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Ask anyone, anywhere, to name a luxury watch brand, and the answer will probably be “Rolex.” This enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.


But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.


But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.


Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.


The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.


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Rolex Explorer II - 216570-0002
By Rolex
Located in Wilmington, DE
MODEL CASE Oyster, 42 mm, Oystersteel OYSTER ARCHITECTURE Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown DIAMETER 42 mm MATERIAL Oystersteel BEZEL Fixed, 24-hour gradua...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II Men's Watch 16570
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Explorer II Men's Watch 16570 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case . Black dial with luminous markers. Stainless steel Oyster bracel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer i Stainless Steel 116900 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Reference: COM2038 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Explorer I Model Reference: 116900 Age: 21st September 2018 Gender: Men's Box and Papers: Box, Manuals and Guarantee Dial: Black Arabic ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer I Stainless Steel 116900 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Reference: COM2039 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Explorer I Model Reference: 116900 Age: 25th February 2018 Gender: Men's Box and Papers: Box, Manuals and Guarantee Dial: Purple And Gre...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II 16550, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II Reference #:16550. Rolex Explorer II 16550 R Serial Men Automatic Watch Box&Papers Black Dial 40mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II12600, Dial Certified Authentic
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II Reference #:16550. Rolex Explorer II 16550 Vintage Mens Automatic Watch White Dial Patina Index 40m. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I 1016 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007721 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Explorer Model Variant: I Model Number: 1016 Age: 1976 Gender: Men Complete With: Xupes Presentation Box Dial: Black Baton Glass:...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer 14270, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer Reference #: 14270. Mens Swiss Automatic Watch Stainless Steel Black 36 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II Men's Stainless Steel Watch 16570
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Explorer II Men's Stainless Steel Watch 16570 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal, dual time. Stainless steel case (40mm diameter). White dial with lumin...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Arabic Numerals Men's Watch 214270 Box
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Arabic Numerals Mens Watch 214270 Box. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 39 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stainle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer 14270, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer Reference #: 14270. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 36 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II 16570 Stainless Steel Auto Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II in stainless steel. Auto w/ sweep seconds, date and dual time. 40 mm case size. Ref 16570. **Bank wire only at this price** Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certified pr...
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

2002 Rolex Explorer Ii Stainless Steel Model 16570
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Explorer II, Stainless Steel, 40mm, White Dial Polar, Model 16570, 2002 Throughout the course of the 20th century, the Rolex brand built itself into a household name largely ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, Steel

Rolex Explorer II 16550 Men Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007772 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Explorer II Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 16550 Age: 28-11-1987 Gender: Men Complete With: Box, Manuals, Rolex Service Papers Dat...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer I 6610 Men Stainless Steel Gilt Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: COM002564 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Explorer I Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 6610 Age: 1957 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Service Pouch, Explorer Card & Or...
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II 16550, White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II Reference #:16550. Rolex Explorer II 16550 Vintage Mens Automatic Watch White Dial Patina Index 40m. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered b...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II 16550, Grey Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II Reference #:16550. Rolex Explorer II 16550 Men Automatic Vintage Unpolished Rail Spider Dial 40mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II 16550, White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II Reference #:16550. Rolex Explorer II 16550 Men Automatic Vintage Unpolished Rail Spider Dial 40mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by ...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II 16550, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II Reference #: 16550. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II 16550, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II Reference #: 16550. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II 16550, White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II Reference #: 16550. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel White 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II 16550, Gold Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II Reference #:16550. Rolex Explorer II 16550 R Serial Men Automatic Watch Box&Papers Black Dial 40mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Arabic Numerals Men's Watch 214270 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Arabic Numerals Mens Watch 214270 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 39 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. St...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch 14270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 14270. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown....
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch 114270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 114270. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II 16550, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II Reference #: 16550. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer 1 14270 Unpolished S Serial Stainless Automatic Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer 1 14270 Unpolished S Serial Stainless Automatic Men's Watch 36mm
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch 114270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 114270. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch 114270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 114270. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II 16550, White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II Reference #: 16550. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel White 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II 16570, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II Reference #: 16570 . Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Men’s Watch 114270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 114270. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch 114270
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 114270. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Automatic Steel Men's Watch 214270 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I 39mm Automatic Steel Mens Watch 214270 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 39 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

2018 Rolex Explorer I Hercules Custom Stainless Steel 214270 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Contemporary 2018 Rolex Explorer I Hercules Custom Stainless Steel 214270 Wristwatch * *Complete with: Box, Manuals & Guarantee dated 15th March 2018 *Case Size: 39mm *Strap: Bla...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer I Hercules Skull Dlc Coated Stainless Steel 214270
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Ref: COM2270 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Explorer I Model Ref: 214270 Age: Sat Sep 01 2018 Gender: Mens Complete With: Box, Manuals, Swing Tags, Copy of Guarantee Dial: Black Other...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer Vintage Gents Stainless Steel Tropical Dial 1016
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Stainless Steel Oyster Perpetual Explorer Vintage Gents Wristwatch, tropical dial with hour markers and arabic numbers 3, 6 & 9, a fixed stainless steel smooth bezel, a stainless s...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer I Double Stamped T25 Stainless Steel 5500
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Ref: COM2309 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: Explorer I Model Ref: 5500 Age: Gender: Mens Complete With: Xupes Presentation Box & Original Glass Dial: Black Arabic / Baton Glass: Plexig...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Automatic Steel Men's Watch 16570
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Automatic Steel Mens Watch 16570. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II White Dial Automatic Steel Men's Watch 16570
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer II White Dial Automatic Steel Mens Watch 16570. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer Steel Luminous Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch 214270
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Rolex Explorer 214270 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shape ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Automatic Steel Men's Watch 16570
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Automatic Steel Mens Watch 16570. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Automatic Steel Men's Watch 16570
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Automatic Steel Mens Watch 16570. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II 216570 Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II in stainless steel. Auto w/ date and dual time. 41 mm case size. With box. Ref 216570. Circa 2010. Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certified preowned Sport Rolex Explor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Parachrom Hairspring Men's Watch 16570
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer II 40mm Black Dial Parachrom Hairspring Mens Watch 16570. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement with new Parachrom Blue hairspring. Stainless steel ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Automatic Steel Men's Watch 16570
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Automatic Steel Mens Watch 16570. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch 114270 Box
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 114270 Box. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Men’s Watch 114270 Box
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 114270 Box. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch 214270
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Rolex Explorer 214270 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shape ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Automatic Steel Men’s Watch 16570
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Automatic Steel Mens Watch 16570. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch 114270 Box
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 114270 Box. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II 16550 Men's Automatic Vintage Unpolished Rail Spider Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II 16550 Men Automatic Vintage Unpolished Rail Spider Dial 40mm
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Vintage 1980s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch 114270 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 114270 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II 16570 F-Serial Men's Automatic Watch Black Dial SS
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Explorer II 16570 F-Serial Men's Automatic Watch Black Dial SS 40mm
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II Black Dial Steel Automatic 1998 Men's Watch 16570
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Rolex Explorer II 16570 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shap...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II White Dial Automatic Steel Men's Watch 16570 Box
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer II White Dial Automatic Steel Mens Watch 16570 Box. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a cro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch 114270 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Explorer I Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 114270 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 36.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer I Steel Pre-Lume Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch 214270
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Rolex Explorer 214270 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shap...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II Steel Black Dial GMT Automatic Men's Watch 16570
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Rolex Explorer II 16570 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shap...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Explorer II Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch 16570
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This pre-owned Rolex Explorer II 16570 is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by a mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches