As the debate continues about the relevance of the dots, is it just me who has noticed that of all the features on the late 50's/early 60's Rolex sports dials, it is the most frequent to have fallen off? If I were a betting man I would say they were definitely added to existing dial configurations, for a reason which we are yet unaware but probably radiation related. If that were the case, the quality controls of adding the dot may not have been up to usual standards, explaining the regular sightings of missing dots.
Here are two examples of the phenomenon on what are otherwise perfect dials. Kevin