08/21/2020
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Is the 16570’s star about to rise? A Review of the Rolex Explorer II

By Chrono24
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Is the 16570’s star about to rise? A Review of the Rolex Explorer II

We’re back to zoom in for a closer look at one specific watch model. This time, we’re turning our attention to the Rolex Explorer II with the reference number 16570 and a black dial.

The market for stainless steel Rolex sports watches is hotter than ever. Countless watch fans have a GMT-Master, Submariner, or Daytona at the top of their wish lists. That said, few can stomach the premium prices. Thankfully, there is an alternative: the Rolex Explorer II ref. 16570. This watch has made an impression on opinion-makers from both traditional and social media outlets and has established itself as a favorite “insider’s tip.”

This 40-mm watch was produced from 1989 to 2011 and is the ideal timepiece for any adventurer. Like the GMT-Master, it features a second time zone, which is displayed using a GMT hand and (stationary) bezel. The Rolex Explorer II is slowly making its way out of the shadows of its fellow Rolexes, and it’s now up for debate whether it can still be considered a true insider’s tip. In any case, this watch has quite a few things going for it, including its availability, price, potential to appreciate in value, and unique character. It’s not your typical Rolex, but that’s what makes it so appealing. Sure, it may take some time to get used to the look of the “unfinished bezel” and colorful hands – especially when compared to the Submariner, GMT-Master, and Daytona – but you should still give this watch a chance. You might end up loving it!

Can you imagine purchasing this watch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below the YouTube video.

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