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Rolex Datejust

  • History & General Rolex Datejust Information

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust was introduced in 1945.  The Datejust was the first automatic self-winding chronometer wristwatch that indicated the date on the dial.  Datejust watches have certain styling cues that immediately let you know the watch is a Rolex Datejust.  Among these is the Jubilee bracelet and the fluted bezel on most models.  This model is the pillar of the Rolex brand, and is still produced today in both men's and ladies styles.  The choice of materials ranges from stainless steel, stainless steel and gold, and solid gold.  Rolex Datejust models come with many different dial and bezel configurations, including diamond and smooth bezels and dials in every imaginable style.

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  • Various Men's Rolex Datejust Examples

  • Various Rolex Lady Datejust Examples

  • Rolex Datejust Market Sales Trends

  • How to Find Your Rolex Datejust Reference & Serial Number

1. Remove your watch band & bracelet.

2. Look between the lugs for the reference/model number and serial number.  Refer to the diagram below.

  • Common Men's Rolex Datejust Reference Numbers - 36mm Diameter

1600, 1601, 1603, 1607, 1625, 1630, 6305, 6518, 6604, 6605, 6827,16013, 16014, 16018, 16030, 16078, 16200, 16203, 16220, 16233,16234, 16238, 16248, 16263, 16364, 116135, 116138, 116139,116185, 116188, 116189, 116199, 116200, 116201, 116203, 116208,116231, 116233, 116234, 116238, 116243, 116244, 116261, 116263,116264, 116285.

  • Common Rolex Lady Datejust Reference Numbers - 26mm Diameter

197173, 179459, 179368, 179313, 179298, 179239, 179179, 179178, 179175, 179174, 179173, 179171, 179168, 179166, 179165, 179163, 179161, 179160, 179159, 179158, 179138, 179136, 80359, 80329, 80328, 80319, 80318, 80309, 80299, 80298, 79288, 79238, 79179, 79178, 79174, 79173, 79168, 79166, 79163, 79159, 79158, 79138, 79136, 79126, 79089, 79088, 79079, 79078, 79068, 69278, 69190, 69179, 69178, 69174, 69173, 69163, 69160, 69136, 6927, 6917, 6916, 6517.

  • Common Midsize Rolex Datejust Reference Numbers - 31mm Diameter

6824, 6827, 68158, 68159, 68238, 68240, 68243, 68246, 68248,68258, 68266, 68268, 68273, 68274, 68278, 68279, 68286, 68288,
68289, 77080, 77014, 77438,77518, 78240, 78243, 78246, 78248,78266, 78273, 78274, 78278, 78279, 78286, 78288, 81158, 81159,81208, 81209, 81285, 81298, 81299, 81308, 81318, 81319, 81338,81339, 81348, 81349, 178158, 178159, 178238, 178239, 178240,178241, 178243, 178245, 178246, 178248, 178269, 178271, 178274,178275, 178278, 178279, 178286, 178288, 178313, 178341, 178343,178344,178383, 178384.

 

  • Rolex Serial Number Date Ranges

DATE SERIAL # DATE SERIAL #  DATE  SERIAL # DATE SERIAL # DATE  SERIAL # DATE  SERIAL # DATE SERIAL #
1937 99,000 1949 608,000 1961 1,480,000 1973 3,741,000 1985 8,815,000 1992.25 C000,00l 2007 M000,001
1938 118,000 1950 673,500 1962 1,557,000 1974 4,002,000 1986 9,292,000 1993.75 S000,001 2008 V000,001
1939 136,000 1951 738,500 1963 1,635,000 1975 4,266,000 1987 9,765,000 1995 W000,001 2009 G000,001
1940 165,000 1952 804,000 1964 1,713,000 1976 4,538,000 1987.50 R999,999 1996 T000,00l 2010 G000,001
1941 194,000 1953 950,000 1965 1,792,000 1977 5,005,000 1987.75 R000,001 1997.75 U000,00l
1942 224,000 1954 999,999 1966 1,870,000 1978 5,481,000 1988 R999,999 1999 A000,00l
1943 253,000 1955 200,000 1967 2,164,000 1979 5,965,000 1989 L000,001 2000.50 P000,001
1944 285,000 1956 400,000 1968  2,426,100 1980 6,432,000 1990 L999,999 2001.50 K000,001
1945 348,000 1957 600,000 1969 2,689,000 1981 6,910,000 1990.50 E000,001 2002.75 Y000,001
1946 413,000 1958 800,000 1970 2,952,000 1982 7,385,000 1991.25 E999,999 2003.75 F000,001
1947 478,000 1959 1,100,000 1971 3,215,000 1983 7,860,000 1991.50 X000,001 2005 D000,001
1948 543,000 1960 1,401,000 1972 3,478,000 1984 8,338,000 1991.75 N000,001 2006 Z000,001

 

  • Rolex Bracelet Clasp Numbers

(Clasp codes indicate the estimated year of manufacture of the bracelet.  These codes are found on the clasp of the bracelet.)

