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Rolex Explorer ref# 1016 circa 1969 (1971) Box & Papers

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Rolex SS Explorer 1 ref# 1016 serial number 2.1 million circa 1969 compete with original box and double set of punched papers. Featuring a 36mm diameter Oyster case with smooth bezel and acrylic dome crystal with a very pleasing original matte black dial with warmly patina’d cream color tritium luminous indexes and closely matching luminous hands. With period ref 7206 riveted link Oyster bracelet with original early style clasp and with #80 endpieces.

This watch comes with it’s original clam shell style box and double set of papers; the Rolex certificate of warranty with perforated serial #s, as well as the “Your Rolex” booklet also with perforated 1016 reference # as well as the serial # documenting the date of sale as June 22, 1971.

For those of you who are particular about the year of production or are looking for a birth year watch, note that the case serial # of 2.1 million as well as the case back dated code of 1969, document production of the watch to 1969. However, as this watch has papers, we can see that the date of sale was 1971. So is this watch 1969, or is it 1971? It can be either, or both according to how you define it.

Powered by self winding calibre 1570 movement with sweep seconds. In excellent mechanical condition, recently serviced by one of our veteran watchmakers, and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

NOTE: the Explorer 1 reference 1016 model has been a popular classic vintage sport model for years, but in the last few years have seen an enormous increase in demand and value. The current example is a very pleasing example with the perfect vintage look and comes with its original box and papers.

Additional information

Maker

Model Name/Type

Model/Case Ref#

Man's / Lady's

Case mm

Case Metal

Circa

Bezel

Crystal

Dial & Hands

Movement Type

Movement Caliber

Crown-Pushers

Date Function

Strap / Bracelet

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Strap / Bracelet Size

Box / Papers

Condition

Country of Origin

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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
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