Rolex Model Numbers -- What do they mean?

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Rolex Model Numbers -- What do they mean?

Post by andrema on Thu 05 Aug 2010, 1:48 pm

I saw this over at Alain's place and thought it was some pretty good info on Rolex model nubmers!


What Do The Numbers Mean...
Rolex model numbers currently are either four, five or six digits. The first two or three describes the type of watch. If the watch has five digits, the second from the last describes (some exceptions) the type of bezel and the last describes the material that the watch is made from.

Type of Watch:

Oyster Perpetual - 10, 140, 142
Airking - 55 & 140
Date - 15 & 150
Datejust - 16 & 162
Daytona Manual Wind - 62
Daytona Cosmograph - 165, 1165
Explorer II - 165
Sea Dweller - 16 & 166
Submariner - 16, 166 & 168
Submariner (no date) - 55 & 140
GMT Master - 16, 65, 167
GMT Master II - 167, 1167
Oysterquartz Datejust - 170
Oysterquartz Day-Date - 190
Day-Date (President) - 65, 66, 18, 180, 182 & 183
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

Type of Bezel...

0 Polished
1 Finely Engine Turned
2 Engine Turned
3 Fluted
4 Hand-Crafted
5 Pyramid
6 Rotating Bezel

Type of Material...

0 Stainless
1 Yellow Gold Filled
2 White Gold Filled
3 Stainless & Yellow Gold
4 Stainless with 18k White Gold
5 Gold Shell
6 Platinum
7 14k Yellow Gold
8 18k Yellow Gold


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