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Did Tudor ever place the words Rolex on their dial? Or did they always say Tudor and nothing else?
I'm seen some vintage Rolex bubblebacks described as being 100% original, but also having a "California" dial. I'm confused now. I assumed "California" referred to a design/color/marker layout or whatnot.I don't believe Rolex ever appeared on a Tudor dial from the factory. You'll see it on the case-back, and the Rolex crown was used on the crown of the watch, but to the best of my knowledge never on the dial. Dials you see with "Rolex" on them are what they call California dials. Another word for aftermarket or made up dials. They were never made by Rolex or Tudor that I'm aware of. Just a way for people to sell it for more money aftermarket. Ironically though, it those dials destroys the value of the watch (especially vintage) not increases it as the price would suggest.