Rolex Explorer Ref.1016

Great example of the collectible reference 1016 from Rolex made in the year 1969. Offered for a very sharp price of 9.450€ which is currently the lowest offered 1016 online. Scroll down to read more about this watch.



Known for its stunning 3-6-9 matte black explorer dial in combination with the lume filled ‘Mercedes’ hands and royal 36mm case.

This watch has the Rolex service dial and hands which are both in great condition. All the scratches you see on the first pictures are on the crystal surface. The only difference is the lume (tritium) which is a bit brighter compared to the 1969 dials and hands.

The 36mm stainless steel case shows normal wear throughout. Looking at the scratches we think this watch has not been polished but we can never be sure. The screw down case back shows a few scratches due to unprofessional opening, but again nothing unusual. Please note that the numbers between the lugs are rubbed because of an incorrect fitted bracelet.

The caliber 1530 movement is clean and runs with great accuracy.

Comes on a later high quality leather strap and buckle. Included is a period correct green leather Rolex box in great condition.

Looking for a mint condition Ref.1016 with stunning patina and original box? We have one available at the moment for a price of 17.950€.

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Additional information




36mm / 38mm


Stainless Steel