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Rolex ref 1655 Explorer II “Steve McQueen” circa 1973

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A very desirable condition example Rolex stainless steel Explorer II ref 1655 case serial # 3.9 million circa 1973, AKA the “Steve McQueen.” Featuring a 40mm diameter Oyster case with stationary original 24 hour bezel. Featuring a stunning original matte black dial with lightly patina’d fine waffle texture luminous indexes and orange 24 hour hand. Powered by the caliber 1575 movement with sweep seconds and date. With period riveted link C & I  Oyster link bracelet with deployment clasp. Recently serviced and in excellent operating condition. Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation.

This model is commonly found with later replacement service dial and hands, as well as service bezel. The current example is an honest, and very pleasing original example. Note the fine waffle pattern seen in close up photos of the luminous indexes. One of the nicest examples we have owned in a long time!

Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

1655

Case Serial#

3.9 million

Circa

1973

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Metal (TAG)

SS

Bezel

fixed

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

original signed crown

Dial & Hands

black original dial with tritium luminous indexes

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

1575

Date Function

yes

Strap / Bracelet

riveted link Oyster bracelet with deployment clasp

Strap / Bracelet Size

7 inches

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

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 ref 1655 Explorer II “Steve McQueen” circa 1973

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