Windsor Jewels

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Military Watch 2940

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual "Bubbleback" represents one of the most significant leaps forward in the history of sport watches. The innovative case construction featured a screw-down crown and caseback, allowing for unprecedented water-tightness of the case. Alongside the now-ubiquitous Oyster Perpetual indication, the self-winding movement inside allowed the wearer to continuously tell time without having to regularly wind the watch.

The ref. 2940 we have here dates in 1942 . what makes these watches so special and collectible. The details here are reminiscent of the configuration Rolex utilized in subsequent years for the "pre-Explorer" models with applied dart markers at each hour and a three, six, nine dial arrangement. The alpha hands really top off the look along with the steel seconds hand providing a pop of color that is classy and fits the design so well. . The dial has developed some patina that collectors like . This adds to the overall look of the watch and makes the dial unique. It is a sharp watch that looks just as good today as it did 75 years ago.

We paired this Bubbleback with steel stretch bracelet.

Maker: Rolex
Model: Bubbleback
Reference: 2940
Year: 1942
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 32mm width x 39.3 height; 12.8mm thickness
Crystal: Plexiglass
Lume: Yes, radium
Caliber: Rolex, self-winding, caliber 9 3/4''
Bracelet/Strap: Black Strap
Lug Width: 17mm
Box/Papers: No

Things We Love:

- Classic "Bubbleback" shape
- Luminous alpha hands
- Applied hour markers
- Creamy lume patina

Things To Know:

- Scratches on case

The watch is in overall excellent vintage condition. The case is strong with scratches. The back of the lugs show some scratches that are most likely from strap changes. The caseback has a few scratches and small marks. The numbers between the lugs at six o'clock are clearly visible. The smooth bezel is in good condition with scratches.

The dial is in overall great condition with patina. . The hands and applied hour markers have developed patina. The steel seconds hand remains vibrant. The lume on the hands and on the dial have aged to nearly the same color.

The crystal has light scratches. The case, dial, movement, and crown are signed

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