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Rolex
EXPLORER II, 'CREAM DIAL' REF 16550 STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH 24-HOUR INDICATION, DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1984
Dial: cream
Calibre:
cal. 3085 automatic, 27 jewels
Movement number:
1'069'223
Case:
stainless steel, screw-down back
Case number:
8'399'245
Closure:
stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions:
40mm, bracelet circumference approx. 190mm
Signed:
case, dial and movement 
Accessories:
Rolex booklets and presentation case
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Catalogue Note

This reference 16550 represents the another execution of this model, this time bearing a white dial. Interestingly a defect in the dials finishing meant that the dial, once crisp white, turned 'creamy' with age. Another discernible feature, separating this iterations from later ones is that the lume plots have a white gold surround as opposed to the blackened steel ones which would replace them.   

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