Using your Serial Number – Dating your Waterford
Self-Describing Serial Numbers
Waterford started out using this system from the company’s founding in 1993 through early 1995. It consisted of six components:
Example: 540ALWE94042 was a 54cm Waterford. It was the 42nd frame built in May of 1994. When you register your bike, we provide other information about your frame – size/model and, many times, color.
Serial Numbers Streamlined
Waterford streamlined the serial numbers to the last three components of the self-describing serial number:
Though a gap may appear between the letter and the rest of the serial number (a result of Waterford’s serial numbering machine, the serial number is recorded in our records without spaces. A number that shows up as “D 08123” is recorded as “D08123”.