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Rolex Men's Vintage Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual... Rolex Men's Vintage Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual... Ref. No. 6103; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1954; Location: United States, NY, New York Available immediately Premium Trusted Seller since 2014 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $2,299
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Rolex Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 18k pink Gold Vintage 1947 Rolex Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 18k pink Gold Vintage 1947 Ref. No. 3372; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1947; Location: United States, NY, New York Available immediately Premium Trusted Seller since 2012 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $5,100
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ovettone Big Bubble Back Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ovettone Big Bubble Back Ref. No. 6075; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1961; Location: United States, CA, Thousand Oaks Available immediately Premium Trusted Seller since 2007 price on request
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Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 3133 Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 3133 Ref. No. 3133; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1946; Location: United States, CA, Beverly Hills Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2008 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,650
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Rolex Vintage Original Ref. 3372 14k Solid Yellow Gold Bubble... Rolex Vintage Original Ref. 3372 14k Solid Yellow Gold Bubble... Ref. No. 3372; Yellow gold; Condition 1 (mint); Location: United States, NY, Massapequa Park Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $2,995
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Rolex Oyster Lady Bubbleback Ref 5003 Rolex Oyster Lady Bubbleback Ref 5003 Ref. No. 5003; Yellow gold; Manual winding; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1950; Location: United States, CA, Westlake Village Available immediately Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,500
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Bubble Back 9k Rose Gold Circa... Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Bubble Back 9k Rose Gold Circa... Ref. No. 3372; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Location: United States, NY, New York Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2009 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,695
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Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k  Gold  Watch Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k Gold Watch Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Location: United States, FL, Boca Raton Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2012 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $19,995
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Rolex Vintage Hooded Bubbleback Steel Gold Watch 3065 Rolex Vintage Hooded Bubbleback Steel Gold Watch 3065 Ref. No. 3065; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Location: United States, GA, Atlanta Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2011 $9,990
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Rolex Men's Vintage Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual... Rolex Men's Vintage Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual... Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1954; Location: United States, NY, New York Available immediately Premium Trusted Seller since 2014 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $1,999
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Rolex Ref. 3130  "Bubble Back" in great condition Rolex Ref. 3130 "Bubble Back" in great condition [Reserved] Ref. No. 3130; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1936; Location: United States, NY, New York Available immediately Premium Trusted Seller since 2012 $4,950
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Rolex 4019 Rolex Perpetual Bubble Back Rolex 4019 Rolex Perpetual Bubble Back Ref. No. 4019; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1940; Location: United States, CA, Thousand Oaks Available immediately Premium Trusted Seller since 2007 price on request
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Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 4777 Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 4777 Ref. No. 4777; Pink gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1948; Location: United States, CA, Beverly Hills Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2008 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $6,300
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Rolex Bubbleback Rolex Bubbleback Ref. No. 5015; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1949; Location: United States, CA, Los Angeles Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2014 $2,999
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Rolex Vintage 1936 Rolex Ref. 2764 Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback... Rolex Vintage 1936 Rolex Ref. 2764 Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback... Ref. No. 2764; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Location: United States, FL, Miami Available immediately $2,950
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage 14k Yellow Gold Bubble Back... Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage 14k Yellow Gold Bubble Back... Ref. No. 3725; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1945; Location: United States, NY, New York Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2009 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $3,175
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Rolex 18k  Bubble Back Head 425039 on Leather Strap Rolex 18k Bubble Back Head 425039 on Leather Strap Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Location: United States, FL, Boca Raton Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2012 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $7,995
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Rolex Bubbleback 18k Yellow Gold Vintage Watch 3131g Box Papers Rolex Bubbleback 18k Yellow Gold Vintage Watch 3131g Box Papers Ref. No. 3131G; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); With box; With papers; Location: United States, GA, Atlanta Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2011 $5,990
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Rolex Men's Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 18K Yellow Gold... Rolex Men's Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 18K Yellow Gold... Ref. No. 5011; Yellow gold; Automatic; Year 1961; Location: United States, NY, New York Available immediately Premium Trusted Seller since 2014 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $2,499
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Rolex Bubble Back 3372 Rolex Bubble Back 3372 Ref. No. 3372; Steel; Automatic; Year 1944; Location: United States, FL, Surfside Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2006 $3,750
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Rolex Bubble Back Tropical Rolex Bubble Back Tropical Ref. No. 3696; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1945; Location: United States, CA, Thousand Oaks Available immediately Premium Trusted Seller since 2007 price on request
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Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940 Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940 Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1944; Location: United States, CA, Beverly Hills Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2008 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,350
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Rolex "Oyster Perpetual" Semi Bubbleback Non Date. Rolex "Oyster Perpetual" Semi Bubbleback Non Date. Ref. No. 6084; Steel; Automatic; Year 1952; With box; Location: United States, GA, Atlanta Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2010 $2,390
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Rolex 14K Big Bubbleback Barell Award Rolex 14K Big Bubbleback Barell Award Ref. No. 6084; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1951; Location: United States, CT, Newington Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2014 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $4,450
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Rolex 1941 Vintage Mens WWII Era Bubble Bubbleback, Ref. 2940, SS Rolex 1941 Vintage Mens WWII Era Bubble Bubbleback, Ref. 2940, SS Steel; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1941; Location: United States, GA, Suwanee Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2010 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $2,295
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Rolex Bubbleback 5003 Rolex Bubbleback 5003 Yellow gold; Automatic; With box; Location: United States, TX, Dallas Available in 6-10 working days Trusted Seller since 2015 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $2,950
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Silver Dial... Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Silver Dial... Ref. No. 3131; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1948; Location: United States, NY, New York On request Trusted Seller since 2009 Payment & processing through Chrono24 price on request
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Bubbleback Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Bubbleback Ref. No. 2940; Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1937; Location: United States, CA, Los Angeles Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2010 price on request
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Rolex Bubble Back 3869 Rolex Bubble Back 3869 Steel; Automatic; Condition 1 (mint); Year 1940; Location: United States, FL, Surfside Available immediately Trusted Seller since 2006 $2,370
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 14K Gold Vintage Bubbleback Klassiker 1926 Rolex Oyster Perpetual 14K Gold Vintage Bubbleback Klassiker 1926 Ref. No. 3131; Yellow gold; Automatic; Condition 2 (fine); Year 1926; With box; Location: Germany, Langenfeld Available immediately Premium Trusted Seller since 2012 Payment & processing through Chrono24 $5,261
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Rolex Bubbleback – A Case for Innovation

