940, 3951, 4392, 4777, 4919, 4939, 4961, 5001, 5002, 5003, 5006, 5007, 5009, 5010, 5011, 5013, 5015, 5026, 5028, 5045, 5048, 5050, 5051, 5052, 5055, 5087, 5105, 5173, 5488, 6006, 6007, 6011, 6015, 6016, 6048, 6052, 6064, 6065, 6076, 6087, 6106, 6428, 8050, 8052

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Rolex Chronograph Moon Phase: 6062, 8171, 8237

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Rolex Chronograph: 1074, 1223, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2057, 2226, 2303, 2507, 2508, 2705, 2737, 2811, 2917, 2918, 2920, 3036, 3055, 3082, 3085, 3181, 3233, 3330, 3333, 3335, 3346, 3462, 3481, 3484, 3525, 3529, 3635, 3642, 3668, 3695, 3735, 3827, 3834, 3835, 3997, 4048, 4062, 4099, 4100, 4113, 4311, 4313, 4332, 4352, 4500, 4537, 4767, 4768, 5034, 5036, 6032, 6034, 6036, 6232, 6234, 6236, 6238, 6270, 7131, 7132, 7159, 7169, 8180, 8206, 9162

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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona: 1650, 1651, 1652, 1656, 1658, 1659, 6239, 6240, 6241, 6239, 6240, 6241, 6262, 6263, 6264, 6265, 6240, 6241, 16518, 16519, 16520, 16523, 16528, 116509, 116518, 116519, 116520, 116523, 116528, 116589, 116598, 116599

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Rolex Datejust (Mid-Size): 6824, 6827, 68240, 68243, 68248, 68273, 68274, 68278, 77080, 77014, 77438, 77518, 78240, 78243, 78246, 78248, 78266, 78273, 78274, 78278, 78279, 78286, 78288, 81158, 81208, 81209, 81308, 81338, 81339, 178158, 178159, 178238, 178239, 178245, 178246, 178248, 178269, 178275, 178278, 178279, 178286, 178288

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Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph (Thunderbird): 1625, 6202, 6309, 6609, 16253

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Rolex Datejust: 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1605, 1607, 1610, 1611, 1620, 1622, 1623, 1624, 1626, 1630, 5030, 5031, 6104, 6105, 6155, 6251, 6516, 6517, 6602, 6604, 6605, 6624, 6627, 6800, 6815, 6823, 6824, 6825, 6826, 6827, 6828, 6829, 6830, 6831, 6832, 6833, 6835, 6839, 6900, 6901, 6902, 6903, 6905, 6906, 6907, 6908, 6909, 6910, 6911, 6912, 6913, 6914, 6915, 6916, 6917, 6918, 6919, 6923, 6925, 6926, 6927, 6928, 7815, 7823, 7824, 7825, 7826, 7827, 7828, 7906, 7907, 7908, 7912, 7913, 7915, 7916, 7917, 7918, 7919, 7923, 7924, 7925, 7926, 7927, 7928, 8030, 8031, 8032, 8035, 8065, 8066, 8067, 16000, 16003, 16008, 16009, 16013, 16014, 16018, 16019, 16030, 16058, 16078, 16200, 16203, 16220, 16233, 16234, 16238, 16248, 16250, 16258, 16263, 16264, 68158, 68159, 68240, 68243, 68248, 68258, 68273, 68274, 68278, 68279, 68288, 68289, 69008, 69008A, 69018, 69018A, 69038R, 69038S, 69068, 69068A, 69069, 69069A, 69078, 69078A, 69079, 69079A, 69088, 69088A, 69089, 69089A, 69098, 69108, 69108A, 69118A, 69128, 69128A, 69136, 69138, 69138A, 69139, 69139A, 69148, 69148A, 69158, 69159, 69163, 69163A, 69166, 69168, 69168A, 69169, 69169A, 69173, 69173A,69174, 69174A, 69178, 69178A, 69179, 69179A, 69188, 69198E, 69198R, 69198S, 69258, 69268, 69278, 69279, 69279A, 69288, 79068, 79078, 79079, 79088, 79089, 79126, 79136, 79138, 79158, 79159, 79163, 79166, 79168, 79173, 79174, 79178, 79179, 79238, 79288, 80298, 80299, 80309, 80318, 80319, 80328, 80329, 80359, 116138, 116139, 116203, 116208, 116233, 116238, 179136, 179138, 179158, 179159, 179165, 179166, 179168, 179173, 179175, 179178, 179179, 179239, 179298, 179368, 179459

