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Vintage Rolex 1975 Explorer 1016

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 117394
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Explorer 1016
Serial/Year: 4,0XX,XXX - 1975 - 1976
Gender: Men's
Features: Automatic movement , acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown
Case: Excellent case that shows light wear from use. The inside of the caseback is engraved 1016. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.
Dial: Excellent black 3, 6, 9 dial with light creamy markers. Hands are newer. 
Bracelet: Excellent 78360 bracelet with 13 links and 580 end links
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity
Comments: This vintage Rolex comes with Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty 

Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 

By Paul Altieri,

The Explorer reference 1016 has always been in demand and highly sought after by Rolex enthusiasts, and for good reason. The slim 36 mm case looks fantastic on your wrist and its dial has kept its winning looks for more than 5 decades. It is exceptionally well-balanced with Arabic numerals at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock, and no date window, keeping it clean and simple. When hunting for an Explorer, it is important to look for a good case, a good dial and a great patina, and the 1016 we have here offers all of that.

This 1016 is a beautiful piece. The case is in wonderful condition and exhibiting minimal wear from typical use. The dial is the show stopper of this piece; the matte dial is in stunning shape with a beautiful light creamy patina. Combined with its well-preserved case and stainless steel Oyster bracelet, this watch is a highly collectible and attractive variant of the iconic Explorer that is sure to please.

* 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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