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Rolex country code and models introduction year

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Every Rolex warranty certificate has its own special number that precedes the serial number of your watch. Have you ever curious about those three digits? They are the reference number of which market the watch comes from, this number existed before the watches were sent to those markets by Rolex factory. Now, you knew what they stand for, you can fine where your watch originally came from, that's very helpful if you are buying a pre-owned watch.

The counry codes

010 - Switzerland
012 - Switzerland
013 - Switzerland
014 - Switzerland
015 - Switzerland
017 - Switzerland
021 - Switzerland
022 - Switzerland
023 - Switzerland
024 - Switzerland
025 - Switzerland
026 - Switzerland
028 - Switzerland
032 - Switzerland
033 - Switzerland
036 - Liechtenstein
037 - Switzerland
044 - Switzerland
045 - Switzerland
061 - Switzerland
100 - Germany
110 - France
112 - France
113 - France
119 - France (COMEX)
120 - Austria
121 - Austria
122 - Austria
123 - Austria
124 - Austria
126 - Austria
127 - Austria
128 - Austria
130 - Belgium/Luxemburg
133 - Netherlands
134 - Netherlands
135 - Netherlands
136 - Netherlands
137 - Netherlands
138 - Netherlands
150 - Spain
160 - Great Britain
170 - Italy
181 - Italy
200 - Greece
204 - Italy
201 - Malta
202 - Turkey
207 - Corfu
208 - Greece
212 - Italy
213 - Portugal
215 - Portugal
216 - Portugal
217 - Portugal
218 - Portugal
226 - Denmark
228 - Denmark
231 - Denmark
233 - Denmark
237 - Iceland
241 - Norway
242 - Norway
246 - Sweden
265 - Sweden
267 - Sweden
270 - Sweden
271 - Sweden
283 - Finnland
286 - Finnland
291 - Finnland
298 - Finnland
316 - Roumanie
317 - Bulgaria
320 - Czech Republic
321 - Czech Republic
322 - Hungary
323 - Slovenia
325 - Serbia Montenegro
330 - Russia
400 - Hong Kong
410 - Japan
413 - Korea
430 - Singapore/Brunai/Indonesia
431 - Malaysia/Thailand
440 - Taiwan
500 - India
505 - Pakistan
512 - Sri Lanka
514 - Bangladesh
526 - Bahrain
527 - Middle East
529 - Saudi Arabia
531 - Saudi Arabia
532 - Saudi Arabia
533 - Kuwait
535 - Katar
536 - Abu Dhabi
537 - Dubai
538 - Oman
539 - Oman
542 - Iran
548 - Israel
551 - Yemen
605 - Tunisia
612 - Egypt
633 - Nigeria
634 - Congo
668 - Kenya
680 - South Afrika
700 - Canada
710 - USA
720 - Mexico
722 - Mexico
733 - Honduras
737 - Costa Rica
741 - Bahamas
742 - Bermuda
752 - Jamaica
756 - Dominican Republic
757 - Caribbean Islands
758 - Virgin Islands
759 - Turks Islands
760 - Barbados
761 - Netherlands Antilles/Aruba
762 - Aruba
765 - Antigua
766 - Saint Martin
767 - Cayman Islands
768 - Panama
770 - Venezuela
780 - Brazil
781 - Chile
790 - Argentina
810 - Australia/New Zealand
818 - Philippines
828 - Taiwan
838 - China
842 - New Zealand
871 - Hawaii
872 - Alaska
874 - Hong Kong
873 - Guam
888 - Hong Kong
900 - Japan
902 - AAFES, Germany
906 - Natex Retail, German NATO Airbase
907 - Rheindalen, German NATO Headquarter

When were the watches introduced?

1926 Oyster Case
1927 Serial Number On Oyster Case
1931 Oyster Perpetual
1938 Bubble Back
1938 Oyster Bracelet
1945 Jubilee Bracelet
1945 Datejust
1950 "Mercedes" Hands
1953 Submariner 100m/330ft
1953 Explorer
1954 GMT-Master
1954 Submariner 200m / 660ft
1954 Cyclops (aka Magnifying bump on Crystal)
1954 Lady's Oyster Perpetual
1956 Day-Date
1956 President Bracelet
1959 Submariner gets Crown Guards and 40mm Case
1960 Deep Sea Special
1961 Oyster Cosmograph
1962 Cosmograph Daytona
1965 Submariner Date
1965 Submariner Date 18 k YG
1967 Sea-Dweller
1971 Explorer II
1972 Hacking Movement
1974 Sapphire Crystal
1976 Oysterquartz
1977 Oysterquartz Day-Date
1977 Quick Set Date Feature
1978 Sea-Dweller 4000
1979 Submariner 300m/1000ft with Sapphire Crystal
1983 GMT-Master II
1983 Submariner Rolesor (aka Sub TT)
1988 Cosmograph Daytona (Zenith Movement aka Cal. 4030)
1992 Yachtmaster
1994 Yachtmaster Lady & Mid-Sized aka Boys Size
2000 Cosmograph Daytona with new in-house Mvt (Cal. 4130)
2001 Laser Etched Hologram In Crystal
2003 "Green" Submariner Date (aka Anniversary Model with Maxi Dial)
2002 end of Y serial early 2003. Non lugs holes started to make there appearence on most models.
2004 Serial F/D on some models the Rolex Rolex Rolex On the Rehaut ring
2004 New Datejust Case
2005 New GMT-Master YG (Cal. 3186)
2006 New GMT-Master Rolesor (Cal. 3186)
 

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