How to find your Apple Watch model by appearance or serial number


Since 2015, the apple corporation has introduced four full-fledged generations of Apple Watch smartwatches, which are quite difficult to distinguish visually. In this article, we will talk about how to determine the version of Apple Watch in appearance, serial number, and model identifier devices.

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How to find your Apple Watch model by serial number

How to find Apple Watch serial number on iPhone

1. On the iPhone, to which the watch is linked, go to the application Watch;

2. On the tab “My watch” open the menu The mainAbout device;

How to find the serial number of Apple Watch on iPhone

3. In the section “Serial number” you will find the data you are looking for.

How to find the serial number of Apple Watch on iPhone

How to find the serial number in Apple Watch settings

1. Open the app Settings on your Apple Watch.

2. Follow the path The main About device

How to find the serial number in Apple Watch settings

3. Scroll down. In field “Serial number” and the serial number of the device will be indicated.

How to find the serial number in Apple Watch settings

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Where is the serial number on the Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 1 or later, including Apple Watch Hermès and Apple Watch Nike +, have a serial number engraved in upper groove (connector) for attaching the strap. Remove the upper watch strap and carefully inspect the connector. Where is the serial number on the Apple Watch

The serial number of the very first generation Apple Watch (series 0) is engraved on the back of the device.

Where is the serial number on the Apple Watch

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Identifying the model (version) of Apple Watch by serial number

1. Go to the page Service and Support Eligibility Checksposted on the Apple website.

2. Enter the serial number obtained according to the instructions above in the corresponding field.

3. Enter the code shown in the picture and click Proceed

Identifying the model (version) of Apple Watch by serial number

4. As a result of the check, data on the generation of the watch, its model and case size will appear. The color of the watch shown in the picture may not match.

Identifying the model (version) of Apple Watch by serial number

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How to identify your Apple Watch model by serial model number

In fact, it is impossible to accurately identify an Apple smart watch “by eye”, just as it is impossible to consider it guaranteed in the correct way and identification by model number (they are the same for some models). Therefore, you will have to combine both methods.

How to find the serial number of Apple Watch on iPhone

1. Go to the application on the paired iPhone Watch;

2. On the tab “My watch” open the menu General → About device;

How to find the serial number of Apple Watch on iPhone

3. Click on the field “Model”so that an article starting with the letter “M” changed to a five-digit model number starting with a capital “AND”

How to find the serial number of Apple Watch on iPhone

How to find the serial number of the Apple Watch model on the watch itself

1. Open the app Settings on your Apple Watch.

2. Follow the path The mainAbout device

How to find the serial number in Apple Watch settings

3. Scroll down. In field “Model” and there will be a device model identifier starting with the letter “AND”

How to find the serial number in Apple Watch settings

To find out which model number corresponds to, compare it with the model numbers and descriptions below.

Where is the factory model ID on the Apple Watch

The model number is engraved in lower groove (connector) for attaching the strap. Pull out the lower watch strap and carefully inspect the connector.

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How to identify your Apple Watch model by appearance and compare with the serial model number

Apple Watch 1st generation (Series 0)

Apple Watch

1st gen apple watch stainless

The model has a steel case, a ceramic back panel and comes in two colors – pure steel and “space black”. Model numbers A1553 and A1554 for case sizes 38 and 42 mm, respectively.

Apple Watch Sport

apple watch sport 1st gen

The Apple Watch Sport is crafted from aluminum with a composite back and sapphire crystal, Ion-X glass in space gray, gold, rose gold, and silver. Model numbers A1553 (38 mm) and A1554 (42 mm).

Apple Watch Edition

1st gen apple watch edition gold

The first generation premium watches are available in 18K yellow or rose gold, and the Digital Crown is available in red, white, black or blue. The model numbers are the same – A1553 and A1554

Apple Watch Hermes

apple watch hermes 1st gen

The easiest way to determine whether a watch belongs to the Hermes series is by the branded dial and engraving on the ceramic back panel. Model numbers A1553 and A1554

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Apple Watch Series 1

watch series1 aluminum

It is not possible to visually distinguish this watch from the Apple Watch Sport – the same colors, the same dimensions, the same body materials used. Only the model numbers differ, the Apple Watch Series 1 has this A1802 and A1803 for sizes 38 and 42 mm.

