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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm United States of America, California, Huntington Beach
Rolex Oyster Perpetual "bubble Back" 3372 Stainless Steel
$6,308
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334
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 6084
$3,450
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716
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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
$4,450
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 33mm Silver United States of America, New York, New York
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Rolex 'bubbleback', Ref. 2910 Stainless Steel Wristwatch With...
$2,225
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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...
$10,090
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm White No numerals United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
Rolex Bubble Back
$15,847
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm United States of America, California, San Diego
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6084 Bubble Back Yellow...
$3,295
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276
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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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202
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm White No numerals United States of America, California, Santa Monica
Rolex Bubble Back 18k Rose Gold "Unpolished condition"
$6,750
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170
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Roman numerals United States of America, California, Playa Del Rey
Rolex 1949 Bubble Back, Stainless Steel, California Dial with...
$3,950
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White No numerals United States of America, California, La Jolla
Rolex Bubble Back
$11,390
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30
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm White No numerals United States of America, Georgia, Atlanta
Rolex Bubble Back 18k Rose Gold 32.5mm White Dial Vintage 1948
$4,499
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188
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm White Roman numerals United States of America, Louisiana, Baton Rouge
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
$5,500
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver No numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back
$6,000
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17
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Ohio, CENTERVILLE
Rolex Bubble Back
$5,000
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Champagne Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Plano
Rolex Bubble Back
$5,400
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex 1944 Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Reference 3696 10k Yellow...
$5,150
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231
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White No numerals United States of America, New York, Wingdale
Rolex Bubble Back
$4,000
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 40mm Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, great neck
Rolex Bubble-Back stainless steel Wristwatch
$3,200
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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
$4,795
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170
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Sarasota
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 32mm Leather Swiss Automatic...
$3,555
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369
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32.2mm Silver United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Rolex Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Military Watch...
$3,999
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44
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 30mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Surfside
Rolex Bubble Back 18k rose gold 30mm watch
$12,500
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77
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Gold Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Bubble Back 3372 Rose Gold 14Kt. Yr: 1948
$3,500
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557
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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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363
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Gold United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex 1946 Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Reference 3133 10k Yellow...
$5,100
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231
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 31mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Houston
Rolex Bubbleback 2940
$4,250
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11
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback
$24,995
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542
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Vintage Bubble Back Sector Dial | Steel | 2940
$7,700
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29
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual BUBBLE 5011 CHRONOMETER 32mm 18K Yellow...
$5,425
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208
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Rolex Bubble Back
$6,999
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44
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2940 Bubble Back Vintage Patina...
$5,995
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186
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Grey United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Datejust Ovettone 6105 Yellow Gold Mens Watch
$9,999
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498
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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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363
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex 1949 Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 5050 Stainless Steel...
$4,300
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231
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold White United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Bubble Back in pink gold original dial
Price on request
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59
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Bubble Back
$7,995
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542
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel White United States of America, California, Pleasanton
Rolex Rare 5050 c. 1949 32mm Men's Watch 18k Yellow Gold White...
$4,399
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367
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel Brown United States of America, Michigan, Birmingham
Rolex Bubbleback SS Automatic Chronometer Ref. 6015
$2,975
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87
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Rolex Bubble Back 32.4mm Pink United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Rolex Vintage 1944 Rolex Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronome...
$3,999
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44
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Midsiz Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref.3372 32mm Bubble Back...
$5,310
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812
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm White No numerals United States of America, Texas, Houston
Rolex Rare Vintage 18K Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ovettone Ref....
$18,950
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76
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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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30
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex 1940's Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 3372 Stainless...
$4,350
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231
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida
Rolex Bubble Back
$4,200
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196
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 35mm United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Bubble Back
$5,995
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542
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold United States of America, Illinois, Chicago
Rolex 6105
Price on request
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8
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver United States of America, Illinois, Wheaton
Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Bubble Back Ref...
$3,500
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10
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34.1mm United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Rolex Vintage 1950 Rolex 14k Gold Big Bubble Back OysterPerpet...
$4,999
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44
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Mens Rolex Oyster Bubble Back 1940s 2940 Chronometer...
$3,960
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812
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Silver United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual 14k Yellow Gold Leather Silver...
$5,990
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86
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 33.5mm Black United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Vintage OYSTER PERPETUAL Bubble Back Automatic Watch...
$4,995
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42
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Rolex Bubble Back 32mm United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex 1947 Vintage Rolex Bubbleback Reference 3131 14k Yellow...
$5,300
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231
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Original Honey Comb 18K Yellow Gold...
$5,690
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868
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Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
$3,995
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542
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Rolex Bubble Back 24mm
Rolex DAU, Bubble Back, 750/-, Automatic, Ref. 5003
$8,288
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40
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER 18K GOLD HONEYCOMB WABENBLATT
$9,738
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679
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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm White No numerals United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
$3,999
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44
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Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 31mm Gold Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage BUBBLE BACK Automatic Ref-3372 in 14k Rose Gold
$8,995
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498
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Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Yellow Gold Semi-Bubble Back Rare Oyster Perpetual...
$32,011
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781
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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.