Evolution of the Bubbleback & Datejust
Apr 21, 2017,02:40 AM
There are a few versions of the Rolex bubblebacks ranging from the lady's version, 28mm version (boy size), 30-32mm normal version and 34mm Semi Bubbleback and the big 36mm bubbleback which evolved to become the Datejust, (with the inclusion of the date function).
The Big Bubbleback starts with ref 4467 and then evolved to varieties of 6305, 6031,6104, 6105 etc...and then to the :
Datejust families 6605, 1601,1603 or the
Pre Explorer 6098, 6298 & the
Turn O graph with 6202
Submariner with 6200, 6204
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By: maxbliss888 : April 14th, 2008-00:39
Selection of 1930's Rolex Prince. 1930s Prince.. : ) ...
By: maxbliss888 : April 14th, 2008-00:49
Vintage 1950s bubbleback Rolex with8 Rolex Crowns on the dial......
By: maxbliss888 : April 14th, 2008-01:03
By: aperna : April 22nd, 2020-06:35
Vintage Rolex Bubbleback & Prince
By: maxbliss888 : April 14th, 2008-20:34
Thanks for your kind words! Been collecting vintage watches since 1988. Times flies, almost 20 years and I am getting Old! The Rolex Prince & Bubblebacks used to be very popular :?? Left to Right: Patek Philiipe 0990, Prince Straight, Two Tone Prince Bran...
Vintage 1930s Rolex Prince
By: maxbliss888 : April 14th, 2008-20:43
I really like the old advertisement showing the product shots : ) I was offered a rolex Prince Jump hour in 1988...but I couldn't afford : (...
By: maxbliss888 : April 14th, 2008-20:49
Regret selling the Rolex 1016 & 5504 to my friends.....
By: maxbliss888 : April 17th, 2008-22:47
By: maxbliss888 : April 17th, 2008-22:51
One of my favourite bubblebacks..Different sizes, materials and dials. : )...
By: maxbliss888 : July 2nd, 2008-17:29
The submariner is a 6536/1 from 1957.. : )
Very nice pair, Max!
By: amanico : December 2nd, 2008-23:41
Wow, 2 1655! You're a lucky guy! Thanks for sharing this nice pair. Are you olny collecting Rolex Watches? Best. Nicolas
Rolex Red Submariner
By: maxbliss888 : March 9th, 2009-01:34
Just bought the stanless steel bracelt from The Rolex Center.....
By: maxbliss888 : March 10th, 2009-02:15
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By: maxbliss888 : March 10th, 2009-17:48
Can anyone please teach me how to take photos of the watch without reflections? Sometime, I am able to get shoot of the dial but sometimes, it has lots of reflections?...
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Rolex 6062 This message has been edited by maxbliss888 on 2010-03-08 23:47:47...
By: maxbliss888 : April 2nd, 2012-21:58
Just found this steel Rolex 8171 Moonphase : )...
By: Baron - Mr Red : April 3rd, 2012-00:39
1) You appear to be the type of obsessive individual I like. Why haven't we met? 2) Please tell me you are British. 3) Absolutely stunning set of watches....I love them. Fantastic. What a great way to start the day here...open that post and see those watc...
Well... that´s what I would call an "specialized" collection!...
By: Subexplorer : April 3rd, 2012-12:09
... Wow, I´m really impressed! That´s an awesome collection, with many examples which tryly deserve an special presentation with much detailed photography! I specially love that Padellone, and 6062 triple calendar! Well not to mention the Prices and... Ok...
By: maxbliss888 : April 4th, 2012-09:00
Thanks for your kind words. I am from Singapore and I have stated to collect vintage watches since 1988. During the early days, vintage watches are not expensive as many collectors focus on painting, porcelain and other real antiques. As such, I was able ...
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By: xiaobiaomi : March 11th, 2013-11:10
Thanks for sharing, great collection, these princes and pateks are breathtaking.
This is my only...
By: Emil Wojcik : March 11th, 2013-12:52
...vintage Rolex. 1941 Bubbleback: Well, I also have this 1980s Datejust that I don't think is quite old enough yet to classify as "vintage": And you can still see the family resemblance: ...
By: maxbliss888 : March 11th, 2013-23:28
Nice bubbleback with the rare subsidiary seconds.. : )
Rolex Prince Repair
By: gaquist : March 12th, 2013-23:12
Does anyone know where I can send a 1934 Rolex Prince to be overhauled in the U.S.? My home is in Southern California. Probably easier to find service in the U.K. Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks !
