Rolex Explorer 1 ref 1016 Gilt SWISS ONLY circa 1960


A scarce and early Rolex Explorer 1 ref 1016 gilt dial model circa 1960. Featuring a 36mm diameter case with smooth bezel, acrylic crystal, and original gloss black SWISS only dial with dark original lume indexes and hands. The dial surface is clean and unmarred, but lacks the original glossy lacquer finish. The silver gilt printing on the dial is all intact and distinct. Powered by caliber 1560 butterfly movement. Case serial # of 517,xxx and case back date code for II/60 both correspond with production date of 1960.

Recently fully serviced by LA Watchwerks (receipt can be provided to purchaser). Movement is super clean with bright finish and without corrosion or darkening of the rotor or plates. Offered on your choice of sporty leather strap. Guaranteed genuine and original and covered by the still active LA Watchwerks warranty.

Your purchase includes our signature fine leather pouch, ideal for travel and storage, a $55.00 value.

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