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Apple Watch Series 2

Apple Watch (aluminum)

watch series2 aluminum

Apple Watch (stainless steel)

watch series2 stainless

The second generation steel and aluminum Apple Watch has the same look, color, and materials as the first generation Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport. And again, the external difference lies only in the model numbers – the second generation has part numbers A1757 and A1758

Apple Watch Edition

watch series2 edition

Premium watches of the second generation are easily distinguished from the first thanks to the white ceramic case, model numbers A1816 and A1817

Apple Watch Hermes

series2 apple watch hermes

They differ from the first generation only by the model number, which coincides with the aluminum / steel watches of the second generation – A1757 and A1758

Apple Watch Nike +

watch series2 nike

The watch itself is absolutely identical aluminum Apple Watch Series 2, but there are only two colors – silver and space gray. However, they have the same model numbers. A1757 and A1758however, they can often be identified by the pre-installed Nike + software and branded strap with large holes.

apple watch 2 nike plus

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Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Stainless Steel

The main difference between all third generation smartwatches with support for an embedded SIM-card (GPS + Cellular) is the red cover of the Digital Crown. Such watches are not sold in Russia.

Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE (with embedded SIM)

Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular comes in stainless steel only.

series3 apple watch cellular gps stainless

The rest of the models are identical in terms of design, model numbers: A1860, A1889, A1890 (all 38 mm) and A1861, A1891, A1892 (all 42 mm).

Apple Watch, aluminum, GPS only

Besides, “rose gold” is disappearing from the list of available colors of aluminum watches.

series3 apple watch cellular gps aluminum

Model numbers for “GPS only” watches A1858 and A1859

Apple Watch Edition (GPS + Cellular)

series3 apple watch cellular gps ceramic

Apple Watch Edition Series 3 inherits a ceramic case from its predecessor, which has received a new color – gray. Otherwise there are no differences, the model numbers are identical to the aluminum and steel watches with support (GPS + Cellular) – A1860, A1889, A1890 (all 38 mm) and A1861, A1891, A1892 (all 42 mm).

Apple Watch Hermes and Apple Watch Nike + (GPS + Cellular)

Apple Watch Hermes (GPS + Cellular)

series3 apple watch cellular gps hermes

Apple Watch Nike + (GPS + Cellular)

series3 apple watch cellular gps nike

Hermes and Nike + brand watches of the third generation (GPS + Cellular) can also be identified in appearance only thanks to the red Digital Crown cover, otherwise the design has not changed, the model numbers are the same as in other cellular watches of the third generation – A1860, A1889, A1890 (all 38 mm) and A1861, A1891, A1892 (all 42 mm).

Apple Watch Nike + (GPS only)

series3 apple watch cellular gps nike

Obviously, the only difference between the model is the lack of support for SIM cards and, accordingly, the red wheel cover. Model numbers for “GPS only” watches A1858 and A1859

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Apple Watch Series 4 (review)

The fourth generation of apple smartwatches did not continue the line of premium Edition models, and the main difference in the design of the entire series was the increase in the size of the cases by 2 mm, in addition, the steel Apple Watch Series 4 (not sold in Russia) received a gold color. Otherwise, the design remains the same, and the Cellular models are still identified by the red Digital Crown.

Apple Watch Series 4 colors, stainless steel, GPS + Cellular (not available in Russia):

series4 apple watch stainless gps cellular

Apple Watch Series 4 colors, aluminum, GPS + Cellular (not available in Russia):

Apple Watch Series 4 Colors, Aluminum, GPS + Cellular

Apple Watch Series 4 Hermes, GPS + Cellular, stainless steel (not sold in Russia):

series4 apple watch hermes

Apple Watch Nike + (GPS + Cellular) colors, aluminum (not sold in Russia):

series4 apple watch nike gps cellular

Part numbers for all Apple Watch Series 4 with a cellular (GPS + Cellular) – A1975, A2007 (all 40 mm) and A1976, A2008 (all 44 mm).

