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Rolex Bubbleback 6285 with White Honeycomb Dial
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Rolex Bubbleback 6285 with White Honeycomb Dial
$3,900
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Private Seller
 
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Rolex Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 18k pink Gold Vintage 1947
Rolex Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 18k pink Gold Vintage 1947
$5,100
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Sea Wave Diamonds
105
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Rolex Vintage Rolex Bubble Back 3130 Cartier Dial
Rolex Vintage Rolex Bubble Back 3130 Cartier Dial
$3,999
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Phigora
113
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Rolex Vintage Gold Silver Dial Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 6085
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Rolex Vintage Gold Silver Dial Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 6085
$8,192
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
121
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Stainless Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Stainless Steel
$2,995
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AJ Watches
71
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Rolex Vintage Rolex Yellow Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback...
Rolex Vintage Rolex Yellow Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback...
$4,950
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DeMesy Fine Watches
28
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback California Two Tone 3133 Watch
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback California Two Tone 3133 Watch
$3,993
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Collectors1946
56
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Rolex Bubble Back
Rolex Bubble Back
$6,975
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Vintage Watch: Fabsuisse
19
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 14k Gold Bubble Back 34mm 1957-8
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 14k Gold Bubble Back 34mm 1957-8
$4,095
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Quality Diamonds
 
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084
$3,450
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Second Time Around Watch Company
30
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Rolex 14K Big Bubbleback Barell Award
Rolex 14K Big Bubbleback Barell Award
$4,450
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Pieces Of time, LLC
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Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 18k Rose Gold 3131 Bubble...
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 18k Rose Gold 3131 Bubble...
$3,509
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Phigora
113
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Rolex Vintage S/Steel Bubble Back Automatic Watch c.1946
Rolex Vintage S/Steel Bubble Back Automatic Watch c.1946
$4,178
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Fashion Ace, Inc
7
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Rolex Bubbleback 3131, Rose Gold
Rolex Bubbleback 3131, Rose Gold
$4,450
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Private Seller
 
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Rolex SS ROLEX BUBBLE
Rolex SS ROLEX BUBBLE
Price on request
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Putnam Timepieces
 
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Rolex Vintage Rare Rolex 6085 14k Red Officially Writing
Rolex Vintage Rare Rolex 6085 14k Red Officially Writing
$6,495
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Awad Watches, Inc
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Rolex Vintage Bubbleback
Rolex Vintage Bubbleback
$4,500
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Phil Abrams Fine Jewelry
 
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Rolex Bubble Chronometer 18k G-p Steel Unisex Watch W/ Black...
Rolex Bubble Chronometer 18k G-p Steel Unisex Watch W/ Black...
$2,870
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Natiluxia LLC
19
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
$3,300
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Second Time Around Watch Company
30
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback
$24,995
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AJ Watches
71
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Rolex Vintage Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble...
Rolex Vintage Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble...
$1,999
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Phigora
113
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Rolex Oyster BubbleBack, 3131, Mens, 14K Gold, Vintage, Cream...
Rolex Oyster BubbleBack, 3131, Mens, 14K Gold, Vintage, Cream...
$4,795
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Estates Consignments
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6085 Stainless Steel Gold Watch Circa 1953
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6085 Stainless Steel Gold Watch Circa 1953
$2,996
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La Jolla Jewelry and Collateral Loan Company
25
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Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k  Gold  Watch
Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k Gold Watch
$19,995
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Raymond Lee Jewelers
 
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Rolex Bubbleback 18k Yellow Gold Vintage Watch 3131g Box Papers
Rolex Bubbleback 18k Yellow Gold Vintage Watch 3131g Box Papers
$4,990
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SwissWatchExpo
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Rolex Vintage Super Balanced Oyster Perpetual 6085
Rolex Vintage Super Balanced Oyster Perpetual 6085
$2,600
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Cavalieri Jewelry and Watch llc.
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6085
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6085
$10,900
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Gray & Sons
 
