Rolex Explorer 5500

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  • Condition: Excellent
  • Model: 5500
  • Movement: Manual Wind
  • Strap Length: 185mm
  • Scope: Original Box
  • Year: 1973
  • Case Width: 34mm
  • Listing ID: SD020193
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Details

Model
5500
Year
1973
Scope Original Box (No Papers)
Movement Manual Wind
Case Width 34mm
Strap Length
185mm
Listing ID
SD020193
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Submit your watch

The Rolex Explorer's name originated from the watches that were given to various mountaineering teams, including the one that would conquer the summit of Mount Everest.

While originally designed for ease of use by mountaineers in the blinding snow, the Rolex Explorer I has become one of Rolex's most versatile models. Unlike the distinctive bezels on the Submariner or Daytona, the Explorer I has no clear defining characteristic apart from the 3-6-9 dial. This has made it popular amongst collectors and customers who enjoy the trademark Rolex quality, but prefer a less recognisable watch.

This watch is in excellent condition, with general, even wear on the case and bracelet. There is some slight tarnishing on the dial at 12, 6 and 7 o'clock. There is some mild stretch on the bracelet.

Comes with a newer Rolex inner and outer box set from the 2000s.

ROLEX

Known by many simply as 'the Crown', Rolex has certainly done much to deserve its reputation. From its founding just over a century ago by a German immigrant in the UK, Rolex has grown to become an international behemoth, recognisable (and indeed visible) across the globe.

Compared to other modern watchmakers, Rolex is in the near-unique position where its vintage watches have developed an almost entirely distinct collector base. It's no surprise, however, given the diversity and iconic status of so many Rolex models. The vintage Rolex community has arguably brought vintage watch collecting into the mainstream by shedding light on the beauty of old, worn watches which had so long been ignored by most.

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The Rolex Explorer's name originated from the watches that were given to various mountaineering teams, including the one that would conquer the summit of Mount Everest.

While originally designed for ease of use by mountaineers in the blinding snow, the Rolex Explorer I has become one of Rolex's most versatile models. Unlike the distinctive bezels on the Submariner or Daytona, the Explorer I has no clear defining characteristic apart from the 3-6-9 dial. This has made it popular amongst collectors and customers who enjoy the trademark Rolex quality, but prefer a less recognisable watch.

This watch is in excellent condition, with general, even wear on the case and bracelet. There is some slight tarnishing on the dial at 12, 6 and 7 o'clock. There is some mild stretch on the bracelet.

Comes with a newer Rolex inner and outer box set from the 2000s.

ROLEX

Known by many simply as "the Crown", Rolex has certainly done much to deserve its reputation. From its founding just over a century ago by a German immigrant in the UK, Rolex has grown to become an international behemoth, recognisable (and indeed visible) across the globe.

Compared to other modern watchmakers, Rolex is in the near-unique position where its vintage watches have developed an almost entirely distinct collector base. It's no surprise, however, given the diversity and iconic status of so many Rolex models. The vintage Rolex community has arguably brought vintage watch collecting into the mainstream by shedding light on the beauty of old, worn watches which had so long been ignored by most.
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