Rolex Bracelet Reference Numbers
Rolex uses reference numbers to make it easier to reference a specific watch model or part.
When you have as many models and bracelets as Rolex, having a numeric way to organize and reference them is crucial.
If you are unfamiliar with the Rolex reference numbers for the watches, we recommend that you read our Rolex reference number guide.
Rolex has many different bracelets for its watches. And in true Rolex fashion, the bracelet used for the watches have been updated, refined, and improved time and time over. This is because Rolex satisfies with nothing but complete reliability and perfection. Old bracelets have been discontinued in favor of new ones, but as you know, Rolex is a company that is about evolution, not revolution. This means that just like the classic models from Rolex which are still in production, many classic bracelets which were introduced a long time ago are still in production. The difference, however, is that they have been greatly improved.
Rolex makes a range of different bracelets for its watches. And these bracelets are, of course, perfectly adapted for the respective field and purpose it has. For example, the Glidelock clasp is an excellent feature for a professional diver, whilst the leather strap is a classy and classic choice.
Today, Rolex makes a number of different bracelets, specifically made for different watches in the collections:
Now, to the point of this article, Rolex marks each bracelet with a reference number. This reference number is similar to the reference number of the watch in the sense that it is meant to make it easier to identify and refer to a specific bracelet and product.
Furthermore, the bracelet reference number also gives a little bit of information about the bracelet. It gives us far less information than about a watch, but it can still come in handy.
Where to find Rolex bracelet reference number?
So, where can you find the Rolex bracelet number? The answer is inside the bracelet. Apart from the bracelet reference number, you also have a number on the end links as well. This number is used to help identify the specific end-link that is on the bracelet. The end link is particularly important to know for older watches as many were possibly changed over the years due to wear and tear. Furthermore, there were also different options at the point of purchase in the Authorized dealers. These numbers can thus hopefully help you determine the bracelet is original to the watch.
Have in mind also that some of Rolex’s watches, in particular, professional watches, also had the option of a Jubilee bracelet apart from the standard Oyster bracelet.
What does Rolex bracelet reference numbers mean?
Each Rolex bracelet is marked with a reference number. The last digit on the unique reference number refers to the type of material. This can come in handy if you want to know which type of watch to use it for. As such, whilst it may seem like there are many bracelets for the same model in the list below, in many cases, it is just that the watch is available in different metal combinations.
For example, a two-tone watch will never have a full steel bracelet and vice versa. Please note that a bracelet made for one watch may also fit in different watches. For example, the Superjubilee also works for GMT-Master II 116710 even though it is not specifically made for it. But this is up to you if you want to experiment with Rolex bracelets.
- 0 = Stainless Steel
- 1 = Yellow Gold Filled
- 2 = White Gold Filled or Stainless Steel & Platinum
- 3 = Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold
- 4 = Stainless Steel & White Gold
- 5 = Gold Shell or 18k Pink Gold or Rose Gold
- 6 = Platinum
- 7 = 14k Yellow Gold
- 8 = 18k Yellow Gold
- 9 = 18k White Gold
Rolex bracelet reference numbers for the most common models:
Now, with further ado, here is the list of Rolex bracelet reference numbers. Please note that this list is not supposed to be extensive, but hopefully a helpful resource for you.
We begin with older models and then list newer models further on.
For the older references, we will also share end link references.
Rolex Daytona bracelet reference numbers and clasp codes
- Rolex Daytona reference 6239. Possible bracelets: 7205, 7835, 73850. End link references: 71, 771, 771
- Rolex Daytona reference 6263. Possible bracelets: 7835, 73850. End link references: 771.
- Rolex Daytona reference 6265. Possible bracelets: 7835, 73850. End link references: 771.
- Rolex Daytona reference 16520. Possible bracelets: 78360, 78390, 78390A. End link references: 503, 503B, SEL.
- Rolex Daytona reference 116520. Possible bracelets: 78490. End link references: SEL.
- Rolex Sea-Dweller bracelet reference numbers and clasp codes
- Rolex Sea-Dweller reference 1665. Possible bracelets: 9315, 93150. End link references: 380, 585
- Rolex Sea-Dweller reference 16600. Possible bracelets: 93160. End link references: 592 B SEL.
- Rolex Sea-Dweller reference 16660. Possible bracelets: 93160. End link references: 592 SEL.
- Rolex Submariner bracelet reference numbers and clasp codes
- Rolex Submariner reference 5508. Possible bracelets: 7206. End link references: 58.
- Rolex Submariner reference 6536. Possible bracelets: 6536. End link references: 58.
- Rolex Submariner reference 5512. Possible bracelets: 7206, 9315, 93150. End link references: 80, 280, 580.
- Rolex Submariner reference 5513. Possible bracelets: 7206, 9315, 93150. End link references: 80, 280, 580.
- Rolex Submariner reference 1680. Possible bracelets: 9315, 93150. End link references: 280, 580.
- Rolex Submariner reference 16800. Possible bracelets: 93150, 93250. End link references: 501 B, SEL.
- Rolex Submariner reference 168000. Possible bracelets: 93150, 93250. End link references: 501 B, SEL.
- Rolex Submariner reference 16610. Possible bracelets: 93150, 93250. End link references: 501 B, SEL.
- Rolex Submariner reference 116610. Possible bracelets: 97200, 97203, 97208, 97209.
Rolex GMT bracelet reference numbers and clasp codes
- Rolex GMT reference 6542. Possible bracelets: 7206. End link references: 80.
- Rolex GMT reference 1675. Possible bracelets: 7206, 7836, 78360. End link references: 58, 280, 580.
- Rolex GMT reference 16750. Possible bracelets: 78360, 78790 A. End link references: 501 B, SEL.
