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Rolex Explorer II ref 16550 Transitional circa 1986

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First generation Rolex Explorer II ref 16550 serial# 9.6 million circa 1986. Featuring 39.5mm diameter case with fixed 24 hour engraved bezel and sapphire crystal. With original black dial with nicely patina’d tritium luminous indexes and hands. Powered by self winding calibre 3085 movement with independently set hour hand for quick changing of date or second time zone. Shown on red silicon rubber or alternative leather bracelet for a great sporty look.

Note: The 16550 is the first generation sapphire crystal Explorer II, replacing the unpopular (at the time) 1655 so called orange hand Explorer II AKA Steve Mcqueen. Note the distinctive squared font of the correct 16550 bezel and dial signed SWISS T<25 denoting tritium as the luminous material. Very pleasing transitional vintage sports model.

Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Explorer II

Model/Case Ref#

16550

Case Serial #

9.5 million

Circa

1986

Case mm

39.5mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

24 hour, engraved

Crystal

sapphire

Dial & Hands

black dial, original dial, patina’d tritium luminous indexes and hands

Movement Caliber

3155

Strap / Bracelet

flip lock deployment clasp, Heavy Oyster

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Man's / Lady's

Large, Men

Movement Type

Self Winding

Box / Papers

No

Condition

Excellent

Movement Serial#

n/a

Strap / Bracelet Size

7.5

Date Function

date

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 Transitional circa 1986

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