How do I Find out What Model my Rolex is?

Rolex Submariner 16613 VS Submariner 16610

How do I find out what model my Rolex is?

Do you have a Rolex watch but don’t have the expertise or experience to know the model?

Are you looking for a Rolex watch but are not sure what the model is called?

In this quick guide, we will help you identify the model of your Rolex watch.

How do I find out what model my Rolex is?

Rolex has a number of different collection of models, all designed for different purposes and usage areas, meant to serve different audience.

The Submariner, for example, is originally made as a dive watch, and the Explorer, for example, was originally meant for Explorers.

Look at the dial

On the majority of Rolex watches, the model of the watch is printed on the dial. Either beneath or abovethe center where the hands are attached.

Looking at the dial will reveal which Rolex model you have. However, it won’t tell you exactly which version of the model you have. This is because Rolex makes a number of different versions and variants within the model range. Not to mention that Rolex continuously updates and upgrades the watches within the model line to make them better. This includes things like upgrading the movement and using new materials that will last longer.

Luckily, there is a way to know exactly which Rolex model you have. Not just which collection it is in.

Look at the reference number

The way to see exactly which Rolex model you have, the best way is to look at the reference number. The reference number is the model number and will tell you all the specifications and details about your timepiece.

You can find the reference number engraved on the case of the watch. Where this is depends on the age of your Rolex watch.

The reference number on Older Rolex watches is engraved on the case behind where the bracelet is attached on the 12 o’clock side. In around 2004-2005, Rolex started engraving the rehaut (inner ring between crystal and dial) with the serial number, at the 6 o’clock position.

Small variations can make all the difference

The most surefire way to identify what model your Rolex is is to look at its reference number. Small variations can make a big difference in which reference number it is, and whilst they may look similar to the untrained eye, the small variations can make a huge difference.

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