The Rolex is a Japanese 6×6 TLR. It is attributed to Toyo Seiko by Sugiyama, probably because of the name similarity with the Rolex 35 III which has a "Toyo Seiko" engraving.
The Rolex is a copy of the Ricohflex III and followers. It has externally geared lenses for focusing, and a knob on the photographer's right for film advance. The shutter release is at the bottom of the front plate, actuated by the photographer's right hand. There is a PC synch post on the opposite side. The viewing hood contains a large optical sportsfinder, perhaps of the Albada type with a semi-silvered front element. The name ROLEX is inscribed in capital letters on a nameplate above the front plate.
The only example observed so far is pictured in Sugiyama. It reportedly has an NKS-TB shutter giving B, 1–200 speeds and C. Master Anastigmat 80/3.5 lenses.
- McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). P.933.
- Sugiyama, Kōichi (杉山浩一); Naoi, Hiroaki (直井浩明); Bullock, John R. The Collector's Guide to Japanese Cameras. 国産カメラ図鑑 (Kokusan kamera zukan). Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1985. ISBN 4-257-03187-5. Item 2251.
The Rolex TLR is not listed in Kokusan kamera no rekishi.