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Rolex Explorer II 16570 – 40mm

Rolex Submariner Date
Green Bezel 50th Aniversary

Approximate retail price: 6.500,- Euro
(for price evaluation please consider below information)

Authenticity
We guarantee that the item we are selling is an original Rolex watch.

Info
Brand: Rolex
Type: Explorer II
Reference no.: 16570
Movement: 3186 automatic
BPH: 28800
Year: 2009 (with inner ring serial number engraved)
Diameter: 40 mm
Bracelet: original Rolex Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet
Clasp: flip lock
Crystal: sapphire crystal
Dial: black
Bezel: stainless steel
Functions: hour and minute, date (quick set), GMT
Case material: stainless steel
Gender: male
Condition: 9.5/10

This watch comes with NO original box and NO papers.

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Category: ID: 2260

The history of Rolex watchesAlfred Davis and his brother-in-law Hans Wilsdorf, founded Wilsdorf and Davis, the company that would eventually become Rolex SA, in London, England in 1905. Wilsdorf and Davis’ main business at the time was importing Hermann Aegler’s Swiss movements to England and placing them in quality watch cases made by Dennison and others.These early wristwatches were sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from Wilsdorf and Davis were usually hallmarked “W&D” inside the case back.

In 1908, Wilsdorf registered the trademark “Rolex” and opened an office in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The company name “Rolex” was registered on 15 November 1915. The book The Best of Time: Rolex Wristwatches: An Unauthorized History by Jeffrey P. Hess and James Dowling says that the name was just made up.

One story, never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the name came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning “exquisite clockwork” or as a contraction of “horological excellence”.

Wilsdorf was said to want his watch brand’s name to be easily pronounceable in any language. He also thought that the name “Rolex” was onomatopoeic, sounding like a watch being wound. It is easily pronounceable in many languages and, as all letters have the same size, allows to be written symmetrically. It was also short enough to fit on the face of a watch.

In 1914, Kew Observatory awarded a Rolex watch a Class A precision certificate, a distinction which was normally awarded exclusively to marine chronometers.

In 1919, Wilsdorf left England due to wartime taxes levied on luxury imports as well as export duties on the silver and gold used for the watch cases driving costs too high and moved the company to Geneva, Switzerland, where it was established as the Rolex Watch Company. Its name was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. Upon the death of his wife in 1944, Wilsdorf established the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation in which he left all of his Rolex shares, making sure that some of the company’s income would go to charity. The company is still owned by a private trust and shares are not traded on any stock exchange.

In December 2008, the abrupt departure of Chief Executive Patrick Heiniger, for “personal reasons”, was followed by a denial by the company that it had lost 1 billion Swiss francs (approx.. £574 million, $900 million) invested with Bernard Madoff, the American asset manager who pleaded guilty to an approximately £30 billion worldwide Ponzi scheme fraud. Heiniger died March 5, 2013, after a long illness, according to an official statement issued by Rolex SA.

Today, Rolex watches are popularly considered status symbols.

Sourse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolex#History

Watch condition (refer to photos)

All images are from the actual watch for sale (WE NEVER USE INTERNET BASED PICTURES). To avoid any misunderstanding regarding scratches etc., please view carefully all images of the watch you’re interested in. The condition can be seen and judged on the picture.

Case: excellent condition with two little scratches near 11 hour

Clock face: very good condition with few small scratches on the bezel

Glass: excellent condition

Back face: excellent condition with two little scratches

Bracelet: excellent condition

Movement: fully operational / checked for performance, authenticity and functionality.
Evaluation

The recent comparable model Rolex Explorer II in steel with automatic movement and original Rolex Oyster stainless steel bracelet has an retail price of 6.500,- Euros.

You may consider the compact design this elegant watch offers.

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Payment

We accept payments by PayPal, by credit card (VISA, MASTERCARD, etc.) or by wire transfer to our company’s bank account. Please note that the goods will only be sent after agreed payment is visible on our account.

Shipping

We ship our watches also internationally using insured shipping and only the most reliable shipping service by DHL. The shipping cost is supported by the customer and will be added on the invoice.

Sales processing

Immediate after your purchase, you will receive all payment information by e-mail. Your order will be dispatched with DHL within the next working day or within 36 hours after your payment has been received respectively. Incoming payments are checked several times daily via online banking and are forwarded to be shipped immediately.

Item and accessories will be delivered as pictured. Manuals, papers, certificate cards, booklets and boxes are only included in the delivery if mentioned in the description and/or shown in the pictures. The pictures show the actual watch you are buying. All pictures were taken by MD Watches.

 

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