1952 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual (Ref. 6107) "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.
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The Oyster-Perpetual features the classic stainless steel Oyster case measuring 34 millimeters and comes equipped with a beautiful, rugged engine-turned bezel. The bezel adds so much to this watch, creating a far more interesting look than the usual flat bezel. The watch also retains its original Rolex "Super-Oyster" Brevet brown. The watch comes worn on a dark blue 2pc leather strap.
The silver dial has gained a beautiful cream patina that radiates out from the center and beautifully matches the aged radium in the markers and hands. Speaking of markers and hands, this Oyster-Perpetual features sharp triangle hour markers and long and seemingly lethal alpha-style hands.
None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.