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Rolex Explorer 16550

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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 132849
Nickname: Rolex Polar
Condition: (What's This?) Excellent
Model Name/Number: Explorer II - 16550
Serial/Year: R - 1988
Gender: Men's
Features: Automatic 3085 
Case: Stainless steel (40mm)
Dial: White w/ Tritium hour markers
Bracelet: Stainless Steel Oyster w/ Oysterlock clasp
Box & Papers: Rolex box, booklets, hang tag, polishing cloth, and Bob's Certificate of Authenticity
Warranty: This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Pre-Owned Watch Condition Examination

This Rolex watch is in overall excellent pre-owned condition with only minor surface wear to the case, clasp, bracelet and bezel, with a nick on the clasp near the crown.

Rolex Explorer II 16550

By Paul Altieri

If you're in the market for a very collectible Rolex tool watch, consider the Explorer II ref. 16550. The Explorer II collection, itself, is widely sought-after for its versatile styling and attractive price point. The ref. 16550 is a particularly intriguing edition of the collection that is often referred to as the "transitional Explorer II" as it was the first reference to feature a larger 40mm case, a higher-beat cal. 3085 Perpetual movement, and a modern dial configuration that replaced the stick and baton hour markers with Rolex's staple dot, baton, and inverted triangle markers. The 16550 was also the first Explorer II to feature a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. An effortless balance between vintage and modern, this Explorer II is a must-have.  To view additional references within this collection visit our Rolex Explorer watches page.

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