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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
Vintage Rolex 1016 Explorer
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Vintage Rolex 1016 Explorer

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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

Manufacturer: Rolex
Regular Price: $13,371.86
Item Number: 162887
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Explorer 1016 "Box & Papers" 
Serial: 3481XXX
Year: Circa 1973
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1560
Case: Stainless steel case; caseback is stamped "1016". The numbers between both sets of lugs are mostly worn away. 
Dial: Matte black with tritium lume.
Bracelet: Stainless steel Fold Over Oyster 7836 with 13 links and no. 280 end links. The back of the clasp is stamped "1/72" indicating that it's from 1972. 
Box & Papers: Rolex presentation box, booklet, card holder and punched Rolex papers dated 12/1975
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 Explorer is in overall great, attractive vintage condition consistent with its age. The case is in good condition with normal signs of wear. The case number between the lugs at six o'clock is mostly rubbed away, and since we have the punched papers we can decipher it using a loupe. The reference number is mostly rubbed away too. We have seen this type of wear before, from the bracelet against the case over years of use. The Mark I "Frog Foot" dial is in great condition with light patina; it has some darker patina around the edge that can be hard to notice. The lume on the dial has aged to a lovely and even pale yellow color. The hands have developed patina and the lume in the hands has aged to pretty close color; the lume in the seconds hand is a bit lighter. The fold over Oyster bracelet is in overall very good condition with normal signs of wear; it has a bit of stretch between the links which is common for this type of bracelet.

Description: Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 "Frog Foot" Dial

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. 

The lume on this example has developed a lovely pale yellow patina adding to the overall vintage charm. This also comes with it's box and punched papers which is always a bonus! 

* 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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Robert
10/08/2018
 

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

Ben
03/25/2017
Amazing dark mocha tropical dial

Nice watch! As per described

Kurt
04/10/2015
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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