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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