|Condition: (What's This?)||Excellent|
|Model Name:||Explorer II - 216570|
|Serial/Year:||Random - 2011 or newer|
|Movement:||Automatic 3187 movement w/ date, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, waterproof screw-down crown|
|Case:||904L stainless steel w/ 24 hour GMT fixed bezel (42mm), inner reflector ring engraved w/ serial number|
|Dial:||White w/ luminescent hour/minute/sweep seconds hands and indices, bright orange GMT second time zone hand and magnified date display at 3 o'clock|
|Bracelet:||904L stainless steel Oyster w/ Oysterlock clasp|
|Box & Papers:||Rolex box, booklet, and Bob's Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This used Rolex Explorer II comes with Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty. Temporary Master photos. All side views are of actual watch and magnify 10x.|
By Paul Altieri
Each model in Rolex's professional series is developed with a specific profession in mind, and the Explorer II is no exception. It was designed by Rolex in the early 1970s as a low-light environment tool watch, more specifically caves, Arctic regions, and, interestingly enough, volcanoes. As a result, the case is equipped with a fixed 24-hour bezel that can be read against the dedicated hand on the dial to keep track of day and night hours as well as sync with a second time zone. The dial was also developed for optimal visibility and is topped with luminous material.
The 6-digit ref. 216570 is the newest variation of the Explorer line, coming to market in 2011, and boasts improved luminous material on the dial as well as the use of 904L Oystersteel, an increased 42mm case size, and the addition of a striking orange arrow hand on the dial. This particular pre-owned Rolex features a "Polar" dial, which is characterized by luminous markers and hands in contrasting black surrounds for an easy reading, day or night.
*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.
Love the watch. Like new out of the box exceeding all expectations. Bob's made it easy...again. (this is my third purchase from them.)
In a world of black faced sports watches I love the polar white face more than I ever thought I would. I spent almost a week using it as a true tool sports watch. From work with dress shirts to home shoveling and cross country skiing in heavy snow and as well as alpine all day yesterday. Very comfortable on my 7.5 inch wrist. Very easy to read, and not crowed. Time about +1 minute a day. Can't wait until summer for hiking and exploring.
Very happy with the whole process which was easy, efficient and speedy.
My Polar came in Excellent condition! Very very pleased. Thanks for a wonderful deal!
This was my first experience with Bob's watches and overall the experience was excellent. I purchased the watch late morning on a Monday and the watch was at my doorstep in NY the next day by 11. The watch a Rolex Explorer II Polar dial was exactly as promised in excellent condition. If the watch had been worn previously I couldn't tell. Bob's also seemed to have the best inventory of this particular watch as well as price.
I chose the Explorer II for it's bold looks, and because it's less worn by people compared to Submariner. Very unique and smart looking watch.