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Rolex Explorer 1 ref 1016 Gilt Dial circa 1966

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Rolex Explorer 1 ref 1016 serial # 1.49 million circa 1966.  Featuring 36mm diameter case with smooth bezel, acrylic crystal, and original gloss black gilt dial with warmly patina’d luminous indexes and closely matching luminous hands. Powered by calibre 1570 self winding chronometer rated, non hacking movement, and case back code of VI/66. Reference # and serial #s show wear as expected but all numbers can be read. (See photos). Recently fully serviced and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation. Offered as shown with vintage style or your choice of leather or exotic skin strap.

This very desirable model features a very beautiful original glossy black dial signed SWISS T<25, with smooth, glossy surface without scratches, pebbling, or deterioration of lacquer. Nicely patina’d original luminous indexes are a rich tan color with brown zoning. With clean and non corroded hands with matching (and we believe original) matching lume. The case features nice beefy lugs. The case has been previously polished. The chronometer rated 1570 movement has been recently serviced and in excellent mechanical condition. There are no box or papers or bracelet included. Very desirable example of this popular model with an exceptionally pleasing dial.

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Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

Explorer I

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

1016

Case Serial#

1.4 million

Circa

1966

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Crystal

acrylic

Crown-Pushers

Rolex Oyster Crown

Dial & Hands

original gilt dial

Movement Type

Self Winding

Date Function

no

Strap / Bracelet

Fine leather, cordovan, or exotic skin strap

Strap / Bracelet Size

20mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Box / Papers

No

Condition

Excellent

Case mm

36mm

Movement Caliber

Caliber 1570

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