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Sugar Bowl Jan 1, 1951 Oklahoma Sooners versus Kentucky Wildcats Elgin Deluxe

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Kentucky Wildcat fans may still be celebrating this fateful match up against the Oklahoma Sooners, when Southeastern Conference winners (10-1) Kentucky upset favorite Big 7 champ Oklahoma (10-0) during this January 1, 1951 contest at Tulane Stadium.  Oklahoma was coached by famous coach and sports broadcaster Bud WIlkinson, while Kentucky was coached by legend Paul Bear Bryant later to achieve his greatest fame as legendary coach of Alabama’s Crimson Tide.

This remarkable Elgin Deluxe square case, water proof design model celebrates this event on it’s face as well as it’s caseback. A very unusual large for the era square design, that takes a flange crystal, and has a very unusual screw back plate set into the case back.

We surmise that the current watch was given to players and coaching staff of both of these power house teams. This example was presented to Blythe Carney, who is listed as quarter back on the 1951 team roster, but who is designated as “End” on the case back engraving. The exceptionally well preserved original light brown dial reads; SUGAR BOWL 1951 in silver printing, with wide silver leaf style hands. The case back is engraved B. Carney, End, Oklahoma vs Kentucky.

Powered by a 17 jewel manual wind movement, recently serviced and guaranteed. The first time we have seen such a case configuration, a square water proof style model would usually be fitted with case back screws or a thick compression gasket, but here we see an internal screw down disk.

An horological treasure and great piece of Sugar Bowl and Oklahoma Sooner history!

 

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Rolex Serial Numbers and Clasp Codes

Rolex Serial Numbers

Rolex Production Year Serial Number
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M OR V
2007 M OR Z
2006 D OR Z
2005 D
2005 F
2004 F
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K OR Y
2000 K,000,001
2000 P,000,001
1999 A,000,001
1998 U,932,144
1997 U,000,001
1996 T,000,001
1995 W,000,001
1994 S,860,880
1993 S,000,001
1992 C,000,001
1991 N,000,001
1991 X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,980,000
1988 R,598,200
1987 R,000,001
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000
1985 8,614,000
1984 8,070,022
1983 7,400,000
1982 7,100,000
1981 6,520,870
1980 6,434,000
1979 5,737,030
1978 5,000,000
1977 5,008,000
1976 4,115,299
1975 3,862,196
1974 3,567,927
1973 3,200,268
1972 2,890,459
1971 2,589,295
1970 2,241,882
1969 1,900,000
1968 1,752,000
1967 1,538,435
1966 1,200,000
1965 1,100,000
1964 1,008,889
1963 824,000
1962 744,000
1961 643,153
1960 516,000
1959 399,453
1958 328,000
1957 224,000
1956 133,061
1955 97,000
1954 23,000
1953 855,726
1952 726,639
1951 709,249
1950
1949
1948 628,840
1947 529,163
1946 367,946
1945 302,459
1944 269,561
1943 230,878
1942 143,509
1941 106,047
1940 99,775
1939 71,224
1938 43,739
1937 40,920
1936 36,856
1935 34,336
1934 30,823
1933 29,562
1932 29,132
1931
1930 23,186
1929
1928 23,969
1927 20,190
1926 00,001
 

Rolex Clasp Codes

Bracelet CodeYear
A or VA1976
B or VB1977
C or VC1978
D or VD1979
E or VE1980
F or VF1981
G1982
H1983
I1984
J1985
K1986
L1987
M1988
N1989
O1990
P1991
Q1992
R1993
S1994
T or W1995
V1996
Z1997
U1998
X1999
AB2000
DE2001
DT2002
AD2003
CL2004
MA2005
OP2006
EO2007
PJ2008
LT2009
RS2010
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