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Rolex 5500
Explorer "Early Tritium Dial"
Vintage 1963 - Original Box

Year 1963 Stock no. 13725

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Very rare dial on this vintage Rolex Explorer; one of the very first to have tritium luminous paint. The use of this was mandated from 1963; to indicate their compliance, many dials then already in production were quickly over-printed with a little horizontal line below the model name, or had "T<25" etc. added. However, on this original and correct dial, no such over-printing has been applied. The non-radium luminous hour markers are sharp and beautifully factory-produced.

The model is one of the last examples produced with the automatic calibre 1530, denoted by the presence of words 'Super Precision' on the dial at 6 o'clock. Later, during 1963, Rolex switched to calibre 1520. The first owner was rightly proud of this watch – the inside of the caseback has no fewer than 12 service marks, most of which appear to be by Rolex, the earliest in 1968. Clasp code for 1976; supplied with its original box, and warranted for 2 years by Watch Club.

ref 5500 | Vintage 1963 - Original Box | Rolex Explorer
  • Stock No. 13725

  • Year: 1963

  • Ref.: 5500

  • Material: Stainless Steel

  • Size: Large 34mm

  • Movement: Rolex automatic calibre 5130

  • Waterproof: 100m

  • Box Info: Original Box

  • Strap: Stainless Steel

  • Our price: £ 9,4009400-

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