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Rolex Explorer Precision Ref 5500


Ref. No. | Item No. | 826792

The Rolex Explorer Precision 5500 is a unique vintage Rolex model. Housed in an Air King case, but with the Explorer dial, the ref 5500 was smaller, at 34mm, than the Explorers for sale at the time. The dial was every bit Explorer, with the Arabic 3, 6, 9 numerals, the Mercedes-style hands, and the “lollipop” second hand. Powered by a Caliber 1520 movement, the Precision 5500 is an interesting piece of Rolex history.




$5,195

Description

The Rolex Explorer Precision 5500 is a unique vintage Rolex model. Housed in an Air King case, but with the Explorer dial, the ref 5500 was smaller, at 34mm, than the Explorers for sale at the time. The dial was every bit Explorer, with the Arabic 3, 6, 9 numerals, the Mercedes-style hands, and the “lollipop” second hand. Powered by a Caliber 1520 movement, the Precision 5500 is an interesting piece of Rolex history.

The History:

The Rolex brand needs no introduction. Founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, these visionary men set out to do what had not been successfully and reliably done before. Build a timepiece to be worn on the wrist, that was both highly reliable, functional, and durable, as well as stylish. Wilsdorf’s dream was to create a watch that could accompany its owner through all facets of life and withstand any environment. His innovative approach and high standards for quality re-shaped the watch industry as a whole. It has made the Rolex name synonymous with quality, innovation, and elegance.

The Watch:

The Explorer Precision 5500 has a 34mm stainless steel case, with a domed acrylic crystal. It is powered by a Caliber 1520 movement. The Precision 5500 has tritium lume on the hour markers, numerals, and hands.

The Details:

This Explorer Precision 5500 is in good condition, considering the age of the watch. The bezel and case all show wear, as visible in photos, as does the bracelet. The lume and dial have developed a consistent patina. It does come with Rolex box and manual, as well as the 7835 bracelet.

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  • Rolex
  • Explorer Precision
  • 5500
  • Stainless Steel
  • Calibre 1520
  • Acrylic, Domed
  • 34mm
  • Stainless Steel, 7835

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