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Rolex Explorer II ref 16550 Cream Dial circa 1986

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Extremely nice example Rolex “cream dial” Explorer II ref 16550 serial # 9.6 million circa 1986. This is the first generation sapphire crystal Explorer II with the most desirable characteristics of this model; rich cream dial with contrasting white luminous indexes and hands, original silver (not black) luminous surrounds, which “rail dial” configuration of 2 lines of SCOC printing, and with correct and original square font 24 hour bezel. One of the nicest examples we have seen in a very long time. Fitted with Rolex heavy Oyster bracelet with deployment clasp. Often we see this model offered for sale as a cream dial when the dial hasn’t actually turned cream color. There is no question about the rich and very pleasing cream color with contrasting white lumes on this beauty. We don’t expect this one to hang around for very long. Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation.

 

Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Explorer II

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

16550

Case Serial#

9.6 million

Circa

1986

Case mm

40mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

24 hour

Crystal

sapphire

Crown-Pushers

signed Rolex crown

Dial & Hands

original color change rail dial

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

n/a

Date Function

quick set day

Strap / Bracelet

heavy Oyster link bracelet with deployment clasp

Strap / Bracelet Size

7.5

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

Brand

Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Rolex watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

Rolex Explorer II ref 16550 Cream Dial circa 1986

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