Rolex Explorer 1 ref 1016 Gilt Dial Exclamation Point circa 1962


Rolex Explorer 1 ref 1016 serial # 745,xxx circa 1962.  Featuring 36mm diameter case with smooth bezel, acrylic crystal, and original gloss black gilt dial with warmly patina’d radium luminous indexes and radium luminous hands. Powered by calibre 1560 self winding chronometer rated, non hacking movement, and case back code of 1962. Clear engraved ref# and serial #s between the lugs. Case has been previously polished. 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 with remains of exclamation point at 6, 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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