this is maybe a must for many bb collector, it has a rare thunderbird bezel, orig self winding bull eye military 24 hour dial, aged but still very attractive, model 5045, perpetual movement, rare rare rare!!!
u might see a lot bb with the retailer name on it, however to find one with the word "centregraph" in extremely hard, so far i have seen only 2 example surface in this regular size, almost all of them are self winding than the usual chronometer dial, with faded red 24 hours inner circle, a rare rare bubbleback.
this is one of my love bb, the dial is so simple yet so attractive, pls note it is an early self winding with no crown style dial, goldfilled case top, with a matching gf straight expansion bb band, very hard to come by!!!
this is not viagra, but vegra, a retailer for rolex, anyone that collect bb might notice this 2764 has a very saught after pink california dial, and also for its special crown design, auto rotor movement, tin can flat case back, an early bb, very hard to come by.
this is a very rare 2nd series bb, late 30's, model 2940, flat back, gorgeous orig 3 tone mirror dial, dial of this early bb does not have the crown, and this early series carry a premium over the later version, again, for rolex, all is about the dial, great watch to have in any bb collection!!!
this is a unique "tropica" case bb, it bear a unique refernce 3725 for this engined turn bezel version. great original dial with beautiful pencil hands, 3 pieces case, autor rotor movement, flat back, excellent example not to be miss!!!
this is a very early bb immediately after the 1st issue, it still retain its 3 pieces case construction, but now the movement improve to the chronometer grade, the dial is still simple and nice, works well, if u are into serious bb collection, this is a must, all original.
this is a very unique second series late 30's bb 2764, double name, mappin signed both on dial as well as the case back, simple original with subsec and blue steel hands, auto rotor movement, tin can case back, a very rare example, do not miss!
Are u always looking for the very rare early 9k solid gold criss cross self winding bb into your bb collection??
if u are collecting bb, this first series bb is your must, why? this is the first automatic watch of rolex, take a look at the movement, it has all the watchmaker instruction on it, as in the early intro period, not many wathcmaker is aware of how to repair the watch.
this historical piece is the first commercially successful automatic watch, after the failure of horwood, wigwag, autorist. rolex invent a rotor on top the normal hunter movement as a winding mechanism as your wrist turns.
thus design making the movement dome out and it has to be cased in a dome back, hence the name is the "bubbleback" being the nickname for this kind of automatic watch.
if u take a look again on this first series, all parts of it is not the same with the later model, it has a smaller case, and it is in 3 pieces contruction, it has a very simple dial, only the world rolex oyster perpetual is on, non chronometer grade, and it has a big barrel crown.
this historical piece is very seldom seen offer for sale, do not miss this opportunity.
another very hard to come by double name "gammeter" bb 2940, this is the first time i have it life, used to see it in some japanese watch magazine, it does have a very solid case, oversized vintage crown, a rare bb for sure!
very unique luminous dial 369 marker, seldom seen on a 2940, clean case, very nice overall condition, and an original straight end early rolex oysterband, recently serviced, runs very strong, a very complete early example not to be missed!!!
another rare original self winding 24 hours military bull eye dial for u to consider, this kind of bull eye circle dial is very saught after if u are collecting bb dial variant, early 40's, model 2940, flat back, very clean movement with recent serviced, running strong and keeping accurate time, if u are a serious collector, do not miss.
very rare " turtle perpetual" zell brother retailed bb
of my many years of collecting bb, i have yet to see a bb signed "turtle perpetual" by zell brothers, it is the first american retailer bringing in rolex into the US soil, this bb is a model 2764, all original from the aged dial to the crown and flat caseback, serial number is also a very early one, unique double name retailed bb, not to miss.
*In early 30’s Hans Wilsdorf was approached by Zell Brothers, jewellers headquartered in Portland, Oregon who had a chain of jewellery stores in the North West of the USA and Canada. The Zell brothers asked to be the exclusive importer for Rolex in the North West of the USA and Wilsdorf agreed but the agreement with Gruen, any watches that Zell sold in the USA could not have Aegler movements also Wilsdorf would not allow the name Rolex to be used on dials even didn't have Aegler movements, because of that reasons the Rolex watches sold by Zell in the USA were branded "Turtle/Zell Bros”. After 97 years in downtown Portland, Zell Bros. closed in 2009.
very interesting early bb 2764 with rare numeral dial with subsec, above the subsec its say controlee offciellement, could be another language for movement grading, but i have yet seen another example of this type, flat back with rolex emblem, auto rotor movement, everything from the late 30's, do not miss!!
this is a very fine example of bb in the early 40's, nice black dial with gilt print, subsec, flat case back, and obviously the very rare dial retailed by beyer, recently serviced, a superb piece to add in a serious bb collection.