Rolex “Straight Hand” Explorer II, ref. 1655

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Year of issue: 1971

Reference number: 1655

Serial number: 3,28X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: Explorer II Reference: 1655 Gender: Gents Year: 1971 Material: Steel Dial Color: Black Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Steel Bracelet Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish This Explorer II is in excellent condition with a clean, original dial and nice, thick case. The dial is free of any notable flaws or blemishes and features beautiful faded/orangish lume. The bracelet is a later service bracelet, but in great condition.


Justin Gruenberg


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.