By: maxbliss888 : March 31st, 2013-04:37
Sorry, I only know watch maker in Hong Kong... Just found a steel Prince.. ...
By: maxbliss888 : April 26th, 2013-12:37
The newly renovated hall looks great! I was expecting to have a new Rolex Daytona but the changes are too subtle and small. Went to visit smaller brands such as Glycine airman watch as well as the independence watch makers were fun!
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By: Baron - Mr Red : June 13th, 2013-23:30
You have an extensive and wonderful collection of vintage Rolex. It would be fantastic if you would tell us about the journey you have been on in this collection. What particular watches you have come to love and why? It would be fascinating to hear.
By: maxbliss888 : July 8th, 2013-07:23
My favourite watches are the Rolex Prince and the bubbleback from the early period. During the late 80s-90s, the Rolex sports watches were worthless and many collectors were going for the real vintage pieces. During weekend, we would gather at the old cof...
Rolex explorer 5500
By: maxbliss888 : April 4th, 2014-10:22
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Rolex special bubbleback
By: maxbliss888 : July 20th, 2013-06:18
I have always love the Rolex bubbleback. This is one of my favourite with 9 crowns instead of 1 with the bombe case This message has been edited by maxbliss888 on 2013-07-20 06:19:52 ...
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Thanks! Really love these vintage pieces
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That is persistency
By: Ares501 - Mr Green : April 25th, 2014-09:27
maintaining same post for 6 years Cheers D
By: maxbliss888 : April 25th, 2014-20:25
Thanks! Didn't realize that 6 years have passed so quickly as I am still busy trying to formulate my watch collection...haha!
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Rolex Explorer 5500
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It's quite tough to take photos with these curved plastic glass.. : )
By: maxbliss888 : May 15th, 2014-22:53
Family group photos... ...
By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2014-00:44
Thanks for your kind word. Trying to start a small collection of military watches.. : )
By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2014-00:50
Trying to collect the WWW dirty dozen ... Dirty Dozen military watches : Buren Cyma Eterna Grana IWC JLC Lemania Longines Omega Record Timor Vertex
By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2014-00:56
Haha...maybe will be dirty half dozen... : )
The dirty dozen
By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2014-01:01
Thanks for the encouragement... Will try! 1. JLC 2. IWC 3. Vertex 9 more to go..
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thanks! Trying to collect one by one....
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made for the Canadian market ...
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By: maxbliss888 : January 19th, 2015-17:34
Some of my watches are in Singapore and I am working and living in Bangkok at the moment. Will try to take photos when back Singapore on holiday. Bezel has been replaced : (
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By: maxbliss888 : January 23rd, 2015-07:31
I hope you could pardon this photo ... Even though these vintage Rolexes are not the hot items, it deserves its place in the world of vintage world collection.. With the increasing prices for the Vintage sports models and the emergence of good re conditio...
By: maxbliss888 : March 14th, 2015-08:34
yes, just added another ...
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Rolex hand wind
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Under appreciated watches... ...
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just collect some old watches... : O ...
By: maxbliss888 : May 6th, 2015-06:25
its the boy size.. 28mm or 30 mm...
Rolex 1601 steel and Pink gold
By: maxbliss888 : June 30th, 2015-21:49
I must admit I am not a huge Datejust fan but this pink gold bezel some how has its charm.. ...
By: maxbliss888 : December 23rd, 2015-23:56
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Rolex with an Omega
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Yeap, this is the last!
By: maxbliss888 : July 8th, 2016-01:39
Thanks Bill. In fact, this is one of my FIRST forum site that I have participated, which is why I have sentimental feeling for the tread. With the influx of social media, facebook, instagram etc, sometimes I wonder how many still wants to participate in a...
Thanks for the support!
By: maxbliss888 : July 8th, 2016-02:05
Thanks! I just hope that i dont bore anyone. I must say that the Rolex sport watch prices have gone up to a rediculously high level now compare with many years ago. In those days, most sports watches were affordable. Moreover, watch collecting was easier ...
By: maxbliss888 : July 9th, 2016-01:06
Hi! Thank for your kind words. No offense taken. As long as it's OK to post here, I am glad to continue to share my journey of vintage watch collecting...
By: maxbliss888 : July 9th, 2016-06:28
Times flies! : ) Early Tudor ...
By: maxbliss888 : July 9th, 2016-07:26
Yes, you are right... Should be late 94010 Tudor... Vintage now
By: maxbliss888 : September 4th, 2016-04:01
This is the "dress watch" version of Explorer, smaller in size in 34mm with gold bezel and gold winding crown. The 5500 is the steel version.
