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Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Glossy Gilt

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Item Number: 114620
Manufacturer: Rolex
Model Name/Number: Explorer 1016
Serial/Year: 1,3XX,XXX - 1966
Condition: (What's This?) IV - Vintage 
Gender: Men's
Movement/Features: Rolex calibre 1570 movement, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown, pierced lugs
Case: Excellent case that appears to be unpolished and has some wear from use. Case back stamped II. 66
Dial: Excellent glossy gilt black dial that is beginning to fade to a subtle brown hue with creamy hour markers and matching hands. The glossy finish on the dial is in excellent condition with very little wear.  The lume still glows briefly when put under a bright light, which is correct for watches from this time period. 
Bracelet: Complimentary Italian leather strap
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity 
Comments: This vintage Rolex comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty
 

Rolex Vintage Explorer 1016 w/ Glossy Gilt Dial 

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, appearing to be unpolished and exhibiting minimal wear from typical use. The dial is the show stopper of this piece; the glossy, gilt dial is in stunning shape and beginning to fade to a dark brown hue. We believe that in a few years this will be a beautiful tropical dial that collectors are going crazy for right now. On top of that, the luminous material is still active and will glow for a brief period of time when charged. Mounted on a complementary leather strap, this piece would be the envy of any collection. If you have any questions please contact Larry at [email protected].

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  • October 8, 2018
     

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

  • March 25, 2017
    Amazing dark mocha tropical dial

    Nice watch! As per described

  • April 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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    Everything is fantastic, box, papers, warrenty, tags.... But the bracelet has been polished, while it said it didn't, and the watch itself has many more little and light scratches that I didn't expect, for me it's condition 2,not 1,as you said..... Not very happy about it..... Best regards. Jacopo anticoli

    December 20, 2018
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    December 13, 2018
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