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Got me another Rolex Explorer ll 1655

  1. erpin9 Jan 16, 2021

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    My dealer informed me about this Rolex Explorer ll 1655 for sale by the original owner. He said that the watch has been a safe queen for 20 years. He sent me pictures that were not so clear so it was hard to tell the condition of the watch.

    The owner wanted a quick sale so the price was very attractive. If i hesitate, i know someone will grab it immediately so i decided to buy without seeing it. When i got the watch, it was in very nice condition. I sent it to my watchmaker for detailing and movement overhaul. This is how it looks after.

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    This is my other 1655
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  2. Burr Jan 17, 2021

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    These seem to hot right now but to own two?! You animal!

    With that said I also acquired a 1655 recently and absolutely love it so I can understand and not understand owning two at the same time :)
     
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  3. erpin9 Jan 17, 2021

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    I have several two of the same watches because i have two sons. I will pass these watches to them at the proper time.
     
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  4. janice&fred Jan 17, 2021

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    Nice catch Eric and you been on a good run lately! Only wish I was still there in the south pacific to give you some competition :D
     
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  5. erpin9 Jan 17, 2021

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    Happy New Year Fred. There are still plenty of watches to be hunted here for both of us.
     
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  6. janice&fred Jan 17, 2021

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    Without me being physically located in Cebu City I have zero chance on catching the high end rarities like you been getting. My crew there in Cebu City are basically only safe and capable of finding me run-of-the-mill stuff. Big stuff like you get are too risky for me to trust my crew as they will screw that all up on me and end up buying a fugazy :D
     
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  7. Burr Jan 17, 2021

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    Lucky sons indeed!! That’s awesome.
     
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  8. Marsimaxam Jan 18, 2021

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    Very nice buy. Late 1970s, with original bezel. Wear in good health.

    One of my favorite Rolex Sport Models, an early 70's version.
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  9. WatchCor Jan 18, 2021

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    Congrats @erpin9. That is incredible to have two in that condition. You seem to have an excellent dealer/customer relation.

    Mine says hi. These are wonderful pieces even with a strap.;)::love::

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  10. aleksejeremeev Jan 18, 2021

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    Congratulations. Nice watch. You are in luck in finding.
     
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  11. zwjk Jan 18, 2021

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    Very nice! I love reading about your watch finds :thumbsup:
     
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  12. erpin9 Jan 18, 2021

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    Gorgeous patina.
     
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  13. Dsplash Feb 25, 2021

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    Nice grab! Those are great on the wrist!
    I wasn’t at all looking at that reference but I too couldn’t resist when I found this one (and directly from the original owner!)

    I thought I could always sell it if I got tired of it but now, no way that’s happening anytime soon! :D
     
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  14. ngo516 Feb 25, 2021

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    You are loving them wrong, Dad.
    You put them in a room, toss in the Explorer, then lock the door. Your favorite son will emerge.

    I miss you James.
     
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