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Rolex Explorer 5501 Precision

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This is a rare CANADIAN version ROLEX EXPLORER PRECISION dating to 1961. These ROLEX watches are commonly referred to as the “Dress Explorers”; as they have a gold bezel and winding crown. The correct reference 5501 stainless steel ROLEX OYSTER case dates the watch to 1961. As many know the reference 5500 (steel) and 5501 (two-tone) also appear in the ROLEX AIR-KING line of watches from the same era. The EXPLORER versions are (of course) much rarer of the two types. The case on this EXPLORER measures 34mm. and houses a recently cleaned and overhauled (reliable) caliber 1530, rotor, automatic winding movement; which is keeping accurate time. The ORIGINAL two-tone “bulls-eye” dial on this EXPLORER is as clean as you ever find. The original raised gold markers and original Dauphine hands with blued steel sweep second complete the look.

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