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Rolex Explorer II ref 16550 Transitional Model Patina’d Dial circa 1987

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Transitional model Rolex Explorer II ref 16550 serial # R3 circa 1987. This is the first generation sapphire crystal Explorer II with glossy black dial with richly contrasting patina’d luminous indexes with matching hands. With scarce original “square font” 16550 bezel in exceptional condition. Very nice condition example, with previously polished beefy lug case, and extremely sharp condition square font 16550 bezel. With gloss black original dial with especially richly patina’d luminous indexes and hands. 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 warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation.

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

 

Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Explorer II

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

16550

Case Serial#

R3

Circa

1987

Case mm

40mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

24 hour, fixed

Crystal

sapphire

Crown-Pushers

signed Rolex crown

Dial & Hands

Original glossy black dial, original patina'd dial & hands

Movement Type

Self Winding

Date Function

quick set date

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 Transitional Model Patina'd Dial circa 1987