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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
$5,950
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560
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 2940
$4,247
Verified Dealer
344
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver United States of America, California, Newport Beach
Rolex 1940 Rare Vintage Stainless Steel Gentlemen's 2764
$8,764
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US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k Gold Watch
$14,995
Verified Dealer
7
US
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
Verified Dealer
40
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back
$3,495
Free shipping
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263
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Vintage Steel...
$9,990
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241
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
$3,650
Verified Dealer
121
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Vintage Rolex Bubbleback 6084 Men's Watch in 14kt...
$4,250
Verified Dealer
110
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32.8mm Champagne United States of America, California, Pleasant Hill
Rolex Oyster BubbleBack, 3131, 14K Gold, Vintage, Year 1946
$4,345
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
125
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 29mm White
Rolex Oyster Ref. 3133
$4,870
Verified Dealer
344
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Bubble Back 9k Rose Gold Circa...
$4,695
Verified Dealer
272
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel United States of America, Colorado, Colorado Springs
Rolex Bubble Back (C24-54)
$4,850
Verified Dealer
9
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, NYC
Rolex Vintage 32mm Bubble Back 14K Rose Gold Automatic - Preowned
$3,799
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
71
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
$4,995
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
263
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel Grey Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble back 6028
$10,759
Verified Dealer
13
IT
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084
$3,700
Verified Dealer
121
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, California, West Hollywood
Rolex Bubbleback Pink Gold/SS Tropical circa 1945
$5,850
Verified Dealer
51
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back 3133 Mens Automatic Vintage Watch 18k Yg 32mm
$3,795
Verified Dealer
80
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 29mm
Rolex Oyster 1937 Ref. 3348
$2,831
Verified Dealer
344
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 5026 Bubble Back Watch
$9,299
Free shipping
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266
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver No numerals United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Bubble Back 2764 Riveted Bracelet
$4,400
Free shipping
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112
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32.5mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Rego Park
Rolex Solid 14k Rose Gold Bubble Back Automatic Watch 1940s...
$5,339
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back
$7,995
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
263
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm United States of America, Connecticut, Greenwich
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 6107 - Cal 645 bubble back – Serviced
$3,295
Verified Dealer
84
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,250
Verified Dealer
121
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm White United States of America, California, West Hollywood
Rolex SS/14K YG Oyster Perpetual ref 6085 circa 1953
$4,650
Verified Dealer
51
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 33mm United States of America, Washington, Bellevue
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Watch 6084
$3,300
Verified Dealer
80
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 31mm
Rolex Bubble back Ref. 5010
$4,473
Verified Dealer
344
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back 5015 Unpolished Mens Automatic Vintage Watch...
$5,995
Verified Dealer
80
US
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
Verified Dealer
100
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 36mm United States of America, New York, Rego Park
Rolex Vintage S/Steel & 18k Bubble Back Automatic Watch Ref...
$6,999
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
$3,995
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
263
US
Rolex Bubble Back 33mm Silver United States of America, Virginia, Vienna
Rolex Vintage 1958 Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6106 Bubbleback...
$3,000
Free shipping
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19
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 3133
$4,750
Verified Dealer
121
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 24.5mm United States of America, California, West Hollywood
Rolex Lady Square “Bubbleback” 18K YG circa 1950
$4,650
Verified Dealer
51
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 2940
$2,699
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
266
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
$8,950
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
356
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Rolex 1946 Vintage Mens Ref. 3372 "Luxury Model" Bubbleback Watch
$4,295
Verified Dealer
159
US
Rolex Bubble Back 33mm United States of America, California, San Diego
Rolex 6084 Semi Bubbleback Watch Alligator Skin Band Ruby Jewels
$3,799
Verified Dealer
12
US
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm United States of America, Alabama, Germantown
Rolex Bubble Back
$4,900
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
$4,495
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
263
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 18k pink Gold Vintage 1947
$5,100
Verified Dealer
232
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,300
Verified Dealer
121
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm White No numerals United States of America, Arizona, Tempe
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Model 6084
$4,760
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
5
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubbleback 3131 Mens Automatic Vintage Watch 18k Yellow...
$4,395
Verified Dealer
80
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
$7,750
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
356
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 31.5mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Rolex 1948 Vintage Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback, 14K Gold &...
$4,295
Verified Dealer
159
US
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Vintage 32mm Bubble Back 14K Rose Gold Automatic Unisex...
$3,499
Free shipping
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US
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm United States of America, North Carolina, high point
Rolex bubble gold and steel
$11,681
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back
$4,995
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
263
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 2940
$3,145
Verified Dealer
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,100
Verified Dealer
121
US
Rolex Bubble Back 34mm Champagne
Rolex ‘super’ Oyster Semi-bubbleback 6084
$6,059
Verified Dealer
47
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Steel United States of America, Florida, POMPANO BEACH
Rolex Bubbleback
$2,900
Verified Dealer
16
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Yellow No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster - Perpetual / 2-Tone / 6084
$3,100
Verified Dealer
232
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 33mm Champagne Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Houston
Rolex Vintage Bubbleback
$4,275
Verified Dealer
13
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Silver
Rolex Datejust Rare Official Red Semi-BubbleBack Vintage 6105
$11,748
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
390
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Black
Rolex Bubble Back
$4,229
Private Seller
 
CA
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Chronometer
$4,995
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
263
US
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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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