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Old 14 September 2020, 01:57 PM   #91
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Says "Ground Forces" at the bottom and Saudi crest above. So Saudi Ground Forces.
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Old 16 September 2020, 11:24 PM   #92
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Old 6 October 2020, 01:21 PM   #93
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Old 11 October 2020, 05:03 PM   #94
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Old 29 November 2020, 01:41 PM   #95
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Old 29 November 2020, 01:52 PM   #96
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These are given to the best college quarterback in the nation every year. Payton Manning, Tim Tebow, Watson, etc. have one. I actually came across Michael Bishop's Davey O'Brian Day-Date at a pawnshop years ago. Full kit with papers stamped with his name on it and directly from Rolex. It was offered to me at a really good price and I passed. Probably the biggest missed and dumbest move I've done in this hobby.

Michael Bishop! Havenít heard that name in a while. He was the Quarterback for the team that knocked my high school out of the playoffs in Texas in 1994. He ran over me at least 3 times.


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Old 9 December 2020, 09:07 PM   #97
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Great job !!
Thanks a lot for all these pics and information !!
I was looking for this kind of stuff for too long...
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Old 18 December 2020, 09:43 AM   #98
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Rolex made a lot of dials with company logos, team/event logos, military insignias, and Middle Eastern rulers' signatures over the years. Most of them hail from the 1950's-1980's. At one point they advertised corporate-branded Rolexes as a good service award for loyal employees, so they weren't just reluctantly fulfilling special requests--they were actively seeking out clients for it. Here is my attempt to showcase every known type of logo dial to appear on a Rolex.

I wouldn't be surprised if I've covered less than half of the logo dials Rolex ever made; I'm sure they made a lot of as-yet-undiscovered extremely small runs for various organizations. If anyone has pics of any more logo dials, or if you think anything I've listed here is aftermarket, etc. I'm happy to learn!

Retailer co-branding (like Tiffany dials) doesn't constitute a "logo dial" for the purposes of this thread; I wrote a separate thread about this. On with the pics:

Middle Eastern Dials

Saudi Arabia

Saudi crest without signature


Saudi crest with King Faisal signature


Saudi crest with King Khalid signature


Saudi crest with King Fahad signature


Saudi Ministry of Defence


Saudi paratrooper dial
(not 100% sure about this one)


Saudi Royal Naval Forces crest


Royal Saudi Air Force


Royal Saudi Air Defense


Majid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Governor of Mecca) signature


King Abdulaziz University


King Khalid Military Academy


Saudi Airlines


SNAS
(Saudi cargo airline)


Dallah Avco
(an aviation-services company)


Samarec (later merged with Saudi Aramco)


Jeddah Refinery


Al-Bilad
(Their "primary focus is to serve the growing requirements of IT and Oil & Gas Services within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" but they also operate a hotel)


Al-Ittihad Club (Soccer team in the Saudi Pro League)


Saudi Fund for Development





Oman

Oman dial a.k.a. Khanjar Crest


Omani Police


Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said signature






UAE

Hawk of Quraish
(made for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum)


Dubai Police


Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan portrait


UAE Air Force


UAE Armed Forces


UAE General Command of Civil Defense (Police)


Abu Dhabi military ("In peacetime, the military forces of Abu Dhabi and Dubai operate separately")


General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan signature


Sheikh Mubarak Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan signature


Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan signature
(possibly aftermarket?)


Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum signature


DUBAL
(Dubai Aluminium)





Bahrain

King of Bahrain


Bahrain Defense Force


BANOCO
(Bahrain National Oil Company)





Libya

ADWOC
(Arab Drilling & Workover Company, based in Tripoli)


Libyan Army


Muammar Gaddafi signature


Kuwait

Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jaber signature


Kuwait Army





Qatar

State of Qatar





Syria

Hafiz Al-Hassad signature
(President of Syria from 1971-2000. Sometimes spelled "Hafez al-Assad")





Origin-unknown dials with Arabic script
SAMAD (Based on the wheat maybe it's an agricultural company?)


Unknown bird (If anyone can read this dial that'd be great!)







National/Military/Police dials (Non-Middle Eastern)

Pakistan - 50 Years of Independence


Nigerian Coat of Arms


Map of India (Given to the first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharald Nehru, to celebrate their national independence. I probably shouldn't include this because it's not really a proper "logo dial" but a cloisonne enamel dial, and there are several cloisonne enamel dials that deserve equal attention, but oh well)


Panama Canal


Italian State Police Diving Unit (Polizia di Stato Sommozzatori)


United States Air Force Thunderbirds (The Thunderbirds are "the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force" and the reason why references 1625, 16263 and 16264 are called "Thunderbird")





Company/Organization Dials

Charity/Club/Membership Organization Dials

100 Club of Houston (A charity that provides "financial support to the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty in 32 counties surrounding Houston")


American Medical Association


Ducks Unlimited


Freemasons


Optimist International


Phoenix Country Club








Oil Company Dials (Non-Middle Eastern)

Brown Oil Tools Inc. (Houston, Texas)


Circle Bar Drilling Company


Gulf Oil Drilling


Halliburton


Pool Intairdril


Sweetwater Drilling Co.


