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Rolex Collectible Gay Frères Bamboo Military Ssteel Bracelet 15mm Bubbleback

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1930 | No original box | No original papers
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Listing code D0XVM1
Brand Rolex
Reference number Collectible Gay Frères Bamboo Military SSteel Bracelet 15mm BubbleBack,OMEGA,IWC,Jaeger watches
Type Bracelet/strap
Year of production 1930 (Approximation)
Location France, PARIS
Price €800 (= $894) [Negotiable]
Availability Item needs to be procured


Rare Rolex Antique & Collectable 1940's GAY FRERES "Bamboo /Bonklip" type ssteel bracelet for sale !

The clasp, which is working well, is stamped “GF W 4-68 STEELINOX SWISS MADE ”; and has the letters “G” and “F” stamped either side of the company’s trade mark.

Like a “Bonklip”, the strap can be adjusted to any length, from very small up to a maximum of 9½ inches (24 cms) plus the width of the watch.

The reason that the bracelet is so much greater in diameter than even the biggest male wrist is so that, like a “Bonklip”, the watch can be around a jacket sleeve if necessary e.g. in a military setting.
These bracelets, often called “bamboo” bracelets, are similar to the Bonklip watch bracelet that was fitted to many good quality military watches in the middle years of the last century.
The great thing about these particular Gay Frères straps however, is that they were fitted as standard to many Rolex models in the 1920s and 1930s, 40s, including the Rolex Oyster, the Rolex Perpetual and the Rolex Imperial.
They are now quite uncommon to find.
Endlinks measures 15,43mm

Later, in 1940, Gay Frères developed the "rice bead" watch bracelet design specifically for Rolex, when Rolex wanted a distinctively new look for its watches.
In 2001, Rolex bought the Gay Frères company and now makes its own bracelets.
Gay frères is now Rolex.

c o n d i t i o n :
This example is in nice shape, straight, clean condition.
It is probably as good an original example as you will find.
It has 15mm endlinks and links themselves are flexible & soft to wear for daily use.
Brushed & polished elegant finish.
Very soft & light for this summer
The bracelet ends can be prised open to allow.
25cm total length.
Stamped on the centers links : GF W 4-68 STEELINOX SWISS MADE
This vintage GF strap to be fitted to a watch with fixed lugs if necessary.

If you like vintage looks with very good condition collectibles luxurywatches bracelet for luxury watches, this one is made for you.

Condition is good with normal marks of wear very light.


#GF bamboo

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