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Rolex Bubbleback 14K Rose Gold Original Black Dial circa 1946


Great looking vintage man’s Rolex Bubbleback 14K Rose Gold ref 3131 case serial # 444,xxx circa 1946 with very desirable original black luminous dial. Featuring 32mm diameter Oyster case with screw down caseback, screw down crown, smooth bezel, acrylic crystal, and very nice condition original black luminous dial with pink overprint, with patina’d radium indexes and pencil style hands. Dial signed Swiss Made. Powered by self winding Rolex calibre NA movement with sweep seconds. Meticulously serviced by our most accomplished veteran watchmaker. With your choice of fine or distressed leather, or 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 listed here here is a great looking and very collectible classic example, suitable for a man’s small or woman’s wrist.


Additional information



Model Name/Type


Model/Case Ref#


Man's / Lady's


Case Serial #




Case mm


Case Metal

14K Rose Gold






Period style bubleback crown

Dial & Hands

black original dial, radium luminous indexes

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

Rolex calibre NA

Date Function


Strap / Bracelet

Fine leather, cordovan, or exotic skin strap

Strap / Bracelet Size


Country of Origin




Box / Papers



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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.

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Rolex Bubbleback 14K Rose Gold Original Black Dial circa 1946


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