Rolex Reference number Guide

Rolex model or reference numbers are listed on the certificates Rolex issues, but it’s also available on the watch case itself. You will have to remove the bracelet to find it. The reference/model number is engraved between the lugs on the 12 o’clock side where the bracelet meets the watch case as pictured below.

The reference/model number is actually a collection of numbers identifying what the watch was, what it was made of, and the type of bezel. The first two or three digits describe the type of watches such as Submariner or Datejust. In 2000, Rolex began adding a 1 in front of some model numbers. See the list below for reference:

Oyster Perpetual : 10, 140,142
Air-King : 55 &140
Date : 15 &150
Datejust : 16,162 &1162
Daytona Manual Wind : 62
Daytona Cosmograph : 165 &1165
Explorer : 142, 10 &1142
Explorer II : 16 &165
Sea Dweller : 16 &166
Submariner : 16,166 & 168
Submariner (no date) : 55 &140
GMT Master : 16, 65, 167
GMT Master II :167
Oysterquartz Datejust : 170
Oysterquartz Day-Date : 190
Day-Date (President) : 65, 18, 180, 182, 183 &1182
Yachtmaster :166, 686, 696,1686 &1696
Midsize Oyster Perpetual DJ : 68, 682,782 &1782
Ladies Oyster Perpetual : 67, 671, 672,760 &761
Ladies Date : 65, 69, 691, 692, &791
Ladies Datejust : 65, 69, 691 & 692,791 &1791

The second from the last describes the type of bezel.

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

The last number describes the material that the watch is made from.

Stainless – 0
Yellow Gold – 1
White Gold – 2
Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold – 3
Stainless Steel & White Gold – 4
Gold Shell – 5
Platinum – 6
14K Yellow Gold – 7
18K Yellow Gold – 8
18K White Gold – 9

The serial number, unique to each Rolex watch, is engraved upon the 6 o’clock side. Every Rolex since 1987 has a serial number that uses a system of one letter preceding six digits.

You should now be able to identify your Rolex reference number or determine it based on the above information. If you still wondering if Everest watch bands will fit your Rolex model, please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Air-King
4365, 4925, 5500, 5501, 5506, 5520, 6500, 6552, 7784, 14000, 14000M, 14010, 14010M, 114200, 114210, 114234, 116900

Datejust
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, 126203, 126231, 126233, 128281, 126283

Datejust 39mm Pearlmaster
86285, 86289, 86348
86349, 86405, 86409

Datejust II
116300, 116333
116334

Datejust 41
126300, 126301, 126303
126331, 126333, 126334

Day Date
1802, 1803, 1804, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1831, 6511, 6611, 18026, 18028, 18029, 18038, 18039, 18046,18049, 18078, 18079, 18206, 18208, 18238, 18239, 18248, 18249, 18296, 18308, 18338, 18346, 18348, 18349, 18366, 18368, 18378, 18388, 18389, 18946, 18948, 18956, 18958, 118135, 118138, 118139, 118205, 118206, 118208, 118209, 118235, 118238, 118239, 118296, 118338, 118339, 118346, 118348, 118366, 118388, 118389, 118395, 118398, 118399, 128235, 128238, 128239, 128345, 128348,128349

Day Date II 41mm
218206, 218235, 218238, 218239, 218345, 
218348, 218349, 216396,218398, 218399

Day Date 40
228206, 228235, 228238, 228239, 228245, 228348, 228349, 228396, 228398

Daytona
6239, 6240, 6241, 6239, 62,40, 6241, 6262, 6263, 6264, 6265, 6240, 6241, 16518, 16519, 16520, 16523, 16528, 16568, 116500, 116503, 116505, 116506, 116509, 116515, 116518, 116519, 116520, 116523, 116528, 116568, 116576, 116589, 116595, 116598, 116599

Explorer
1016, 1038, 5500, 5501, 5504, 6098, 6150, 6298, 6305, 6350, 6610, 14270, 114270, 214270

Explorer II
1655, 16550
16570, 216570

GMT-Master
1675, 6542, 16700
16713, 16750, 16753, 16758

GMT-Master II
16710, 16713, 16718, 16760, 116710, 116713, 116718, 1167119, 116758,116759, 126710, 126711, 126715