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Rolex Day Date President: 1800, 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1820, 1823, 1824, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1833, 1834, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, 6511, 6611, 6612, 6613, 18000, 18026, 18028, 18029, 18038, 18039, 18046, 18048, 18049, 18078, 18079, 18178, 18206, 18206B, 18208, 18238, 18239, 18248, 18249, 18308, 18346, 18348, 18349, 18368, 18369, 18388, 18389, 18946, 18948, 18956, 18958, 118205, 118206, 118208, 118209, 118235, 118238, 118239, 118296, 118338, 118339, 118346, 118348, 118366, 118398, 118399

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Rolex Explorer Air-King: 5500, 5501, 5504, 5701

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Rolex Explorer II: 1655, 1657, 16550, 16570

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Rolex Explorer: 1016, 1427, 5506, 6098, 6150, 6298, 6299, 6350, 6610, 8044, 8045, 14270, 114270

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Rolex GMT-Master II: 1671, 1676, 16710, 16713, 16718, 16760

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Rolex GMT-Master: 1670, 1675, 6542, 16700, 16750, 16753, 16758

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Rolex Master Day Date: 1894, 1895

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Rolex Milgauss: 1019, 6541

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Rolex Oyster (Manual-Wind): 1069, 1070, 1147, 1237, 1387, 1573, 1880, 1921, 1925, 1936, 2005, 2081, 2136, 2280, 2318, 2319, 2331, 2416, 2420, 2496, 2518, 2574, 2593, 2595, 2701, 2849, 2891, 2942, 2949, 2984, 3059, 3078, 3096, 3116, 3121, 3136, 3139, 3140, 3270, 3351, 3359, 3492, 3511, 3540, 3640, 3646, 3765, 3868, 3882, 3978, 4052, 4068, 4070, 4119, 4125, 4127, 4181, 4219, 4220, 4222, 4271, 4330, 4361, 4365, 4437, 4444, 4448, 4461, 4476, 4483, 4499, 4547, 4556, 4626, 4647, 5000, 5004, 5020, 5025, 5056, 6020, 6021, 6022, 6044, 6066, 6144, 6244, 6246, 6266, 6363, 6418, 6420, 6421, 6422, 6423, 6424, 6425, 6426, 6427, 6429, 6430, 6431, 6432, 6444, 6466, 6480, 6494, 6664, 6694, 7535A, 8011, 8012, 8015, 8023, 8027, 8389, 9659

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date: 1102, 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1503g, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1511, 1512, 1513, 1514, 1520, 1521, 1522, 1523, 1530, 1550, 6530, 6534, 6535, 6537, 1500, 1501, 1503, 1505, 1550, 1560, 1603, 1625, 5075, 6547, 6625, 6627, 6740, 6924, 6944, 7576A, 7600A, 7606, 7916, 7919, 7924, 7972, 15000, 15003, 15007, 15008, 15010, 15017, 15018, 15037, 15038, 15053, 15148, 15200, 15203, 15210, 15223, 15238, 15505, 69160A, 69190A, 69240