Tenneco (formerly the Tennessee Gas Transmission Company)


Unidentified Oil Rig logo





Corporate Dials (Non-Middle Eastern, Non-Oil)

American Heritage International


Anheuser-Busch


Arkansas Best


Busch Bavarian Beer


Caesar


Chevrolet


Cigarette 1 (Boat racing team. Possibly aftermarket? I think the ones with a red "1" are definitely aftermarket)


Coca-Cola


Comex


Diamond Alkali


Domino's Pizza (Click here for a breakdown of variants of this dial)


Dow Corning Wright


Global Insurance


Gramco


Hallmark


Honda


Leland E. Green


McNeil Akron


Nalco (Illinois chemical company)


Pan Am Airlines


Pearl Lager Beer


RMS Queen Mary (Circa 1930's, possibly the earliest graphic/logo dial on a Rolex)


Ridgway's


Texas Instruments


United Guaranty


Winn-Dixie (Safety award dials exist for both maintenance and driving)


Woods Industries


Wyatt USI






Team/Event Dials

Baltimore Colts (They were the 1959 "World Champions" a few years before the football championship was renamed "Super Bowl")


Cotton Bowl (The Cotton Bowl watches were Rolexes from 1967-1970 and Tudors from 1971-1974 and 1976)


Detroit Red Wings


Greater Greensboro Golf Tournament


Lafayette Oil Tourney (I don't know what this tournament is exactly, or if it's related to the modern-day Lafeyette Oilman's Golf Invitational. I've only seen dials for 1967, 1970, and 1973)


Nick Price Edition Datejust (1 of 200 made in 1996 to commemorate Nick Price's dominance at the time. I'm unsure what "WJ" stands for)


St. Louis Cardinals (Commemorating their 2006 World Series win)


University of Houston (Given to a coach according to watchesandart.com)




Misc. Unidentified

Unknown "MC" logo


Unknown "P" candle logo 30-year award


Unknown planet logo 10-year award


Unknown quad-hexagon logo (I believe I once read this was a petrochemical company logo but I can't confirm that)


If anyone can identify any of the blurry logos below, that'd be amazing:


And zoomed in:



Thanks for reading!
Wow. This post is beyond incredible! So in depth and so much information, and the pictures are stunning. I've been on a bit of a Logo Dial Rolex kick lately, and I found this article about the Domino's Air-Kings specifically that I'm sure you guys will appreciate: https://www.bobswatches.com/rolex-bl...nos-rolex.html

"Those familiar with the Rolex Air King collection have likely browsed plenty of popular models. While a number of these references are common for collectors to have heard of itís safe to say that fewer are familiar with the Dominoís Rolex, which isnít a nickname coined because of a particular color or style, but rather the label given to Rolex watches made especially for the giant pizza chain."

Super interesting and very informative read!
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Old 18 December 2020, 06:38 PM   #99
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Old 19 December 2020, 07:26 PM   #100
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Does anyone know what the criteria is for someone getting a unique logo or dial from Rolex? Do you have to be a big customer, buy in bulk or can anyone just request a special logo? thanks
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Old 20 December 2020, 09:54 PM   #101
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Does anyone know what the criteria is for someone getting a unique logo or dial from Rolex? Do you have to be a big customer, buy in bulk or can anyone just request a special logo? thanks
Well, they used to openly advertise custom corporate Rolexes as good employee gifts. This practice was mostly from the 1950's-1980's:


It seems that practice was discontinued long ago. The final examples I can think of are "King of Bahrain" dials and "Nigerian Coat of Arms" dials from 2009 or so.
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Old 29 December 2020, 01:52 PM   #102
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Old 9 March 2021, 09:50 PM   #103
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Air-King14000 (Medicinal)

Was really green at first. I wear it all the time in the sun and the leaf is like a turquoise now.
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Old 23 March 2021, 01:46 PM   #104
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Qaboos (Sultan of Oman) portrait dial:

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Old 15 May 2021, 12:20 AM   #105
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So cool to see these!
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Old 15 July 2021, 06:46 PM   #106
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Unknown Bahrain crest

Has anyone see a crest like this? I can't find a similar one, maybe a fake or after market?
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Old 16 July 2021, 10:10 PM   #107
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Has anyone see a crest like this? I can't find a similar one, maybe a fake or after market?

Itís original! Itís our crest in Bahrain.
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Old 16 July 2021, 11:56 PM   #108
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Has anyone see a crest like this? I can't find a similar one, maybe a fake or after market?
Hey thanks for sharing, Tucker. As per our PM's I think this dial looks original. Although I can't find any other Bahrain dials with the exact same script and logo, every Bahrain dial seems different. Definitely hold onto that!
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Old 7 August 2021, 02:01 PM   #109
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I haven't seen this particular Saudi crest before:

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Old 7 August 2021, 05:00 PM   #110
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I haven't seen this particular Saudi crest before:


This is the logo for the Royal incharge of the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia.
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Old 8 August 2021, 03:50 AM   #111
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This is the logo for the Royal incharge of the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia.
Thank you for that info! So in 1980 that would be Abdulmuhsin bin Abdullah Al Jalawi according to Google
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Old 25 September 2021, 01:05 PM   #112
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Somehow I missed this Olympic dial:

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Old 27 September 2021, 04:40 AM   #113
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Apparently 100 of these were made for Standard Liege (2009 Belgian football champions):

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Old 29 September 2021, 07:04 PM   #114
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so amazing
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Old 14 October 2021, 02:24 PM   #115
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Not sure what this eagle logo is:

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Old 14 October 2021, 11:59 PM   #116
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