Strap Guide – The Rolex 1655 Explorer Orange Hand

by bulang - Dec 20 2017

Welcome to the Bulang and Sons Strap Guide. Our aim is to showcase some of our most popular straps on a range of iconic watches so you can see how the different combinations work.

The Freccione Explorer

The Explorer is one of Rolex’s most enduring sports watches. The Explorer 2 reference 1655was introduced in 1971 and was a watch developed for cave explorers, or speleologists to give them their technically correct title. The watch features a large orange 24hr hand that indicates the time against a 24hr fixed bezel. This allowed the correct time to be quick recognizable for people confined to dark spaces for prolonged periods.

A classic matte dial, with offset 24hr lume markers, fixed bezel and the big orange hand (freccione in Italian – ‘big arrow’) give this watch a very distinctive look. Its inherently rugged looks can be dressed up too. We’ve curated a selection of both two-piece and nato straps for you to browse. From the depths to great heights, we have a look for your Freccione!



Buying your perfect strap couldn’t be easier – click on your favourite combination and you will be directed to the product in our shop, where you can easily check out.


20mm – Punched Camel Suede Watch Strap


20mm – Lumberjack Brown Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Piombo Grey Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Refined Light Brown Suede Watch Strap


20mm – Hazel Brown Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Refined Rugged Grey Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Caramel Brown Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Smokeyjack Grey Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Siena Brown Blade Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Diablo Black Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Dark Brown Rugged Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Croco Black Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Racing Caramel Brown Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Siena Brown Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Faccio Brown Edge Stitch Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Black Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Refined Dark Grey Suede Watch Strap


20mm – Smokeyjack Grey Nato Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Siena Brown Nato Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Diablo Black Nato Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Caramel Brown Nato Leather Watch Strap


20mm – Black Nato Leather Watch Strap


20mm – One Piece Nato Rugged Grey Leather Watch Strap