I am sharing today a small explorer, Ref.5500, produced in 1967. It is a trendy antique watch with a small size (34mm), and its moderate size is also one of its charms. In the late 1950s, to expand the sales scope of the Explorer series around the world, Rolex started the production of styles based on the Skymaster, and the more representative one is this Ref.5500. The dial was replaced with an explorer-type dial, which was a model for the British market. It differed from the conventional explorer type, and the diameter was 2mm smaller. In addition to the watch mentioned above, the Explorer also has Ref.5504, Ref.5501, and Ref.5700 on the calendar. Rolex replicas swiss made.
Then come back and look at the dial of this Ref.5500, which is a very glossy lacquered dial. By the way, this model of explorers has many malicious repair disks (redone disks), so you need to pay special attention when considering buying them. Its original dial is lacquered because it is a watch with minimal circulation, and it is exciting that there are many different types simultaneously. This one in the article is the most basic dial. But considering its age, these details can be ignored. In addition, although the hands look very impressive and old-fashioned, it is difficult for people to encounter perfect things that are incredibly satisfying in antique watches, so there is always a trade-off to getting them finally. Rolex replicas for sale.
Although the watch case inevitably has traces of polishing, it is a watch from 55 years ago, and the feeling is not bad. The head of the strap (the connection between the belt and the case) is a 7205 strap with several 57. It is a 19mm Swiss rivet strap. Although it is a little loose, it still looks solid. The rivet strap is a perfect match. The engraving on the inner plate of the clasp is 66 years and 3rd period (the actual difference is only one year, which is very good).
This Explorer Ref.5500, as mentioned earlier, was produced for the UK then, so there are few in the world, and it is estimated that it will occasionally be encountered in some physical stores. In terms of size, it is more suitable for friends with thinner wrists.
Band Length: 20.5cm
Engine: Rolex Calibre 2836/2813