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Rolex Explorer 1 ref 14270 Tritium "Starry Sky" Dial circa 1993

SOLD

Offering an especially interesting example vintage Rolex stainless steel Explorer 1 ref 14270 circa 1993. A fine condition example with original tritium luminous indexes and hands which uncharacteristically show a bit of ivory color aging. The dial surface is also remarkable in that it has developed a subtle “frozen” surface, occasionally seen on some of the early gloss dial Rolex sport models. The surface irregularities resemble an early morning frost on the windshield, or alternatively, faint stars in the galaxy seen in the evening just as the sky begins to darken. A subtle, but appealing effect, not easily seen on casual observation, but readily apparent under close inspection.

This is the 36mm full size man’s model with smooth bezel and sapphire crystal and glossy black original tritium 3/6/9 Explorer dial and hands. Powered by calibre 3000 self winding movement with sweep seconds. With Rolex stainless steel heavy Oyster 78360 bracelet with 558B end pieces and first generation deployment clasp without flip lock and T5 date code.

In excellent preowned condition, recently serviced, with beefy lug case that has been previously polished. The bracelet is tight, and case and bracelet are free of nicks, dings, or scratches.  Guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

Also accompanying your purchase is one of our beautiful handmade Italian leather watch travel pouches, a $55 value as well as a period Explorer 1 booklet.

 

 

Additional information

Maker

Model Name/Type

Model/Case Ref#

Case Metal

Case mm

Man's / Lady's

Circa

Case Serial #

Bezel

Crystal

Dial & Hands

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Movement Type

Movement Caliber

Date Function

Strap / Bracelet

Country of Origin

Crown-Pushers

Box / Papers

Condition

Strap / Bracelet Size

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Rolex Serial Numbers and Clasp Codes

Rolex Serial Numbers

Rolex Production Year Serial Number
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M OR V
2007 M OR Z
2006 D OR Z
2005 D
2005 F
2004 F
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K OR Y
2000 K,000,001
2000 P,000,001
1999 A,000,001
1998 U,932,144
1997 U,000,001
1996 T,000,001
1995 W,000,001
1994 S,860,880
1993 S,000,001
1992 C,000,001
1991 N,000,001
1991 X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,980,000
1988 R,598,200
1987 R,000,001
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000
1985 8,614,000
1984 8,070,022
1983 7,400,000
1982 7,100,000
1981 6,520,870
1980 6,434,000
1979 5,737,030
1978 5,000,000
1977 5,008,000
1976 4,115,299
1975 3,862,196
1974 3,567,927
1973 3,200,268
1972 2,890,459
1971 2,589,295
1970 2,241,882
1969 1,900,000
1968 1,752,000
1967 1,538,435
1966 1,200,000
1965 1,100,000
1964 1,008,889
1963 824,000
1962 744,000
1961 643,153
1960 516,000
1959 399,453
1958 328,000
1957 224,000
1956 133,061
1955 97,000
1954 23,000
1953 855,726
1952 726,639
1951 709,249
1950
1949
1948 628,840
1947 529,163
1946 367,946
1945 302,459
1944 269,561
1943 230,878
1942 143,509
1941 106,047
1940 99,775
1939 71,224
1938 43,739
1937 40,920
1936 36,856
1935 34,336
1934 30,823
1933 29,562
1932 29,132
1931
1930 23,186
1929
1928 23,969
1927 20,190
1926 00,001
 

Rolex Clasp Codes

Bracelet CodeYear
A or VA1976
B or VB1977
C or VC1978
D or VD1979
E or VE1980
F or VF1981
G1982
H1983
I1984
J1985
K1986
L1987
M1988
N1989
O1990
P1991
Q1992
R1993
S1994
T or W1995
V1996
Z1997
U1998
X1999
AB2000
DE2001
DT2002
AD2003
CL2004
MA2005
OP2006
EO2007
PJ2008
LT2009
RS2010
RANDOM201+
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