Rolex Production Dates - Serial Numbers (Pre-1988)

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Rolex Production Dates - Serial Numbers (Pre-1988)

The serial number of a Rolex is located between the lugs at the 6' position.


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 * Rolex started their
200,000 1955 serial numbers over
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
9,999,999 1987 1/2
9,766,000 1987

After 1987, Rolex began using letters for the first number.

   

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