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Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 Jubilee
Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 Jubilee
Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 Jubilee
Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 Jubilee
Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 Jubilee
Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 Jubilee
Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 Jubilee
Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 Jubilee
Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 Jubilee
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Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 Jubilee

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 114945
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Explorer 1016
Serial/Year: 1,3XX,XXX - 1966
Gender: Men's
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

Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 

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 larry@bobswatches.com.


* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. 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. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty

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

Amazing dark mocha tropical dial

Nice watch! As per described

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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