By: maxbliss888 : September 5th, 2016-01:31
There are two kinds.. ...
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Rolex 1016 gilt, 1016 Tropical, 6610, 5500, 5501 with Rolex 16550, 1655 ...
Rolex Explorer set
By: maxbliss888 : October 30th, 2016-23:48
I have been trying to do that for a while...still have a few more to go..
Tudor Ref 7809 from the 1950s
By: maxbliss888 : December 6th, 2016-20:42
I am not a Tudor collector. This model ref 7809 using the cal 390 apparently was used in the British North Greenland Expedition of 1952-54. Nice size at 34mm without crown (small by todays standard). ...
Rolex 6564 gilt
By: maxbliss888 : December 28th, 2016-19:25
Rolex 6564 from III 1956 using the cal 1030 ...
By: maxbliss888 : December 28th, 2016-19:28
Rolex 1803 from 1977. Given the escalation of prices for sports modles, these classic models seemed values for money.. ...
Rolex 1601 blue dial
By: maxbliss888 : January 8th, 2017-18:20
Love the Rolex 1601 in blue dial. Not sure why but seemed like the blue dial during the 1970s tended to have issues.. ...
By: amanico : January 8th, 2017-22:24
Thanks for your kind words
By: maxbliss888 : March 7th, 2017-05:57
This is my small journey in vintage watch collection. Sometimes I bought the wrong things along the way And sometimes good.... Hope you enjoy ..
By: maxbliss888 : March 9th, 2017-01:14
Just plain lucky to find these watches... : )
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I am not a strong Tudor collector but fell in love with this one.. ...
Rolex 5501 dress Explorer
By: maxbliss888 : March 20th, 2017-06:15
This dressed Explorer that has been neglected by many.. ...
Rolex 6494 Oysterdate
By: maxbliss888 : March 30th, 2017-19:02
Happy Friday everyone! This is a heavily aged Oysterdate from the 1950s with a different shades of brown... ...
Rolex 6104 Big bubbleback
By: maxbliss888 : April 19th, 2017-18:21
This is a 36x44mm,14K pink and steel ROLEX Ref 6104 Big Bubbleback oyster OVEVTONE from circa 1952. According to some research about 1000 of these combined ref 6105 and 6104 Ovetone models were made. The ref 6105 model is with the coin/milled engine turne...
Evolution of the Bubbleback & Datejust
By: maxbliss888 : April 21st, 2017-02:40
Thanks all! There are a few versions of the Rolex bubblebacks ranging from the lady's version, 28mm version (boy size), 30-32mm normal version and 34mm Semi Bubbleback and the big 36mm bubbleback which evolved to become the Datejust, (with the inclusion o...
Rolex 6104 with Rolex 1600 (smooth bezel)
By: maxbliss888 : April 23rd, 2017-21:10
Rolex ref 6104 with Rolex ref 1600 smooth bezel from the 1970s, The 1600 is with the sigma "O T SWISS T O" dial, denotes that the markers are made of white or yellow gold. ...
Rolex old GMT
By: maxbliss888 : May 2nd, 2017-20:11
My old 6542. The original bezel has been replaced as the old bezel has been broken. Sorry for the old dirty dial. ...
By: maxbliss888 : May 2nd, 2017-23:44
Thanks! The dial is actually looked quite aged. Im looking for a service dial... ...
Goo'day Max...I hope you are well.......
By: Sandgroper : May 18th, 2017-19:56
It is Friday again, I have been used to admire some gems from you collection almost every Friday, I am missing it today Kind regards Francois
Hi! Good morning!
By: maxbliss888 : May 28th, 2017-18:27
Hi! Been busy lately! Hope you like this Non Sport Rolex 1601 ...
By: maxbliss888 : July 19th, 2017-00:35
I have only some other divers and some military watches... I was told that he ZRC watches were used by the French diver and Fireman.. ...
Rolex 1600 with Rolex 1601
By: maxbliss888 : September 17th, 2017-17:29
Thanks! Rolex 1600 with Rolex 1601 pink gold bezel , Buckley dial. ...
By: maxbliss888 : October 5th, 2017-22:56
Thanks! been busy lately with work. ...
Collection of Eaton Quarter Century Club by Rolex
By: maxbliss888 : November 21st, 2017-16:49
Collection of Eaton Quarter Century Club by Rolex ranging from the early Prince doctor watch style, Bubbleback, Hand wind and automatic. The hardest to find is the Steel bubbleback type ...
By: maxbliss888 : May 16th, 2018-22:54
Thanks all for your kind words and support!
