hi guys. i need a little help with IDing a Rolex dial i received. it's like nothing i've ever seen, but then again i know Seiko, not Rolex
here's the backstory- a buddy of mine (also a degenerate Seikoholic) sent me some of his watches to mod. his late father was a Rolex cert watchmaker in NYC in the '70s-early '80s and he had a boatload of old tools cluttering up his desk drawer. with no desire to ever open a case, he sent me the tools and some random spare Rolex parts with the idea that i could sell 'em or keep 'em (whatever i wanted to do). lots of good tools, but also a tin full of ladies Rolex and Tudor dials (all in the cellophane), another tin with a ladies Rolex dial and mov't all apart, a bunch of crowns (signed and unsigned), and the last tin i opened had a NOS timing bezel (nice aging on the lume pip!) and this dial-
IMG_3330 by erik.swenson, on Flickr
i've left all the additional links to the photo if anyone wants to have a look at higher res photos. i don't have a proper macro lens with me (just an EF 28-135mm w/"macro mode" and my wide angles are no good for this either), but a snapped a shot and cropped it a little.
when i first opened the envelope, it looked as if the dial was steel and had completely corroded except the print was perfect. i repair laptops for a living and i've got a large lighted magnifying glass, so i had a look under both powers of glass. it has a multi-colored grain to it that gives an overall impression of brown sueded texture when looked at w/o magnification. the lens i used to photograph it doesn't really convey the texture, but it does convey the multi-colors (it almost looks like digital noise). the markers are all polished gold and there appears to be lume dots but i haven't tested them.
so, my questions are open ended- anyone ever seen a dial like this before? are there any online references i can have a look at that may give me some idea as to how rare (or not) this is? any idea of value and where may be the best place to put it and maybe the rest of the parts up FS?
i've done some quick google searches here at work but i haven't yet begun a serious investigation as i just opened the package this morning. any help you guys can provide would be much appreciated