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Vintage stainless steel Rolex Oyster Semi-bubble back reference 6084

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Vintage stainless steel Rolex Oyster Semi-bubble back reference 6084

A brief history on the Rolex Bubble back.

Rolex introduced to the world their first automatic movement in 1933. Although it was not the first automatic watch ever made, it did cement their name as makers of quality movements. Due to the somewhat large automatic rotor, the case had to be bulbous at the back, giving rise to the term “bubble back”. Although not officially recognised as a term used by Rolex, the use of describing an early automatic Rolex as either a bubble back or semi-bubble back has entered the vintage Rolex world vernacular as standard. Rolex bubble back and semi-bubble back watches have always been seen as a reliable and collectable Rolex watch to wear all the time and/or add to any watch collection.


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