Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. 1024 Vintage 1978 Hallmark Logo Original Silver Dial Extremely Rare
Okay Rolex freaks, straight from an estate, this is certainly a grail watch with very little made by Rolex for Hallmark Cards. They were mainly presentation watches; although this one was never presented, or at least there is no presentation engravings on the back, and none have been polished away. The caseback is genuine and we are not sure if Rolex or Hallmark or someone else placed the "Stainless Steel" engraving on the case outside reverse. The ref. 1024 is a 18k gold capped watch over stainless steel. The watch measures 34mm in diameter without including its original signed crown. The 1024 is an Oyster Perpetual which means it has an automatic winding movement caliber 1520. The watch has been lightly polished and has some superficial scratches on the caseback. The original crystal was cracked, so the crystal is a replacement. Everything else on the watch is guaranteed to be 100% original. All the correct markings can be seen between the lugs. The dial is a stunning unblemished original silver tritium dial; very nice! This Rolex has been serviced and authenticated by our master watchmaker who has over 40 years experience. The watch was serviced September 2018. It is presented on a new medium brown Hadley-Roma genuine leather strap and gold tone buckle. No box or papers available. Overall, this watch, being a 1024 and a Hallmark logo watch, is really a dream come true for the collector or anyone associated with Hallmark. This is a very low price to sell quickly - there was one other comp for sale we could find on the market priced at $6300.