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Rolex Serial Numbers with Production Dates

One of the most common questions asked at AuthenticWatches.com is "What year was this Rolex watch manufactured?". On traditional Rolex models, the serial number can provide you with the year of manufacturing for your Rolex watch. However, towards the end of 2010 Rolex began scrambling or randomizing their serial numbers. You cannot tell the year of manufacturing with the serial number on Rolex items with scrambled serial numbers.

Depending on the year of your Rolex model, you can locate the serial number in one of two locations.

    1 .Engraved between the lugs on the side of the case at the 6 o'clock, behind the bracelet.
    2. Engraved on the inside flange/rehaut (inner bezel) between the dial and the sapphire crystal at the 6 o'clock position.

If you have a Rolex watch produced before 2010, you can use the chart below to confirm the manufacturing year of your men's or women's Rolex watch.

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Rolex Serial Letters with Production Dates

Year Serial Number
2011 - Current Random (8 Digits)
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M or V
2007 M or Z
2006 D or Z
2005 D
2004 F or D
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K or Y
2000 K,000,001 or P,000,001
1999 A,000,001
1998 U,932,144
1997 U,000,001
1996 T,000,001
1995 W,000,001
1994 S,860,880
1993 S,000,001
1992 C,000,001
1991 N,000,001 or X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,000,001
1988 R,999,999
1987 1/2 R,000,000
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000

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