|Model Name/Number:||Explorer 1016|
|Serial/Year:||1,3XX,XXX - 1966|
|Condition: (What's This?)||IV|
|Features:||Automatic non-hacking movement, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown|
|Case:||Very good case which has recently been polished and has very light wear from use.|
|Dial:||Excellent glossy gilt 3/6/9 dial with matching light creamy markers and hands. The hands have some spotting from age. The glossy finish on the dial is in excellent condition. The lume still glows when put under intense light, which is correct for watches from this period.|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel Rolex USA Jubilee w/ 20 oval links. The bracelet has moderate stretch for its age.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This vintage Rolex comes w/ 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri,
The Explorer line of watches were produced to withstand extreme adventures. The prototype model was given to Tenzig Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary as they ascended Mount Everest under brutally harsh conditions. The durable little watch survived with flying colors and quickly went into production. From that point to today, the Explorer model has remained virtually unchanged. That is a testament to Rolex’s craftsmanship, durability and tradition.
This 1.3 million serial 1016 has a stunning, lacquer dial and beautiful, gold, gilt lettering. The dial has aged incredibly well, displaying almost no wear. The hands have some slight mottling in the luminous material but match the hour markers quite well.
The watch case has just been polished and is free from scratches. It is on a USA oval link, jubilee bracelet with moderate stretch to the links. Overall, this watch is a superb vintage piece and would be a great addition to any collection. Please feel free to contact Larry with any questions at [email protected].
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.
This vintage Rolex Explorer is absolutely gorgeous. Love the look, feel, and history.
Nice watch! As per described
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.