Which Series or Model is My Apple Watch?

Whether you simply need to remember which case or band to order when picking out a new one, or you’re planning to upgrade your Apple Watch and need to learn which Apple Watch model you have, it’s handy to know how to identify which Apple Watch series you have, especially since many Watch models look very similar. Let’s look at the top methods for identifying which Apple Watch you have.

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How to Find Your Apple Watch Model Number

The Apple model number is the most reliable way to identify which series your Apple Watch belongs to, and it’s quick to find. The only downside is that once you’ve found the model number you have to take an extra step to look up that number in the Apple Watch generations lists. Not to worry; I’ve consolidated those below to save you time. First, here’s how to find your Apple Watch model number:

  1. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
  2. Tap the My Watch tab and then tap General.


     
  3. Tap About.


     
  4. On this screen, you’ll see a section that says Model. It will contain a number in it, but you'll need to tap this number to show the model number we need for this.
  5. Once you've tapped on the number, a new 4-digit number preceded by the letter A will appear. This is your Apple Watch model number.

    Tap the longer number in the Model section to reveal your model number

Your model number will tell you which series your Apple Watch is a part of. Use the table below for easy model number lookup!

Apple Watch Generations Model Numbers

Use this table to find which Apple Watch series your watch belongs to, and click the links to learn more about each Apple Watch series and its features to help you narrow down exactly which watch you have. Since model numbers may be used across a variety of styles within the same series or generation (e.g. Nike and Hermes), the more specific features and specs of your model will help you determine exactly which Apple Watch you have.

Model Number Apple Watch Generation
A1553
A1554
Apple Watch 1st Generation, 38mm
Apple Watch 1st Generation, 42mm
A1802
A1803
Series 1, 38mm
Series 1, 42mm
A1757
A1758
Series 2, 38mm
Series 2, 42mm
A1816
A1817
Series 2 Apple Watch Edition, 38mm
Series 2 Apple Watch Edition, 42mm
A1860, A1889, A1890
A1861, A1891, A1892
Series 3 GPS + Cellular, 38mm
Series 3 GPS + Cellular, 42mm
A1858
A1859
Series 3 GPS, 38mm
Series 3 GPS, 42mm
A1975, A2007
A1976, A2008
Series 4 GPS + Cellular, 40mm
Series 4 GPS + Cellular, 44mm
A1977
A1978
Series 4 GPS, 40mm
Series 4 GPS, 44mm
A2094, A2159
A2095, A2157
Series 5 GPS + Cellular, 40mm
Series 5 GPS + Cellular, 44mm
A2092
A2093
Series 5 GPS, 40mm
Series 5 GPS, 44mm
A2353, A2355
A2354, A2356
Apple Watch SE GPS + Cellular, 40mm
Apple Watch SE GPS + Cellular, 44mm
A2351
A2352
Apple Watch SE GPS, 40mm
Apple Watch SE GPS, 44mm
A2293, A2375
A2294, A2376
Series 6 GPS + Cellular, 40mm
Series 6 GPS + Cellular, 44mm
A2291
A2292
Series 6 GPS, 40mm
Series 6 GPS, 44mm

Apple Watch Models & Features

On certain models you can actually turn the watch over to examine the writing on the wrist side of the device. The back may show you what you need to know! Just in case, here are some other identifying features of the various generations of Apple Watch.

If you'd rather jump to the specs for a watch series or generation instead of scrolling through, you may also click one of the following links: 

Apple Watch SE colors and bands

Apple Watch Series 6

Options: GPS and GPS + Cellular
Sizes: 40mm and 44mm cases

Aluminum case colors: Space gray, gold, silver, red, blue
Stainless steel case colors: Graphite, silver, gold.
Titanium case colors: Titanium, space black titanium

Other identifying features: Red ring on the Digital Crown. New blood oxygen sensor, which consists of four LED clusters and four photodiodes arranged in a circle on the wrist side of the watch. This watch also has information on the ceramic back that describes size, Apple Watch series number, water resistance, GPS/GPS + Cellular capabilities, glass type, and case metal type. On the Nike or Hermès editions you'll see the associated insignia here.

