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Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 Circa 1966

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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 109869
Condition: (What's This?) Excellent
Model Name/Number: Explorer 1016
Serial/Year: 1,516,XXX - 1977/1978
Gender: Men's
Features: Automatic 1560 movement, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown, pierced lugs
Case: Stainless steel case (40mm). Original case is in excellent condition.
Dial: Original glossy black dial is in excellent condition with beautiful patina on hour markers
Bracelet: 78360 stainless steel Oyster w/ 13 links, end links stamped "558"
Comments: This vintage Rolex comes with Bob's certificate of authenticity, 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty
 

Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 

The Rolex Explorer Reference 1016 is an excellent vintage watch for any collector, new or seasoned. This particular reference was the most common Explorer series made with a production range of over 25 years beginning in 1963. This long production run resulted in a number of variations in the watch. Some early version featured a radium dial which was quickly replaced due to its radioactive nature.

This timepiece features the early style caliber 1560 movement used in this model. It was later replaced with the caliber 1570 movement to incorporate a new "hack" feature, which stops the second hand when the crown in pulled out to the hand setting position. This watch has the newer style Oyster bracelet, which replaced the original folded link one on the 1016 Explorer. The original black gloss dial sports a creamy 3-6-9 Arabic numeral and baton marker combination.

The 1016 was discontinued in 1989 but continues to be one of the most popular vintage Rolex watches. You can see a version of it below being worn by Mad Men character Don Draper. 

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Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 Circa 1966
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  • October 8, 2018
     

    This vintage Rolex Explorer is absolutely gorgeous. Love the look, feel, and history.

  • March 25, 2017
    Amazing dark mocha tropical dial

    Nice watch! As per described

  • April 10, 2015
    Good Service

    I have been searching for this model with the Jubilee bracelet for a long time. Bob's had the right watch at the right price. Purchased online. No issues and received quickly.

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