The Rolex Bubbleback is a rare timepiece in the history of watchmaking. Nicknamed for its unmistakable protruding case, this watch captures the style and imagination of the 1930s, a decade when Rolex introduced some of its most daring innovations in horology. Today the Rolex Bubbleback is coveted by serious collectors the world over – not least of all because it is still ticking.

Yet the Bubbleback by Rolex is all the rarer as it was only produced for around twenty years after first appearing in 1933. The intact models seen today are evidence of the high manufacturing standards of Rolex that established the company as industry leaders. What’s more, though none of the models were ever engraved with the Rolex Bubbleback moniker, its reputation as a reliable wristwatch ensured that collectors recognize it on sight – and continue to call it by its endearing nickname. In Italy the Bubbleback is affectionately known as ovetonne or ‘little egg’, and ‘little coffin’ in Hong Kong.

Unique Style of the Bubbleback by Rolex

The Rolex Oyster Bubbleback gets its distinctive rounded case from the unusually thick movement and rotor that, turning on a pivot, sets the winding of the hairspring in motion. It is an ingenious piece of manufacturing that announces itself rather boldly on the wrist as a result of its larger parts.
For horology enthusiasts, the simplicity of the Rolex Bubbleback watch is what makes it a collector’s piece. Together with its unique look, the pure pleasure of telling time without unnecessary embellishment or distraction comes to the fore in the Bubbleback by Rolex. The dial is reserved purely for the hands and Roman numerals, aesthetically reminiscent of the Art Deco movement. As the Bubbleback matured, however, the dial embraced more intricate detailing and style codes.
Rolex Bubbleback watches are available in Rolex Steelium (stainless steel), Rolesor (half gold, half steel) and gold varieties, depending on the wishes of its first owner. The bracelet also has a range of distinctive styles that speak to the personal histories behind each of these vintage timepieces, from steel to textured crocodile leather. Some models also feature expertly woven fabric bracelets that survive to this day.
The case and bezel also deserve special mention, as their design points to developing tastes as well as innovations in manufacturing techniques. Each bezel coveys a unique story with either a smooth, engine-turned style or hooded lugs; while the slight diameter of some Rolex Bubbleback timepieces reveal Rolex’s expansion into the ladies’ watch market in 1941.

The Heart of a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback

For those passionate about the history of timekeeping, the impressive movement in the Rolex Bubbleback is of particular interest. Featuring a balance wheel called a Super Balance that took the Auto-Rotor to new levels of performance; it’s a critical link in the evolution of automatic watches. What’s more, the precursors to Rolex’s iconic Datejust models were also Bubbleback watches, adding another layer to the legend.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback has stood the test of time in form and function until now – and will remain an icon, well into the future.

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