Rolex Explorer ref# 1016 Puffy Lume circa 1967


Rolex SS Explorer 1 ref# 1016 serial number 1.7 million with case back date code IV/67 for the 4th quarter of 1967. 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 “puffy lume” tritium luminous indexes and closely matching luminous hands. 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. Offered on your choice of distressed leather strap.

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 an especially pleasing example with the perfect vintage look.

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

NOTE: listed price is for wire payment only. No trades on this piece.

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