Rolex Serial Numbers

The following list is of known Rolex serial numbers for the years listed. By checking a particular serial number against this list you should be able to date a watch with reasonable accuracy. However, it is no guarantee as to when the Rolex watch was shipped from the factory.

Furthermore, this list only applies to Rolex Oyster-cased watches, and should NOT be used for Tudor, or vintage non-Oyster Rolex watches.

Serial Year Serial Year Serial Year Serial Year Serial Year Serial Year
Mixed/Random 2010+ S000,001 1993 6,434,000 1980  1,871,000 1966 803,800 1952 117,000 1938
G000,001 2009 C000,001 1992 5,958,000 1979 1,792,000 1965 738,700 1951 99,000 1937
V000,001 2008 N000,001 1991 5,482,000 1978 1,714,000 1964 673,600 1950 81,000 1936
M000,001 2007 X000,001 1991 5,006,000 1977 1,636,000 1963 608,550 1949 63,000 1935
Z000,001 2006 E000,001 1990 4,539,000 1976 1,558,000 1962 543,400 1948 45,000 1934
D000,001 2005 L000,001 1989 4,267,100 1975 1,480,000 1961 478,300 1947 42,680 1932
F000,001 2003 R000,001 1987 4,004,200 1974 1,402,000 1960 413,200 1946 40,250 1931
Y000,001 2002 9,766,000 1987 3,741,300 1973 1,100,000 1959 348,100 1945 37,820 1930
K000,001 2001 9,290,000 1986 3,478,400 1972 800,000 1958 283,000 1944 35,390 1929
P000,001 2000 8,814,000 1985 3,215,500 1971 600,000 1957 253,400 1943 32,960 1928
A000,001 1999 8,338,000 1984 2,952,600 1970 400,000 1956 223,800 1942 30,430 1927
U000,001 1997 7,862,000 1983 2,689,700 1969 200,000 1955 194,200 1941 28,000 1926
T000,001 1995 7,386,000 1982 2,426,800 1968 999,999 1954 164,600 1940    
W000,001 1995/4 6,910,000 1981 2,163,900 1967 950,000 1953 135,000 1939    

*Please Note: In mid-1954 Rolex went back to 100,000 and not to 1,100,000 on case numbers to Oyster watch.