How Many Links does a Rolex Come with And How to Count Them
How many links does a Rolex bracelet come with from the factory?
Rolex has a number of different bracelet designs, made for different types of watches. From the factory, Rolex watches come with full links, and when a customer buys a watch, the retailer will help size the bracelet for the customer – if they want to.
For smaller watches, targeted towards people with smaller wrists, the bracelets tend to have fewer links. For larger, sports watches, the bracelets have enough links so that they fit most wrists. It is unusual that people have so large wrists that they need to add more links than what the bracelet has from the factory.
But how many links do Rolex bracelets come with from the factory? The answer is that it varies. It also depends on how you count, because different people may give you different answers concerning the same watch. Below you can find how many links a Rolex watch comes with from the factory.
Rolex Bracelet links – How many links do different Rolex bracelets have?
Below, we have compiled a list of the most common Rolex models and the total of links they come with from the factory. Note that the total number of links indicates the number of standard links (fixed and removable) and not half-links, end links, Easylinks, etc.
Note that exact same models but with different metals (gold, steel, gold & steel, etc.) have the same number of bracelets on the links, only that the bracelet is made in a different material. A 126234 has, for example, the exact same number of links as a 126233 or a 126231.
|Model & Reference||Bracelet reference||Number of standard links|
|Explorer 214270||Oyster 77200||12|
|Explorer 14270||Oyster 79790||12|
|Explorer 14270||Oyster 78360||11|
|Explorer 114270||Oyster 78690||11|
|Explorer 124270||Oyster 78GB00||12|
|Explorer II 16570||Oyster 78360||11|
|Explorer II 16570||Oyster 78790A||11|
|Explorer II 216570||Oyster 77210||12|
|Explorer II 226570||Oyster 78KB00||12|
|Submariner 116610LN||Oyster 97200||12|
|Submariner 116610LV||Oyster 97200||12|
|Submariner 116613LB||Oyster 97203||12|
|Submariner 116613LN||Oyster 97203||12|
|Submariner 114060||Oyster 97200||12|
|Submariner 116618LB||Oyster 97208||12|
|Submariner 116618LN||Oyster 97208||12|
|Submariner 116619LB||Oyster 97209||12|
|Submariner 126610LN||Oyster 97JB00||11|
|Submariner 126610LV||Oyster 97JB00||11|
|Submariner 124060||Oyster 97JB00||11|
|Submariner 126618LN||Oyster 97JA08||11|
|Submariner 126618LB||Oyster 97JA08||11|
|Submariner 126619LB||Oyster 97JA09||11|
|Submariner 126613LN||Oyster 97JA03||11|
|Submariner 126613LB||Oyster 97JA03||11|
|Air-King 116900||Oyster 71200||12|
|Air-King 126900||Oyster 78JB20||12|
|Milgauss 116400||Oyster 72400||12|
|Oyster Perpetual 31 277200||Oyster 72DB00||12|
|Oyster Perpetual 34 124200||Oyster 72FB00||12|
|Oyster Perpetual 36 126000||Oyster 72HB00||12|
|Oyster Perpetual 41 124300||Oyster 72JB10||12|
|Oyster Perpetual 39 114300||Oyster 70400||12|
|GMT Master II 16710||Jubilee 62510||20|
|GMT Master II 16710||Oyster 78360||11|
|GMT Master II 16710||Oyster 78790||12|
|GMT-Master II 116710LN||Oyster 78200||12|
|GMT-Master II 116710BLNR||Oyster 78200||12|
|Daytona 16520||Oyster 78390||11|
|Daytona 116520||Oyster 78490||12|
|Daytona 116520||Oyster 78590||12|
|Daytona 16528||Oyster 78398||11|
|Daytona 16523||Oyster 783963||11|
|Daytona 116523||Oyster 78493||12|
|Daytona 116523||Oyster 78593||12|
|Daytona 116528||Oyster 78498||12|
|Daytona 116528||Oyster 78598||12|
|Daytona 116500LN||Oyster 78590||12|
|Daytona 116503||Oyster 78593||12|
|Daytona 116508||Oyster 78598||12|
|Daytona 116506||Oyster 79596||12|
|Day-Date 128238||President 83408||22|
|Day-Date 228235||President 83415||22|
|Day-Date 228239||President 83419||22|
|Day-Date 228206||President 83416||22|
|Sky-Dweller 326934||Oyster 72220||12|
|Sky-Dweller 326934||Jubilee 62220||17|
|Sky-Dweller 326933||Oyster 72223||12|
|Sky-Dweller 326933||Jubilee 62223||17|
|Sky-Dweller 326938||Oyster 72228||12|
|Sky-Dweller 326935||Oyster 72225||12|
|Datejust 16234||Jubilee 62510||20|
|Datejust 16234||Oyster 78360||11|
|Datejust 116234||Jubilee 63600||21|
|Datejust 116234||Oyster 72600||12|
|Datejust 116234||Jubilee 63200||21|
|Datejust 126234||Jubilee 62800||20|
|Datejust 126234||Oyster 72800||12|
|Datejust 126334||Jubilee 62610||20|
|Datejust 126334||Oyster 72610||12|
How many links does a Rolex bracelet come with?
On Oyster bracelets, It varies from 11 to 15 links, but a vast majority have 12.
Professional models from Rolex come with 12 links plus the end link and either EasyLink extension system. These Rolex bracelets have 4 fixed links on each side, which are links you cannot remove. You can see which links are removable by looking at the side of the links. The removable links have a head screw in the link. The end link is a half link, and whilst some people count this as a link, it’s officially not. This is primarily what can cause some confusion, as some people will then say that a Rolex comes with 13 links.
There are, however, exceptions to this rule as not all oyster bracelets have 12 links. Some Oyster bracelets such as the Oyster bracelet reference 78360 have 13 links which is due to the fact that the clasp is shorter.
The Rolex Oysterquartz, on the other hand, has 13 links.
How many links does Rolex Submariner have?
The new 2020 Rolex Submariner (regardless of material): 124060, 126610LN, 126610LV, 126613LB, 126613LN, 126618LN, 126618LB, 126619LB have 11 and a half links on the bracelet. This means that Rolex has removed one link and replaced it with a half link compared to the previous Submariner reference.
How many links to Jubilee bracelets have?
So how many links do Jubilee bracelets have?
Jubilee bracelets have 22 links, not factoring in the end links.
How do you count the end links?
Note that you should not count the end links. Furthermore, you should not count the extension clasp (Glidelock or Easylink), nor the half-link).
Below you can see an example of how you should count the links: