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Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016
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Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016


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Manufacturer: Rolex
Regular Price: $13,371.86
Item Number: 134427
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number: Explorer 1016 "Chapter Ring" 
Serial/Year: 59X,XX - 1960
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1560
Case:  36mm stainless steel; the case has scratches and some light nicks. Case back is stamped 1016 "IV. 60". Serial and reference number are crisp and well defined. 
Dial: Black chapter ring dial; the lume on the dial and in the hands have aged to a marbled caramel. 
Bracelet: Tan leather strap with Rolex tang buckle 
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 Rolex watch is in vintage condition with surface wear to the case, bezel and wear to the dial. The case has scratches and wear. The dial has developed patina throughout and shows signs of aging. When looking at the dial through a loupe you can see the dial is starting to craze too. The lume has all darkened and developed patina. 

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. You can split up the glossy dial variant to ones with and without chapter rings, the example we have here today has the chapter ring. The chapter ring is the circle around the edge of the dial that the minute hash marks are connected to. This little detail gives the model a vastly different look than ones without the chapter ring. 

The example we are offering here is beautiful and has developed a unique look over the years. It's nice to see that this watch was actually worn and enjoyed and that is evident. The dial has taken on a patina giving it a rugged look and the lume has darkened giving it a unique vibe. The cool thing about vintage watches is that they all age differently and you won't find another that looks exactly like this one. The 1016 has really sky rocketed in value and desirability in the last few years and this is a great chance to add a well loved example to the collection. 

* 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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