 

Apple Watch SE

Options: GPS and GPS + Cellular
Sizes: 40mm and 44mm cases

Colors (aluminum only): Space gray, gold, silver 

Other identifying features: Red ring on the Digital Crown on GPS + Cellular models. This watch also has information on the wrist side of the watch unit that describes size, Apple Watch series number, water resistance, GPS/GPS + Cellular capabilities, glass type, and case metal type. 

 

Apple Watch Series 5

Options: GPS and GPS + Cellular
Sizes: 40mm and 44mm cases

Aluminum case colors: Space gray, gold, silver
Stainless steel case colors: Graphite, silver, gold.
Titanium case colors: Titanium, space black titanium
Ceramic: The Apple Watch Edition offers a ceramic case option that comes in white.

Other identifying features: Red ring on the Digital Crown on GPS + Cellular models. Ceramic back. This watch also has information on the back of the watch unit that describes size, Apple Watch series number, water resistance, GPS/GPS + Cellular capabilities, glass type, and case metal type. On the Nike or Hermès editions you'll see the associated insignia here.

 

Apple Watch Series 4 

Options: GPS and GPS + Cellular
Sizes: 40mm and 44mm cases

Aluminum case colors: Space gray, gold, silver
Stainless steel case colors: Stainless steel, space black, gold.

Other identifying features: Red ring on the Digital Crown on GPS + Cellular models. Ceramic back. This watch also has information on the back of the watch unit that describes size, Apple Watch series number, water resistance, GPS/GPS + Cellular capabilities, glass type, and case metal type. On the Nike or Hermès editions you'll see the associated insignia here.

 

Apple Watch Series 3 

Options: GPS and GPS + Cellular
Sizes: 38mm and 42mm cases

Aluminum case colors: Space gray, gold, silver
Stainless Steel case colors: Stainless steel, space black.
Ceramic: The Apple Watch Edition offers a ceramic case option that comes in white or gray.

Other identifying features: Red cap on the Digital Crown on GPS + Cellular models. Ceramic back for GPS + Cellular options, composite back on GPS only models. This watch also has information on the back of the watch unit that describes size, Apple Watch series number, water resistance, GPS/GPS + Cellular capabilities, glass type, and case metal type. On the Nike or Hermès editions you'll see the associated insignia here.

 

Apple Watch Series 2

Options: GPS only
Sizes: 38mm and 42mm cases

Aluminum case colors: Space gray, gold, rose gold, silver
Stainless steel case colors: Stainless steel, space black.
Ceramic: The Apple Watch Edition offers a ceramic case option that comes in white.

Other identifying features: Ceramic back on all models. This watch also has information on the back of the watch unit that describes size, Apple Watch series number, and other useful specs. On the Nike or Hermès editions you'll see the associated insignia here.

 

Apple Watch Series 1

Options: GPS only
Sizes: 38mm and 42mm cases

Aluminum case colors: Space gray, gold, rose gold, silver

Other identifying features: Composite back. This watch also has information on the back of the watch unit that describes size, Apple Watch series number, and other useful specs.

 

Apple Watch (1st Generation)

Options: GPS only
Sizes: 38mm and 42mm cases

Apple Watch colors: Stainless steel or space black stainless steel. Ceramic back.
Apple Watch Sport colors: Space gray, rose gold, gold, silver aluminum. Composite back.
Apple Watch Edition: 18-karat yellow gold or 18-karat rose gold. White, blue, or black cap. Ceramic back.

Other identifying features: This watch also has information on the back of the watch unit that describes size, Apple Watch series number, and other useful specs. On the Apple Watch Hermès model you'll see the associated insignia on the back as well.

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Erin Smith

Erin Smith is a Feature Writer for iPhone Life and has been a writer, editor, and researcher for many years. She has a degree in communication with an emphasis on psychology and communication, and has spent many of her professional years as a coach in various business and specialty fields. Erin officially joined the ranks of iPhone and Apple users everywhere around seven years ago, and has since enjoyed the unique and customized feel of Apple technology and its many gadgets. When she’s not working, Erin and her son enjoy outdoor adventures, camping, and spending time with their eclectic collection of pets.