|Nickname:||Rolex Steve Mcqueen|
|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Model Name:||Explorer II 1655|
|Serial/Year:||3,0XX,XXX - 1972|
|Features:||Automatic 1575 movement, GMT hand, waterproof screw-down crown, acrylic crystal, date|
|Case:||Original case has been lightly polished in the past, however, lugs remain thick. The case has wear from use. Original MK2 bezel. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. Case back is stamped 1655 II.72. An excellent example of an early 1655 Orange Hand.|
|Dial:||Excellent Mark I dial with matching creamy markers and hands. The watch has the early straight seconds hand. The watch comes with correct silver open 6 and 9 date wheel.|
|Bracelet:||Original 7836 oyster w/ 380 endlinks. Bracelet shows some stretch from use.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This pre-owned Rolex Explorer comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri,
Steve McQueen, the ultimate king of cool, has the Explorer II 1655 named after him by collectors. This fact is highly ironic considering that there is no proof that he owned or wore this model. However this model is definitely cool to own and admire for its history and durability. Manufactured to withstand the rigors of extreme exploring like hang-gliding and mountain climbing, this model can live up to whatever wear you can throw in it path.
This timepiece is a 3.0 million serial meaning it was manufactured in 1972. The Mark II dial and hands are in beautiful shape giving this watch a fantastically clean yet vintage appearance. The case is in wonderful shape as well. It has been lightly polished in its life and has nice thick lugs. The case does show appropriate wear for its age. The original 7836 oyster bracelet is in good shape and its 10 foldover links shows moderate stretch. If you have any questions please contact Larry at Larry@bobswatches.com
*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.