A one owner example supplied complete as purchased from new. The watch is an overall good condition. A polish would restore the watch to a like new state, which can be done on request.
In the mid 1980s, Rolex updated its Explorer II and introduced the ref. 16550. In a departure from the 1655, this five-digit predecessor is distinctive with a sapphire crystal, white gold surrounded hour markers, and glossy dial. Only offered by the brand for around four years, the ref. 16550 is one of the least commonly seen watches from Rolex in the 1980s era.
This Explorer II features not only the Creamy Dial but a Rail Dial at that. These examples of dial imperfections continue to become more and more collectible amongst us.
This watch was serviced in February 2021 by Rolex Service Center and includes it's service card with the standard 2 yr warranty. The hands are later from service however original hands are included.
The Dial is original and untouched, with even colouring amongst the markers.