Is this an early rolex prototype oyster case or am I dreaming

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    Is this an early rolex prototype oyster case or am I dreaming

    Hi this watch has been a real problem to research.firstly it is almost identical to a rolex oyster case apart from the screw down tube and crown also the movement ring has a peg that locates to the main body of the watch.my early oysters have a peg on the main body which locates to the movement ring.the case back is inscribed for 1946 although the hallmark is rubbed the date letter could be for 1946
    the dial is signed rolco the movement is signed to the ratchet wheel roc lever.the 9ct gold case has no rolex signature just instructions on how to remove the movement and a patent applied for.if it is a rolex case and i have no doubt it is the patent for this type of watch case was granted around the early to mid 1920's.there is a mark ebe which is either a sponsor mark or a makers mark and the case back is numbered 420409 .so basically what i would like to know could this case be earlier than the hallmark suggests .the watch certainly looks early 1920's with swivel lugs ,what used to be called "a drivers wristlet watch".i would really like to get to the history of this watch so any comments or information would be greatly appreciated

    some dimentions
    diameter 28.5mm excluding crown
    total length including lugs 39mm
    strap size 16mm
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    Re: Is this an early rolex prototype oyster case or am I dreaming

    I know this thread is old but I just wondered if you ever found any more info on your watch. The reason for my interest as I just won a similar watch in auction just no maker on dial, many thanks.

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    Re: Is this an early rolex prototype oyster case or am I dreaming

    It would be an excellent question to ask on either the Vintage and Pocket Watch or the Rolex forum on WUS. Be sure to like this thread. Welcome to WUS and be sure to post some pictures of your vintage watch.

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