Milgauss
1019, 6541
116400

Oyster Perpetual
1002, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1010, 1014, 1018, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1030, 1038, 1500, 1501, 1565, 5500, 6085, 6103, 6177, 6202, 6284, 6518, 6532, 6546, 6548, 6549, 6551, 6552, 6556, 6564, 6565, 6567, 6569, 6580, 6582, 6584, 6590, 6605, 6623, 6634, 65718, 14203, 14203M, 14208, 14208M, 14233, 14238, 114300, 116000, 116034, 177200,177210, 177234

Oyster Perpetual Date
1500, 1501, 1503, 1505, 1530, 1550, 1560, 1603, 1625, 5075, 6075, 6335, 6518, 6534, 6605, 6627, 15000, 15010, 15037, 15038, 15053, 15200, 15203, 15210, 15223, 15238, 15505, 115200, 115210, 115234

Oyster Perpetual Lady
6718, 6719, 6723, 6724, 67180, 67183, 67188, 67193, 67194, 67197, 67198, 67230, 67233, 67243, 76030, 76080, 76094, 76180, 76183, 76188, 76193, 76198, 76243, 77518, 176200, 176210, 176234

Oyster Perpetual Lady Date
6516, 6517, 6519, 6916, 6917, 6919, 69160, 69163, 69173, 69190, 69240, 79160, 79190, 79240

Oyster Perpetual Lady Datejust
6916, 6917, 6927, 69068, 69069, 69078, 69079, 69088, 69089, 69126, 69128, 69136, 69138, 69139, 69158, 69159, 69163, 69166, 69168, 69173, 69174, 69178, 69179, 68188, 69198, 69238, 69258, 69268, 69278, 69279, 69288, 69298, 69299, 69308, 69318, 69359, 79068, 79078, 79079, 79088, 79089, 79126, 79136, 79138, 79158, 79159, 79163, 79166, 79168, 79173, 79174, 79178, 79179, 79238, 79288, 80285, 80298, 80299, 80309, 80315, 80318, 80319, 80328, 80329, 80359, 179136, 179138, 179158, 179159, 179160, 179161, 179165, 179166, 179168, 179171, 179173, 179175, 179178, 179179, 179239, 179298, 179313, 179368, 179459, 278243, 278273, 278271, 278275, 278278, 278285, 278288, 278289, 278341, 278343, 278381, 278383, 279135, 279136, 279138, 279160, 279161, 279163, 279165, 279166, 279171, 279173, 279174, 279175, 279178, 279381, 279383, 279384

Oysterquartz Datejust
17000
17013, 17014

Oysterquartz Day-Date
19018, 19019, 19028
19048, 19049, 19149

Sea-Dweller/Deepsea
1665, 16600, 16660, 116600
116660, 126600, 126603, 126660

Submariner
5508, 5512, 5513, 5514, 5517, 6200, 6204, 6205, 6536, 6538, 6538A, 14060, 14060M, 114060

Submariner Date
1680, 16800, 168000, 16610, 16610LV, 16613, 16618, 16803, 16808, 116610LN, 116610LV, 116613, 116618, 116619

Turn-O-Graph
1625, 6202, 6309, 6609, 16250, 16253
16268, 16263, 16264, 116261, 116263, 116264

Yacht Master
16622, 16623, 16628, 68623, 68628, 69623, 69628, 168622, 168623, 168628, 169622, 169623, 169628, 116621, 116622, 116655, 126621, 126622, 126655, 268622, 268655

Yacht Master II
116680, 116681
116688, 116689

Yacht Master
226659

Sky-Dweller
326135, 326138, 326139, 326933
326934, 326935, 326938, 326939

Some Vintage Model

Air-King-Date
5700
5701

Bubble Back
1858, 2704, 2725, 2760, 2764, 2768, 2940, 3042, 3064, 3065, 3130, 3131, 3133, 3134, 3135, 3159, 3353, 3372, 3458, 3496, 3536, 3548, 3595, 3599, 3696, 3716, 3772, 3794, 4362, 4392, 4467, 4643, 4777, 4846, 4857, 4984, 4961, 5006, 5009, 5010, 5011, 5015, 5018, 5028, 5029, 5050, 5054, 5055, 5084, 5284, 6011, 6015, 6022, 6029, 6050, 6075, 6084, 6085, 6092, 6098, 6102, 6105, 6106, 6108, 6206, 6298, 6334, 6352

Datejust Medium
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, 278245, 278285, 278288, 278289