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

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Scarce transitional model Rolex Explorer II ref 16550 serial # R2 circa 1987 with richly patina’d luminous indexes and hands. This is the first generation sapphire crystal Explorer II model with scarce and correct original “square font” 16550 bezel. The original glossy black dial features richly contrasting patina’d luminous indexes with matching hands.  Exceptional condition example, with super minty case, bezel, dial, and unusual original Rolex D link Jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp. Watch may have sat in a safe for decades, as it appears nearly unworn. Typically this model is seen with Oyster bracelet but the matching condition and end pieces strongly suggest the bracelet is original to the watch.  Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation.

NOTE: very faint rubbing visible under a loupe where the inside circle of the hour hand may have rubbed on the dial. Not visible without a loupe.

 

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Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Explorer II

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

16550

Case Serial#

R2

Circa

1986, 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

D link jubille 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

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