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Rolex SS Bubbleback retailed by Mappin & Webb circa 1937


A great looking early vintage Rolex SS Bubbleback circa 1937 with original patina’d dial and MAPPIN retailer stamped on caseback. Featuring a 32mm diameter Oyster case with screw down case back and early Oyster patent screw down crown. The original matte silver dial has patina’d to a warm parchment color and features gold mirror indexes and gilt baton hands. Powered by calibre N/A self winding movement with sweep seconds.

This early case design features the deep flat back style, rather than the later more rounded back. The case and case back are in especially good condition, previously polished, but not corroded or with damaged case back threads. A very distinctive characteristic of this model is the caseback stamping MAPPIN, indicating that this watch was originally sold by Mappin & Webb, renowned jewelers in London since the eighteenth century. The caseback also bears the oversized Rolex logo crown, another characteristic of the early English market bubbleback watches long before Rolexes were distributed in the U.S. post WW II.

Recently fully serviced and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation. Offered with your choice of fine or sporty leather strap. Your purchase includes our popular fine leather watch pouch, great for travel or storage, a $55.00 value.


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Additional information



Model Name/Type


Model/Case Ref#


Man's / Lady's


Case mm


Case Serial #

112,xxx, n/a



Case Metal

Stainless Steel





Dial & Hands

original dial and hands

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

Rolex N/A caliber


Period style bubleback crown

Strap / Bracelet

Fine leather, cordovan, or exotic skin strap



Date Function


Box / Papers


Country of Origin


Strap / Bracelet Size



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.

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Rolex SS Bubbleback retailed by Mappin & Webb circa 1937