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Rolex Bubbleback

$3,995

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Condition: Pre-owned
Scope of delivery: No original box, no original papers
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Listing number 5SKHV9
Brand Rolex
Model Bubble Back
Code 3852
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1939
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, Kent

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 630 Automatic
Number of jewels 17

Case

Case material Steel

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather

Description

An early steel vintage Rolex Oyster ‘Bubbleback’ Perpetual watch, dated 1939. The case measures 32mm, excluding Rolex Oyster winding crown. The case is signed SAR, Brevette, Suisse, France, Angleterre, USA, Allemagne etc. The calibre 630 automatic movement is signed Rolex Perpetual, Swiss Made, with 17 jewels and numbered. The dial has alternate raised gilt Arabic numerals, outside minute track hands and centre sweep seconds. The dial is signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual above the centre with Chronometer below.

The ‘Bubble Back’ was the first completely watertight automatic watch developed by Rolex. It was named the ‘Oyster Perpetual’. The rounded case back was made to house the self-winding movement rather than the original Oyster case. This gave the name the’Bubble Back’. Rolex only produced this watch from 1933 – 1955.

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