Precision Watches & Jewelry
  • New Watches
    TUDOR Black Bay M7941A1A0RU-0002
    TUDOR Black Bay M7941A1A0RU-0002 $4,225
    Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope Paris 2024 522.
    Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope Paris 2024 522. $9,800
    Longines Mini DolceVita L5.
    Longines Mini DolceVita L5. $1,600
    A. Lang & Sohne Lange 1 Moonphase
    A. Lange & Söhne $38,600 $30,500
    TUDOR Pelagos FXD M25717N-0001
    TUDOR Pelagos FXD M25717N-0001 $4,150
  • Pre-owned
    Rolex Day-Date 36 118238
    Pre-Owned Rolex Day-Date 36 118238 $26,995
    Vacheron Constantin Overseas Quartz 1205V/100A-B591
    Vacheron Constantin Overseas Quartz 1205V/100A-B591 $15,895
    Rolex Day-Date 41 228206
    Pre-Owned Rolex Day-Date 41 228206 $59,995
    Rolex Yacht-Master 16622
    Pre-Owned Rolex Yacht-Master 16622 $8,995
    Rolex Day-Date 41 228206
    Pre-Owned Rolex Day-Date 41 228206 $59,995
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For over 30 years, our family-owned luxury watch store has provided customers with quality products and exceptional service. Our third-generation business is proud to bring you an extensive selection of watches from top Swiss Watch brands. Our team of experts is here to help you find the perfect timepiece that fits your style and budget.

Rolex Serial Numbers

Rolex Serial Numbers with Production Dates

Rolex Serial Numbers with Production Dates

Rolex Serial Numbers

How to Find Your Rolex Serial Number

The market value of a Rolex watch is determined in part by looking at the serial number and production date. To find your Rolex serial number, look on the side of the case between the lugs. These will be found behind the bracelet by the 6 o’clock area. By noting what this 4-8 digit number is engraved on every watch by Rolex, it can be determined what the production date is.

Starting in 2005, Rolex began to engrave the serial number of the watch on the rehaut (also called an inside flange), located between the dial and crystal. And, in 2008, they started to engrave the serial numbers only on the rehaut.

What Year Is Your Vintage Or Pre-Owned Rolex?

If you’re wondering what year my Rolex is, the following chart can help you. Once you find your serial number, you can pinpoint a production date. For example, on the chart below, serial number 23,000 equates to a 1954 production date. The Rolex production date helps when determining the market value of the watch.

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Find Rolex Production Year

Year ( 2023 - 1976 ) Serial Number
2023 Random
2022 Random
2021 Random
2020 Random
2019 Random
2018 Random
2017 Random
2016 Random
2015 Random
2014 Random
2013 Random
2012 Random
2011 Random
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M OR V
2007 M OR Z
2006 D OR Z
2005 D
2005 F
2004 F
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K OR Y
2000 K,000,001
2000 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
1991 X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,980,000
1988 R,598,200
1987 R,000,001
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000
1985 8,614,000
1984 8,070,022
1983 7,400,000
1982 7,100,000
1981 6,520,870
1980 6,434,000
1979 5,737,030
1978 5,000,000
1977 5,008,000
1976 4,115,299
Year ( 1975 - 1926 ) Serial Number
1975 3,862,196
1974 3,567,927
1973 3,200,268
1972 2,890,459
1971 2,589,295
1970 2,241,882
1969 1,900,000
1968 1,752,000
1967 1,538,435
1966 1,200,000
1965 1,100,000
1964 1,008,889
1963 824,000
1962 744,000
1961 643,153
1960 516,000
1959 399,453
1958 328,000
1957 224,000
1956 133,061
1955 97,000
1954 23,000
1953 855,726
1952 726,639
1951 709,249
1948 628,840
1947 529,163
1946 367,946
1945 302,459
1944 269,561
1943 230,878
1942 143,509
1941 106,047
1940 99,775
1939 71,224
1938 43,739
1937 40,920
1936 36,856
1935 34,336
1934 30,823
1933 29,562
1932 29,132
1930 23,186
1928 23,969
1927 20,190
1926 00,001
Rolex Model Numbers

Rolex Model Numbers

When Rolex produces a watch, it assigns a four-to-six digit model number and engraves it on each watch. The number is found between the lugs right above the 12 o’clock location on the side of the case. The number can be used to identify the model, bezel, and material of your specific watch. For example, if you have a Rolex watch with the reference number 116506, this number would be divided as follows: 1165/0/6. This watch would be a Daytona Cosmograph (1165) that has a polished bezel (0) and is made of platinum (6).

