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Determining the production year of Rolex watches


The table shown below displays the production years for Rolex watches based on the serial number which is either on the warranty certificate or is garnished at six o'clock between the horns. On more recent watches this number can be found on the inner bezel.

fromuo to
19272019021691
19282396924747
192928290
193029312
1931
193229312
193329933
193430823
19353433635365
19363685637569
193740920
193843793
193971224
194099775
1941106047
1942143509202026
1943230878
1944269561
1945302459
1946367946387216
1947529163
1948628840
1949
1950
1951709249710776
1952726639840396
1953793930973830
195497619543325*
1955306341297XX
1956139400217821
1957216821358XXX
1958353343426510
1959399XXX502683
1960511687642993
19616469XX702XXX
1962763663894XXX
196395XXXX1021800
19649974361195238
19651193XXX1259699
196612897271557XXX
19671554XXX186XXXX
196817209772477152
19692060XXX22927XX
1970242XXXX2959XXX
19712728XXX3037XXX
1972305XXXX3478400
197335236783741300
197437615354194183
197538860504267100
197641558634538000
197750080005367817
197852383765737030
197959528346122790
19806434000
19816594XXX6910000
198271293517437845
198378620008085072
19848338000
198586240008734XXX
198692900009824763
19879863279

It is important to not that exchange housings usually had the number in te 4.4M range. Now that these numbers seem to be used up they start with 4.7M

Starting in 1987, the 6-digit serial number additionaly starts with a letter. Refer to the table below for the corresponsing letters.

LetterProduction year
R1987
L1988
E1990
X1991 (NOV)
N1992
C1993
S1994
W1995
T1996
U1997 (AUG)
A1998 (NOV)
P2000 (JAN)
K2001 (SEP)
Y2002 (SEP)
F2003 (SEP)
D2005 (APR)
Z2006 (MAY)
M2007 (AUG)
V2008 (AUG)
G2010 (JUN)
Starting in 2010, Rolex changed the system of their serial numbers again. They are now 8 digits long and consist of randomly generated numbers and letters. Only Rolex now knows the exact production years.

Starting in 2010, Rolex changed the system of their serial numbers again. They are now 8 digits long and consist of randomly generated numbers and letters. Only Rolex now knows the exact production years.


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Rolex Clasp Codes


The wristbands of Rolex possess an encoded Clasp Code on the strike plate. The name STEELNOIX is engraved there with either one or two letters above and the numbers ranging from 1 to 12.

The letters are indicators for the production year and the numbers represent the month of production.

An S in front of the letter/number combination can potentially mean that the clasp was exchanged in some sort of service. From 2011 onwards the Clasp Code consists of a combination of 3 randomly assigned numbers and/or letters. This means it is no longer possible to accurately determine the date of production.

All this information is without guarantee.

A1976
B, F, D1981
G1982
H1983
I1984
J1985
K1986
L1987
M1988
O1990
P1991
1992
R1993
S1994
T1995
V1996
Z1997
U1998
X1999
AB2000
DE2001
DT2002
AD2003
CL2004
MA2005
OP2006
EO2007
PJ2008
LT2009
RS2010
Random (3-digit)2011

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Rolex Country Codes


Rolex marks the warranty certificate with country specific codes. Each country (and some NATO military bases) has a unique Country Code. The one big exception to this is the US.

With this code clients can find out in which country the watch was originally meant to be on the market.

Refer to the table below for any details. In case you want to find a specific code or country, press Ctrl + F (Windows) or ⌘ + F (MacOS) and use the search function.

