1970 Rolex Datejust 36 Buckley Dial 1
Rare and collectible 36mm Rolex Datejust Non-Quick Set
Serial Number 2,247,XXX
Original rare "Buckley" Birth Dial + Birth Box
One Year Warranty
Two tone Gold and Stainless Steel Jubilee Bracelet, with Gold Raised Rolex Crown on closure, with some charming stretch. Bracelet links are oval shaped and was made in the USA for Rolex.
Smooth Gold Bezel
The history of the Buckley dial:
Normally Rolex Dials have applied numerals or indexes. Introduced in the late 1960's, Rolex produced a very limited dial with printed very pronounced Roman numerals. These became known as "Buckley Dials" after a very passionate collector, John Buckley who assembled a large collection of this specific dial watch.
Buckley dials have a closed outer track and painted Roman numerals are printed in black. The indices from 5 to 8 are reversed in their orientation to aid in legibility. The font is also unique to these dials which is longer in their design and has aged more gracefully than the stubby look of a standard Roman dial.