|Model Name/Number:||Explorer 1016 "Glossy Gilt"|
|Serial/Year:||1,5XX,XXX - 1966|
|Case:||Stainless steel case; caseback is stamped "1016 II.66" Serial and reference numbers are clearly visible.|
|Dial:||Black glossy, gilt dial with light patina and pale yellow colored lume in the hands and on the dial.|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel Oyster Rivet 7206 with 12 links and one 58 end link, the other is a non-numbered replacement. The back of the clasp is stamped "1.67".|
|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.|
This Rolex watch is in great, honest vintage condition. The case has scratches and light nicks. The bezel has remained sharp with some scratches and nicks. The glossy dial is in great condition with light patina and has a few spots of wear/ very light scratches that can be hard to notice depending on the angle and lighting. One spot to note is between 11 and 12. The dial has remained very glossy and is super attractive. The hands have developed patina. The lume on the dial and in the hands have aged to a matching pale yellow color. The rivet oyster bracelet is in great condition with wear and some stretch between the links. The clasp shows some wear. This is very common for this type of bracelet.
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. The example we have here has a beautiful glossy dial and is from 1966, so it would have been the last variation of the glossy dial before Rolex did the switch to the matte version. The watch we have here is in fantastic condition and is fresh to market. Finding glossy, gilt 1016's is getting harder and harder everyday so we are pleased to offer this one. The lume has all aged to a pleasing pale yellow color that just pops against the glossy black background. The gilt colored text has remained vibrant and also looks great surrounded by the glossy black. The inside caseback on this watch is dated II.66, the case serial number lines up to circa 1966 and the bracelet is stamped "1/67" so everything checks out which is always nice. Oftentimes these original bracelets get worn out and lost over the years, but when they are still in good shape and fully intact it just completes the look and feel of these vintage Explorers.
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This vintage Rolex Explorer is absolutely gorgeous. Love the look, feel, and history.
Nice watch! As per described
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.