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Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,350
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Second Time Around Watch Company
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Rolex Bubble Back
Rolex Bubble Back
$7,995
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AJ Watches
71
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Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 2940
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 2940
$2,609
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Phigora
113
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Rolex Vintage 10k  Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Automatic Watch
Rolex Vintage 10k Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Automatic Watch
$3,500
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Fashion Ace, Inc
7
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Rolex 1940's Rolex Vintage Bubble Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Ref....
Rolex 1940's Rolex Vintage Bubble Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Ref....
Price on request
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PRIMETIME305
30
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Rolex Bubbleback 1960s
Rolex Bubbleback 1960s
$6,500
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Royal Jewelers
7
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Rolex Vintage Rolex Yellow Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback...
Rolex Vintage Rolex Yellow Gold Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback...
$4,950
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DeMesy Fine Watches
28
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Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Stainless...
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Stainless...
$2,194
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Sumpters Jewelry
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Two Tone 6103 All Original
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Two Tone 6103 All Original
$4,000
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Porcello Jewelers
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
$3,350
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Second Time Around Watch Company
30
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Bubble Back 9k Rose Gold Circa...
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Bubble Back 9k Rose Gold Circa...
$4,695
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Element iN Time NYC
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Rolex Oyster Chronometer
Rolex Oyster Chronometer
$4,995
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AJ Watches
71
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Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL BUBBLE CHRONOMETER 14K Rose Gold Unisex...
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL BUBBLE CHRONOMETER 14K Rose Gold Unisex...
$4,495
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Natiluxia LLC
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Rolex Bubble Back 5048
Rolex Bubble Back 5048
$2,450
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Gray & Sons
 
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Rolex SS ROLEX BUBBLE SWEEP
Rolex SS ROLEX BUBBLE SWEEP
Price on request
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Putnam Timepieces
 
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Rolex Vintage Rare Rolex Mid size Oyster Perpetual Ref 3348
Rolex Vintage Rare Rolex Mid size Oyster Perpetual Ref 3348
$4,950
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DeMesy Fine Watches
28
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Rolex Bubbleback 2940 Automatic Stainless 32mm Circa 1945 Watch
Rolex Bubbleback 2940 Automatic Stainless 32mm Circa 1945 Watch
$2,800
Free shipping
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Time Source
8
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Rolex Silver & Pink Gold Oyster Perpetual ref 6085
Rolex Silver & Pink Gold Oyster Perpetual ref 6085
$4,800
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Matthew Bain Inc
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Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,300
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Second Time Around Watch Company
30
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Rolex Vintage Hooded Bubbleback Steel Gold Watch 3065
Rolex Vintage Hooded Bubbleback Steel Gold Watch 3065
$7,900
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SwissWatchExpo
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Rolex 1940's Rolex Vintage Bubble Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Ref....
Rolex 1940's Rolex Vintage Bubble Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Ref....
Price on request
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PRIMETIME305
30
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Rolex Oyster - Perpetual / 2-Tone / 6084
Rolex Oyster - Perpetual / 2-Tone / 6084
$2,900
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Sea Wave Diamonds
105
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Rolex Bubble Back
Rolex Bubble Back
$5,900
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Empire Diamond Corporation
 
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Rolex Bubble Back 2940 Matte Black Dial
Rolex Bubble Back 2940 Matte Black Dial
Price on request
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Vintage Watches Miami
 
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Rolex Bubble Back
Rolex Bubble Back
$3,500
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Diamond & Jewelry Gallery
 
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Rolex Lady Square “Bubbleback” 18K YG circa 1950
Rolex Lady Square “Bubbleback” 18K YG circa 1950
$4,500
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Wanna Buy A Watch?
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Rolex Bubble Back 3372 Steel Salmon Dial
Rolex Bubble Back 3372 Steel Salmon Dial
Price on request
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Robert Maron, Inc.
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Rolex Super Oyster Ref. 6084
Rolex Super Oyster Ref. 6084
$12,500
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Second Time Around Watch Company
30
US
Rolex Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Arabic numerals dial gold
Rolex Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Arabic numerals dial gold
Price on request
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Prime Time Canada
CA
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back Ref. 3131
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back Ref. 3131
$14,928
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Steiner Maastricht
80
NL
Rolex - Oyster Perpetual Bubble-Back - 6284- Men - 1953
Auction
Rolex - Oyster Perpetual Bubble-Back - 6284- Men - 1953
$5,440
Estimated price
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Catawiki BV
 
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER 18K GOLD HONEYCOMB WABENBLATT
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER 18K GOLD HONEYCOMB WABENBLATT
$10,108
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Timeless Watches GmbH
135
DE
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL 6098 with Arabic Dial BIG Bubbleback...
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL 6098 with Arabic Dial BIG Bubbleback...
$8,400
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Alex Pig Timepieces
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HK
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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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