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Explorer Reference 1655, a stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date, Circa 1983

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Description

The Explorer 1655 is often referred to by the nickname "Freccione" (Italian for "arrow"), thanks to its very prominent arrow-tipped orange 24-hour hand. By pointing to the fixed 24-hour marked bezel, the orange 24-hour hand serves as a prominent day or night indicator; vital for those who spend extended periods exploring in hazardous conditions and might otherwise become disorientated.

Condition Report

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The watch is in overall very good condition with light wear and markings consistent with usage. Bracelet has light signs of stretch and surface wear throughout commensurate with age. There is a small scratch on the lug. The movement is running at the time of cataloging, however, it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.

Year

1983

Reference Number

1655

Model

Explorer II

Complication

Date

Gender

Men's, Women's, Unisex

Dial Color(s)

Black

Movement Type

Automatic

Case Material(s)

Stainless Steel

Case Number

74*****

Case Size (mm)

40

Case Back

Screw-down

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Dimension Notes

Fits a wrist size of 6.5 inches or smaller.

Clasp Type

Deployant buckle

Clasp Material(s)

Stainless Steel

Signature

Dial

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