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual: 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1035, 1036, 1038, 1039, 1420, 1423, 3172, 3202, 3272, 3323, 3352, 3370, 3483, 3490, 3495, 3496, 3497, 3505, 3536, 3538, 3593, 3594, 3596, 3597, 3627, 3639, 3645, 3685, 3686, 3708, 3724, 3772, 3778, 3785, 3869, 3885, 3886, 3887, 3888, 3926, 3938, 3967, 4013, 4021, 4024, 4025, 4027, 4055, 4130, 4134, 4163, 4164, 4165, 4166, 4167, 4168, 4171, 4172, 4185, 4186, 4187, 4190, 4203, 4214, 4242, 4255, 4302, 4306, 4337, 4350, 4362, 4408, 4436, 4449, 4480, 4486, 4487, 4528, 4534, 4672, 4686, 4804, 4846, 4857, 4937, 5023, 5065, 5080, 5552, 6018, 6023, 6050, 6082, 6084, 6085, 6088, 6092, 6099, 6100, 6101, 6102, 6103, 6107, 6119, 6284, 6285, 6286, 6290, 6301, 6303, 6332, 6334, 6502, 6503, 6504, 6507, 6508, 6509, 6532, 6539, 6540, 6543, 6544, 6545, 6546, 6548, 6549, 6551, 6552, 6553, 6554, 6558, 6559, 6560, 6564, 6565, 6566, 6567, 6569, 6580, 6583, 6584, 6585, 6586, 6587, 6590, 6592, 6594, 6598, 6599, 6614, 6618, 6619, 6621, 6623, 6634, 6706, 6707, 6710, 6711, 6712, 6713, 6715, 6717, 6718, 6719, 6720, 6721, 6723, 6724, 6744, 6745, 6747, 6748, 6749, 6751, 6753, 6754, 6757, 6771, 7575A, 7603, 7605, 7608, 7609, 7614, 7618, 7619, 7623, 7624, 7701, 7708, 7748, 7751, 7806, 7807, 7811, 9210, 9211, 9220, 9221, 14203, 14208, 14233, 14238, 67180, 67183, 67187, 67188, 67193, 67194, 67197, 67198, 67230, 67243, 67480, 67483, 67488, 67513, 67514, 67518

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Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust: 17000, 17013, 17014

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Rolex Oysterquartz Day Date: 19018, 19019, 19028, 19038, 19048, 19049, 19058, 19068, 19078, 19148, 19168

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Rolex Prince (¼ Century): 1490, 3937

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Rolex Prince (Railway): 1862

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Rolex Prince (Sporting): 1564, 1599, 1871

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Rolex Prince: 1343, 1541, 1768, 1855, 2730, 2771, 2996, 3361, 4402

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Rolex Sea-Dweller: 1660, 1665, 1666, 16600, 16650, 16660

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Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA: 116660

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Rolex Submariner Date: 1661, 1680, 16610, 16613, 16618, 16800, 16803, 16808

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Rolex Submariner: 1406, 5508, 5510, 5512, 5513, 5514, 6200, 6204, 6205, 6536, 6538, 14060

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Rolex Tru-Beat: 1020, 6556

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Rolex Yacht-Master: 16622, 16628, 68623, 68628, 168622, 168623, 168628, 169623, 169628

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ROLEX SERIAL NUMBER REFERENCE

Rolex has been engraving their watches with a unique number since the early 1020’s. You can use this number as a tool in order to identify the production year of your watch. This number can be located by removing the bracelet with a small screw driver or spring bar tool, and looking at the case of the watch between the lugs, just below the 6 o’clock end of the watch. It is a five to seven digit number.

The chart below can be used as a reference:

ROLEX SERIAL NUMBER PRODUCTION YEAR
282632 1955
2689700 1956
3741300 1957
391528 1958
869868 1962
2163900 1967
2689700 1969
3215500 1971
4004200 1974
6434000 1980
7862000 1983
976000 1987
R999999 1988
L999999 1990
E999999 1991
X000001 1991
N000001 1991
C000001 1992
5000001 1993
W000001 1995
T000001 1995
U000001 1997
A000001 1999
P000001 2000
K000001 2001
Y000001 2002
F000001 2003
D000001 2005
Z000001 2006
M000001 2007
V000001 2008
CLASP CODE: LT 2009
CLASP CODE: E6R, R5 2010