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Details & Cataloguing

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Rolex
EXPLORER II, REF 1655 STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH 24-HOUR INDICATION, DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1971
Dial: black
Calibre:
cal. 1570 automatic, 26 jewels
Movement number:
D'011'626
Case:
stainless steel, screw-down back
Case number:
2'912'723
Closure:
stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions:
40mm, bracelet circumference approx. 180mm
Signed:
case, dial and movement
Accessories:
Rolex booklets and presentation case
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Catalogue Note

This particular reference 1655 was manufactured in the first year of release, 1971.  It is its age that, in part at least, has resulted in the indexes and hands taking on a beautiful and consistent patina. This example is also recognisable as a first generation 'Steve McQueen' due to the straight seconds hand.

Important Watches

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Geneva