|Item Number:||113872 X|
|Model Name/Number:||Explorer 1016|
|Serial/Year:||1,50X,XXX - 1966|
|Condition: (What's This?)||IV - Vintage|
|Movement / Features:||Automatic 1570 movement, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown, pierced lugs|
|Case:||Excellent case that has been polished in the past and has some wear from use. Case back stamped VI.66|
|Dial:||Very good tropical glossy gilt dial. The gilt print is sharp while the black paint under it has faded to brown. The color change is dramatic and not uniform. The luminous on the dial glows briefly under UV light and quickly drops off which is correct for dials of this time period. Hands have aged darker.|
|Bracelet:||Very Good 7206 Swiss rivet bracelet w/ 10 links and 58 end links. Bracelet has light stretch for its age.|
|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,
Adventure, rugged wear, extreme durability and fun exploits in far off places, All these phrases are emblematic of the Rolex explorer line. It was built for mountain climbing so you know that it has to be durable. Most people will not push the Explorer to its design limits, but its fun to know you could. This vintage 1016 line with its gloss gilt dial is a perfect example how some “wear” over time does not affect its performance. The wear in this case is a beautiful and dramatic tropical patina to the dial that gives this watch a one-of-a-kind 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 slightly darker than the dial and make a truly great compliment to the stunning dial. The rivet bracelet is in excellent shape and completes this vintage piece perfectly, making it a “whole package”. This is a perfect watch for any collector looking for a stunning and unique piece to add to their collection. You will never see a dial like this again!!!!! 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 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.