How To Find The Serial Number or IMEI For Your Apple Watch

There is always a unique number that comes with every wrist gadget from Apple. This number is quite crucial as it stores the location, manufacturing date, model code, and individual unit identifier. But not everyone knows how to decode this 12-digit string of numbers and letters. So can I find my apple watch serial number? You will now find out how.
Craigslist or eBay are third-party sellers, and if you are to buy the watch from them, it is only wise to check the serial numbers and compare to determine if truly the gadget belongs to the seller. This will also help you know how original the watch is and whether it was stolen or not. The last thing you want is to spend your money on an Apple device that’s not manufacture guaranteed.

Where Is The Apple Watch Serial Number Located?

Many of you have been wondering how to get your serial number off your Apple watch? There are three places you can find the serial number of an Apple watch. They include the following:

1. Watch Case

You can read the back of your gadget for that unique identification number. The numbers are usually printed in a circular pattern. They will tell you more about the display material, case size, case material, serial number, and sensor coating. If your device is not charged or you misplaced the packaging, this is the best method you can use.

2. Watch box

The official packaging of your watch also contains the unique numbers. This info can be found at the back of the boxes of all the three models of the clock (Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and Apple Watch Edition)

3. Watch OS

You can also make use of the software to find out what the serial number of your watch is. Awaken your clock and press the digital crown until you go back to the home screen. Go to the Settings then select General then tap on the About menu. Scroll down, and you will see the Serial Number section. It will show the 12-digit string, similar to the one on the back of your watch. The same can also be found in your Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Just browse My Watch then go to General and About.
This is important: Before you pay for an Apple Watch from a third party or any unauthorized Apple seller, it is advisable that you first check the Serial Number on all the above-mentioned locations to ascertain that what you are buying is a genuine watch and not something is stolen, misused or broken.

Decoding the Apple Watch Serial Number

This info on how to decode Apple Watch serial number only applies for all Apple serial numbers from 2010 onwards. Let’s use a code like LLL Y W UUU MMMM
  • LLL, in this case, represents the code for the location of where the watch was manufactured.
  • Y is the year it was manufactured(uses values between C – Z with no vowels and repeats every ten years)
  • W is the week pf the year it was made
  • UUU is merely a random unique code
  • MMMM represents the model identifier.
Now follow the above formula with your own Apple Watch serial code.
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