Pre-owned Rolex Explorer II with white dial, which is often referred as "Polar". With an eye catching red 24h-hand and an Oyster case that is fitted with 24h marked bezel, this watch is as rugged explorer timepiece as it gets, yet it's well proportioned to suit everyday life. Explorer II reference 16570 was introduced in 1989 and this watch is manufactured around 1993 according to its serial number. Watch has tritium lume (SWISS-T < 25) on dial and hands (lume on hands little cracked). Case has been refinished professionally and has some marks of use, as usually there are in the watches of this age. The Oyster bracelet is later production (approx. 2005) than the case and is in great condition. This watch does not have its original box nor papers.
Rolex Explorer II
Case ref. 16570.
Case material stainless steel.
Movement cal. 3185, mechanical automatic winding movement.
Watch has passed water resistance test to -0,7 / +5,0 bar (=50m, splash proof).
Case diameter approximately 41,5 mm.
Size between lugs: 20mm (strap attachment).
St. steel Oyster bracelet no. 78790A.
Fits wrist (diameter): 185 mm (18,5 cm) and less.
Functions: Time, date, central seconds, independent hour hand, red 24h-hand, automatic winding movement.
Dial and hands condition: moderate, small scratches, lume at hands bit cracked.
Case condition: moderate, cleaned and refinished professionally, little rounded, some scratches/dents.
Bracelet condition: very good, small scratches.
Movement condition: moderate, not serviced lately (service recommended within 2 years), some scratches, bridge platings partly peeled off.
Glass condition: moderate, sapphire glass has few scratches and is chipped from some corners.
Guarantee: The watch is running well and working as it should, but it has not been serviced lately. Therefore, we offer 2 months guarantee for mechanical functionality which is shorter than we usually offer, and it affects the price. We recommend servicing this watch within next 2 years. We will offer you a service estimate of the watch if you want it fully serviced and buy it with 2-years guarantee, please contact us for more information. Guarantee does not cover misuse of the watch or accidents (for instance if the watch is dropped, or if the crown has been left open in a water-resistant watch and water has entered the case).
Polus watchmakers commentary: This watch has been carefully checked at our watchmaking atelier for authenticity, overall condition, rate result and water resistance test. This Rolex Explorer II is in moderate condition. There are scratches/chips in the watch glass that can be seen with bare eye in good lightning. The dial has few light scratches and lume on the hands is a bit cracked. The case has been refinished professionally and it has few scratches and is a bit rounded. Case condition is moderate. The Oyster bracelet is later production than the watch itself and it is in very good condition. The case has passed water resistant test to +5,0bar/50m, so we call it splash proof. The movement has not been serviced lately but it is running well and accurately. The plating on the movement bridges has peeled off a little as the rotor has earlier touched the bridges, but it is only aesthetical and does not affect the functionality. Rotor is not touching the bridges at the moment.
Even though we try our best to caption the honest condition of the watch in the pictures, they never tell the whole truth. We always welcome you to visit our boutique to try on the watch if possible. Please contact us if you have any questions considering the watch (box below). Every picture is of the actual watch.
This pre-owned watch is sold with margin scheme taxation. Included VAT will be stated 0% on the customers invoice.