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Rolex Rare Ref. 1655 Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II "Steve McQueen" Wristwatch, First Generation, circa 1971
Case: stainless steel, fixed 24 hour bezel, screw down back and crown, 39 mm, No. 2907176, ref. 1655, inner back with date II.71 mark, acrylic crystal with Cyclops lens over date
Dial: black matte, luminous dagger and baton markers, luminous and white batons hands, straight center seconds hand, oversized orange arrowhead 24 hour indication hand, white and luminous minute divisions, date at three
Movement: caliber 1570, 26 jewels, rhodium finish, straight line lever escapement, adjusted to five positions and temperature, monometallic balance with self compensating Breguet spring
Band: stainless, marked USA 7-72, riveted end pieces
Signed: triple signed Rolex, dial signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Explorer II





Condition Report*:

Type: Rolex Rare Ref. 1655 Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II "Steve McQueen" Wristwatch
Model: Ref. 1655, first generation
Dial: matte black, luminous markers
Hands; white luminescent batons, orange arrow
Metal: stainless steel
Case No: 2907176
Case Info: screw down crown and back, 24 hour bezel
Case Width: 38 mm
Crystal: acrylic
Watch Movement: caliber 1570, 26 jewels, adjusted five positions and temperature, straight line lever escapement, rhodium finish, monometallic balance, sef-compensating Breguet balance spring
Band: stainless, USA 7-72, riveted ends
Circa: 1971
Condition: movement is running and very good, dial is very good, case is very good, two very tiny edge nicks on the bezel, inner back lid with original double struck letters, second hand center area with some white touch up, band is very good having been polished
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Auction Dates
May, 2010
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