By: renerod : May 17th, 2018-11:20
I’m very glad to add to the longest live thread in watch collecting history! Cheers! 🍾🥂 I remember when you started posting pictures of your great collection. It was picture and picture and picture behind picture. Everybody was like hey! What’s up with th...
By: maxbliss888 : May 17th, 2018-21:29
Thanks for your kind words! This simple thread started as a way to document my vintage watch collection. I am from Singapore and I have been working and living overseas for the past 20+ years from Vietnam, to Cambodia, to Taiwan to Hong Kong, than to Thai...
By: renerod : May 18th, 2018-01:52
Your long time point of view as a collector. There is a boom in vintage watch prices. In Mexico, even the poor kept examples, with repainted dials, over polished cases, franken watches, etc etc, have almost tripled in price. And that is too bad because un...
By: maxbliss888 : January 21st, 2019-23:01
Start the new year with a simple a Rolex 6085 semi Bubbleback in rose gold bezel and a Rolex Speedking also in Rose gold bezel .. Rolex 6085 semi Bubbleback in rose gold bezel Rolex Speedking with rose gold bezel ...
By: maxbliss888 : January 21st, 2019-23:14
Hope you like them.. Rolex Bubbleback Rolex Bubbleback collection ...
By: maxbliss888 : January 22nd, 2019-15:33
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Rolex Turn O Graph
By: maxbliss888 : February 21st, 2019-05:59
Rolex Turn O Graph ref 1625 Rolex 6609 & 1625. Under rated quasi "sports" models... ...
Rolex Cushion watch
By: maxbliss888 : September 14th, 2019-06:09
Rolex Skyrocket was produced for Canadian soldiers going overseas in WW2 and was marketed towards fighter pilot ...
By: maxbliss888 : September 21st, 2019-22:27
Gold 1601 with so called ghost dial ghost dial ...
By: maxbliss888 : September 21st, 2019-22:32
Yes, just found it from a collector yesterday...
By: maxbliss888 : January 1st, 2020-04:12
Rolex Reference 1008 Zephyr
By: maxbliss888 : February 2nd, 2020-20:15
The Rolex Zephyr must be one of the underrated and under valued Rolex (together with the Rolex Turn O graph 6609, 1625). It has its unique dial quartered by two perpendicular lines and a particular fluted bezel. There are no metal markers and instead, the...
Rolex Viceroy reference 3559
By: maxbliss888 : February 2nd, 2020-20:34
The Viceroy ref 3359 with Pink gold bezel and crown is one of the more unusual vintage Rolex watches simply because the Oyster case is so unique in appearance with a stepped flat top case. It has a similar movement as the Rolex Speedking. It comes in stai...
By: renerod : February 9th, 2020-12:35
What is the other reference at the right in your third picture? Looks great! René
Reference at the Right
By: maxbliss888 : April 8th, 2020-18:51
Hi! Its a Rolex Speedking with pink gold bezel..
By: maxbliss888 : February 2nd, 2020-23:06
Thanks! Have a great day ahead!
Rolex Ref 1008 Zephyr
By: maxbliss888 : April 8th, 2020-18:53
Hi! Take care everyone during this period of Covid 19.. Rolex 1008 Zephyr in silver dail & Black ...
By: maxbliss888 : April 22nd, 2020-06:47
Yes. It’s a strange model in a way. Hope you like this combined images ...
Rolex Prince Ref 1587
By: maxbliss888 : May 21st, 2020-04:32
Finally managed to find it after 32 years of waiting and searching... Take care everyone! ...
What a beautiful finding Max!
By: renerod : June 1st, 2020-10:23
I love this watches from old times, and they wear so elegant! Best and congrats! René
By: maxbliss888 : June 5th, 2020-06:43
Vintage Tudor ref 7934
By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2020-06:10
I was told that the Tudor 7934 handwind watch was made for the Middle East market. Tudor 7934 Rolex Ref 1008 Zephyr, Prince Jump Hour, Tudor 7934 ...
By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2020-22:23
There was one at the following link; watchcharts.com
Tudor Special dials
By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2020-22:28
These Tudors come in two sizes : Tudor ref 7803 smaller 31mm and the Tudor ref 7934 in 34mm In addition, it comes in Red, Green and Blue and two kind of textures dials (flat and honeycomb dial) Below is my friend Gary's collections showing two sizes and 3...
Vintage Tudor watch Made for Middle East
By: maxbliss888 : June 8th, 2020-22:43
For those who loves the Middle East market edition watches, here is another Tudor made for Saudi Arabia with the dial showing the map of Saudi Arabia plus with markers using the local language writings. This is another boy size watch using case by Rolex a...
