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From 2010 onwards Rolex serial numbers changed again.
This time to 8 digits consisting of randomly generated numbers and letters.
It is often misunderstood within the Rolex community that a letter will give the exact production date.
But any chart or list you may find is a guesstimate at best and can only give you the roundabout date of when it was manufactured at the Rolex factory.
These did not follow alphabetically, nor did they start on the 1st of January each year – instead starting at different points within a year once all the serials had been used.
Starting in 2008 Rolex began to phase out engraving the serial number on the case in favour of engraving only on the dial rehaut (inner bezel) at the 6 o’clock location and by 2010 this process was used on all Rolex watches produced.This does mean that currently and going forward only Rolex will be able to tell you the date of production on any particular watch.A unique Rolex serial number is recorded on each watch, giving it a unique set of numerals for the purpose of identification and record keeping, much like any other product.Older models consist of only numbers but around 1987, Rolex placed a letter at the beginning of the number that would change about once a year until late 2010, which is now a random set of numbers and letters. Each letter at the beginning of the serial number denotes a general production year — but actually I’m not even sure that Rolex has officially stated this anywhere.A term that would better serve instead of “year” would be “period”.