For Rolex watches manufactured up to 2009, determining the approximate production date is easy.
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.
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Because each new Rolex design is typically evolutionary rather than revolutionary, distinguishing a late model Rolex from an older watch can be difficult. A Submariner purchased in 2000 is often virtually identical to the same reference purchased a few years later.
Still many people quote them and so wrongly date their watch.
I have therefore compiled a more accurate Rolex serial number database below, for everyone to use, from utilising highly accurate and trusted data.
People are often looking for a Rolex serial number or Rolex model number database to verify their Rolex serial numbers and to work out their Rolex year of manufacture.
Unfortunately many of the online Rolex serial number databases are very inaccurate, out of date and have been copied inaccurately many times.
From mid-1987 through the fall of 2009, the serial number contains an easy-to-understand date code.