1952 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual (Ref. 6084) Explorer Dial "Big Bubble Back"
In the early 1920s when watch brands were competing to create the first successful automatic movements from scratch, Rolex took a different approach. By affixing an automatic rotor mechanism on top of their existing manual wind movements, they ended up creating a very thick Oyster Perpetual case that we lovingly know as the "Bubble Back". Stacking the automatic mechanism on top of the manual wind movement proved beneficial, as it allowed the rotor to swing in 360 degrees without obstruction. The addition of the automatic rotor also muffled the existing manual movement, creating a quieter running watch.
With an array of dial variants and models, Bubble Backs offer a charming presence on the wrist without breaking the bank. We love the warmth of the patina on this 6084!
|Dial||Cream Explorer Dial|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The beautiful case appears to have only been very lightly polished in the past and interestingly features lug holes only on the left side of the case, giving the watch a charming vintage appeal. The thin, smooth stainless steel bezel has a handsome aesthetic and shows almost no signs of use. The case retains its original "Rolex Super Oyster" crown. The bubble case back is in wonderful condition light signs of use, common for the watch's age. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The beautiful and early chapter ring "Swiss Made" Explorer dial has achieved a consistent and attractive warm patina. The dial has aged evenly throughout with only minimal signs of the watch's age. The original radium lume dots at the end of each dagger marker have taken on a dark patina and exhibit very minimal degradation. The original radium alpha hands have aged similarly to the dial and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.