Rolex watch repair service

 

Each Rolex Oyster case has its own unique serial number located between the lugs of the watch.

This allows Rolex service providers to record your watch's repair details and determine the year of manufacture.

Rolex Production Dates

In the 1950's, Rolex reached the 999,999 production serial & started their 7 digit numeric numbering system at 1,000,000.

This continued until the 1990's when production serials reached 9,999,999.

Rather than begin an 8 digit production serial, Rolex used a letter prefix such as R, then L, E & X  - "ROLEX" without the "O".

The letter  "O" intentionally omitted to avoid any possible confusion with the number "0".

In November 1991,  a new numbering system was introduced utilizing the letters N, C and S.

In 1994, Rolex started yet another sequence with the letters: W, T  U, A, P, and K .

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  28,000 = 1926
  30,430 = 1927
  32,960 = 1928
  35,390 = 1929
  37,820 = 1930
  40,250 = 1931
  42,680 = 1932
  45,000 = 1934
  63,000 = 1935
  81,000 = 1936
  99,000 = 1937
 117,000 = 1938
 135,000 = 1939
 164,600 = 1940
 194,200 = 1941
 223,800 = 1942
 253,400 = 1943
 283,000 = 1944
 348,100 = 1945
 413,200 = 1946 
   478,300 = 1947 
   543,400 = 1948
   608,500 = 1949
   673,600 = 1950
   738,700 = 1951 
   803,800 = 1952
   950,000 = 1953
   999,000 = 1954* 
   200,000 = 1955
   400,000 = 1956
   600,000 = 1957
   800,000 = 1958
 1,100,000 = 1959
 1,402,000 = 1960
 1,480,000 = 1961
 1,558,000 = 1962
 1,636,000 = 1963
 1,714,000 = 1964
 1,792,000 = 1965
 1,871,000 = 1966

 2,163,900 = 1967
 2,426,800 = 1968
 2,689,700 = 1969
 2,952,600 = 1970
 3,215,500 = 1971
 3,478,400 = 1972  
 3,741,300 = 1973
 4,004,200 = 1974
 4,267,100 = 1975
 4,539,000 = 1976
 5,006,000 = 1977
 5,482,000 = 1978
 5,958,000 = 1979
 6,434,000 = 1980
 6,910,000 = 1981
 7,386,000 = 1982
 7,862,000 = 1983
 8,338,000 = 1984
 8,814,000 = 1985
 9,290,000 = 1986
 9,766,000 = 1987
 9,999,999 = 1987 1/2
 R000,000 = 1987 1/2
 L000,001 = 1989
 E000,001 = 1990 1/2
 X000,001 = 1991 3/4
 N000,001 = 1991 3/4
 C000,001 = 1992 1/4
 S000,001 = 1993 3/4
 W000,001 = 1995
 T000,001 = 1995 1/2
 U000,001 = 1997 1/2
 A000,001 = 1999-00
 P000,001 = 2000-01
 K000,001 = 2001-02
 Y000,001 = 2002-03
 F000,001 = 2003-04
 D000,001 = 2004-05
 Z000,001 = 2005-06
 M000,001 = 2007-08
 V000,001 = 2008-10

 

The latest letter prefixes run concurrently, giving the appearance of a random numbering system. This way only Rolex knows the exact date that any watch was actually produced.