1940s ROLEX OYSTER Bubble Back Type-AR Ref.3348 Rare Wide Flat Bezel Retailed by Mappin

Manufacturer ROLEX OYSTER
Model Bubble Back Type-AR
Year of Manufacture 1940s
Reference no. 3348
Product no. B-9730
Rolex Oyster, Bubble Back, rare Ref. 3348, Unisex size, type AR, wide flat bezel, matte white dial, circa late 1940s. Ref.3348 with wide flat bezel is also called "Mame Tank", and its special case design attracts a unique presence even though it is small 29mm size. It's a gem of a design, with a wonderfully textured and aged look. The matte white dial with the signature of the British jeweler/retailer Mappin is a unique design combining jumping numerals and squares.
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Item details

Serial no. 154,***
Caliber AR / 520
Movement no. ---
Movement type Automatic
Material Stainless steel
Case size 29mm
Case type Stainless steel
Dial Original
Type of Indices Print
Belt Non-original (lug width 15 mm)
Evaluation case 92%
Evaluation dial 90%
Evaluation mov 92%
Condition 4.5
Rarity 4.5

Other details

Case: There are some minor scratches and aging, but the distinctive case form is still intact. Dial: There are some age-related changes, but the print is still intact. Movement: no problem in winding and screwing in. Accuracy is around 50 seconds per day.