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Old 19 September 2018, 01:42 AM   #1
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Double-signed/co-branded Rolex dials: Pics from every known retailer

Most Rolex collectors know about dials co-signed by Tiffany and Serpico Y Laino, but there are a lot more retailers that sold co-branded Rolexes (mostly from the 1920's-1940's). I find it impressive what a wide retail network Hans Wilsdorf had in place, even back in 1930 or so. There are dials signed by stores in Venezuela, South Africa, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Cuba, Singapore, India, etc.

I haven't seen any comprehensive lists of co-signed logo dials, so here's all 43 that I could find. I'm sure this isn't all of them; if you're aware of any others I'd love to see some pics!

Alex Clark London (England):


Ashford & Davis Kilburn (England):


Asprey (England):


Astrua (Italy):


Beyer Zürich (Switzerland):


Boix Barcelona (Spain):


Boodle & Dunthorne Liverpool (England)


Bucherer's (Switzerland):


Cartier (France/England/USA):


Chas. Greig & Sons Johannesburg (South Africa):


Cooke & Kelvey Calcutta (India):


Cuervo y Sobrinos (Cuba):


Dobbies Ltd. Nairobi (Kenya):


Dunklings (Australia):


Edward White London (England):


Erbe Basel (Switzerland):


Franklin & Hare Taunton (England):


Fortnum & Mason London (England):


Gammeter's (Singapore):


Giudici Milano (Italy):


H.L. Brown & Son Ltd. (England):


H.G. Bell Salisbury (Rhodesia/Zimbabwe):


Hamilton & Inches Edinburgh (Scotland):


J. Stern Johannesburg (South Africa):


Jaccard St. Louis (USA, presumably added by the retailer, like Tiffany):


James Walker (England):


Joyeria Riviera (Cuba):


K.W. Co, which I believe is for the Knickerbocker Watch Co. New York (USA):


Linz (USA):


Mackay & Chisholm Edinburgh (Scotland):


Mappin (England):


Northern Goldsmiths, who also sold at least 4 other RWC brands (England):


P. Orr & Sons Ltd. Madras & Rangoon (India):


Penlington Liverpool (England):


Philippe Beguin Geneve (Switzerland):


Ronchi Milano (Italy):


Serpico y Laino (Venezuela):


Tiffany & Co. (USA, added by retailer):


Van Cleef & Arpels (France):


Verga (Italy):


Versace Reggio Calabria (Italy):


W. Howens Taihape (New Zealand):


W. Rösch Berne (Switzerland):
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Old 23 September 2018, 01:02 AM   #2
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Old 23 September 2018, 01:05 AM   #3
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Old 23 September 2018, 01:08 AM   #4
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Old 23 September 2018, 01:11 AM   #5
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Old 23 September 2018, 01:15 AM   #6
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Old 23 September 2018, 01:16 AM   #7
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Awesome, Monetti Napoli is new to me. Thanks!

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Old 23 September 2018, 01:49 AM   #8
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Looks like my W. Howens Taihape (New Zealand) image broke:



And here's 6 Monetti Napoli dials:
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Old 21 October 2018, 01:12 PM   #9
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Forgot about Brock & Co. (USA)

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Thanks for another fascinating thread Rob. Great work. I wonder if Alex Clark and Alexander Clark of Shanghai (pre-WWII) were one and the same.
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Old 22 October 2018, 09:22 PM   #11
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Thanks for another fascinating thread Rob. Great work. I wonder if Alex Clark and Alexander Clark of Shanghai (pre-WWII) were one and the same.
Thanks Adam, my pleasure! That's really cool; that's gotta be the same Alex Clark right? We talk about how "the world is flat" now but sometimes it's impressive how "flat" the business world already was 100 years ago!
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Just stumbled across another:

J. Grason & Sons Leamington (England):
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Hope it's ok - my first post! - to add to the OP's collection some pictures of my Rolex / Dunklings Pocket watch, I think its from around the 1920's (and from Australia).

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Thanks Adam, my pleasure! That's really cool; that's gotta be the same Alex Clark right? We talk about how "the world is flat" now but sometimes it's impressive how "flat" the business world already was 100 years ago!
Yeah, if you look closely at thise dials there is a full stop after Alex, so "Alex." would be an abbreviation of Alexander.
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A great post, thank you!
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