Serial Numbers

Rolex

The model number of your Rolex will be engraved on the case behind where the strap connects with the watch at 12 O’Clock. The serial number similarly is engraved behind where the strap connects with the watch at 6 O’Clock. You will need to remove the bracelet using a spring bar tool or have a professional jeweller check this for you. For watches from 2005 Rolex began engraving the serial number on the inside of the dial at 6 O’Clock. From November 2010 Rolex reformed their serial numbers making them randomised. This means that they can generally only be dated by referring to the original guarantee card or by Rolex themselves.

Serial Number Years 1921-1930
25000+ 1925
28000+ 1926
30000+ 1927
30000+ 1927
33000+ 1928
35000+ 1929
38000+ 1930
Serial Number Years 1931-1940
40000+ 1931
42000+ 1932
45000+ 1933
49000+ 1934
63000+ 1935
81000+ 1936
99000+ 1937
117000+ 1938
135000+ 1939
164000+ 1940
Serial Number Years 1941-1950
194000+ 1941
223000+ 1942
253000+ 1943
283000+ 1944
348000+ 1945
413000+ 1946
490000+ 1947
550000+ 1948
608000+ 1949
673000+ 1950
Serial Number Years 1951-1960
737000+ 1951
804000+ 1952
869000+ 1953
934000+ 1954
1105000+ 1955
1090000+ 1956
1170000+ 1957
1240000+ 1958
1320000+ 1959
1400000+ 1960
Serial Number Years 1961-1970
1480000+ 1961
1558000+ 1962
1663000+ 1963
1710000+ 1964
1792000+ 1965
1870000+ 1966
2160000+ 1967
2420000+ 1968
2680000+ 1969
2950000+ 1970
Serial Number Years 1971-1980
3210000+ 1971
3470000+ 1972
3740000+ 1973
4000000+ 1974
4280000+ 1975
4530000+ 1976
5000000+ 1977
5400000+ 1978
5900000+ 1979
6400000+ 1980
Serial Number Years 1981-1990
6900000+ 1981
7300000+ 1982
7800000+ 1983
8300000+ 1984
8600000+ 1985
9290000+ 1986
9760000+ 1987
R000000+ 1988
L000000+ 1989
E000000+ 1990
Serial Number Years 1991-2000
X000000+ 1991
N000000+ 1992
C000000+ 1993
S000000+ 1994
W000000+ 1995
T000000+ 1996
U000000+ 1997
A000000+ 1998
L000000+ 1999
P000000+ 2000
Serial Number      Years 2001-Present
K000000+ 2001
Y000000+ 2002
F000000+ 2004
D000000+ 2005
Z000000+ 2006
M000000+ 2008
V000000+ 2009
Random 2010-Present

Omega

Older Omega watches typically carry the serial and model number inside the case meaning these must be professionally identified. Newer Omega watches carry the serial number on the reverse of one of the case lugs. These are laser engraved and may require magnification to read unless your eyesight is particularly good.

Serial Number Years 1891-1900
500000+ 1895
1000000+ 1900
Serial Number Years 1901-1910
2000000+ 1902
2500000+ 1905
3000000+ 1908
Serial Number Years 1911-1920
4000000+ 1912
5000000+ 1916
Serial Number Years 1921-1930
6000000+ 1923
7000000+ 1925
7500000+ 1930
Serial Number Years 1931-1940
8500000+ 1935
9000000+ 1939
Serial Number Years 1941-1950
9500000+ 1943
10000000+ 1944
11000000+ 1947
12000000+ 1950
Serial Number Years 1951-1960
13000000+ 1952
14000000+ 1954
15000000+ 1956
16000000+ 1958
17000000+ 1960
Serial Number Years 1961-1970
18000000+ 1961
19000000+ 1962
20000000+ 1963
21000000+ 1964
22000000+ 1965
23000000+ 1966
25000000+ 1967
26000000+ 1968
28000000+ 1969
30000000+ 1970
Serial Number Years 1971-1980
33000000+ 1971
34000000+ 1972
36000000+ 1973
38000000+ 1974
39000000+ 1975
40000000+ 1977
41000000+ 1978
42000000+ 1979
44000000+ 1980
Serial Number Years 1981-1990
45000000+ 1982
48000000+ 1984
49000000+ 1985
50000000+ 1986
51000000+ 1989
Serial Number Years 1991-2000
53000000+ 1991
54000000+ 1993
55000000+ 1995
56000000+ 1998
59800000+ 1999
61000000+ 2000
Serial Number      Years 2001-Present
65000000+ 2001
65500000+ 2002
68000000+ 2003
70000000+ 2004
72000000+ 2005
78000000+ 2006
81000000+ 2007
84000000+ 2008
87000000+ 2009
90000000+ 2010
93000000+ 2011
96000000+ 2012

Panerai

Your Panerai serial number for your watch is engraved on the back of the case.

Serial Number Years 1991-2000
none 1997
A 1998
B 1999
C 2000
Serial Number      Years 2001-Present
D 2001
E 2002
F 2003
G 2004
H 2005
I 2006
J 2007
K 2008
L 2009
M 2010
N 2011
O 2012
P 2013

Breitling

Generally Breitling watches post 2000 bear an engraving behind where the strap connects to the case at 6 O’Clock between the lugs. This code starts with 4 digits with the first 2 relating to the week and the latter 2 relating to the year of manufacture. The week given reflects the week in a calendar year.

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