BUBBLEBACKS ONLY GO ONE WAY IN PRICE, UP. It has been appreciating in value for decades and will only continue. The serial number between the lugs has been polished off by years of contact with a thick padded leather band that was on the watch.
It is a design flaw with Rolexes that have the serial number stamped in soft gold. The serial number on the movement is 65411. The watch is from the 1950s. This watch will come with our sales receipt with model number, and authenticity noted.
It will also come our Certificate of Authenticity (COA). Last week the Perpetual winding Rolex signed Bubbleback movement with sweeping seconds hand was fully inspected, it is running well. At that time the watch case, case back, crystal, bracelet and bezel were professionally polished leaving the watch scratch and dent free.
The case measures 34 mm wide excluding the crown (it's an average sized mens watch for the time period, and looks great on ladies too). The crown has some wear through to the gold cap. The coin edges on the case back show no improper tool use.
The band is a non Rolex brand new quality ZRC brand French made lamb skin strap. The dial has never been refinished and has aged nicely. It has a scratch easily visible in the photos. The watch case and bezel is in excellent condition with no wear through to the gold cap.
The pictures have been taken from every angle and represent the watch well, in fact they are 3x magnified, the dial is beautiful, and the watch is polished to a perfect shine. Any imperfections you see in the shine are just reflections the camera caught. This is a beautiful example of this model. EVERY MAJOR PART ON THIS WATCH IS GENUINE ROLEX EXCEPT FOR THE BAND. All of my watches come with a 30 day satisfaction and mechanical guarantee, our Certificate Of Authenticity, and our sales receipt.We do not recommend Rolex Bubbleback watches as every day watches, they are not shock resistant and less water resistant than modern watches. We do not guarantee water resistance on ANY vintage watch we sell. If any major component of the watch is not genuine Rolex (the movement, case, case back, bezel ring, winding crown or bracelet) it is clearly stated in the item description above. We exclude unsigned individual parts like gaskets, bracelet spring bars, crown tubes, crystals, hands, etc. From authentication as they are not Rolex signed. Rolex will not service or recognize watches with aftermarket parts on them. The item "Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback 14k Gold Capped Mens Watch On Lamb Strap 1950s" is in sale since Friday, December 2, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "finetimepieces" and is located in Palm Desert, California. This item can be shipped to United States.