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Vintage Rolex Bubbleback 2940
Vintage Rolex Bubbleback 2940
Vintage Rolex Bubbleback 2940
Vintage Rolex Bubbleback 2940
Vintage Rolex Bubbleback 2940
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Vintage Rolex Bubbleback 2940

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Vintage Rolex Bubbleback 2940
Vintage Rolex Bubbleback 2940
Vintage Rolex Bubbleback 2940
Vintage Rolex Bubbleback 2940

Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 160992
Nickname: Rolex Bubbleback
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback Ref 2940 "California Dial"
Serial: 249XXX
Year: Circa 1943
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic self-winding 268
Case: Stainless steel (31mm) w/ Smooth bezel and acrylic crystal 
Dial: Silver "California" Dial w/ Arabic hour markers
Bracelet: Complimentary Italian leather strap (other strap options available at no cost to customer)
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box 
Warranty: This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty.
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Vintage Watch Condition Examination:

This Bubbleback is in great, honest vintage condition. The case has scratches and some wear. The case number and "Stainless Steel R.W.C" text is still visible on the caseback. The crown shows some wear. The dial has developed patina and has some wear and scratches throughout. The lume on the dial has aged to an attractive beige color with some degradation and darker patina. The hands have developed patina and all the lume is gone from the hands giving them a skeletonized look. The crystal has some wear. 

Description: Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2940 Bubbleback

The Rolex Bubbleback is credited as being the first official Oyster Perpetual timepiece, which included a waterproof Oyster case as well as a Perpetual movement with self-winding technology. Its feature set is characterized by a rounded case back that was developed to make room for the movement itself. The barrel-shaped case also includes broader lugs and a distinct dial, which is set with Arabic numerals and sword-shaped hands. Dating back to the 1940s, this ref. 2940 is a precursor to the brand's immensely successful line of sports watches that were to follow in just a few short years. As an older pre-owned Rolex, the Oyster Perpetual 2940 also features an acrylic crystal.  The luminous material on the dial has aged over the years and adds tremendous character to the overall watch.

* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


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