YEAR CLASP CODE YEAR CLASP CODE YEAR CLASP CODE YEAR CLASP CODE
1976 A 1986 K 1996 V 2006 OP
1977 B 1987 L 1997 Z 2007 EO
1978 C 1988 M 1998 U 2008 PJ
1979 D 1989 N 1999 X 2009 LT
1980 E 1990 O 2000 AB 2010 RS, E6R
1981 F 1991 P 2001 DE
1982 G 1992 Q 2002 DT
1983 H 1993 R 2003 AD
1984 I 1994 S 2004 CL
1985 J 1995 T 2005 MA

 

  • Various Rolex Movement Caliber Numbers

CALIBER #  WATCH REFERENCE NUMBERS MOVEMENT USED IN
1565 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1605, 1607, 1610, 1611, 1625, 1675
1575 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1507, 1508, 1509, 1510, 1511, 1512, 1513, 1514, 1530, 1550, 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1607, 1610, 1611, 1625, 1630, 1655, 1665, 1675, 1680
3035 15505, 16000, 16200, 16003, 16008, 16009, 16013, 16014, 16018, 16019, 16030, 16078, 16250, 16253, 16258, 16600, 16660, 16800, 16803, 16808
3135 15200, 15210, 15223, 15238, 16200, 16220, 16203, 16233, 16234, 16238, 16248, 16250, 16263, 16364, 16600, 16610, 11610LV, 16613, 16618, 16622, 16628, 116138, 116139, 116188, 116189, 116201, 116203, 116208, 116231, 116233, 116234, 116238, 116261, 116263, 116264
1560 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1016, 1018, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1035, 1036, 1039
1520 5500, 5501, 5504, 5513, 5520, 5552, 5590
1570 1002, 1003, 1005, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1016, 1018, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1027, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1035, 1036, 1038, 1039, 5512
3000 14000, 14010, 14060, 14270
3130 14000M, 14010M, 14060M, 14203M, 14208M, 114270
3055 18026, 18028, 18029, 18038, 18039, 18046, 18048, 18049, 18078, 18079
3155 18308, 18946, 18948, 18956, 18958, 118205, 118206, 118208, 118209, 118235, 118238, 118239, 118296, 118338, 118339, 118346, 118348, 118366, 118398, 118399
1575 1655, 1675
3075 16750, 16753, 16758, 16700
3085 16550, 16760
3185 16570, 16710, 16713, 16718
3186 116718
4030 16515, 16518, 16519, 16520, 16523, 16528, 16568, 1658
4130 116509, 116518, 116519, 116520, 116523, 116528, 116589, 116599, 116598, 116599
2035 6824, 6825, 6827, 6828, 6829, 6830, 6831, 6832, 6833, 6835, 6838, 6839, 6900, 6901, 6902, 6903, 6904, 6905, 6906, 6907, 6913, 6914, 6916, 6917, 6919, 6920, 6921, 6924, 6927, 6929, 6933
2135 68240, 68273, 69160, 69163, 69173, 69178, 69190, 69174, 69178, 69623, 69240
2235 76188, 76198, 76243, 77080, 77014, 77483, 77518, 78158, 78159, 78238, 78240, 78248, 78266, 78268, 78273, 78274, 78278, 78279, 78286, 78288, 79068, 79078, 79079, 79089, 79126, 79136, 79138, 79158, 79159, 79160, 79163, 79166, 79173, 79174, 79178, 79179, 79190, 79238, 79240, 79288, 80298, 80299, 80318, 80319, 80328, 80329, 80359, 81209, 81339, 168622, 168623, 168628, 169622, 169623, 169628, 178238, 178288, 178158, 178279, 178239, 178159, 178243, 178246, 178296, 178286, 178245, 178274, 178275, 179136, 179138, 179158, 179175, 179178, 179179, 179239, 179160, 179165, 179166, 179168, 179173, 179298, 179368, 17945
2030 6706, 6707, 6710, 6711, 6712, 6713, 6715, 6717, 6718, 6719, 6720, 6721, 6723, 6724, 6744, 6745, 6747, 6748, 6749, 6751, 6753, 6754, 6757, 6771
2130 67180, 67480, 76030, 76080, 76094, 77014, 77080
2230 76080
3187 16570

 

Elite Timepieces specializes in Rolex Datejust watches.  We buy, sell and offer written market and insurance appraisals on these fine timepieces.  If you would like to get a quick offer to sell your Rolex or a written appraisal of your watch click below.

 

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