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Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Tropical Dial
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Tropical Dial
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Tropical Dial
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Tropical Dial
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Tropical Dial
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Tropical Dial
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Tropical Dial
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Tropical Dial
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Tropical Dial
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Tropical Dial
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Tropical Dial
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Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Tropical Dial

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Regular Price: $19,545.86
Item Number: 154225
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Explorer 1016 "Tropical Dial" 
Serial/Year: 1,7XX,XXX - 1967
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1570
Case: Excellent stainless steel case which has been previously polished. Watch comes with a smooth bezel and shows some wear from use. Caseback is stamped 1016 "IV.67". Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined. 
Dial: Beautifully aged "tropical" gilt dial with light creamy markers 
Bracelet: Excellent stainless steel Oyster Rivet with 12 links and 58 end links. The clasp is stamped "3 60" indicating it is an earlier replacement from 1960. 
Box & Papers: Rolex 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 Vintage Rolex watch is in overall excellent condition with light wear to the bracelet, case, bezel and crystal. The case appears to have been polished and has some scratches. The dial has aged from black to a consistent brown color throughout. The edge of the dial around the numbers towards the edge has aged a bit lighter than the center of the dial and has developed wear and has a crazed look when inspecting under a loupe. The lume in the hands has been color corrected and match the color of the lume on the dial very well. The lume on the dial has aged to a pleasing pale yellow/greenish color. The lume on the dial shows signs of degradation. The Oyster rivet bracelet is in good condition with light wear and light stretch between the links. The crystal has light wear. 

Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Gilt Arabic Tropical Dial 

By Paul Altieri

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. The example we have here is circa 1967 and features a glossy dial, this would have been the last variation of the glossy dial before Rolex went to the matte version. This watch was born with a black dial and over the years it has turned to a beautiful chocolate brown color throughout. The dial has aged in a unique way and you won't find another exactly like this one. Collectors gravitate towards watches with color change aka tropical dials because they are one of a kind and not common. Rarity is a big factor for many collectors and this is a good chance to pick up something special. 

* 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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10/08/2018
 

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

03/25/2017
Amazing dark mocha tropical dial

Nice watch! As per described

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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