This unusual, vintage Rolex was a pleasure to handle!
The watch is accompanied by the following items:
The original Rolex paperwork is stamped with the date of sale: "OCT 1969", and has the reference number written by hand: "3038".
This dress watch has a silver-tone, double-signed, pie pan dial encased in solid 14 karat gold.
Rolex signature in black enamel, with Crown logo, at twelve o'clock.
Diamond Shamrock Corporation signature in black and red enamel, at six o'clock.
The watch is fitted with its original, black leather strap with gold-tone, Rolex Crown tang buckle.
Rolex Crown signature on the underside of the genuine leather strap.
The case back is engraved, "Glenn J. Kelsey - Diamond Shamrock Corporation - 1928-1968".
This watch was presented to Mr. Kelsey as a retirement gift, after 40 years of service at Diamond Shamrock Corporation.
Diamond Shamrock Corporation, founded in 1910, was an oil refinery and gas station company, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
The snap case allows the bezel to lift off, removing the movement from the top.
Notice the dimple in the plastic crystal.
The original crown, and the solid 14 karat gold case, have developed an ever-so-slight patina.
Once the movement is lifted out of the case, an elegant signature is revealed. Look at how clean the interior of the case is.
Close-up shot of the Rolex Crown signature inside the case back. "14K Gold D&A" stamp beneath, with a serial number at the very bottom.
Here we go! Take a minute to notice the details of this uniquely-configured movement that vintage Rolex collectors will be sure to appreciate.
A closer look at this stunning movement. Seventeen 17 Jewels, Unadjusted.
Another shot of the beautiful movement, because, why not?