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Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Tropical Dial

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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 114537
Condition: (What's This?) Vintage
Model Name/Number: Explorer 1016
Serial/Year: 1,27X,XXX - 1965
Gender: Men's
Movement: The watch comes with the non-hacking movement, Calibre 1560, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown, pierced lugs
Case: Very Good case that has previously been polished and has some wear from use. Case back stamped IV.65
Dial: Very Good tropical glossy gilt dial. The surface of the dial has some slight imperfections. The gilt print is sharp. Hour markers have aged to a creamy hue and the hands aged a few shades lighter. The markers still glow briefly when put under a bright light, which is correct for watches from this time period. 
Bracelet: Very Good Rolex USA C&I rivet bracelet with 11 links. Bracelet has average stretch for its age. Clasp is stamped: I-72
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
 

Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 w/ Tropical Glossy Gilt Dial 

 By Paul Altieri,

Vintage pieces don’t often come as striking as this as this 1965 Explorer. This vintage 1016 with its gloss gilt dial is a perfect example how some wear over time can actually improve its appearance. The “wear” in this case is a dramatic, tropical patina to the dial that gives this watch an incredible appearance!  

In addition to the dial, this 1016 has other features that make it stand out from the rest as well. The hands have aged to a nice creamy hue that compliments the dial well. The C&I rivet bracelet has 11 links, is in excellent shape and completes this vintage piece perfectly. This is a perfect watch for any collector looking for a stunning and unique piece to add to their collection whether it is their first, fifth or fifteenth piece. You will be hard pressed to see a dial like this again anytime soon! If you have any questions feel free to contact Larry at Larry@bobswatches.com.

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Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 Tropical Dial
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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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