Rolex Clasp Code

You’ll also find that Rolex watches may have a clasp code. The clasp code is located on the inside of the clasp hinge. The code will show the month and year that the clasp was manufactured. There will be one or two letters that will be followed by a number. The letter will signify a year while the number relates to a month. For example, when you review the chart, a bracelet that shows L5 was made in May 1985. If the bracelet is a service replacement one, there will be an “S” included with the year.

Rolex Clasp Code

Find Rolex Production Year

Rolex type model numbers
Submariner (no date) 55 & 140
Submariner 16, 166 & 168
Sea Dweller 16 & 166
GMT Master 16, 65, 167
GMT Master II 167, 1167
Day-Date (President) 65, 66, 18, 180, 182 & 183
Datejust 16 & 162
Daytona Manual Wind 62
Daytona Cosmograph 165, 1165
Explorer II 165
Oyster Perpetual 10, 140, 142
Airking 55 & 140
Date 15 & 150
OysterquartzDatejust 170
Oysterquartz Day-Date 190
Yachtmaster 166, 686 & 696
Midsize Oyster Perp DJ 68, 682
Ladies Oyster Perpetual 67, 671, 672
Ladies Date 65, 69, 691 & 692
Ladies Datejust 65, 69, 691 & 692
bracelet code Model Numbers
A or VA 1976
B or VB 1977
C or VC 1978
D or VD 1979
E or VE 1980
F or VF 1981
G 1982
H 1983
I 1984
J 1985
K 1986
L 1987
M 1988
N 1989
O 1990
P 1991
Q 1992
R 1993
S 1994
T or W 1995
V 1996
Z 1997
U 1998
X 1999
AB 2000
DE 2001
DT 2002
AD 2003
CL 2004
MA 2005
OP 2006
EO 2007
PJ 2008
LT 2009
RS 2010
Material Model Numbers
Stainless 0
Yellow Gold Filled 1
White Gold Filled 2
Stainless & Yellow Gold 3
Stainless w/ 18k White Gold 4
Gold Shell 5
Platinum 6
14k Yellow Gold 7
18k Yellow Gold 8
Bezel Model numbers
Polished 0
Engine Turned 1
Engine Turned 2
Fluted 3
Hand-Crafted 4
Pyramid 5
Rotating Bezel 6


What is a certified pre-owned watch?

A certified pre-owned watch is a timepiece previously owned but has undergone a thorough inspection, servicing, and authentication process by certified professionals. Precision Watches’ certified pre-owned watches are meticulously examined by our expert watchmakers to ensure they meet strict standards of quality, performance, and authenticity. Our certified pre-owned watches often come with a warranty. They are restored to as close to their original condition as possible, assuring our customers of buying a high-quality, genuine watch that is more affordable than a brand-new model.

Are all pre-owned watches sold by Precision Watches authentic?

Yes, all pre-owned watches sold by Precision Watches are guaranteed authentic. We take pride in our commitment to offering our customers only genuine, high-quality timepieces. Our expert watchmakers and authentication team meticulously inspect each watch, checking the movement, serial numbers, and other vital components to ensure its authenticity. By purchasing a pre-owned watch from Precision Watches, you can trust that you are getting an original, certified timepiece backed by our extensive expertise and dedication to customer satisfaction.

How do you ensure the quality and authenticity of pre-owned watches?

At Precision Watches, we prioritize quality and authenticity when it comes to our pre-owned watches. To ensure that our customers receive only the finest timepieces, we have established a rigorous process that includes the following:

  • Expert Authentication: Our team of experienced watchmakers and authentication specialists meticulously inspect each pre-owned watch to verify its authenticity. We examine the movement, serial numbers, and other essential components to ensure the watch is genuine.
  • Comprehensive Inspection: Every watch undergoes a thorough inspection to assess its condition, functionality, and overall performance. This helps us maintain our high-quality standards and guarantee that each timepiece is in excellent working order.
  • Maintenance and Servicing: If needed, our certified watch repair center performs any necessary maintenance or servicing to bring the watch up to our strict standards. This includes movement overhauls, polishing, battery replacement, and more, all carried out by our skilled technicians.
  • Warranty and Support: We stand by the quality of our pre-owned watches and offer a warranty for peace of mind. Our customer support team is also available to address any concerns or questions.

By following this stringent process, Precision Watches ensures that every pre-owned watch we sell is authentic, reliable, and of the highest quality.

What is the difference between pre-owned, vintage, and new watches?

