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Vintage 1969 Rolex Explorer 1016

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    At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.
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Item Number: 115793
Manufacturer: Rolex
Model Name/Number: Explorer 1016
Serial/Year: 2,2XX,XXX - 1969
Condition: (What's This?) IV - Vintage
Gender: Men's
Movement/Features: 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 [email protected]

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