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

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 150663
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Explorer 1016 "Frog Foot" 
Serial/Year: 2,9XX,XXX - 1972
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1570
Case: Excellent case that has been polished in the past and has surface wear consistent with age. The Smooth bezel has surface scratches and dings from wear. Inner caseback is stamped: 1016 "I.72". Reference and serial number are legible between the lugs. Acrylic crystal shows dings on outer rim.
Dial: Very good MKI dial that has developed patina and shows some wear. The lume on the dial and in the hands has developed patina. 
Bracelet: Very good original 7836 stainless steel Oyster fold-over with 11 links and 358 end links. There is visible wear on the bracelet and Folding Oysterclasp.
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box
Warranty: This vintage Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Vintage Watch Condition Examination

This Rolex watch is in good vintage condition consistent with its age. The case is in good condition with scratches and wear, it appears to have been polished. The bezel is in good condition with wear and light nicks around the edge. The dial and hands are in good, honest condition with patina. The dial has aged darker around the edge/ hour markers than in the center of the dial. This can be hard to notice depending on the light. The lume on the dial and in the hands has developed patina and are close to matching in color. The lume in the hands has developed some slightly darker patina. The folded Oyster link bracelet is in great condition with some wear and scratches. It has a bit of stretch between the links which is common for this type of bracelet. 

Vintage MKI Rolex Explorer 1016

Rolex introduced the 1016 Explorer in 1959 and it was in production until 1989 making it one of the longest running produced references from the brand. At the beginning of the run Rolex made the dials glossy and then switched to the matte style around 1966. This example is circa 1972 and features a matte Mark 1 "frog foot" dial. This mark gets the fun nickname because of the coronet on the dial and how it looks like a frogs foot. This watch has retained its correct folded link bracelet adding to the look and feel of this vintage Explorer. 

* 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.


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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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