The terms pre-owned, vintage, and new watches refer to distinct categories of timepieces that cater to different preferences and needs. Understanding the differences between these categories can help you make an informed decision when purchasing a watch:

  • Pre-owned watches: Pre-owned watches are previously owned timepieces worn or used by someone else. These watches range from only a few years to several decades old. They often come with a lower price tag than new watches and may have undergone servicing or restoration to ensure they are in good working condition.
  • Vintage watches: Vintage watches are a subset of pre-owned watches typically at least 20-30 years old. These timepieces are valued for their unique design, historical significance, and rarity. Vintage watches often require more care and maintenance, as their components may be more delicate or difficult to replace.
  • New watches: New watches are brand-new, unworn timepieces from the manufacturer or authorized dealer. They have not been previously owned or worn and typically come with the original warranty, box, and papers. New watches may have a higher price tag but offer the latest technology, designs, and features.

When considering a watch purchase, it’s essential to weigh the pros and cons of each category based on your preferences, budget, and desired level of maintenance. No matter which type of watch you choose, always ensure you’re buying from a reputable source like Precision Watches to guarantee quality and authenticity.

Can I trade-in or sell my watch to Precision Watches?

Absolutely! At Precision Watches, we offer a convenient and seamless process for trading in or selling your watch. We understand that your timepiece may hold sentimental value or represent a significant investment, and we’re committed to providing a fair and transparent evaluation for your watch.

To trade-in or sell your watch, simply get in touch with our knowledgeable team of watch experts, who will guide you through the process. We’ll assess the condition, age, brand, and market demand for your timepiece to determine its value. If you decide to trade-in your watch, we’ll apply the agreed-upon value towards any of our in-stock watches, making it easy for you to find the perfect new addition to your collection.

By choosing Precision Watches for your watch trade-in or sale, you can rest assured knowing that you’re working with a trusted and experienced watch retailer. Our commitment to quality, authenticity, and customer satisfaction makes us the ideal partner for all your watch buying, selling, and trading needs.

What is the return policy for pre-owned watches?

At Precision Watches, we value your satisfaction highly. Our online purchases come with a 3-day return policy, ensuring a straightforward process. Returned items must be in their original condition—unworn, unaltered, and undamaged, with all packaging and accessories included. Please initiate your return by contacting us first. You are responsible for shipping costs and must fully insure the return, which must be sent within three days of receipt. Upon inspection, refunds will be issued, less any shipping, insurance, and transaction fees, including initial credit card fees.

Exchanging for Another Watch As a premier provider of luxury watches, Precision Watches offers a diverse selection suitable for any style or preference. If you prefer to exchange rather than return, browse our extensive collection to find your new perfect timepiece, whether you’re seeking a modern design or a rare vintage piece.

Do pre-owned watches come with a warranty from Precision Watches?

Yes, at Precision Watches, we stand behind the quality and authenticity of our pre-owned watches, and that’s why we offer a warranty on all our pre-owned timepieces. When you purchase a pre-owned watch from us, you can rest assured knowing that it comes with a two-year international warranty.

Our warranty covers any mechanical defects that may arise during the warranty period, ensuring that your watch remains in optimal working condition. In the unlikely event that you experience any issues with your pre-owned watch, our team of skilled watchmakers will perform the necessary repairs or servicing to get your watch back to its best.

Please note that the warranty does not cover damages resulting from improper use, accidents, or normal wear and tear. Additionally, any unauthorized modifications or repairs may void the warranty. For full details and specific warranty conditions, please refer to the warranty documentation provided with your pre-owned watch or consult our customer service team.

Can I finance a pre-owned watch purchase?

Yes, at Precision Watches, we understand that purchasing a pre-owned luxury watch can be a significant investment, and we want to make the process as convenient and accessible as possible for our customers. That’s why we offer financing options for your pre-owned watch purchase.

For online purchases, we have partnered with Affirm to provide a simple and transparent financing solution. Affirm allows you to split the cost of your purchase into manageable monthly payments with flexible terms. To learn more about Affirm and how it works, you can visit the financing section on our website.

If you prefer to shop in-store, we also offer financing options that you can apply for in person at our Willow Grove, PA location. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you may have about financing your pre-owned watch purchase.

Please note that financing is subject to credit approval, and terms and conditions may apply. Feel free to contact our customer service team if you have any questions or need further assistance with financing your pre-owned watch.

How often do you update your pre-owned watch inventory?

At Precision Watches, we are dedicated to providing our customers with an extensive and diverse selection of pre-owned luxury watches. To ensure that you always have access to the latest and most sought-after timepieces, we update our pre-owned watch inventory daily.

By regularly updating our inventory both online and in our Willow Grove, PA store, we strive to offer a constantly evolving collection that caters to various tastes and preferences. This frequent updating also allows us to quickly respond to market trends and customer demands, ensuring that you have the best possible shopping experience.

To stay informed about our latest arrivals and not miss out on any exceptional timepieces, we recommend visiting our website often or following us on social media. If you have a specific watch in mind, feel free to reach out to our customer service team, who will be more than happy to assist you in finding the perfect pre-owned watch for your collection.