How to Check the Year of a Rolex Watch？
When many people buy Rolex watches, especially second-hand watches, they often hear such terms as "R prefix", "Z prefix" and "garbled code". Many friends don't understand what it means. It is related to a series of codes engraved by Rolex on the watch case.
When you disassemble your Rolex strap, you will find a series of codes between the lugs. The code at 12 o'clock represents the watch model, and the code at 6 o'clock represents the serial number.
Before 1987, the code of Rolex at 6 o'clock was a number. Since 1987, a combination of letters and numbers has been used, and the letters will change every year, so the production year of Rolex is inferred based on the initial letter, such as " "F prefix" is from 2003 to 2005
How to check the production year of Rolex?
The following is the Rolex year table:
1987 R prefix
1988 R/L prefix
1989 L prefix
1990 L/E prefix
1991 E/N/X prefix
1992 N/C/X prefix
1993 X/S prefix
1994 S/W prefix
1995 W prefix
1996 W/T prefix
1997 T/U prefix
1998 U prefix
1999 A prefix
2000 P prefix
2001 P/K prefix
2002 K/Y prefix
2003 Y/F prefix
2004 F prefix
2005 F/D prefix
2006 D/Z prefix
2007 Z/M prefix
2008 Z/M/V prefix
2009 V prefix
2010 G prefix
You will find that the initials used by Rolex in the past few years are the letters separated from the trademark "Rolex" in order, but there is no "o" because the letter o and the number "0" are easy to distinguish.
After 2003, Rolex gradually canceled the engraving of the serial number between the lugs at the 6 o'clock position, but moved it to the inner ring under the watch mirror, so that you can see your own number without taking off the strap.
At the same time, after 2010, Rolex switched to garbled characters, using a mixture of letters and numbers, in order to prevent someone from spying on Rolex's output.
It stands to reason that the specific production year of the watch can be queried through 100% of the code on the inner circle, but due to the extremely strict management of Rolex, I asked friends in the domestic Rolex service center through internal channels, and an advanced authorization is required to query the internal network database. Yes, it is almost impossible for ordinary consumers to know the specific year of Rolex watches after 2010.
How to see the Rolex watch model? Rolex Rolex watch model query and watch naming rules
When buying a watch, you will first have a simple evaluation of the appearance of the watch, and then choose a shape you like, and then learn about some features, quality, price, after-sales and other information of this product, then today To quickly identify the characteristics of a watch, by identifying the characters of the product.
Through the digital identification series
The name of Rolex watch products is generally 5 digits. If the product is upgraded, a "1" will be added to the front of the original basis. If there is another upgrade, the "1" may be changed to "2", but the 6 The number of digits does not change.
(Because the product has been updated, if you encounter a 6-digit product model, you can subtract the "1" in front, and then perform model matching.)