Apple Watch and Apple Watch Nike +, GPS only (sold in Russia)

GPS models differ from their predecessors only in number – A1977 (40 mm) and A1978 (44 mm). Colors are identical to GPS + Cellular models.

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The main distinguishing feature of the Apple Watch Series 5 over its predecessor is the “always-on Retina display” and the default 32GB storage (detailed comparison). Apple smartwatches have again received a continuation of the line of premium Edition models (not available in Russia). The watch design remains the same as the Apple Watch Series 4.

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS), case material – aluminum

Colors: space gray, gold and silver:

series4 apple watch stainless gps cellular

Model numbers: A2092 (40mm), A2093 (44mm)

Apple Watch Series 5 Nike (GPS), case material – aluminum

Colors: space gray, gold and silver. Visually, Apple Watch Nike 5 can be identified by the pre-installed Nike + software and a branded strap with large holes.

series4 apple watch nike gps cellular

Model numbers: A2092 (40mm), A2093 (44mm)

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) Aluminum

Colors: space gray, gold and silver. A distinctive feature of the Apple Watch Series 5, equipped with a cellular module (Cellular), is the red cover on the Digital Crown.

Apple Watch Series 4 Colors, Aluminum, GPS + Cellular

Model numbers: A2094 (40 mm) – USA, A2156 (40 mm) – Europe, Asia and China; A2095 (44 mm) – USA, A2157 (44 mm) – Europe, Asia and China.

Apple Watch Nike 5 (GPS + Cellular), case material – aluminum

Colors: space gray and silver. A distinctive feature of the Apple Watch Series 5, equipped with a cellular module (Cellular), is the red cover on the Digital Crown. Visually, Apple Watch Nike 5 can be identified by the pre-installed Nike + software and a branded strap with large holes.

series4 apple watch nike gps cellular

Model numbers: A2094 (40 mm) – USA, A2156 (40 mm) – Europe, Asia and China; A2095 (44 mm) – USA, A2157 (44 mm) – Europe, Asia and China.

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) Stainless Steel Case

Colors: space gray, gold and silver. A distinctive feature of the Apple Watch Series 5, equipped with a cellular module (Cellular), is the red cover on the Digital Crown.

Apple Watch Series 4 Colors, Aluminum, GPS + Cellular

Model numbers: A2094 (40 mm) – USA, A2156 (40 mm) – Europe, Asia and China; A2095 (44 mm) – USA, A2157 (44 mm) – Europe, Asia and China.

Apple Watch Hermès (GPS + Cellular) Stainless Steel Case

series4 apple watch hermes

Color: space black with Hermès dial engraved on the back. A distinctive feature of the Apple Watch Series 5, equipped with a cellular module (Cellular), is the red cover on the Digital Crown.

Model numbers: A2094 (40 mm) – USA, A2156 (40 mm) – Europe, Asia and China; A2095 (44 mm) – USA, A2157 (44 mm) – Europe, Asia and China.

Apple Watch Edition (GPS + Cellular), case material – titanium

Color: dark and light. A distinctive feature of the Apple Watch Series 5, equipped with a cellular module (Cellular), is the red cover on the Digital Crown.

Apple Watch Edition (GPS + Cellular), case material - titanium

Model numbers: A2094 (40 mm) – USA, A2156 (40 mm) – Europe, Asia and China; A2095 (44 mm) – USA, A2157 (44 mm) – Europe, Asia and China.

Apple Watch Edition (GPS + Cellular) Ceramic

White color. A distinctive feature of the Apple Watch Series 5, equipped with a cellular module (Cellular), is the red cover on the Digital Crown.

Apple Watch Edition (GPS + Cellular) Ceramic

Model numbers: A2094 (40 mm) – USA, A2156 (40 mm) – Europe, Asia and China; A2095 (44 mm) – USA, A2157 (44 mm) – Europe, Asia and China.

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