Rolex Explorer 1016

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Vintage Rolex Explorer 1016 from 1967. It features the frog foot dial and original 1969 rivet bracelet.

The watch shows true and honest wear, but does not appear to have been polished.


The case is in very nice condition. It has scratches scuffs, dings and dents consistent with age and use. The lug corners are sharp and have plenty of metal left appearing to have never been polished or if polished very minimally. The bezel corners are all sharp.


The caseback had some scratches. It also has a repair # or inventory number engraved lightly in the rim of the caseback. The caseback dates the watch to the 4th quarter of 67.


The crystal has scratches and scuffs.


The dial has some spotting and some patina to the lume. Hands have similair patina to the 2 marker. Dial and hands appear original and properly mated.


Screw down crown is in good condition and operates properly.


Movement is in good condition and running well.


Bracelet has scratches, dings and dents consistent with age and use. It has some stretching but overall is in very good condition. It has original end links which are currently loose on the lugs.

The buckle is in good condition. The bracelet is 1969 indicated this watch likely sold in 1969 even though the case was made in 67. All rivets are in nice condition. The buckle closes crisply and securely.


This is an incredible and very original piece of rolex history. It does not appear to have been modified or overly serviced.


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