Question: When did Rolex start using 6 digit numbers?

From 1927-1987, every Rolex had a 5-6 digit serial number depending on the year. The higher the number, the more recent the Rolex. From 1987-2010, Rolexs started with a letter followed by six digits.

What is a 6 digit Rolex?

In recent years, Rolex has started using six-digit reference numbers to designate the watches as new references. They typically do this by adding the number one or two in front of a pre-existing reference number. Its reference number has changed from 16570 to 216570.

When did Rolex start using random serial numbers?

2010 Starting about mid-way through 2010, Rolex started to “scramble” the serial numbers. These are also known as “random serials” or “scattered serials” and are not as bad as they sound. It just means its a watch from after 2010 that Rolex began implementing this new serial number system with.

What do the numbers on the back of a Rolex mean?

Fortunately, we can tell you. Rolex model numbers are four, five or six numerical digits long. The first two to four digits describes the type of watch. If the model number is five or six digits long, the second to the last number describes the bezel and the last number describes the metal type the watch is made from.

Does a real Rolex have a sticker on the back?

A real Rolex has a 3D hologram-encoded sticker on the caseback. For models produced after 2002, a Rolex crown can be viewed on the sticker and it changes patterns when you see it from different angles.

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