1987 Rolex 16550 Explorer II Polar Dial

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Description: There are polar explorer’s and there are Polar explorer’s. This later one is a 16550 which is the first explorer 2 to be housed with a sapphire crystal. It also houses the 3175 movement, shared with the fat lady GMT. Its number markers on the bezel are also much more bold and pronounced than its 16570 counterpart. Are we splitting hairs here? Likely but that is the exact reason why we collect these vintage watches. The case has likely been polished in the past but is thick and even and shows some of its factory beveling. 

Dial: Tritium Polar Dial   

Insert: Fat font steel bezel 

Case: Excellent condition case 

Bracelet: 78360