By: maxbliss888 : June 9th, 2020-16:44
Thank you very much!
By: maxbliss888 : June 26th, 2020-23:22
There are many versions of the Rolex Datejust and this is a reference, 1607, characterized by a “bark” finish on the beze. ...
Rolex Majestic Ref 2280 from 1942
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The reference 2280 manual wind watch has many names such as the Speedking, Royalite, Royal and Oyster Majestic etc. It has two versions with the early one with subsidiary seconds and the later one with sweeping seconds. The hand wind early Rolex from the ...
Tudor Special dials reference 7934
By: maxbliss888 : August 24th, 2020-03:08
Thanks for all your kind words! This is another Tudor hand winding watch with special dial made for the Middle East or the Indian markets. It has three colours namely Blue, Red and Green and these comes in two sizes 30mm (ref 7803) and the bigger 34mm (re...
Rolex Speedking reference 6418 from 1957
By: maxbliss888 : September 7th, 2020-18:01
Thanks Amamico & FabR for your kind words of encouragement. This is simple Rolex Speed King hand wind watch reference 6418 in gold filled. This particular model, a "boy's sized" Oyster Speedking Reference 6418, dates from approximately 1957 and featur...
Non Vintage Rolex 16610LV
By: maxbliss888 : September 9th, 2020-23:22
My key focus for watch collecting has mainly with the vintage series and the closest modern versions was the Rolex 16800. I have always longed for the Rolex 16610LV (2003-2010) made to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex Submariner. I have misse...
Tudor Black Bay P01
By: maxbliss888 : September 23rd, 2020-22:33
Thanks FabR! After waiting for a long time, my Tudor P01 has finally arrived. Love the odd shape and the controversial history ...
Some modern Rolex and Tudor
By: maxbliss888 : September 27th, 2020-05:03
Even though I am not a collector for modern Rolex watches, somehow the number keeps growing like rabbits. The Rolex Milgauss together with the Green submariner and the Tudor P01. This got to stop... Rolex Milgauss, Tudor P01, Rolex Submariner Kermit ...
By: maxbliss888 : September 27th, 2020-16:36
Hi! It’s the old Kermit from 2008..
Rolex reference 1002
By: maxbliss888 : October 14th, 2020-22:55
Thanks! The Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 1002 was produced from the 1950s through the 1980s. It is characterized by its 34mm case and smooth bezel and it comes in stainless steel, 14k gold and 18k gold. The timepiece originally featured a robust 26 je...
Tudor Black Bay Harrods edition
By: maxbliss888 : October 23rd, 2020-23:34
After much deliberation, I have finally gave in to modern watch and and decided To accept that modern watches are nice and collectible too. Hope you like it as much as I do! ...
Tudor Advisor Ref 7926
By: maxbliss888 : October 26th, 2020-22:21
The Tudor Advisor was first introduced in 1957 with the reference 7926, which was in production until 1968 when it was replaced by the reference 10050. This 7926 is powered by the Adolph Schild manual-winding caliber 1475 with alarm function. The Ref. 792...
Rolex ref 1607 Datejust
By: maxbliss888 : November 6th, 2020-16:47
The Rolex Ref 1607 Datejust has a tree bark bezel. The watch is from 1965 with the early pointed Alpha hands. I think this watch looks better with leather strap than it’s original gold bracelets. Not too gaudy I hope and the Matt black dial give it a low ...
Rolex Oysterdate Perpetual Waffle Creamy Dial reference 6518
By: maxbliss888 : November 19th, 2020-03:45
Rolex Oysterdate Perpetual Waffle Creamy Dial 6518 using Rolex 1030 “Butterfly” movement. Watch is from 3rd quarter 1954. The Oysterdate Pepetual looks similar to the early Rolex Oyterdate Precision except that one is automatic and the other is handwind T...
Gruen Doctor's watch
By: maxbliss888 : January 6th, 2021-00:53
The Normal Rolex Prince shares a similar movement for the Gruen Doctor's the movements were from movements from Aegler, Greun's doctor watch was sold in the US while the Rolex Prince were sold in Europe and rest of the world. ...
Rolex Jump Hour Versus Normal
By: maxbliss888 : January 6th, 2021-19:58
Thanks! The Rolex Prince, Alpina Gruen and Gruen doctor watch have all shared a similar movements from Aegier, However, there is a different between the normal Doctor watch verus the Jump Hour Doctor watch. For the Rolex, Alina Gruen and Gruen's Jump hour...
