Rolex Explorer II – Orange Hand Ref.1655 from circa 1972

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Year of issue: Circa 1972

Reference number: 1655

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Serviced at Rolex and accompanied by the service records. Retaining the original bezel and thick case, the watch has an attractive soft patina and during service was fitted with newer tritium hands and a new bracelet. 40mm Stock 34743


Joshua Bonifas


Rolex presented the Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, dedicated to polar explorers, speleologists, and all those pushing the boundaries of exploration. The watch featured a distinctive 24-hour hand, an invaluable aid around the poles and beneath ground when you can't tell night from day.