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Old 13 March 2009, 01:47 PM   #1
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Bark finish

Can't seem to find anything in the search area, but can anyone tell me if Rolex ever produced a factory President's bark finish center link band?
Can't seem to get a clear answer.

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Old 13 March 2009, 01:53 PM   #2
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Can't seem to find anything in the search area, but can anyone tell me if Rolex ever produced a factory President's bark finish center link band?
Can't seem to get a clear answer.

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Yes they did.
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Old 13 March 2009, 02:07 PM   #3
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That's one yes..............
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Old 13 March 2009, 02:08 PM   #4
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That's one yes..............
make it two.

Generally info from this forum is always pretty good
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Old 13 March 2009, 02:21 PM   #5
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They did i believe in the 80s.

It also came with a bark finish bezel and a choice of wood dials.
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Old 13 March 2009, 02:23 PM   #6
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yes they did...my father has one...i'll try to some pics when i get the chance..
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Old 13 March 2009, 04:21 PM   #7
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Old 13 March 2009, 04:31 PM   #8
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I like em a lot, but it's just kinda strange when I see bark finish cuz I wonder about the guy who wanted his watch to look like a tree, and made it happen.
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Old 14 March 2009, 02:33 AM   #9
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Very popular in the 80's
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Old 14 March 2009, 02:41 AM   #10
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Old 14 March 2009, 02:42 AM   #11
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Old 14 March 2009, 04:05 AM   #12
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I had one of these myself in the 80's with a black dial. I also had a big nugget ring, nugget bracelet and nugget pendant.............. HEY! It was the 80's, what can I say??!!
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Old 14 March 2009, 05:31 AM   #13
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I had one of these myself in the 80's with a black dial. I also had a big nugget ring, nugget bracelet and nugget pendant.............. HEY! It was the 80's, what can I say??!!
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Old 14 March 2009, 05:36 AM   #14
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Old 14 March 2009, 07:49 AM   #15
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Old 18 March 2009, 12:15 PM   #16
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Yes I have a rare version in my avatar
Greekbum - I own the exact same watch. When did you buy yours? I bought mine in April of 1992. Continues to turn heads as both a Rolex and a unique Rolex. Had it serviced three times and keeps very accurate time.
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Old 18 March 2009, 02:17 PM   #17
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Yes I have a rare version in my avatar
Attached is a photo of mine as well. You stated that 2500 of these exact watches exist - over what period of years were they manufactured?
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Old 18 March 2009, 02:29 PM   #18
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Here is a bad pic of my dad's early 80's DD with bark finish and wood dial.

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Old 18 March 2009, 09:04 PM   #19
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I got offered one of these just yesterday, I didnt get to see the watch but the guy that had it told me that there were some diamonds on the bezel. What were some of the style numbers??? Hope I didnt hijack the thread. Jon
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Old 18 March 2009, 09:35 PM   #20
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attached is a photo of mine as well. You stated that 2500 of these exact watches exist - over what period of years were they manufactured?
25,000
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Old 19 March 2009, 10:25 AM   #21
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i got offered one of these just yesterday, i didnt get to see the watch but the guy that had it told me that there were some diamonds on the bezel. What were some of the style numbers??? Hope i didnt hijack the thread. Jon
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Old 19 March 2009, 10:27 AM   #22
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Old 20 March 2009, 05:45 AM   #23
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They also did for the Datejust.

I found one in Riad, Saudi Arabia in 1996 and almost bought it because I fell in love and fitted my wrist perfectly. It was a 18 k mid size Datejust with president bracelet, bark finished in the center links and the bezel. It was wonderful and at the price I had paid 2 years earlier for my current GMT in Greece.

Expecting a baby then, kept me back from spending the money, a stupid thought as I could sell the GMT when I was back home. I always regret that moment of conservatism but back then owing a gold watch or keeping both was out of my way of thinking
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Old 22 March 2009, 02:48 PM   #24
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Bought one for my wife in 1990. Went to the local AD to have the band adjusted and they said it was a fake because they had never seen a bark finish. I think it really looks nice on a woman's watch. She has a papyrus face and it still looks nice to this day.
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Old 22 March 2009, 02:58 PM   #25
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Heres a pic of a ladies bark crown collection .
Also a mens
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Old 18 May 2009, 06:37 AM   #26
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I just saw a mens DD with the bark finish in the used section at tourneau. They want, or asking 13,000. Watch is in very good condition, black onyx dial with no sticks. The bark finish is only in the center link and bezel, while the case is smooth. Does anyone know what this watch is worth?
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Old 18 May 2009, 07:09 AM   #27
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I had one of these myself in the 80's with a black dial. I also had a big nugget ring, nugget bracelet and nugget pendant.............. HEY! It was the 80's, what can I say??!!
You remember the 80s? Just a blur to me.
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Old 18 May 2009, 08:59 AM   #28
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I have an original bark finish with diamond dial and diamond bezel in my collection. Beautiful watch and very unique!
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