By: maxbliss888 : February 8th, 2021-04:30
In 1956, Rolex conceived of a new variant of Turn-O-Graph to honor the Thunderbirds, a U.S. Air Force squadron devoted to aerial demonstrations. Rolex built the model Reference 6609 upon Datejust (the 36mm Oyster Case), but with an 18k gold case and the r...
Rolex Royal ref 6422
By: maxbliss888 : February 27th, 2021-03:59
The Rolex Royal has many references : 2280 Royal, Royalite 4444 4365 6044 6144 6422 6444 6426 This Rolex Royal Reference 6422 has a case diameter of 35mm and is one of the larger manually wound watch. It is from 1958. The dial has aged to a nice ivory col...
By: maxbliss888 : March 6th, 2021-21:54
The 'Rolex ref. 1630 was introduced a few years earlier than the Oysterquartz as its predecessor. From a quick glance, from a case and bracelet standpoints look similar to the Oysterquartz. There are two automatic versions namely the stainless steel versi...
The 1970s look
By: maxbliss888 : March 7th, 2021-06:18
Thanks! When I first looked at it, I found it weird looking comparing it with the regular vintage Rolex series. However, I have decided to take out my prejudices and view it as something non Traditional Rolex and remembering that it was produced in the 19...
By: maxbliss888 : March 13th, 2021-03:11
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference 1018 is a simple looking ,watch produced for just a few years of Rolex’s history. What makes the Reference 1018 attractive is the size and chronometer certified. There are many Rolex Oyster, Oysterdate etc at 30mm, 34mm bu...
Rolex Bubbleback ref 3372
By: maxbliss888 : March 18th, 2021-18:35
Rolex 18k bubbleback ref 3372 The Rolex Bubbleback Story: Bubblebacks marked the introduction of the first successful self winding wrist watch movement. The name bubble back derives from the rounded case back to accommodate the self winding movement. The ...
Rolex Big Bubbleback ref 6105 from 1953
By: maxbliss888 : March 27th, 2021-04:05
The Rolex 6105 is often referred to as the “Big Bubble Back” or “Ovettone” or 大倌財 by collectors, due to the generous volume of its case. The Big Bubbleback is considered as one the PrevDatejust model. Found within the aperture at 3 o’clock is the date ind...
Rolex 6105 super Oyster crown
By: maxbliss888 : March 29th, 2021-04:37
My Rolex 6105 has a stainless steel winding crown instead of a gold crown. Since it’s a Stainless steel with gold bezel, the correct crown should be a gold one. I am lucky to be able to find a correct crown for it .... Before After... ...
Rolex Big Bubbleback 5031
By: maxbliss888 : April 5th, 2021-22:13
This is another versions of the Big bubbleback. There are several generations of the so called Big Bubbleback namely : Rolex 4467 ( from year 1945-1949) caliber 745, only in solid gold, Rolex 5030 (solid gold) 5031 (Steel and gold) 5075, 6031 (from year 1...
Rolex Big Bubbleback
By: maxbliss888 : April 11th, 2021-21:52
These are three variations of the Pre Datejust Rolex 5031,6031, 6105 (L to R) ...
Rolex Explorer II reference 16570
By: maxbliss888 : April 12th, 2021-20:47
There are several versions of the Rolex 16570 covering Tritium dial, Swiss only dial, Swiss Made dials. The Rolex Explorer 2 Ref 16570 will be able to join the vintage Rolex series in a couple of years... ...
Rolex 6605 Datejust
By: maxbliss888 : April 17th, 2021-19:48
This is a Rolex 6605 from the year 1957, Q2. Basing on the model number, the Rolex 6605 was only produced from 1956-1959 before it was being replaced by the 1600,1601,1603. This is one of the classic Pre Modern Datejust, which has the overall look and fee...
By: maxbliss888 : April 23rd, 2021-12:19
This is a Tudor 9080/0 from the year 1974. What make this collectible is Oyster case by Rolex case and winding crown and bracelets. Almost every parts are similar to Rolex except the movement. It has a nice shining lacquered gilt like black dial. ...
Rolex Big Bubbleback ref 5075
By: maxbliss888 : April 26th, 2021-01:47
This is another version of the Big Bubbleback ref 5075 with straight lugs from the year 1947. The watch must have been serviced in the late 1950s or early 1960s with a replacement of dial. The size is 36mm. The date alternate between red and black. ...
Rolex 6605 Datejust from 1957
By: maxbliss888 : April 29th, 2021-00:50
This is a Rolex 6605 Datejust in 18k gold with the single Swiss, pie Pan dial and early Dauphine hands. This is the generation before the Rolex 1601, 1600, 1603. Many has mistaken the 6605 to be the first series Big Bubbleback as it resembles the earlier ...
