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Vintage 1969 Rolex Explorer 1016

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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 115793
Condition: (What's This?) Vintage
Model Name/Number: Explorer 1016
Serial/Year: 2,2XX,XXX - 1969
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic "non-hacking" 1560 movement, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown
Case: Excellent case which has just returned from polishing. The inside of the caseback is engraved 1016 II.69. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.
Dial: Excellent black 3, 6, 9 dial with creamy markers and matching hands. The second hand has been colored to match the dial. 
Bracelet: Excellent 78360 bracelet with 12 links and 580 end links
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity
Comments: This vintage Rolex comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty

Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 

By Paul Altieri,

The Explorer watches were produced to withstand extreme adventures as evidenced but its prototype model being given to mountain climbers that successfully ascended Mount Everest under brutal conditions. The durable watch survived with flying colors and quickly went into production. From that point in the late 60’s to today, the Explorer model has remained virtually unchanged. That is a true testament to Rolex’s quality, durability and tradition.

This watch reference 1016 is fitted with a beautiful matte dial and lume plots that have aged to a warm creamy yellow color which collectors are finding extremely desirable currently. The lume plots match the hands as well. The Mercedes hand has some very slight cracking in the luminous material. This watch case has been previously polished but has aged well with its bevels clearly visible. It is on a later 78360 oyster bracelet. 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

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*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.

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Vintage 1969 Rolex Explorer 1016
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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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    Watch was exactly as advertised and in excellent condition. Thank you for providing top notch services!

    September 29, 2019
  • 5/5

    Superb site and transaction, phenominal delivery time. Some slight confusion concerning the special discount at the time. I didn't receive it. No big deal I would not hesitate to purchase another rolex from Bob's ! ***

    September 28, 2019
  • 5/5

    The purchasing process was quick and easy once I finally made my selection. Bob’s customer service was excellent. All my questions and concerns were addressed to my satisfaction. But most important of all, my husband loves his new watch!

    September 27, 2019
  • 5/5

    Very happy with the purchase of my 16710 GMT Master. Communication was very good and transaction went smoothly. Buying a used Rolex can be risky at best, I chose Bob's based on their excellent reputation and the peace of mind that reputation afforded me.

    September 27, 2019
  • 5/5

    This was my 2nd transaction with Bob's and I'm 100% satisfied with both. You get exactly what you see and the quality is perfect. Look here before you buy anywhere else.

    September 26, 2019
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