Where d you find a Rolex’s serial number?
Every genuine Rolex has a unique serial number. It will be in one of two places, depending when it was made.
Before 2005, it was between the lugs of the 6 o’clock side. From 2005 onward, it was on the inner bezel (dial rehaut)
If your watch was made before 2005, you’ll find its serial number engraved on the case between the lugs (the ‘horns’ that attach to the bracelet) of the 6 o’clock side. You’ll need to remove the watch’s band to see it.
In 2005, Rolex began laser-engraving the serial number on the inner bezel, or dial rehaut, as well as between the lugs of the 6 o’clock side of the case. In 2008, the company switched to only engraving the serial number on the inner bezel, as this is much harder to counterfeit.
The inner bezel is the ring that runs around the inside of the watch’s bezel, perpendicular to the face. Rolex watches made from 2005 onward will have the word ‘Rolex’ repeated around the inner bezel, with the brand logo at the 12 o’clock position and the serial number at 6 o’clock.
Once you’ve found your Rolex’s serial number, simply search for it in our tool or on our handy database to discover its production date.
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