- Rolex GMT reference 16700. Possible bracelets: 78360, 78790 A. End link references: 501, SEL.
- Rolex GMT II reference 16760. Possible bracelets: 78360, 78790 A. End link references: 501, SEL.
- Rolex GMT II reference 16710. Possible bracelets: 78360, 78790 A. End link references: 501, SEL.
- GMT II reference 1167010. Possible bracelets: 78590, 78593, 78595, 78598, 78599
- Rolex Explorer bracelet reference numbers and clasp codes
- Rolex Explorer reference 1016. Possible bracelets: 7206, 7836, 78360. End link references: 58, 580, 580.
- Rolex Explorer reference 14270. Possible bracelets: 78790, 78690. End link references: 558 B, SEL.
- Rolex Explorer II reference 1655. Possible bracelets: 7206, 7836, 78360. End link references: 58, 580, 580.
- Rolex Explorer II reference 16550. Possible bracelets: 7206, 7836, 78360. End link references: 58, 580, 580.0
- Rolex Explorer II reference 16570. Possible bracelets: 78360, 78790, 78790 A. End link references: 501 B, 501 B, SEL
Note that the millimeter below refers to the lug size:
Rolex Oyster bracelet reference numbers:
- 70130-13 mm- Lady Oyster Perpetual
- 70160- 16 mm-Oyster Perpetual
- 70190- 19 mm -Air-King
- 70200-20 mm-Oyster Perpetual
- 72130-72131 -72133-13 mm-Lady-Datejust
- 72160-72161-2163-16 mm-Datejust 31 mm
- 72190-19 mm-Date
- 72210 -72213-21 mm-Datejust 41 mm
- 72600-72601-72603-20 mm-Datejust 36 mm
- Datejust 126334. Oyster bracelet: reference 72610. Jubilee bracelet: 62610.
- Rolex Datejust 126234 Jubilee bracelet. Reference 62800
- 73168-16 mm Datejust 31 mm
- 73205 – 73208 – 73209 20 mm – Day-Date
Rolex Professional models
- 72400-20 mm-Milgauss 116400
- 78218-78219 21 mm-Yacht-Master II
- 78730 -78733 -78738-14 mm-Yacht-Master
- 78740 – 78743 – 78748 17 mm-Yacht-Master
- 78750 -78753 -78758 17 mm-Yacht-Master
- 78760 – 78763 – 78768 20 mm-Yacht-Master
- 98210 21 mm Rolex Deepsea
Rolex Jubilee bracelets reference numbers
- 63130 – 63131 – 63133 13 mm-Lady-Datejust
- 63160 – 63161 -63163-16 mm-Datejust 31 mm
- 63208-20 mm-Datejust 36 mm
- 63600 – 63601 – 63603 20 mm Datejust 36 mm (also known as Superjubilee). Fits several sports models, for example, GMT 116710 and Submariner 116610.
- 64169-16 mm-Datejust 31 mm
- 72848 – 72849-17 mm-DateJust “Special Edition”
- 74818 – 74819 17 mm-DateJust “Special Edition”
- 74828 74829 17 mm-DateJust “Special Edition”
- 74838-17 mm-DateJust “Special Edition”
- 74848-17 mm-DateJust “Special Edition”
- 74858-17 mm-DateJust “Special Edition”
- 72746 -72748-20 mm-Day-Date-”Special Edition”
- 72748 Tridor-20 mm-Day-Date “Special Edition”
- 74746 Bril-20 mm-Day-Date “Special Edition”
- 74138 – 74139 13 mm-Lady-Datejust
Rolex president bracelet
- 83135 – 83136 – 83138 – 83139-13 mm-Lady-Datejust
- 83165 -83166 – 83168 -83169-16 mm-Datejust 31 mm
- 83205 – 83206 – 83208 -83209-20 mm-Day-Date
- 83215 – 83216 – 83218 – 83219-21 mm-Day-Date II
- 84136 – 84138-13 mm-Lady-Datejust
- 84166 – 84168-16 mm-Datejust 31 mm
- 84206 – 84208 – 84209 20 mm-Day-Date
Rolex leather straps/bracelets
Rolex uses leather straps for a few of its models. As you can imagine, this is for the more classier and classic pieces. Currently, Rolex uses leather straps for some of the Day-Date models and Sky-Dweller models.
Rolex also uses different clasps for its bracelets. Depending on the way the watch will be worn, it may need a different clasp. Safe to say though is that the clasp is the part of the watch and bracelet which receives the most wear and tear.
Rolex has produced a number of different clasps over the years, and some of them have been discontinued whilst some have only been refined and improved. The most common clasps you can find in Rolex’s collection are:
- Glidelock clasp
- Oysterlock clasp (with or without Glidelock and/or Glidelock fine-adjustment system.
- Jubilee bracelet+Oyster clasp.
Just like the bracelet and end link, the clasp also has a reference number. It is engraved to the right of the Rolex logo stamp in the center of the clasp. The number on the clasp should match the number on the bracelet.
Rolex bracelet innovation
A famous and common issue with older Rolex bracelets is the fact that they get stretch. A lot of it. If you look at an old, well-worn jubilee bracelet, you will see exactly what we mean.
Since Rolex’s goal is to create everlasting products that last through generations, this was of course not acceptable for them. This is why the bracelets have been refined to become more robust, more reliable, and as sturdy as possible to be able to minimize stretch in the bracelet with aging.
One way that Rolex has done so is to begin using ceramic inside its new jubilee bracelet. This minimizes friction and thus also stretches.
Rolex has also gone to great lengths in order to ensure that the bracelet suits the watch it is fitted on in terms of design and style.
Please note that this article is for educational purposes only and is not meant to be extensive. Some mistakes may be found. Any Rolex parts we have for sale can be found in our accessories section.