What Does “BCL” Mean on Rolex Watches?

If you already know what PCL means in the Rolex lexicon, then you may be wondering how to say the opposite terminology.

BCL means “brushed center links”.

This is when the center links on a Rolex bracelet have a satin brushed finish rather than a polished finish. BCL is most common on Sport model Rolex watches like the Sub or Sea-Dweller. The Oyster bracelet on these models have a satin finish on all of the links, including the ones in the center aka BCL.

Rolex Satin Center Links


BCL is an acronym mostly found in the Rolex enthusiast communities and forums, but you may see it carry over to other groups and non-Rolex collectors.


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