1986 Rolex Explorer II (Ref. 16550) "Spider Rail Dial"
Rolex Explorer II "Rail Dial" (Stacked Block Text)
Typical Rolex Explorer II Dial (Offset SCOC's Text)
|Dial||Spider Glossy Black "Rail"|
|Bracelet||Rolex Oyster 78360 bracelet With 501 End Pieces|
The strong case retains sharp chamfers and symmetrical lugs, it is believed that the case has been lightly polished in the past to retains its factory dimensions. The original bezel is unpolished and is in excellent condition, showing minimal signs of use, and retains all of its factory black enamel. The original Rolex 78360 Oyster bracelet with correct 501 end pieces is in great condition and retains 11 links that show light stretch from use.
The rare and original glossy black "rail dial" with white gold surround markers is in superb condition, showing no damage marks or signs of age. The dial has achieved a satisfying spider patina that reflects beautifully in the sunlight. The tritium lume plots have taken on a handsome creamy coloration and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly, under U.V. light inspection the 24hr hand displays some minor cracking and remains stable, the other 3 hands show no degradation. The white date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time within COSC spec, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.