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Bring a Loupe: Four Special and Quirky Rolexes -

Bring a Loupe: Four Special and Quirky Rolexes –

Today in our What’s Selling Where gather together, we bring you four fascinating and unique vintage Rolexes ready to move on the web: a Rolex made for Levi’s, an American-made Rolex (a clock made in Ohio for the Pan Am headquarters), a transitional no crown monitor Submariner, and a 1930s Hans Wilsdorf watch with area dial. These are on the whole strange and not what first comes to mind when you think “Rolex.” But that is a large portion of the fun here.

1970s Rolex Date for Levi's Youthwear

Let’s begin with what may be the weirdest watch of the bunch: a Rolex with the Levi’s logo on the dial. While Rolex made watches with logos on them for various companies and governments, from Domino’s to Oman, the greater part of the corporate examples are fairly dull. When I saw the respected Levi’s logo on a Rolex, I was intrigued.

The interesting thing about this watch is that it is both the less-attractive Rolex Date model and bears the Levi’s Youthwear logo, not the principle Levi’s logo. In the event that this was a Datejust and had the Levi’s logo, this would sell for more and no uncertainty would be a distant memory. One way we can expect that this is credible is that its absolutely impossible somebody would go to the difficulty to put Levi’s Youthwear on the dial and not simply put Levi’s. This was likely a limited time thing or blessing from Levi’s.

Whatever the story might be, this is one kitschy and cool Rolex. It is accessible at the newly-launched chronomatic .com for 2,500 GBP, and you can see it here .

An American-Made Rolex Clock for Pan American World Airways

Many may know that the Rolex GMT was created in a joint effort with Pan Am. Skillet Am pilots were flying longer distances and making some GMT memories work allowed them to monitor the neighborhood time while not forgetting about Greenwich Mean Time or the time back home. So we know what Pan Am pilots around then were wearing, yet what was on the wall of the Pan Am headquarters in New York?

What Fourtane has acquired is genuinely unique: a Rolex clock with the Pan Am logo on the dial from around 1960 that hung in Pan Am corporate headquarters. The clock was really made in Ohio by Hanover Manufacturing Incorporated. An American-made Rolex? At 20 inches in measurement and in stupendous condition with every unique part, I don’t know that an electric wall clock has at any point looked comparable to this one. You can see it here and cost is accessible on request.

A Transitional Rolex Submariner, Reference 6536/6538

Any “no crown watch” Rolex Submariner is extraordinary, yet this specific transitional example is off the charts. The case is a reference 6538, yet it has the sequential 6536 looking into it and caseback (and the 6538 has scratch blemishes on the caseback). I especially love the red profundity rating (“100/300”) on the dial. Such a pre-Red Sub. This stupendous Sub is accessible here .

A Hans Wilsdorf Oyster with Sector Dial

We have informed you prior to regarding those uncommon Oyster watches that have Hans Wilsdorf written on the dial rather than Rolex . Fourtane has discovered another. This Hans Wildsorf, dating from the 1930s, has a “area” or “logical” dial, which I especially love. It is genuinely a staggering watch, however somewhat little for day by day wear at 28mm You can see it here .