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Dating Your Rolex

Rolex Oyster Case Listings 1926 – 2003

Rolex watches are dated by a serial number which corresponds to the actual manufacture date. The date of market introduction may vary however, so expect to add 6 to 18 months.

Date Serial # Date Serial #
1926 28,000 1939 135,00
1927 30,430 1940 164,600
1928 32,960 1941 194,200
1929 35,390 1942 223,800
1930 37,820 1943 253,400
1931 40,250 1944 283,000
1932 42,680 1945 348,100
1934 45,000 1946 413,200
1935 63,000 1947 478,300
1936 81,000 1948 543,400
1937 99,000 1949 608,500
1938 117,000 1950 673,600
Date Serial # Date Serial #
1951 738,700 1963 1,636,000
1952 803,700 1964 1,714,000
1953 868,900 1965 1,792,000
1954 934,000 1966 1,871,000
1955 1,012,000 1967 2,163,900
1956 1,090,000 1968 2,426,800
1957 1,168,000 1969 2,689,700
1958 1,246,000 1970 2,952,600
1959 1,324,000 1972 3,215,500
1960 1,402,000 1973 3,741,300
1961 1,480,000 1974 4,004,200
1962 1,558,000 1975 4,267,100
Date Serial # Date Serial #
1976 4,539,000 1987.5 R 000,001
1977 5,006,000 1989 L 000,001
1978 5,482,000 1990.5 E 000,001
1979 5,958,000 1991.75 X 000,001
1980 6,434,000 1919.75 N 000,001
1981 6,910,000 1992.25 C 000,001
1982 7,386,000 1993.75 S 000,001
1983 7,862,000 1995 W 000,001
1984 8,338,000 1996 T 000,001
1985 8,814,000 1997.75 U 000,001
1986 9,290,000 1998 A 000,001
1987 9,766,000 2000 P
Date Serial # Date Serial #
2001-2 K    
2002-3 Y    

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