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Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver
Rolex 1940 Rare Vintage Stainless Steel Gentlemen's 2764
C$ 11,874
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US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 29mm White
Rolex Oyster Ref. 3133
C$ 6,457
Verified Dealer
350
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm
Rolex 6075 Bubble Back 18k Gold Watch
C$ 20,317
Verified Dealer
7
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 5015
C$ 8,062
Free shipping
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561
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm Black Canada, lethbridge
Rolex Bubble Back
C$ 5,500
Private Seller
 
CA
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm No numerals Canada, Toronto
Rolex Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Certified Chronometer...
C$ 3,387
Private Seller
 
CA
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm No numerals Canada, Toronto
Rolex Semi Bubble Back 14K gold certified chronometer ref 6084
C$ 3,386
Private Seller
 
CA
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual tutone original dial c. 1953-54
C$ 5,603
Verified Dealer
40
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Champagne Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Hooded Lugs Vintage Steel...
C$ 13,536
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243
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Champagne Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
C$ 5,418
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US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Vintage Bubble Back 9k Rose Gold Circa...
C$ 6,361
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276
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 36mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback
C$ 33,866
Free shipping
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269
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32.8mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster BubbleBack, 3131, 14K Gold, Vintage, Year 1946
C$ 5,887
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125
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Vintage 32mm Bubble Back 14K Rose Gold Automatic - Preowned
C$ 5,147
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71
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 3065
C$ 13,888
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122
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm Silver
Rolex Vintage Rolex Bubbleback 6084 Men's Watch in 14kt...
C$ 5,758
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111
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 5015 Unpolished Mens Automatic Vintage Watch...
C$ 8,123
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80
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 6107 - Cal 645 bubble back – Serviced
C$ 4,464
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85
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback Pink Gold/SS Tropical circa 1945
C$ 7,926
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53
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex Bubble Back (C24-54)
C$ 6,571
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9
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 31mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Stainless Steel
C$ 4,058
Free shipping
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269
US
Rolex Bubble Back 33mm Silver
Rolex Vintage 1958 Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6106 Bubbleback...
C$ 4,065
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20
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 36mm White
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 5026 Bubble Back Watch
C$ 12,599
Free shipping
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266
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Semi-Bubbleback Ref. 6084
C$ 9,281
Verified Dealer
122
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32 x 35mm Champagne Arabic numerals Canada, Victoria British Columbia
Rolex Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Arabic numerals dial gold
Price on request
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CA
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Bubbleback 3131 Mens Automatic Vintage Watch 18k Yellow...
C$ 5,955
Verified Dealer
80
US
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm
Rolex bubble gold and steel
C$ 15,827
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 34mm White
Rolex SS/14K YG Oyster Perpetual ref 6085 circa 1953
C$ 6,300
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53
US
Rolex Bubble Back 33mm
Rolex Vintage 6084 Oyster Perpetual 1952 14K Gold Bubbleback...
C$ 6,150
Free shipping
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511
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 32mm
Rolex Oyster Chronometer
C$ 6,768
Free shipping
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269
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 2764 Riveted Bracelet
C$ 5,962
Free shipping
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112
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White
Rolex Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 2940
C$ 3,657
Free shipping
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266
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
C$ 5,555
Verified Dealer
122
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 33mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back 14k Yellow Gold Watch 6084
C$ 4,471
Verified Dealer
80
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back 3133 Mens Automatic Vintage Watch 18k Yg 32mm
C$ 5,142
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80
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 36mm
Rolex Vintage S/Steel & 18k Bubble Back Automatic Watch Ref...
C$ 9,483
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 24.5mm
Rolex Lady Square “Bubbleback” 18K YG circa 1950
C$ 6,300
Verified Dealer
53
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
C$ 12,126
Free shipping
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361
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
C$ 6,768
Free shipping
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269
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 33mm Champagne
Rolex Vintage 1940’s Hooded Bubbleback 14k Gold & Steel Mens...
C$ 21,001
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100
US
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm Silver
Rolex Vintage 32mm Bubble Back 14K Rose Gold Automatic Unisex...
C$ 4,741
Free shipping
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US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 34mm No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6085
C$ 4,539
Verified Dealer
122
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 31.5mm White Arabic numerals
Rolex 1948 Vintage Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback, 14K Gold &...
C$ 5,819
Verified Dealer
161
US
Rolex Bubble Back 33mm
Rolex 6084 Semi Bubbleback Watch Alligator Skin Band Ruby Jewels
C$ 5,147
Verified Dealer
12
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32.5mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Solid 14k Rose Gold Bubble Back Automatic Watch 1940s...
C$ 7,234
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Champagne Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback Oyster Perpetual 18k pink Gold Vintage 1947
C$ 6,910
Verified Dealer
232
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Honey Comb 6085 Vintage Mens Watch
C$ 10,501
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
361
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back
C$ 5,413
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
269
US
Rolex Bubble Back 33mm
Rolex Hooded Bubble Back 14k Gold/Steel Ref. 3065
C$ 13,515
Verified Dealer
46
US
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back Vintage Chronometer Hooded 3065 Automatic 14k
C$ 14,836
Verified Dealer
63
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 2940
C$ 5,758
Verified Dealer
122
US
Rolex Bubble Back Rose gold 32mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex 1946 Vintage Mens Ref. 3372 "Luxury Model" Bubbleback Watch
C$ 5,819
Verified Dealer
161
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Model 6084
C$ 6,449
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
5
US
Rolex Bubble Back 32mm
Rolex Bubble Back
C$ 6,639
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel
Rolex Bubbleback
C$ 3,929
Verified Dealer
16
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Yellow No numerals
Rolex Oyster - Perpetual / 2-Tone / 6084
C$ 4,200
Verified Dealer
232
US
Rolex Bubble Back Steel 32mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Bubble Back
C$ 4,735
Free shipping
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269
US
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 36mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold Semi-Bubble Back
C$ 37,067
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
394
UK
Rolex Bubble Back Yellow gold 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual honeycomb Dial Gold
C$ 11,638
Verified Dealer
1133
NL
Rolex Bubble Back Gold/Steel 24mm No numerals
Rolex Bubbleback Ref. 5003
C$ 4,878
Verified Dealer
122
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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