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Rolex Bubble Back 36mm Steel
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Engine Turned Bezel 5031 Bubble Back...
$2,899
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Phigora
230
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned Yellow gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
$7,750
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Interwatches
233
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 34mm Yellow gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 14k Yellow Gold
$3,995
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Quality Diamonds
46
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Rose gold
Rolex Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 18k pink Gold Vintage 1947
$5,100
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Sea Wave Diamonds
201
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Steel
Rolex Men's Oyster Royal 2940 Bubbleback Automatic, c.1946...
$3,752
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GMTSKY
438
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 33mm Gold/Steel
Rolex Vintage 1940’s Hooded Bubbleback 14k Gold & Steel Mens...
$15,500
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Jewels in Time
81
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Steel
Rolex Bubbleback
$2,000
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Tarrytown Jewelers
166
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 30mm Gold/Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
$2,500
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Private Seller
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 34mm Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Two Tone 6103 All Ovettone
$3,200
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Porcello Jewelers
64
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 34mm Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Watch -- Bubble Back -- 6085
$3,475
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JB Hudson Jewelers
40
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned Yellow gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
$8,950
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Interwatches
233
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 36mm Yellow gold
Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k Gold Watch
$14,995
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Raymond Lee Jewelers
5
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 34mm Gold/Steel
Rolex Bubbleback 6084 Men's Watch in 14kt Stainless Steel/Rose...
$4,250
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Gemma by WP Diamonds
81
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 33mm
Rolex Vintage 6084 Oyster Perpetual 1952 14K Gold Bubbleback...
$7,120
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GMTSKY
438
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Steel
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,350
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Second Time Around Watch Company
96
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Rose gold
Rolex Bubbleback
$3,700
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Tarrytown Jewelers
166
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 34mm Gold/Steel
Rolex Men's Oyster Model 6085
$1,995
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Swiss Brands, Inc.
9
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Steel
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 2940
$2,859
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A2M Gems Inc
 
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Steel
Rolex Oyster - Perpetual / 2-Tone / 6084
$3,100
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Sea Wave Diamonds
201
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32.8mm Yellow gold
Rolex Oyster BubbleBack, 3131, 14K Gold, Vintage, Year 1946
$4,345
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Estates Consignments
100
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Rose gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 3696 18k Rose Gold Vintage Mens Watch
$4,299
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Phigora
230
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Steel
Rolex Bubble Back
$3,495
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AJ Watches
204
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 31.5mm Rose gold
Rolex Signed Billy Graham to Lee Fisher 1950 Solid Gold...
$15,200
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GMTSKY
438
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Steel
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
$4,250
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Second Time Around Watch Company
96
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Rose gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble back
$3,700
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Tarrytown Jewelers
166
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 34mm Steel
Rolex RARE Stick Rolex Vintage Army 4961 Brown Leather Strap...
$5,494
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry of Smithtown
82
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Gold/Steel
Rolex Bubbleback stell and gold 32mm
$4,850
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Private Seller
 
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 31mm Yellow gold
Rolex Oyster (bubbleback)
$6,700
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finertimes.com
 
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 34mm Steel
Rolex 1946 Vintage Rolex Oyster Arabic Chronometer Bubble Back...
$2,000
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Collectors Coins of Lynbrook LLC
32
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 36mm Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 5026 Bubble Back Watch
$9,299
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Phigora
230
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 31mm Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Stainless Steel
$2,995
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AJ Watches
204
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 33mm Steel
Rolex Mens Oyster Perpetual Automatic ref.6564 c.1958 Vintage...
$3,840
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GMTSKY
438
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 34mm Yellow gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084
$5,250
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Second Time Around Watch Company
96
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 24mm Gold/Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
$1,900
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Tarrytown Jewelers
166
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Yellow gold
Rolex Bubble Back 5015 Unpolished Mens Automatic Vintage Watch...
$5,995
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Empire Time Inc
56
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 36mm Gold/Steel
Rolex Vintage S/Steel & 18k Bubble Back Automatic Watch Ref...
$6,999
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Private Seller
 
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Rose gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Bubble Back 9k Rose Gold Circa...
$4,695
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Element iN Time NYC
205
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Rolex Bubble Back
Rolex Rare Vintage Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Oyster Perpetua...
$11,000
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Hawaii Estate & Jewelry Buyers
 
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Steel
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 2940
$2,699
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Phigora
230
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 34mm Steel
Rolex Bubble Back
$7,995
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AJ Watches
204
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned Yellow gold
Rolex Bubble Back in rose gold
Price on request
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Alessandro Ciani
 
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 24mm Gold/Steel
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 5003
$3,600
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Second Time Around Watch Company
96
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 33mm
Rolex 6084 Semi Bubbleback Watch Alligator Skin Band Ruby Jewels
$3,799
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Carter's Diamonds
9
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 3372 Mens Automatic Watch...
$4,995
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Empire Time Inc
56
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Steel
Rolex Vintage Hooded Bubbleback Steel Gold Watch 3065
$7,900
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SwissWatchExpo
144
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 36mm Steel
Rolex Bubble Back
$2,800
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Diamond & Jewelry Gallery
 
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Yellow gold
Rolex Bubble Back
$5,900
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Empire Diamond Corporation
5
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned Tantalum
Rolex Bubble Back
$16,000
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Continental Coin & Jewelry Co.
 
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Gold/Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
$4,495
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AJ Watches
204
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned Steel
Rolex Bubble Back Viceroy Steel & Rose Gold
$3,500
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Timeless Luxury
12
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 34mm Gold/Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
$3,450
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Second Time Around Watch Company
96
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Yellow gold
Rolex Semi Bubble Back 14K gold certified chronometer ref 6084
$3,199
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Private Seller
 
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Steel
Rolex Bubble Back 2940 Mens Automatic Vintage Watch Silver...
$2,995
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Empire Time Inc
56
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Gold/Steel
Rolex SS/14K YG Ribbed Hooded Bubbleback circa 1940’s
$5,850
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Wanna Buy A Watch?
35
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned Red gold
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL BUBBLE CHRONOMETER 14K Rose Gold Unisex...
$4,495
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Natiluxia LLC
51
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Rose gold
Rolex Bubble Back BubbleBack 3131 Yellow Gold
$4,818
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WearingTime LLC
22
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned
Rolex Vintage Rare Rolex Mid size Oyster Perpetual Ref 3348
$4,250
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DeMesy Fine Watches
84
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 32mm Gold/Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
$4,995
Free shipping
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AJ Watches
204
US
Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 33mm
Rolex 6084 Oyster Perpetual Semi Bubbleback - Vintage Men's W
$2,100
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Swiss Watch Chalet
17
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Rolex Bubble Back pre-owned 34mm Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
$3,300
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Second Time Around Watch Company
96
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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