sorted by Countrysorted by Country Code
AAFES (Germany)LC 902LC 010, 012, 013, 014, 015, 017, 021, 022, 023, 025, 026, 028, 033, 037, 044, 045, 061Switzerland
Abu DhabiLC 536LC 36Liechtenstein
EgyptLC 612LC 100Germany
AlaskaLC 872LC 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128Austria
ArgentinaLC 790LC 130Belgium / Luxembourg
Australia / New ZealandLC 810LC 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138Netherlands
BahamasLC 741LC 150Spain
BahreinLC 526LC 160Great Britain / Ireland
BangladeshLC 514LC 170, 181, 204Italy
Belgium/LuxembourgLC 130LC 200, 208Greece
BermudasLC 742LC 201Malta
BoliviaLC 786LC 202, 381, 385Turkey
BrasilLC 780LC 207Korfu
BulgariaLC 317LC 210, 213, 215, 216, 217, 218Portugal
Cayman IslandsLC 767LC 226, 228, 231, 233Denmark
ChileLC 781LC 237Iceland
ChinaLC 838LC 241, 242, 246, 253, 284Norway
Costa RicaLC 737LC 283, 286, 291, 298Finland
DenmarkLC 226, 228, 231, 233LC 311, 312Poland
GermanyLC 100LC 317Bulgaria
Dominican RepublicLC 756LC 318Slovakia
DubaiLC 537LC 320, 321Czech Repuplic
FinlandLC 283, 286, 291, 298LC 322Hungary
French AntillesLC 766LC 323Slovenia
GreeceLC 200, 208LC 325Serbia-Montenegro
GB / IrelandLC 160LC 330Russia
GuamLC 873LC 400, 874, 888Hong Kong
HawaiiLC 871LC 410, 900Japan
HondurasLC 733LC 413Korea
Hong KongLC 400, 874, 888LC 430Singapur / Brunei / Indonesien
IndiaLC 500, 573LC 431Malaysia / Thailand
IranLC 542LC 440, 828Taiwan
IcelandLC 237LC 500, 573India
IsraelLC 548LC 505Pakistan
ItaliaLC 170, 181, 204LC 513Katmandu
JamaikaLC 752LC 514Bangladesh
JapanLC 410, 900LC 526Bahrain
Virgin IslesLC 758LC 527Middle East
CanadaLC 700LC 529, 532Saudi Arabia
Caribbean IslesLC 757LC 533Kuweit
KatarLC 535LC 535Katar
KatmanduLC 513LC 536Abu Dhabi
KeniaLC 668LC 537Dubai
Lesser AntillesLC 765LC 538, 539Oman
KongoLC 634LC 524Iran
KoreaLC 413LC 548Israel
KorfuLC 207LC 605Tunisia
KubaLC 754LC 612Egypt
KuweitLC 533LC 634Kongo
LiechtensteinLC 036LC 668Kenia
Malaysia / ThailandLC 431LC 680South Africa
MaltaLC 201LC 700Canada
MexicoLC 720, 722LC 720, 722Mexico
Middle EastLC 527LC 733Honduras
Natex Retail / German NATO AirbaseLC 906LC 737Costa Rica
NATO Headquarter (Rheindalen)LC 907LC 741Bahamas
New ZealandLC 842LC 742Bermudas
NetherlandsLC 133, 134. 135, 136, 137, 138LC 752Jamaica
Netherland AntillesLC 761, 762LC 754Kuba
(dissolved 2010) ArubaLC 761, 762LC 756Dominican Republic
NorwayLC 241, 242, 246, 253, 284LC 757Carribean Isles
OmanLC 538, 539LC 758Virgin Islands
AustriaLC 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128LC 759Turks- and Caicoisland
PakistanLC 505LC 761, 762Netherlandish Antillen
PanamaLC 768LC 761, 762(dissolved 2010) Aruba
PhilippinesLC 818LC 765Lesser Antilles
PolandLC 311, 312LC 766French Antilles
PortugalLC 210, 213, 215, 216, 217, 218LC 767Cayman Islands
RussiaLC 330LC 768Panama
Saudi ArabiaLC 529, 532LC 770Venezuela
SwedenLC 265, 267, 270, 271LC 780Brasil
SwitzerlandLC 010, 012, 013, 014, 105 017, 021, 022, 023, 025, 026, 028, 033, 037, 044, 045, 061LC 781Chile
Serbia-MontenegroLC 325LC 786Bolivia
Singapur / Brunei / IndonesienLC 430LC 790Argentina
SlovakiaLC 318LC 810Australia / New Zealand
SloveniaLC 323LC 818Philippines
SpainLC 150LC 828Taiwan
South AfricaLC 680LC 838China
TaiwanLC 440, 828LC 842New Zealand
Czech RepublicLC 320, 321LC 871Hawaii
TunisiaLC 605LC 872Alaska
TurkeyLC 202, 381, 385LC 873Guam
Turks- and Caico islesLC 759LC 902AAFES (Germany)
HungaryLC 322LC 906Natex Retail (German Nato Airbase)
VenezuelaLC 770LC 907NATO Headquarter (Rheindalen, Germany)
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