Up for grabs is a Rolex Explorer
5500 reference, 34mm, automatic
369,XXX serial number circa 1958 production
Excellent vintage condition case with thick and sharp lugs. Serial and reference numbers are fully intact and clearly visible. No corrosion or pitting.
Dial is original, gilt and glossy with applied arrow-shaped markers and 3-6-9. Original dauphine hands. Dial tests for radium with Geiger. There is some aging/spotting on dial, but it still remains very glossy.
Caseback is original, stamped 5500 and II.1958. The outside of caseback still retain the factory engraving as seen in pictures.
The bracelet is a Rolex 6635 with spring-loaded links. It is dated in 1965 and 57 end-links in excellent tight condition.
Movement is original with original “butterfly” rotor.
No box or papers.