By: maxbliss888 : July 24th, 2021-05:30
Rolex rose gold ref 6609 Turn O Graph, Rolex yellow gold & steel ref 1630, 1601 Rosegold and steel Datejust ...
Tudor ref 7966 Prince Oysterdate Big Rose
By: maxbliss888 : September 6th, 2021-10:55
Tudor 7966 Prince Oysterdate Big Rose watch with 14k white gold bezel from 1965. The steel case measuring 34.5mm excluding the original Rolex signed crown. Many of these early Tudor watches were equipped with Rolex branded automatic caliber 2462 with 25 ...
By: maxbliss888 : November 13th, 2021-10:07
Thanks! Rolex 16014 is unique as it’s a transitional model for Datejust. It has a new movement allowing Quick set for Date but still it still retained the old plastic Crystal from the Rolex Datejust 1601, 1600, 1603 models. ...
Rolex Yellow gold versus rose gold
By: maxbliss888 : November 23rd, 2021-05:37
It is often difficult to see the difference between a yellow gold and Rose gold… putting them side by side will enable a clearer viewing ...
Rolex 16013 & 16014
By: maxbliss888 : January 23rd, 2022-12:02
These are Rolex transitional Datejust from vintage 1601 to 16013 & 16014. These watches have the modern quick set movement while retaining the vintage plastic crystal from 1985 & 1987 respectively. ...
By: maxbliss888 : January 28th, 2022-05:51
Happy Friday ...
Rolex on Burluti
By: maxbliss888 : January 31st, 2022-07:58
Very sharp eyes! Yes, it’s on a Berluti messenger bag when I do watch hunting …. Thanks !
By: maxbliss888 : March 26th, 2022-11:22
18k Rose gold Rolex 6305 Datejust using a semi bubbleback movement vs 1607 ...
By: maxbliss888 : April 30th, 2022-07:06
This is a Rolex 6605 with a smooth bezel instead of the fluted bezel and with an aged gilt dial. ...
Gilt dial Watches from the 1950s
By: maxbliss888 : May 1st, 2022-10:52
Both using gilt dials, both from the 1950s... The ref 6605 often comes with a fluted bezel but this one is a smooth one… the early Rolexes often don’t conform to the strict rules… ...
Rolex 6309 Pre Thunderbird
By: maxbliss888 : May 14th, 2022-08:07
This is an early 1950s Rolex 6309 Pre Thunderbird in rose gold using the semi bubbleback movement ...
Gruen Doctor watch with chronometer grade movemen
By: maxbliss888 : May 30th, 2022-00:59
This is an unusual vintage 1930s Gruen Doctor watch. What is unique about this is that the movement is Chronometer grade Timed 6 positions Rolex marking movement. Normally, there are many Rolex Prince doctor’s watch using Gruen movement. Both Rolex and Gr...
Gruen Doctor watch
By: maxbliss888 : May 30th, 2022-01:02
This is an unusual vintage 1930s Gruen Doctor watch. What is unique about this is that the movement is Chronometer grade Timed 6 positions Rolex marking movement. Normally, there are many Rolex Prince doctor’s watch using the Gruen movement. Both Rolex an...
By: maxbliss888 : May 31st, 2022-04:17
Thanks for your kind words!
Mid Size Bubbleback ref 6050 versus the Big Bubbleback Ref 6031
By: maxbliss888 : May 31st, 2022-04:32
The rolex bubbleback were the king of Rolex for the die hard watch collectors during the 1980-90s ...Recently, there under appreciated watches have started to capture the attention of new collectors. The Bigger brother ref 6031 shares the same case shape ...
By: maxbliss888 : June 2nd, 2022-06:00
Revival of an old Prince
By: maxbliss888 : June 2nd, 2022-06:13
I have an old Rolex Prince Doctor steel watch case and dust cover found more than 10 years ago together with a bunch of spare parts. I have tried to look for a spare movement alone but without much success. There are many Rolex doctor's watches fitted wit...
Oyster Commander watch from 1941
By: maxbliss888 : June 17th, 2022-00:59
Rolex has made a lot of interesting timepieces ranging from the early trench watches, cushion watch, Prince and Rolex Bubbleback etc. It has also had several sub-brands or subsidiaries over the years, with Tudor being the most prominent. One of those subs...
Rolex ref 1803 rose gold versus yellow
By: maxbliss888 : June 21st, 2022-23:52
Its not easy taking photo of rose gold watch. At certain angles, it looks like yellow. It needs to be placed side by side with yellow gold in order to see the differences.. ...
