|Model Name/Number:||Explorer 1016|
|Serial/Year:||1,27X,XXX - 1965|
|Condition: (What's This?)||IV - Vintage|
|Movement / Features:||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|
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 [email protected].
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certifed 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.
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