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Rolex Vintage Explorer II 1655

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    At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.
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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 111463
Nickname: Rolex Steve Mcqueen
Condition: (What's This?) Vintage
Model Name: Explorer II 1655
Serial/Year: 4,03X,XXX - 1973-1974
Gender: Men's
Features: Automatic 1570 movement, GMT hand, waterproof screw-down crown, acrylic crystal, date
Case: Stainless steel service case w/ 24 hour GMT fixed service bezel, pierced lugs
Dial: Matte black Mark 1 dial w/ orange GMT hand. Patina on dial and hands match beautifully 
Bracelet: Newer 78360 stainless steel Oyster bracelet w/ 12 links and 501 end-links 
Box & Papers: Rolex box and Bob's Certificate of Authenticity
Comments: This pre-owned Rolex Explorer comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

Vintage Rolex "Steve McQueen"Explorer II 

The Rolex Explorer II ref. 1655 is a highly sought after collectors watch. It is often referred to as “Freccione,” which is in reference to its distinguishing bright orange arrow 24 hour hand. “Freccia” is Italian for arrow, making this name most popular among Italian collectors. The 1655 is probably most famously known as the "Steve McQueen," dispute that fact the famous actor was never documented wearing one. There are several theories on why this watch became associated with McQueen, but one thing is certain, the nickname has stuck! 

The Explorer II was originally designed and released as a “tool watch” for cave explorers and those who spent time long periods of time in dark locations. The 24 hour orange arrow hand paired with the 24-hour military time bezel, allows the wearer to easily identify if it was night or day. This watch features an excellent original Mark 1 dial with hour markers that have aged to a gorgeous creamy patina. The original date-wheel has the highly sought after open 9’s and 6’s. The patina on the hands offers a perfect match to the dial. The service bezel, service case, and newer style bracelet make this watch a collector’s piece that is made to be worn! Do not miss this opportunity to secure a true part of Rolex history. 

Below you can see a photo of Orlando Bloom showing off his vintage 1665 explorer which he wears on a leather band. 

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*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.

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    Everything is fantastic, box, papers, warrenty, tags.... But the bracelet has been polished, while it said it didn't, and the watch itself has many more little and light scratches that I didn't expect, for me it's condition 2,not 1,as you said..... Not very happy about it..... Best regards. Jacopo anticoli

    December 20, 2018
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