Rolex 1930-40s and a Harwood automatic watch
By: maxbliss888 : June 28th, 2022-00:31
These are the early Rolex hand wind watches from the 1930-30s together with a Harwood watch, first automatic watch. Even though these watches are 80-90 years, they still work accurately.. Maxbliss888 ...
Rolex Prince in stainless steel
By: maxbliss888 : July 8th, 2022-00:43
We often see vintage Rolex Prince in 9k, 14k, 18k gold watch or in 1/2 gold (steel & gold) or in silver case. Rolex Prince in stainless steel is produced in very limited number for some reasons. Perhaps steel watches during the 1930s were not luxuriou...
By: maxbliss888 : November 26th, 2022-02:45
By: maxbliss888 : December 8th, 2022-12:08
Thanks! Rolex 6694 handwind watch ...
Rolex Prince Chromometer rose gold Asymmetrical ref 3362
By: maxbliss888 : December 12th, 2022-08:39
This is a Rolex “Prince Chronometer” 14k Pink Gold with Asymmetric Rectangular Wrist Watch, Ref. 3362, c.1935 Case Size: 19×45.5mm. It has an u nusual Shape Resembling of a Driver’s Watch. Rolex with a Patek ...
Happy New Year 2023
By: maxbliss888 : January 4th, 2023-12:10
Wishing everyone with a Happy New Year 2023 with a white Rolex Explorer 2 ref 16570 This is the second version of Rolex ref 16570 Explorer 2 featuring “SWISS” only dial in white or what is commonly known as Polar dial. Summary of the key differences as be...
Rolex green series
By: maxbliss888 : January 12th, 2023-12:24
Even though my main focus has always been with vintage watches, there are a few exceptions. After many years of sourcing, I have finally managed to gather a small collection of the near vintage green series : 1. Rolex 116400Gv Glacé Verte Milgauss 綠玻璃 (20...
By: maxbliss888 : January 13th, 2023-04:22
Thanks! The choice for the Rolex Milgauss with the special anti magnetic function was abit easier as it has enough USP to select it. For the submariner Green bezel, it represents the last of the aluminium bezel and the green bezel and “50th anniversary” o...
Rolex ref 6044 Oyster Royal from 1951
By: maxbliss888 : January 16th, 2023-11:47
Back to vintage a rolex with this vintage Rolex ref 6044 with subsidiary seconds 小三針serial 720xxx year 1951. This model features a distinctive scooped bezel and is fitted with Rolex’s ‘Super Oyster’ crown. Introduced for a short period of time from c. 195...
Vintage Doctors’ watch
By: maxbliss888 : January 30th, 2023-13:47
I have always love the 1930s vintage Rolex Prince & Gruen Doctor’s watch. Rolex Prince Gruen Doctor watch ...
Rolex Oysterdste Precision 6696
By: maxbliss888 : February 18th, 2023-05:25
The Rolex Oysterdste Precision 6696 has one of the longest production from 1960-80s. It was a popular entry level handwind Rolex 34mm for people from all walks of life. It is highly durable and the design is also timeless. There are many after market colo...
Rolex Semi Bubbleback ref 6085
By: maxbliss888 : March 11th, 2023-09:06
This is a mid size Rolex Semi Bubbleback with engine turn bezel and black waffle dial with 29mm bracelet Comparison between a Rolex Bubbleback 5050 vs Semi Bubbleback ref 6085. 32mm vs 34mm ...
Rolex 18k rose gold ref 1503 from 1963
By: maxbliss888 : March 19th, 2023-09:55
This is a Rolex 1503 with a crylic crystal & cyclops magnifier and fluted bezel instead of the engine turned bezel for ref 1501. The 1503 is made in stainless steel, 14k white, yellow or pink gold or 18k yellow or pink gold. This Rolex Date reference 1503...
Rolex Daytona Ref 116523
By: maxbliss888 : May 24th, 2023-01:01
Rolex released the Daytona ref. 116523 in the year 2000 as part of the new-generation Daytona collection equipped with the new in-house Caliber 4130 automatic movement. The previous Daytona watches ran on caliber 4030, which was a modified Zenith El Prime...
Rolex Neo Vintage watches
By: maxbliss888 : May 24th, 2023-03:33
I have promised myself to stop buying watches but it doesnt seems to work as there is always the last watch to get.. My small collection of Neo Vintage Rolex watches that have been discontinued (except one) 1. Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN Lunette Noir (Bl...
By: maxbliss888 : May 24th, 2023-08:40