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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 14k Rose gold on strap "BUBBLE BACK" (14904)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 14k Rose gold on strap "BUBBLE BACK" (14904)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Reference: 3131 "BUBBLE BACK", 14k Rose Gold on Strap, Super Oyster Crown, Silver Dial with Arabic Numerals, Automatic Movement, COSC, Size: 32mm, Thickness: 13mm, Solid Gold Screw On Back,Excellent Condition with European Watch Co. Box and Warranty Card. (14904)

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This is a vintage c. 1940 14K rose gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback, 3131. It has a leather strap with a rose gold tang buckle, a super Oyster crown, and an acrylic crystal. The 32mm diameter curved bezel, circular dial, tonneau-shaped Oyster case, and downturned lugs are polished, as is the coin-edged half-dome-shaped "bubble" screwed down case back and crown. The dial is silver with a beautiful patina, with rose gold applied Roman numeral and baton hour index markers, and an outer minute/seconds track. It includes a Certified Swiss Official Chronometer (COSC) certification. It has gold alpha hands and a blued sweep seconds hand. The movement is signed "Rolex Perpetual Chronometer," and the 13mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. The automatic self-winding Rolex movement is rhodium-plated. It's constructed with 18 jewels, a shock absorber mechanism, a straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic balance, and a self-compensating flat balance spring. Rolex debuted the first bubbleback in 1933, which featured the first auto-rotor. Rather than making the watch larger, Rolex invented the half-domed case back to accommodate the thicker rotor mechanism. In English it was designated “Bubbleback,” and the Italians named it the "ovettone" or “Little Egg.” The first two-piece case debuted with model 3131 in 1936. Rolex produced the auto-rotor mechanism based on the Aegler movement in hunter watches featuring a “perpetual motion” winding mass. They patented their first perpetually self-winding wristwatch in 1932, introducing the Bubbleback a year later.

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European Watch Company maintains the highest possible standard in the industry when it comes to the quality of our timepieces. Prior to being listed for sale, every one of our watches are five position tested and meticulously inspected by our on-staff watchmakers. Our goal is to make sure that our watches are in exceptional “like new” condition, both mechanically and cosmetically, so they are ready to wear right when they are delivered to you. To provide further peace of mind, we provide a one year limited warranty on all our timepieces. We have worked very hard over the last 30 years to build up our 5-star reputation. We are confident that we can find the perfect watch for you to cherish and enjoy!

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I have been dealing with European Watch Company for over ten years, and have purchased several wrist watches, including IWC, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Jaeger-LeCoultre. They were not only fairly priced but arrived in like-new condition, fully warranted by European Watch Company. This company has an attentive, knowledgeable staff, a large inventory, and is a genuine pleasure to deal with.

P.V. Pawel

Just completed my 7th transaction with EWC and for the 7th time the transaction was smooth, flawless and quick. Joshua is quick to respond to any e-mails and answer any questions. Ashley knows how to complete the necessary paperwork to avoid any delays at Customs as I am located in Canada and all paperwork needs to be completed perfectly which she is an expert at. You only want to deal with the best and the team at EWC is the best. There is a Yiddish word to describe the people at EWC and that word is mensches which translates to people of integrity and honour.

Jeff B.

Winnipeg, Canada

After a lengthy search I located the Patek Philippe I desired at EWC, but the decision to make a high dollar purchase over the internet was a difficult one. Through numerous emails with Justin and looking at reviews of EWC I made the decision to proceed and I am now ECSTATIC. The watch is exactly as described and pictured. It was perfectly packaged and shipped FedEx overnight. My watch collection now includes the watch I have been seeking for over a year.In summary, you can deal with the EWC staff with confidence. They are professional, honest and you will receive a quality watch which will put a smile on your face.

Chuck J.

Phoenix, AZ

I live in San Francisco but the EWC website is the first place I check once I get an impulse for a particular watch. EWC's website is cozy and feels like home. I enjoy the photos, presentation, description and historical notes of each item and really like their next day delivery, so I stay loyal to them. Sometimes I must wait awhile for a watch to become available but can usually find anything I want. Then there are the watches you never knew you wanted until you see them here.

Scott Blalock

San Francisco

Dear EWC, I have just completed my very first purchase with your company: a mint Lange Datograph. Robert was extremely help throughout the process with the item delivered nicely packed to my Hong Kong address within days. The condition of the watch was absolutely mint as described and has exceeded my expectations, even under a loupe! I will be a return customer in no time. Well done!

James C.

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