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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver United States of America, California, San Diego
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 14k Yellow Gold Bubble...
$3,995
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm United States of America, California, Cardiff
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Rolex Bubbleback 14K Pink Gold
$8,200
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 24mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Massapequa Park
Rolex RARE Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ovetto Bubble Back Two-Tone...
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32.3mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Pleasant Hill
Rolex Bubble Back, Ref 3131, 14K Yellow Gold, Silver Dial, 1946
$4,575
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k Gold Watch
$14,995
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 30mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Lipton Bubbleback Vintage 30mm Manual Wind - Steel
$9,750
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm White No numerals United States of America, Texas, Houston
Rolex Oyster Perpetual tutone original dial c. 1953-54
$4,135
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Marina Del Rey
Rolex Bubble Back California Dial
$3,695
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, North Carolina, Charlotte
Rolex Vintage 1953 Semi-Bubbleback Embossed 3,6,9 Dial on Jubilee
$2,250
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back
$3,700
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445
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Woodbury
Rolex 1945 Bubble Back Men's Oyster Royal 2940 Auto 32mm
$2,188
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 33mm Silver United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Men's Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6564 Automatic Bubbleback,...
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34.1mm White No numerals United States of America, California, Pleasant Hill
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 6085 14K Gold Rare “RED OFFICIALLY”...
$6,795
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 5015
$3,950
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back
$1,990
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 33mm Champagne United States of America, Florida, 33431
Rolex Vintage 1940’s Hooded Bubbleback 14k Gold & Steel Mens...
$15,500
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Marina Del Rey
Rolex Bubble Back 14k Gold
$5,295
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Vintage Steel...
$8,990
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel United States of America, Texas
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$2,250
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 5026 Bubble Back Men's Watch
$9,299
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Men's ref.6085 Oyster Bubbleback Automatic, c.1951 Swiss...
$3,800
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 40mm White Arabic numerals
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Rolex Vintage Bubble-back in 14K Rose Gold Men's Watch Patina...
$3,638
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White No numerals United States of America, Mississippi, Greenville
Rolex Bubble Back
$3,950
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
$6,900
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm No numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,350
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White No numerals United States of America, Colorado, Denver
Rolex Bubble Back
$3,500
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 31mm Black United States of America, Texas, Dallas
Rolex Vintage Bubbleback 2940 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
$2,950
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 28mm White United States of America, California, West Hollywood
Rolex Square “Bubbleback” 18K YG circa 1950
$4,500
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 2940
$2,899
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 33mm White United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Mens Oyster Perpetual Automatic ref.6564 c.1958 Vintage...
$3,307
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Gold Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Bubble Back
$3,500
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Glendale
Rolex Bubble Back
$4,100
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
$7,500
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084
$3,450
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 33mm United States of America, Washington, Bellevue
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Watch 6084
$3,300
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Dallas
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Men's Ref. 4021
$4,950
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm United States of America, Florida, Fort Myers
Rolex Bubbleback stell and gold 32mm
$4,850
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm United States of America, New York, New York
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$4,995
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Silver United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Men's Rolex 18K Gold Oyster Perpetual 3372 Bubble Back...
$5,900
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Rolex 1946 Vintage Mens WWII Era Bubbleback, Ref. 2940, Stainless
$2,682
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Ref-6085 14k Yellow...
$8,832
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm United States of America, California, West Hollywood
Rolex SS/14K YG Oyster Perpetual ref 6085 circa 1953
$4,650
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
$3,300
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 2940
$2,600
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White United States of America, Texas, Dallas
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel Men's...
$3,950
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver
Rolex Bubble Back
$3,417
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
$4,995
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353
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 33mm Silver United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
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$3,200
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver United States of America, Florida, Sarasota
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback
$3,555
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver No numerals United States of America, Virginia, ARLINGTON
Rolex 6084 Bubbleback
$3,500
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 24.5mm White United States of America, California, West Hollywood
Rolex Lady Square “Bubbleback” 18K YG circa 1950
$4,350
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,250
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
Rolex Oyster Date Stainless Steel Leather Strap - 6084
$2,495
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32.2mm United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Rolex Vintage 1945 Rolex Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronome...
$2,999
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel United States of America, Florida, POMPANO BEACH
Rolex Bubbleback
$2,900
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back
$12,995
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Men's Oyster Royal 2940 Bubbleback Automatic, c.1946...
$3,995
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White United States of America, California, Woodland Hills. We accept cryptocurrency
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Semi Bubble Back Ref. 6332 Automatic
$2,350
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White No numerals United States of America, Connecticut, Fairfield
Rolex Bubble Back
$3,575
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm United States of America, California, West Hollywood
Rolex SS Bubbleback retailed by Mappin & Webb circa 1937
$3,650
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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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