|Model Name/Number:||Explorer 1016|
|Serial/Year:||1,3XX,XXX - 1966|
|Condition: (What's This?)||IV - Vintage|
|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|
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].
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. 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.
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.