Year of Introduction

of Rolex Models


1926 Oyster Case (Water Resistant)
1927 Serial Number On Oyster Case
1931 Oyster Perpetual (Automatic movement)
1938 Bubble Back
1938 Oyster Bracelet (Steel)
1945 Datejust
1945 Jubilee Bracelet0
1947 Oyster Bracelet
1950 Mercedes Hands
1953 Submariner
1953 Explorer
1954 GMT-Master
1954 Cyclops on Crystal
1954 Ladies Oyster Perpetual
1956 Day-Date (President)
1956 President Bracelet
1959 Crown Guards
1961 Oyster Cosmograph
1962 Cosmograph Daytona
1970 Submariner Date
1971 Sea-Dweller
1971 Explorer II
1972 Hacking Movement
1977 Quick-Set Date Feature
1977 Oyster Quartz Day-Date
1977 Oysterquartz
1977 Sapphire Crystal
1980 Sea-Dweller 4000
1983 GMT-Master II
1988 New Daytona (Utilizing Zenith movement)
1992 Yachtmaster
1994 Yachtmaster Ladies & Medium
2001 Laser Etched Hologram in Crystal
2003 "Green" Submariner Date

 

 

Date your Rolex watch

(there are exceptions to this list)

Serial # located at 6 o'clock between the lugs

Band must be taken off

Year Serial # Year Serial # Year Serial # Year Serial #
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
25000
28000
30430
32960

35390
37820
40250
42680
45000
63000
81000
99000
117000
135000
164600
194200
223800
253400
283000
348100

 

1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
413200
478300
543400
608500
673600
738700
803800
950000
999999
200000
400000
600000
800000
1100000
1402000
1480000
1558000
1636000
1714000
1792000
1871000
 
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
2163900
2426800
2689700
2952600
3215500
3478400
3741300
4004200
4267100
4539000
5006000
5482000
5958000
6434000
6910000
7386000
7862000
8338000
8814000
9290000
9766000


 
1987.5
1987.5-89
1989-90
1990.5-92
1991-93
1992-93
1992-94
1993-95
1995-97
1996-99-1996-99
1997-00-

2000-01
2001-03
2002-04
          2003-04

2004-05

2005---

 

9999999
R000000
L000001
E000001
X000001
N000001
C000001
S000001
W000001
T000001 T000001
U000001 U000001
A000001
P00000-up
K000001-

Y000001
                      F000001

D000001 up

 

    Rolex Model Numbers

     Model # located at 12 o'clock between the lugs

     Band must be taken off

                              

Air-King
4365, 4925, 5500, 5501, 5506, 5520, 6500, 6552, 7784,
14000, 14000M, 14010, 14010M

Air-King-Date
5700, 5701

Datejust
1600, 1601, 1603, 1607, 1625, 1630, 6305, 6518, 6604,
6605, 6827, 16013, 16014, 16018, 16030, 16078, 16200,
16203, 16220, 16233, 16234, 16238, 16248, 16250, 16263,
16364, 116138, 116139, 116203, 116208, 116233, 116238

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

Day Date (aka President)
1803, 1804, 1807, 6511, 6611, 18026, 18038, 18039, 18078,
18238, 18239, 18248, 18346, 18946, 18948, 18956, 18958,
118205, 118206, 118208, 118209, 118235, 118238, 118239,
118296, 118338, 118339, 118346, 118348, 118366, 118398,
118399

Daytona
6239, 6240, 6241, 6239, 62,40, 6241, 6262, 6263, 6264, 6265,
6240, 6241, 16518, 16519, 16520, 16523, 16528, 116509,
116518, 116519, 116520, 116523, 116528, 116589, 116598,
116599

Explorer
1016, 1038, 5500, 5501, 5504, 6098, 6150, 6298, 6305,
6350, 6610, 14270, 114270

Explorer II
1655, 16550, 16570

GMT-Master
1675, 6542, 16700, 16713, 16750, 16753, 16758

GMT-Master II
16710, 16713, 16718, 16760

Oyster Perpetual Date
1500, 1501, 1503, 1505, 1550, 1560, 1603, 1625, 5075,
6075, 6335, 6518, 6534, 6605, 6627, 15000, 15010, 15037,
15038, 15053, 15200, 15203, 15210, 15223, 15238, 15505


Oyster Perpetual (Time-Only)

1002, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1010, 1014, 1018,
1023, 1024,1025, 1030, 1038, 1500, 1501, 1565, 5500,
6085, 6103, 6177, 6202, 6284, 6518, 6532, 6546, 6548,
6549, 6551, 6552, 6556, 6564, 6565, 6567, 6569, 6580,
6582, 6584, 6590, 6605, 6623, 6634, 14203, 14203M,
14208, 14208M, 14238


Oyster Perpetual Lady no date
6718, 6719, 6723, 6724, 76180, 67193, 67194, 67197,
67198, 67230, 67243, 76030, 76080, 76094, 76183, 76188,
76193, 76198, 76243, 77518

Oyster Perpetual Lady Date

6516, 6517, 6519, 6916, 6917, 6919, 69160, 69163, 69173,
69190, 69240, 79160, 79190, 79240

Oyster Perpetual Lady Datejust
6916, 6917, 6927, 69136, 69163, 69173, 69174, 69178,
69179, 69278, 79068, 79078, 79079, 79088, 79089, 79126,
79136, 79138, 79158, 79159, 79163, 79166, 79168, 79173,
79174, 79178, 79179, 79238, 79288, 80318, 80319, 80298,
80299, 80309, 80318, 80319, 80328, 80329, 80359, 179136,
179138, 179158, 179159, 179165, 179166, 179168, 179173,
179175, 179178, 179179, 179239, 179298, 179368, 179459

Oysterquarz Datejust
17000, 17013, 17014

Oysterquarz Day-Date
19018, 19019

Sea-Dweller
1665, 16600, 16660

Submariner no date

5508, 5512, 5513, 5514, 5517, 6200, 6204, 6205, 6536,
6538, 6538A, 14060, 14060M

Submariner Date

1680, 16800, 16610, 16610LV, 16613, 16618, 16803, 16808

Turn-O-Graph (aka Thunderbird)
1625, 16253, 16268, 16263, 16264, 116261, 116263, 116264

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

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