I had posted a picture of this vintage Rolex (well, maybe-Rolex) the other day and people had asked for more pictures. I did some more research on my own, hoping to find these unique numerals on another vintage Rolex dial. The closest watch that I can find is the Rolex air king 4499. It shares these numerals, but the dial ‘should‘ have two lines of text and ‘should’ have a minute track. I did find a different oyster Rolex from that time. It does have one line of text, but it doesn’t have those air king numerals. It’s hard, because Rolex did a lot of wacky things with their dials in that time period also.
The shop is going to open up the back in the next couple of days with their watchmaker to let me know what movement is inside. I would ‘probably’ be OK with this watch if it has a service dial, but an authentic movement inside. But if it’s not the right dial and not the right movement… Definite pass
Even if it doesn’t work out…I’m kind of enjoying the hunt!
Started with Orient divers… then found my BB36, and never looked back. Also kinda interested in mods