Rolex dating system
It’s important and interesting to note that any of the serial number information you may stumble upon online is not official data provided by Rolex.
All of the serial number information the watch community has is crowd-sourced by enthusiasts and dealers.
The model number is found on the side of the watch case at the 12 o' clock position.
Performing a Rolex serial number lookup makes it easy to discover Rolex watch values, as you can determine the exact production date.
The Rolex Factory may not offer an official Rolex value database list that features production dates, however the chart below includes all serial numbers obtained by Rolex authorities over time.
Check out the list to learn about Rolex production dates!
One way to find out the approximate age of your Rolex watch is via the serial number.
It’s also a great way to determine an estimated value of your pre-owned watch.
Many older Rolex serial numbers are inscribed by a machine on the side of the watch between the lugs at “6 o’ clock.” The bracelet must be detached at the “6” side of the case to view the serial number.