Rolex Explorer II ref 16550 Patina’d Dial circa 1987


Transitional model Rolex Explorer II ref 16550 serial # R circa 1987. This is the first generation sapphire crystal Explorer II with glossy black dial with lightly contrasting patina’d luminous indexes and with matching hands. With scarce original “square font” 16550 bezel in exceptional condition. The gloss of the dial has, like many dials from this era, aged to a semi matte appearance. It is most prominent near the center of the dial, and less pronounced toward the edges. The look is characteristic of many of the the 1980’s sport Rolex dials.

Very nice condition example, with unpolished beefy lug case. With original heavy Oyster 78360 bracelet with 501 end pieces and deployment clasp. Recently serviced and left unpolished. Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

Your purchase includes our popular fine Italian leather watch pouch, ideal for travel or storage.

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