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Rolex 14K PG Bubbleback ref 3372 circa Xmas 1947

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A Christmas present from 69 years ago, could be a Christmas present again! Rolex 14K PG Bubbleback ref 3372 serial # 495,xxx circa 1947. Featuring a 32mm diameter tonneau shaped Oyster case with fine engine turned bezel, acrylic crystal, original matte salmon dial with luminous indexes and pencil style luminous hands and with period pink bubbleback crown. Powered by self winding Rolex caliber NA movement with sweep seconds. Very nice condition case with beefy lugs, little worn engraved bezel, sharp “ledge” on inside edge of lugs, and with interesting hand engraved personalized caseback dated 1947. Case back hand engraving indicates that this watch was presented 69 years ago in 1947 as a post World War II Christmas present to a colleague.

Serviced by our finest veteran watchmaker and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation. Offered with your choice of exotic skin strap.

The Bubbleback Story: Bubblebacks marked the introduction of the first successful self winding wrist watch movement. The name bubble back derives from the rounded caseback to accommodate the self winding movement. The bubble back model was introduced in 1933 and was continued well into the late 1940’s with countless variations of metal and dial configuration. Bubble backs were made in stainless steel, steel and gold, rose gold, 9K, 10K, 14K, 18K, hooded case variations, even manual wind versions in the 1930’s. The early models through the 1940’s featured dials with luminous indexes and luminous hands. Later in the 1950’s, the dials had generally less interesting small raised dial indexes and non luminous hands. While bubble backs are no longer the staple of every collection, partly due to surge in popularity of the larger sport models, the bubble back we offer here is a great looking and classic example, suitable for a man’s small or woman’s wrist.

 

 

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Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Bubbleback

Model/Case Ref#

3372

Man's / Lady's

Men

Case Serial #

495,xxx

Circa

1947

Case mm

32mm

Case Metal

14K Rose Gold

Bezel

engined turned

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

period crown

Dial & Hands

original salmon dial

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

Rolex calibre NA

Date Function

no

Strap / Bracelet

Fine leather, cordovan, or exotic skin strap

Strap / Bracelet Size

17mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

Brand

Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Rolex watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

Rolex 14K PG Bubbleback ref 3372 circa Xmas 1947

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