I posted a similar post last week in the Rolex forum, but wanted to see what readers of this forum might be able to tell me.
I have an older art-deco rectangular cased Rolex. The watch is rose gold. the hands are blued steel, and it has the seconds in a sub dial. The face is interesting because the hour markers are polished into the mat surface. I am not sure what the face is made of, it looks like it is a copper color, but may be rose gold also. The watch is hand wind, and seemed to have a reserve of 45-50 hours.
Originally the watch was brought back from Europe at the end of WWII. I not sure of the actual story, but as I heard it, my grandfather's friend (or it could have been a brother) brought it back and gave it to my grandfather as a young man. I remember seeing it at his house just lose in a drawer on an expandable bracelet. Later it was given to my dad, and he had it serviced to the way it is now. recently my dad gave it to me.
For all of these years I don't think any of us have known anything about what kind of Rolex this is or even what the style is called. I opened it up to take some pictures to post on WUS and was amazed at how nice the movement looked.
Any information about this style of Rolex (When it might have been made, information about the type of movement, etc) anything would be very much appreciated.