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Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Stainless Steel
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Stainless Steel
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Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Stainless Steel


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Manufacturer: Rolex
Regular Price: $11,828.36
Item Number: 138861
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Explorer 1016 "Service Dial" 
Serial/Year: 1,5XX,XXX - 1966
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1570
Case: Case with wear and scratches. Inner case back is stamped: 1016. The caseback appears to be a later service replacement. Reference and serial number are legible between the lugs.
Dial: Dial is in excellent condition with light patina and is overall clean. The dial and hands are later Luminova service replacements. 
Bracelet: Stainless steel 7206 Oyster Rivet with 12 links and 58 end links. Back of Oysterclasp is stamped 1/66 which matches the case production. The bracelet is in overall excellent condition with light scratches and some stretch between the links. 
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.

Vintage Watch Condition Examination

This Explorer is in overall vintage condition. The case and bracelet are in great condition with some wear. The dial, hands, and caseback are later service replacements. The dial and hands are in excellent condition. 

Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016

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 are offering here was born with a glossy dial and it was later changed to a matte service replacement. It was very common for Rolex to change and update watches when they come in for routine service and that is exactly what happened with this 1016. It's nice that the watch has retained it's correct rivet Oyster bracelet that is dated 1966 on the clasp. One neat thing about these service dials is that they offer a vintage matte look with the modern functionality of the lume still glowing. 

* 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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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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